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TheSpaz
Nov 4, 2007, 04:10 PM
http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/iclear

What an excellent product this is! It's stylish and sturdy. The iClear case fits the iPod exactly perfect with no movement at all. Also, the back has a dull plastic that makes the back of the iPod touch look almost exactly like the iPhone. It does make the iPod touch a tad bigger but, it still looks pretty good and it still offers protection.

This thing also comes with a custom screen protector and a polishing cloth. Very nice case in my opinion. Anyone thinking about getting a hard case to protect their iPod, try this one out. It's very nice.

I give it an overall 8 out of 10

Pros: Sturdy, Screen Protector, Fits Snug, Allows access to all controls, doesn't make the iPod ugly.

Cons: Doesn't come with a Dock adapter, the sleep/wake button is a little harder to press now. The case has a slight rough spot on top where it looks like the plastic mold came together.



kockgunner
Nov 4, 2007, 04:27 PM
post pics plz!

TheSpaz
Nov 4, 2007, 06:26 PM
post pics plz!

...or it didn't happen, right? Just kidding. I just took some photos and I will post them in a minute. Thanks.

TheSpaz
Nov 4, 2007, 06:35 PM
Okay, here are the pictures. Please note that the front plastic part is very very clear. You can see perfectly through it so you get a consistent black all the way across the front.

Enjoy the pics. Here are the first 5

TheSpaz
Nov 4, 2007, 06:35 PM
Here are a few more for ya.

Aaleck
Nov 4, 2007, 09:38 PM
Ordered one from bestbuy.com today, cant wait to i get it

tennez
Nov 4, 2007, 10:17 PM
This thing is neat! I may get one too!
Thanks for posting!

teflon
Nov 5, 2007, 02:58 AM
This case looks great, but I'm not sure how thick it is from the pictures. TheSpaz, does it make the ipod touch significantly thicker/bigger? About how thick is the case? Also I've heard applying the screen protector can be tough. Was it hard for you to put it on without trapping dusts and whatnots underneath? Thanks in advance :).

TheSpaz
Nov 5, 2007, 08:16 AM
This case looks great, but I'm not sure how thick it is from the pictures. TheSpaz, does it make the ipod touch significantly thicker/bigger? About how thick is the case? Also I've heard applying the screen protector can be tough. Was it hard for you to put it on without trapping dusts and whatnots underneath? Thanks in advance :).

Yes, unfortunatley it does make the iPod a lot thicker. Looks kinda like an iPhone now. The other thing is, trying to apply the screen protector was hard because I got some bubbles at first, so I peeled it back and dust started sticking to it like you said and when I tried to lay it down again, the dust particles got stuck underneath creating bubbles. I pretty much gave up on the screen protector and I use the case without it. The glass is pretty scratch resistant so, I don't think I'll need that plastic protector. I mean, I've gone this long without it and I still don't have any scratches, so I think I'll be fine.

lany
Nov 5, 2007, 08:27 AM
Yes, unfortunatley it does make the iPod a lot thicker. Looks kinda like an iPhone now. The other thing is, trying to apply the screen protector was hard because I got some bubbles at first, so I peeled it back and dust started sticking to it like you said and when I tried to lay it down again, the dust particles got stuck underneath creating bubbles. I pretty much gave up on the screen protector and I use the case without it. The glass is pretty scratch resistant so, I don't think I'll need that plastic protector. I mean, I've gone this long without it and I still don't have any scratches, so I think I'll be fine.

Same here....I couldn't get the front screen on without getting bubbles, and when I tried to adjust it, some dust got underneath. So I gave up on that also. Overall I really like the feel and look of the case.

KassaNovaKaine
Nov 5, 2007, 09:36 AM
Does it seem strong enough that you wouldn't have to worry about dents/scratches if your ipod ever dropped on concrete and whatnot? I was planning on just getting a screen protector for my touch, but the sheer attractiveness of this case might just make spend a little bit more if it means I won't have to sacrifice design for protection.

