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puma1552
Nov 13, 2009, 08:49 AM
No matter how much I try to warm up to hard cases so that I can actually see the color of my iPod, I just can't do it and feel much better with silicone, especially since it won't crack open in two pieces in a drop like silicone.

I've been sitting on my naked 5th gen nanos not so patiently awaiting Power Supports Silicone Jacket set, and it finally came out (here in Japan) and will be shipping soon. I can't wait...their films are by far the best, and their cases are superb too in my experience.

So are you a silicone or hard case person and why?



pcb
Nov 13, 2009, 10:57 AM
Hard all the way

Silicone attracts lint and dust and doesnt slide in to a pants pocket easily.

I have dropped my speck products case for my 2g touch and it is just fine, strong, safe and much more user pocket friendly

pol0001
Nov 13, 2009, 11:33 AM
Neither of the above mentioned.

I use a leather case.

carve
Nov 13, 2009, 04:16 PM
I use an Incase Slider for my 1st gen iPhone and I have dropped it two or three times and I haven't seen any cracking. No damage done to the phone, either.

SXR
Nov 13, 2009, 04:23 PM
I use sillicone. I find it the most flexible. Its very nice in your hand and quite protective for your device.

SactoGuy18
Nov 13, 2009, 06:46 PM
It depends who makes the case. On the iPods I own, I use hard cases from SwitchEasy for all my players.

macsarethebest
Nov 13, 2009, 08:18 PM
It depends who makes the case. On the iPods I own, I use hard cases from SwitchEasy for all my players.

Switch easy all the way! there case are usually a blend of both. ;)

theLimit
Nov 13, 2009, 10:29 PM
Leather only for me. I take it out of the case to use it, then put it back and into my pocket.

puma1552
Nov 13, 2009, 11:35 PM
I actually bought the switcheasy capsule thins for my 5G nanos last week, knowing they were good cases. I figured I'd have those for hard cases, and then switch to Silicone when Power Support releases theirs.

I like the quality of them, but the films were horrible; I was only planning on using the films temporarily, but I couldn't put them on without having problems, and ruined them all. Now, the switch easy cases are just sitting around :(

killer971
Nov 14, 2009, 12:17 AM
:apple: I use a combo switcheasy rebel :apple:

puma1552
Nov 14, 2009, 01:42 AM
A question for those with polycarbonate cases--have you ever noticed minor scratching from either the case itself (hard rubbing on hard) or little dirt particles getting in there?

greg555
Nov 14, 2009, 01:48 AM
I have a Roots Tuff Skin (thick silicone case) for maximum protection (excluding the screen :D ).

http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=3433775

Greg

surgedc5
Nov 14, 2009, 03:00 AM
naked ftw

i tried using the invisible shield before but it feels and looks weird after a while

little-dreamer
Nov 14, 2009, 05:12 AM
Leather

instaxgirl
Nov 14, 2009, 07:33 AM
I don't use anything on my video iPod. I used to use the iPod socks but then there was a very ugly fall and there didn't seem much point anymore :rolleyes:

If I had a touch I'd use a leather case. Only way I wouldn't be scared of smashing it.

puma1552
Nov 14, 2009, 07:41 AM
im surprised by the number of people using leather...dont they typically offer the highest amount of ipod exposure along with the largest amount of bulk?

savoirfaire
Nov 14, 2009, 10:07 AM
I go with none of the above. I'm using the Shades polyurethane cases because they're very thin and very durable. No problems docking with it or anything like that!

pol0001
Nov 14, 2009, 11:11 AM
im surprised by the number of people using leather...dont they typically offer the highest amount of ipod exposure along with the largest amount of bulk?

I like the style of leather best. And I tend to treat 200€ gadgets carefully. Never dropped my ipod so far.

tkermit
Nov 14, 2009, 11:45 AM
I'm a Corduroy Person.

SkyBell
Nov 14, 2009, 11:52 AM
I've used both, and I actually don't prefer one over the other. They're both good in my eyes. However, hard cases are usually more expensive then silicone, so I usually don't buy them.

As for now, my iPod Touch is naked. :D (Mostly because it's impossible to find any stores that still sell 1G cases.)

SXR
Nov 14, 2009, 01:16 PM
Leather only for me. I take it out of the case to use it, then put it back and into my pocket.

I find that very irritating , especially when i'm in a hurry , in such a situation i wont put it back in the leather case. Thats just me.

atwell
Nov 17, 2009, 11:03 AM
I prefer silicone cases. I like the feel of the iPod and the protection that it gives. I have the Switch Easy Rebel Serpent and it comes with 2 screen shields, video stand, dock adapter and the 3rd pin Protector. It doesnít add much bulk and gives it much more grip and will fit in a leather case. I have got one more from iFanatic itís called Gamefacez college iPod cases (http://www.i-fanatic.com/) made from silicone.

kingtj
Nov 17, 2009, 02:50 PM
I shelled out the $99 for a PowerSlider case because I really wanted the extra battery life, and heard it was a good case. But within *weeks*, I dropped it on the ground and it cracked. Worse yet, the crack was in a critical spot on the case, causing the top and bottom halves not to fit together as tightly as they used to.

Then, I bought a second one, thinking it was just my bad luck. My kid wound up dropping the 2nd. one while she had my phone, and the bottom half cracked wide open, exposing the circuit board and battery inside it. Again, it wasn't possible to snap it back together and have it stay together after that.

So essentially, $200+ wasted on cases that only protected and powered my iPhone 3G for about 2 months total. No more of that nonsense for me! I'm using a $5 silicone case now, and it helps grip the phone without it being as likely to drop it in the first place ... and so far, it's held up well too. No spare battery in it, but looks like that's just not worth it!


I use an Incase Slider for my 1st gen iPhone and I have dropped it two or three times and I haven't seen any cracking. No damage done to the phone, either.

puma1552
Nov 17, 2009, 07:47 PM
I received my Power Support silicone cases/films last night and put them on.

I have to say, as always I'm impressed all around. Fantastic films, and amazing cases with spectacular fit, protection, feel, and coverage.

wywern209
Nov 17, 2009, 09:01 PM
i use a speck candyshell case for my 2g. its nice and is polycarb on the outside w/ silicone on the inside. very nice case.