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markjones05
Jan 16, 2005, 10:49 AM
the iPod socks are great. How long do you think it will be before they start making iBook and PowerBook socks?

sjpetry
Jan 16, 2005, 11:04 AM
Why stop there why not PowerMacs, iMacs, and eMacs. :rolleyes: I am just trying to clothe the nake. :p

Blue Velvet
Jan 16, 2005, 11:06 AM
Why stop there why not PowerMacs, iMacs, and eMacs. :rolleyes:

Don't forget one for a 30" Cinema Display... but that would be silly.

sjpetry
Jan 16, 2005, 11:14 AM
Don't forget one for a 30" Cinema Display... but that would be silly.

After thinking about it Apple should make screen covers. Every Mac person would buy one just because Steve Jobs would tell us to. :cool:

virividox
Jan 16, 2005, 11:41 AM
mac mini socks!!!

Espnetboy3
Jan 16, 2005, 05:19 PM
i just dont understand the point of the sock , especially when your paying like 30 bucks for 5 of them that you could make or buy the same type of sock elsewhere for a few bucks

wnameth
Jan 16, 2005, 06:13 PM
I want to know if they will come out with ipod shuffle socks?

They would have to be pretty damn small :eek:

Inspector Lee
Jan 16, 2005, 06:22 PM
After thinking about it Apple should make screen covers. Every Mac person would buy one just because Steve Jobs would tell us to. :cool:

Actually Acme Made (http://www.acmemade.com/studios.html) has been making them for several years. If and when I get an external display for my PB, I can assure you I will be purchasing one. I have a feisty cat at home who knows what makes me tick.

re: socks

I'm gonna check these out next weekend. Need something for my silver mini and my girl's green one. Figure I can give a third one to a student who works in our lab because she just got a mini and owns an iBook.

Somebody should make a retro sock of the late 70s variety. A white athletic sock with green and yellow bands.

Chip NoVaMac
Jan 16, 2005, 06:53 PM
i just dont understand the point of the sock , especially when your paying like 30 bucks for 5 of them that you could make or buy the same type of sock elsewhere for a few bucks

I know what you mean. I like the idea of a PB 12" sock, but am affraid at what Apple would charge for it. :eek:

Chip NoVaMac
Jan 16, 2005, 06:55 PM
Actually Acme Made (http://www.acmemade.com/studios.html) has been making them for several years. If and when I get an external display for my PB, I can assure you I will be purchasing one. I have a feisty cat at home who knows what makes me tick.

re: socks

I'm gonna check these out next weekend. Need something for my silver mini and my girl's green one. Figure I can give a third one to a student who works in our lab because she just got a mini and owns an iBook.

Somebody should make a retro sock of the late 70s variety. A white athletic sock with green and yellow bands.

Very nice, but too pricey IMO. I would buy something like this or the sock if it were $10-15.

sjpetry
Jan 16, 2005, 07:03 PM
Very nice, but too pricey IMO. I would buy something like this or the sock if it were $10-15.

Apple would charge probably 30-50USD.

Inspector Lee
Jan 16, 2005, 07:11 PM
Very nice, but too pricey IMO. I would buy something like this or the sock if it were $10-15.

I agree about the coin. But when it is really the only thing out there you don't have much choice. Come to think of it, if I get a display in the next few months, I should rig a black turtleneck as a cover. Now that would be slick. :D

puckhead193
Jan 16, 2005, 08:01 PM
i just dont understand the point of the sock , especially when your paying like 30 bucks for 5 of them that you could make or buy the same type of sock elsewhere for a few bucks

True, but then it won't have an apple logo on it ;) :p

SuperChuck
Jan 20, 2005, 06:08 PM
I have had a strange shift in my feeling about the socks. My first thought was, "wow...that's pretty dumb," but ever since then, I've been drawn to them. Kinda like a chia pet.

SilentPanda
Jan 20, 2005, 06:31 PM
Mac Mini Underoos

markjones05
Jan 21, 2005, 07:49 AM
I have had a strange shift in my feeling about the socks. My first thought was, "wow...that's pretty dumb," but ever since then, I've been drawn to them. Kinda like a chia pet.