GrimmGreen
Nov 5, 2007, 10:28 AM
yeah that sleep/wake button looks like a pain to use with that case , my D-lo silicone case makes it only slightly more annoying to get to.

anim8or
Nov 5, 2007, 10:44 AM
you say it doent come with a dock adaptor....

...so i take it that the ipod doesn't fit into the dock at all with the iClear case on it???

TheSpaz
Nov 5, 2007, 11:41 AM
you say it doent come with a dock adaptor....

...so i take it that the ipod doesn't fit into the dock at all with the iClear case on it???

Nope it doesn't fit in the iPod touch Dock adapter but, it does fit in the Dock without an adapter. Luckily I still had my 5G adapter that came with the Agent 18 plastic case which fits almost perfectly. I think this iClear case should have come with an adapter for the Dock... then it would have been just about perfect.

anim8or
Nov 5, 2007, 11:43 AM
is the 5g dock adapter that you have the same as the 5g apple dock adapter that comes with the ipod a/v package?

Would it be number 8 or 9 in the diagram on this page....

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=300277

TheSpaz
Nov 5, 2007, 11:56 AM
is the 5g dock adapter that you have the same as the 5g apple dock adapter that comes with the ipod a/v package?

Would it be number 8 or 9 in the diagram on this page....

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=300277

No, the adapter I have did not come with the 5G iPod. The adapter came with the 5G Agent 18 Plastic Case which was made to fit the 5G into the iPod Dock with the Agent 18 Case still attached. This adapter works well with the iClear case but, many people aren't going to be as lucky as me and they won't have one of these adapters lying around. It's too bad that Griffin doesn't give you an adapter for the Universal Dock. Hmmm.

gloss
Nov 5, 2007, 12:21 PM
Lookin' good. I got a DLO leather flip case. I'll post some pics once it gets here.

TheSpaz
Nov 5, 2007, 01:07 PM
I should also mention that I got this at Best Buy yesterday. They only had 2 in stock and they weren't even hanging up... they were just sitting on the bottom of the shelf. My girlfriend pointed it out and a near by kid asked me where I got it so, I pointed down and he quickly snatched it up and said "Thanks!". That's when I decided to grip it a little tighter as I walked through the rest of the store.

I wonder how this thing would hold up if I dropped it from my waste high. I wouldn't care if the case snapped, I'd rather buy a new case than a new iPod.

Anyone want to drop theirs in this case to find out? Hehehehe.

LordEntropy
Nov 6, 2007, 10:31 AM
Anyone able to tell me what the dimensions of the Iclear are so I have some idea of how big my Touch will be when I put it on??

voodoo411
Nov 6, 2007, 11:42 PM
wondering if a touch with BSE/IS can still fit in an iClear

Aaleck
Nov 8, 2007, 07:13 PM
Anyone able to tell me what the dimensions of the Iclear are so I have some idea of how big my Touch will be when I put it on??

It will feel almost exactly the same with the case on than without it. It's slightly thicker and wider... the only thing I don't like is that its a little harder to get to the sleep/wake button

csmitty
Nov 8, 2007, 09:56 PM
You can pick these up at walmart too. I was browsing and saw them and was like oooohh. I did have the DLO jam jacket, which i think is crap. Other than the protector the DLO came with was brilliant. You peel one side off stick it on, run a credit card over it, then peel off the side facing up so your left with a perfectly clear screen protector. Granted I did trade my week 38 for a 43 so had a perfect virgin screen to put it on.

the thickness is now .508" thick or 12.87mm. so it adds about 5mm which isn't all that bad. I agree it does look alot more iphoneish now. The length and width changes are very minimal 1-2mm around the edges.

