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xomphos
Oct 30, 2007, 05:28 PM
Just curious. I don't and have lots of scratches on the back. I need reasuring I made the right decision by not getting a case. :)



Ubuntu
Oct 30, 2007, 05:34 PM
Just curious. I don't and have lots of scratches on the back. I need reasuring I made the right decision by not getting a case. :)

I don't have a case. I might get one, but I don't know if I need one. Most of them cover the back - which I don't care about - and do not protect the front.

But then the front is actually pretty sturdy, and is scratch free.

As long as I'm not putting a chainsaw and the iPod in the same pocket, it'll be fine.

All the iPods I've had (minus the iPod nano, as it didn't have the metal back) have become scratch magnets, regardless.

At the end of the day, we're watching the screen, not the back, so it's all good. :)

Cormier6083
Oct 30, 2007, 06:03 PM
The scratches wouldn't bother me.

soul12
Oct 30, 2007, 06:21 PM
i don't use a case either. the back has lots of scratches but i don't look at the back anyway. the screen remains unscathed albeit there are smudges which is why i carry the cloth to wipe it off

dikiem
Oct 30, 2007, 06:24 PM
I think the damn fingerprints and oily hands bother me more than scratches

duraace
Oct 30, 2007, 09:00 PM
A case would cancel out the appealing form factor. It's like putting covers on car seats, sofas, doilies on furniture. Not for me. By the time it gets a really worn look, it'll be time to upgrade. Meantime, I'm going to enjoy holding the thin iPod in my oily hands. The screen is very impervious to scratches anyway.

JWest
Oct 30, 2007, 09:12 PM
I don't use one. The scratches on the back don't bother me (it retains it's luster even when scratched), and the glass front is near scratch-proof anyway. Why add more bulk to such a sleek device?

druranium
Oct 30, 2007, 09:57 PM
Mine is scratched front and back, though I have managed to stop dropping it lately:rolleyes:. Don't think I'll get a case - I can't keep it pristine forever.

ynblood
Oct 30, 2007, 10:00 PM
I don't use a case either. Mine is protected by bestskinsever skin and it looks really good. If I ever decided put a case around it I would choose this one.

http://www.xtrememac.com/cases/touch/microshield/index.php

Zwhaler
Oct 30, 2007, 10:31 PM
I dont have a case. Frankly, I dont care what the back looks like ( have several scratches and it doesnt bother me)

DocVT
Oct 31, 2007, 07:45 AM
When I went to sell my MacBook CD on eBay, I got a lot of questions about scratches and fingerprints. People seemed to want new looking MacBooks, even after a year. Hence, I put bestskinsever on my touch to maintain its resale value when it comes time to upgrade.

shoelessone
Oct 31, 2007, 07:56 AM
As mentioned above I don't really care about sratches and things, however my technology tends to turn over very quickly - so, i'll probably put something on the back of my touch if/when I buy it, to protect it a bit but mainly to keep it scratch free(ish).

Similarly, I most likely will not use the cloth that comes with the touch, i'll keep it in it's packaging, same with the user manual, stickers, and everything else. THen I'll put the whole box (including the plastic rap from the cords and things) into another box to keep it protected, and store it in my closet until the day comes that I want to buy something else :)

JuicyGoo
Oct 31, 2007, 08:16 AM
i dont use a case and I walk around every day with it in hand or in pocket. the cases ruin the form factor to me. the screen and back are surprisingly resistant to my everyday use.

cwolves
Oct 31, 2007, 08:41 AM
I don't have a case per-say, but I have an invisible shield on mine. Someone asked me the other day why I didn't have a case on it, that it would get all scratched up. I had to point out that it did have something on it. Just goes to show that the invisible shield actually is invisible :-)

chall5
Oct 31, 2007, 08:51 AM
I don't use a case, as many have said it ruins the form factor and I don't mind a few scratches

The only reason I could think to get a case would be for resale value (the iPod not the case) ie. to keep it in as good condition as possible for resale

Love
Oct 31, 2007, 09:00 AM
The back I don't care about, but it's only the edges that are scratched, and the front i keep pristine, always polished.

Anewman87
Oct 31, 2007, 09:53 AM
currently I just use an ipod sock when im carrying it around in my pocket but other than that I dont use a case, the scratches on the back don't bother me and its bound to get scratched up anyways just like previous generations did.