They are great. Why would u spend just as much money if not more on a case that is produced by someone else just to make your iPod look ugly and add about and inch to it on each dimension. The sock is simple and effective, made by apple and it works and looks great.

Espnetboy3
Jan 22, 2005, 09:26 PM
i just cant spend 30 plus bucks on a piece of cloth , i mean wat does it do protect the ipod when your not using it? I woul djust get a leather case and be able to use it wit the leather case on it and hav ethe belt clip if i need it

sjpetry
Jan 22, 2005, 09:34 PM
Get an iPod Armor because I bet the sock would protect your iPod from a flight down the stairs(I don't wanna talk about it. :o ).

Chaszmyr
Jan 23, 2005, 12:16 AM
Get an iPod Armor because I bet the sock would protect your iPod from a flight down the stairs(I don't wanna talk about it. :o ).

Will the iPod Armor protect my iPod if it falls out of my pocket while I'm skydiving? :cool:

markjones05
Jan 23, 2005, 09:51 AM
I dont know about everyone else but the major problem I had with my 1st gen iPod was trying to keep it from getting scratched in my pocket with keys or coins, or in my car glove box etc., not dropping it from 600 feet up out of a plane. The sock solves my problem without making my new iPod look ugly or adding bulk. Hence why i think they should come out with iBook and PowerBook socks.

pyrotoaster
Jan 23, 2005, 11:38 AM
The socks are nice for their simplicity (and their undeniably hip look ;)), and they certainly aren't something just anybody could make. The material Apple uses for these things is extremely elastic. The socks come small enough to fit a mini, but easily stretch to fit full-sized pods without exposing any holes in the knitting.

A regular iPod will initially fit very snugly into a sock, but slowly stretch it out. The only "problem" I've encoutered with the sock I use with my 4G iPod (I bought a pack and then gave three of them away as Christmas presents) is that, once the sock is stretched out, the iPod can easily slide out of it. Specifically, the 'Pod has slid out while in a pocket, exposing it to pens and keys and whatnot that can scratch its body.

I solved that problem by just wrapping my earbuds around the socked iPod (lengthwise) when I'm not using it (also keeps my earbuds from tangling up, so it's really a win-win).

And yes, I would probably buy a sock for my 12" Powerbook if Apple made one. Maybe they'll come in matching pairs! :p

Espnetboy3
Jan 23, 2005, 03:52 PM
i hear that but the leather cases dont add bulk and u can use it when its in it and u get a clip , as far as ibook cases or powerbook cases , how are they getting scratched people must not be taking care of them i can see an ipod where its screen is exposed and it might be in a pocket or seomthing but just get a regular carrying bag i think that a green or pink sock would look very funny and stupid on a laptop i wouldnt wanna be seen carrying my laptop around in a colored sock lol

markjones05
Jan 27, 2005, 02:09 PM
i hear that but the leather cases dont add bulk and u can use it when its in it and u get a clip , as far as ibook cases or powerbook cases , how are they getting scratched people must not be taking care of them i can see an ipod where its screen is exposed and it might be in a pocket or seomthing but just get a regular carrying bag i think that a green or pink sock would look very funny and stupid on a laptop i wouldnt wanna be seen carrying my laptop around in a colored sock lol

#1. All leather casses add bulk...
#2. Obviously you arn't aware that laptops are ment to be portable and hence are subject to the wears and tears of travel. Cases for laptops tend to be rather expensive and can also add bulk. A sock would prevent the scratches to your computer as well as being slim enough to toss into your backpack instead of carrying a seperate case just for you notebook.
#3. If your not comftorable with the pink sock use the grey one or blue one.

mkrishnan
Jan 27, 2005, 02:22 PM
Don't forget foof's options. They make some pretty cool looking cases, although I don't personally own one. And they have great attention to interesting fabric. They periodically make something really wacky and sell it as a limited-time-only, like they are talking about making some iPod covers from kimono obis.

http://foofpod.com -- that's the cover for the iPods
http://foofbag.com -- that's the cover for the notebooks

sjpetry
Jan 27, 2005, 02:27 PM
Will the iPod Armor protect my iPod if it falls out of my pocket while I'm skydiving? :cool:

Yes, and it's bulletproof. ;) :p

bigandy
Jan 27, 2005, 02:32 PM
oooh those foofbags are cool! i'm going to get me one of those...

not that i need it, i've got five laptop bags/cases/backpacks...

rickvanr
Jan 27, 2005, 03:37 PM
i just dont understand the point of the sock , especially when your paying like 30 bucks for 5 of them that you could make or buy the same type of sock elsewhere for a few bucks

True, but ask these questions..