Overall a surprisingly good case like sad before very good fitting no noticable movement. I had been waiting on Iskin to get it in gear but unless iskins is just amazing, I might stick with this. And it was only $15. $5 cheaper than that crappy DLO jam jacket. The only complaint i have about it is its alittle slippery, not as much as with out a case, but not as sticky as silicone. Say like if you had it sitting on your pant leg or something like that. but other than that a great case. :D

also it fits in the dock just fine with out any adapters in it. its not heavy enough to cause any stress on the connector.

Vikinguy
Nov 8, 2007, 10:09 PM
Is anyone still waiting for their tuffwrap from xtrememac to ship?!?! I ordered this thing like 2 weeks ago!

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

Fotograffiti
Nov 9, 2007, 03:48 AM
I got my case yesterday and love the way it fits together, but I was really frustrated with the plastic film that comes with it. I finally got it where the air bubbles are mostly around the edge where it is hard to see them. I may look into getting a different film for the front in the future. The plastic case is top notch though and I am psyched that I don't have to keep the ipod in a sock anymore. *L* The extra bulk is minimal is well worth it to have it protected.

criticalmiracle
Nov 9, 2007, 10:58 AM
I got my case yesterday and love the way it fits together, but I was really frustrated with the plastic film that comes with it. I finally got it where the air bubbles are mostly around the edge where it is hard to see them. I may look into getting a different film for the front in the future. The plastic case is top notch though and I am psyched that I don't have to keep the ipod in a sock anymore. *L* The extra bulk is minimal is well worth it to have it protected.

Speaking of extra bulk, am I going to have to extricate my touch from the iclear everytime I want to dock it in my ihome? If so I may just stick with my current case.

AkiNikoTanTan
Nov 9, 2007, 11:33 AM
does the case itself easily get scratched? its made of acrylic right?

OrangeCuse44
Nov 9, 2007, 12:50 PM
Since it does not fit into the dock with the ipod touch adapter, is there any other adapter it would work well with? Having to remove it everytime is a concern.

TheSpaz
Nov 9, 2007, 03:23 PM
Since it does not fit into the dock with the ipod touch adapter, is there any other adapter it would work well with? Having to remove it everytime is a concern.

Try one of the 5G 60GB adapters. Think of a thick iPod, then use that adapter.

Edit: You could always use NO adapter and the case and the iPod would fit into the Universal Dock. Just take your current adapter off.

Meadowlock
Nov 9, 2007, 06:30 PM
Same here....I couldn't get the front screen on without getting bubbles, and when I tried to adjust it, some dust got underneath. So I gave up on that also. Overall I really like the feel and look of the case.

If you have bubbles in the plastic just let it go, they will disappear after 2 or 3 days. I used Fellows WriteRight (which is cheaper at walmart ($5.88) than bestbuy ($17.99) by the way). I had some bubbles in the plastic, but it tells you to let it sit for a day or two to let the bubbles dissipate. Which I did, and they did.

I picked up this front and back screen protector from a guy on ebay. http://cgi.ebay.com/2pcs-Full-Skin-Screen-Protector-for-Apple-iPod-Touch_W0QQitemZ110191368186QQihZ001QQcategoryZ56171QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem They are supreme! Thin as nothing and great protection, plus it was only $.99 plus $2.99 shipping.

Here's some pictures after I put it on. Actually the flash made the film appear cloudy. It helps to see it in the picture, but isn't what it actually looks like, its completely transparent. What I didn't want was to change the thickness. Thats why I bought the Itouch instead of an Iphone in the first place.

http://www.personal.psu.edu/krk145/randompictures/Ipod1.jpg

http://www.personal.psu.edu/krk145/randompictures/Ipod2.jpg

http://www.personal.psu.edu/krk145/randompictures/Ipod3.jpg

bc008
Nov 9, 2007, 08:20 PM
everyone scurry up to wal-mart!

i just got an iclear for my touch there for 15 dollars!

idealcrash
Nov 10, 2007, 06:01 AM
as far as screen protection goes, I just never took off the plastic film that originally came on the iPod. It works just fine until now;I got a silicone case from proporta and so far it is ok, although I can see a risk of dust getting under the cover, especially when I wipe the screen. Could anyone say what the risk of that happening with the iclear is?