MagicWok
Oct 31, 2007, 10:04 AM
I just use one of the Apple 'socks' I had lying around.

The back will definately get scratched unless you put an invisible shield on from the moment you open the packaging - but it's kept mine fairly scratch free apart from a few hard to notice marks from use. I'd like not to get a case due to it being so slim after using my iPod photo for years.

But I would like to resell one day to upgrade, so taking as best care of it as I can. I use iKlear to properly clean off any oil/marks that build up every week or so, as opposed to using a micro-fibre lens cloth. When it comes time to sell, I hope that it will almost as good as new that a light use of iCleaner or equivalent will bring it back to like-new.

MiniMan.
Oct 31, 2007, 12:56 PM
i dont have a case either :)

Mercury7
Oct 31, 2007, 01:21 PM
I hav'nt used a case so far..but I did order the eztouch leather case, plan to use it as a wallet and I kind like that you can flip the cover over to use it as a stand, I use the video alot and so it will be nice not to have to fish out the little stand everytime. plus the touch is so thin I am wanting just a little more thickness...I mean the thiness is cool allowing for alittle something without it being bulky...I'll have to report back after I actually have it though.

ravenvii
Oct 31, 2007, 01:41 PM
No case here either. I use my iPhone everyday, and it's always in my pocket.

EDIT: Oops, thought it's an iPhone thread. I don't own an iPod touch. My bad.

RollTide
Oct 31, 2007, 02:18 PM
I have a screenprotector that I got from wal-mart for a Psp, and it works great for the back. Other than that, just a sock.

bgd78
Oct 31, 2007, 02:21 PM
Anyone using a case with a neck strap?

fart
Oct 31, 2007, 03:06 PM
Anyone using a case with a neck strap?

yes, but only when I take if off my belt. (the only other way to guarantee you'll look a tool)

parrotheadmjb
Oct 31, 2007, 07:20 PM
i carry mine in my pocket all the time and I dont have any scratches, just fingerprints and grease

Windleaf2
Oct 31, 2007, 08:09 PM
for those who don't want to put their touch in a case, consider looking up WWW.decalgirl.com they have many nice skins for the touch for about $8.00 and they look great!!

It will keep the back from becoming scratched, and to me it actually enhances the look of the touch.

At least check the site out..you may be suprise!!:)

RollTide
Oct 31, 2007, 09:22 PM
for those who don't want to put their touch in a case, consider looking up WWW.decalgirl.com they have many nice skins for the touch for about $8.00 and they look great!!

It will keep the back from becoming scratched, and to me it actually enhances the look of the touch.

At least check the site out..you may be suprise!!:)

those are good looking

PowerFullMac
Nov 1, 2007, 04:56 AM
I know I will have loads of scratches on the back as with my first gen Nano eventually but im not using a case because they make the iPod fat and ugly.

blueharvester
Nov 1, 2007, 05:28 AM
I use one of these (http://wrappers.typepad.com/ipod/apple_iphone/index.html). It arrived the other day. I've noticed on the above though that there are no more entries for the touch, just the iPhone. Strange, as I was able to order one specifically for the touch.

DeadlyB
Nov 1, 2007, 10:00 AM
I would prefer a case, if for nothing else to put this on my belt as opposed to in my pocket.

However, I have yet to find one I like.

bballs91
Nov 1, 2007, 04:48 PM
im not using a case, my back is really smudged and has a few small scratches, but the front is perfectly fine.

I've had mine for about three weeks now

jacktiernan
Nov 2, 2007, 03:51 AM
Well, not REALLy a case, i guess, but i am f.ing LOVING my invisible shield...

1 - No scratches: Throw it in my pocket with keys, coins, whatever without freaking!

2 - No smudgyness - Sooooo much more fingerprint resistant than the glass screen

3 - I can use the back of my ipod as a mirror..... hee hee hee


Seriously, get one.
I like the 'feel' of the invisible shield too (in terms of using touch controls etc)

gvegastiger
Nov 2, 2007, 08:24 AM
I just throw mine in my Oakley sunglasses bag and transport it in that. Works great. I do need to get an Invisible shield though.

dgc
Nov 5, 2007, 02:48 AM
I stole a sock from my 4 year old son :D