Would the have an iPod tag on them? No.
Would the be made, and fitted specifically for the iPod? No.
Are you going to find a place that sells single socks? No, either way you are going to get more then one.
Are these other socks you buy going to be as cool? Heck no.

Espnetboy3
Jan 27, 2005, 06:39 PM
Well if you think they are that cool sorry. Socks
I mean the leathercase has more for its value thats all.

sjpetry
Jan 27, 2005, 06:48 PM
Well if you think they are that cool sorry. Socks
I mean the leathercase has more for its value thats all.
It a personal opinion. :)

dotdotdot
Jan 27, 2005, 07:09 PM
Yes, and it's bulletproof. ;) :p

What about if my iPod somehow blew up... :confused:

mkrishnan
Jan 27, 2005, 07:42 PM
What about if my iPod somehow blew up... :confused:

Well, as long as you're on the other side of the iPod armor from the iPod, you should be okay. If you somehow got in there with it, and then it blew up...well, I wouldn't want to be you. :(

redeye be
Jan 28, 2005, 06:59 AM
A sock would prevent the scratches to your computer as well as being slim enough to toss into your backpack instead of carrying a seperate case just for you notebook.
Laptops in backpacks rule. My Vaio C1 got scratched so bad i couldn't even sell it for a proper price though. (which i didn't cause i still own it ;) )
New books should definatly come with socks!
BTW: Foofbags rock indeed (foofbag.com)

contemplating on buying a Mac Mini, socks for mini's would be nice... they are kinda portable :D and i'd hate to scratch the apple :eek:

TranceClubMusic
Jan 28, 2005, 07:24 AM
Mac Mini Underoos


LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! :D

Abstract
Jan 28, 2005, 08:14 AM
i hear that but the leather cases dont add bulk and u can use it when its in it and u get a clip , as far as ibook cases or powerbook cases , how are they getting scratched people must not be taking care of them i can see an ipod where its screen is exposed and it might be in a pocket or seomthing but just get a regular carrying bag i think that a green or pink sock would look very funny and stupid on a laptop i wouldnt wanna be seen carrying my laptop around in a colored sock lol

Stop, you're making too much sense!!!!

Taking a PB sock on and off would also make the aluminium case quite static-y. I don't think that's generally a good thing for a computer casing to have. My PB shocks me at times when I put it on a blanket in the dry winter. I can't imagine what would happen with a PB sock. ;) And lining the inside of a PB sock with material that doesn't cause static when rubbed against the PB would only add to bulk.

And about the iPod sock.....it's a sock. Yes, I know it's made by Apple, but it is what it is. And they don't add much bulk, but neither does the case I use for running with my iPod. You guys are trying to make it sound as if the sock adds NO bulk. They do, but (possibly) a bit less than a regular case. One mm on each side, maybe. Are your pockets that small?

Espnetboy3
Jan 28, 2005, 03:39 PM
abstract you seem to be the only one making sense out of these besides me , thank you. I think people are just getting to carried away this apple products and the damn socks. Its kind of amusing.

markjones05
Feb 5, 2005, 10:16 AM
Stop, you're making too much sense!!!!

Taking a PB sock on and off would also make the aluminium case quite static-y. I don't think that's generally a good thing for a computer casing to have. My PB shocks me at times when I put it on a blanket in the dry winter. I can't imagine what would happen with a PB sock. ;) And lining the inside of a PB sock with material that doesn't cause static when rubbed against the PB would only add to bulk.

And about the iPod sock.....it's a sock. Yes, I know it's made by Apple, but it is what it is. And they don't add much bulk, but neither does the case I use for running with my iPod. You guys are trying to make it sound as if the sock adds NO bulk. They do, but (possibly) a bit less than a regular case. One mm on each side, maybe. Are your pockets that small?

I still hate having some gawdy black leather case attached to my belt when i could have it comphtorably in my pocket.