ClassicBean
Nov 10, 2007, 07:42 AM
I got this case for my touch:

http://www.zcover.com/zCover_Product_iPod_Touch_Original.htm

I went with the ice one for my unit and the pink one for the wife's.

Great protective case. Adds a bit of peace-of-mind in the event that you drop it.

It fits super-snug, but you'll find that it's slightly too big for the dock. Replacing the tray with another one (ie. iPod classic or whatever) doesn't solve the issue. However, they do sell dock replacement adapters for it.

Best thing about it is you can wear it on your belt, on your arm, or remove the clips altogether and have the unit completely flat.

DenniZ
Nov 10, 2007, 06:16 PM
invisible shield (this is a full body protection one)

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb132/DDDenniZZZ/30012007035.jpg

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb132/DDDenniZZZ/30012007034.jpg

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb132/DDDenniZZZ/30012007033.jpg

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb132/DDDenniZZZ/30012007032.jpg

couple small problems ...

1. orange peel effect ( plastic has a orange peel texture) can't notice it unless at certain angles

2. button is covered (with separate bit) so lose the tactile feedback of it. rather like how the button felt when you first got it when it had that plastic film on it.

3. edge of the bevel on the front where the outer silver thing meets the black has a air bubble running right around it because plastic covers whole of front.

Great protection, feels strong when you apply it.

lislim
Nov 10, 2007, 06:29 PM
Is anyone still waiting for their tuffwrap from xtrememac to ship?!?! I ordered this thing like 2 weeks ago!

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

I got the PDO case from CoverCase and it's great. It comes with full body and screen protector and belt-clip for iPod touch
http://www.covercase.com (http://www.covercase.com)

bluush
Nov 10, 2007, 10:19 PM
Wow that case is atrocious looking. These aren't gen 1 Nano's, the screen won't scratch. The back might scratch, but even a scuffed chrome back isn't as bad as having some clunky plastic case wrapped around the entire thing - blick!

Dias
Nov 11, 2007, 01:25 PM
Hi TheSpaz, thanks for your feedbacks.

Since I'm interested too in iClear, can you confirm that inside iClear case Touch doesn't move even a little? I just don't want backside of my Touch scratch because of that. :)

Thanks in advance

dagored
Nov 11, 2007, 02:26 PM
Hi TheSpaz, thanks for your feedbacks.

Since I'm interested too in iClear, can you confirm that inside iClear case Touch doesn't move even a little? I just don't want backside of my Touch scratch because of that. :)

Thanks in advance

I'm not the spaz, but I have the iClear and it is snug. No movement whatsoever. My wife has one. Same. I think it is great. Bought from Wallymart for $14.99

Dias
Nov 11, 2007, 02:32 PM
Thanks dagored, it seems that I have no other options but to order one. :)

By the way, how much does it weight compared to Touch?

dagored
Nov 11, 2007, 03:17 PM
Thanks dagored, it seems that I have no other options but to order one. :)

By the way, how much does it weight compared to Touch?

I'm guessing. I'd say no more than an ounce. It feels real secure in it.

Dias
Nov 11, 2007, 04:05 PM
I'm guessing. I'd say no more than an ounce. It feels real secure in it.

Ok, thanks, I guess I'll order it tomorrow. :)

ChrisBrightwell
Nov 12, 2007, 07:32 PM
Wal-Mart has this case for $15 here in Huntsville.

ipodtoucher
Nov 12, 2007, 09:55 PM
Ok, thanks, I guess I'll order it tomorrow. :)

good luck rdering one....everywhere has them backordered...ordered one from griffin today and got the backorder notice..they didn't have them at our Best Buy...although its like two weeks old...

iLoveiPod
Nov 12, 2007, 10:06 PM
i got mine from best buy the day they came out. They had tons of them.