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5300cs
Sep 4, 2004, 10:24 AM
I just got a 4G 20gig iPod (somethings have changed since my 1G 5gig iPod) but I wasn't able to get a carrying case. The store was out of the Apple ones (don't like it anyway) and said that no other companies are making cases for the 4Gs yet.

Is this true?? I'm using my 1Gs rubber case and it's too big! My iPod is bouncing around in it :mad:

Anyone out there have a case? Suggestions? Recommendations? (NO, I will not give you my iPod :p )

FelixDerKater
Sep 4, 2004, 10:44 AM
I am not using any as of yet, but I am open to suggestions. I really don't like the idea of buying a case designed for the 3G iPod and having those four button holes open on the front.

rosalindavenue
Sep 4, 2004, 10:56 AM
I've seen pictures somewhere of a 4G in a 3 G iskin-- the problem is not only the 4 holes for the capacitor switches-- the location of the scroll wheel has changed. I think its a little closer to the screen. I dont think any of the manufactures have their 4G cases out yet-- wait a month or so and they'll be out.

ToddW
Sep 4, 2004, 10:59 AM
Currently, I am using a Marware Sportsuit basic. It is okay for my 40GB 4G, however, the cutout for the clickwheel, doesn't match up exactly. Lajo's cases are coming out any day, and I have had one of those for a 2G and it worked out really good. iskin have their cases out now, available for preorder. Also Vaja has some kick booty cases out, but they are muy muy expensive. They are pretty sweet though. Contour's case also has come out. For more info on cases, ipodlounge has thread after countless thread about cases and which one to buy: http://www.ipodlounge.com

Good Luck,

Todd

mlw1235
Sep 4, 2004, 10:59 AM
I use this case from Belkin, I bought it at a target for $15. It had the 3G picture shown in it, but it fits my 4G just fine. :)

Belkin Case (http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=&Section_Id=201526&pcount=&Product_Id=165259)

Link to Target (http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/ref=br_1_6/601-7154837-3026562?%5Fencoding=UTF8&asin=B0001ANA7Y)

Hope that helps.

Jovian9
Sep 4, 2004, 11:10 AM
These work great!:
http://www.powerdesignusa.com/

They stick onto your iPod and protect it from being scratched up. They also allow you to see the iPod in all it's glory. They are pretty easy to remove too (we sold my wifes 3G which had one on it and it took me all of 15 seconds to take it off). These also allow you to use the iPod in different cases. I will be buying an leather incase when they release them for the 4G's (I've had them for all my gens of iPods), but for now (since there are no other cases) these work great. The only downside is it takes about 10 days to get them.

kirk26
Sep 4, 2004, 11:18 AM
I don't have one yet. The apple stores still don't have them in the Washington DC area. :(

brett33
Sep 4, 2004, 11:38 AM
I haven't been able to find a 4G case that I like yet either, so what I have been doing is using one of the oakley sunglass cases (the soft one) that comes with most of their glasses (they can be purchased seperately). It won't offer a whole lot of protection, but it keep it from getting scratched, plus I can still scroll and click when it is in the case. I will be getting a case of some sort when there are more available for the 4G, but this works for now

continuum
Sep 4, 2004, 12:45 PM
these are looking pretty sweet.

http://www.iskin.com/evo2.html

MacAztec
Sep 4, 2004, 01:20 PM
I have the exo2 skin for my 3G iPod. This case is THE BOMB. It fits the ipod like a glove, the whole thing. Even the scroll wheel. There are thin spots of silicon (scroll wheel, buttons) and thick spots everywhere else. I got the indigo blue, it looks good. It even comes with a small piece of plastic that fits over the iPod screen and protects it.

I have seen that they make a 4g model. That is what I would get.

stevehaslip
Sep 4, 2004, 01:37 PM
these are looking pretty sweet.

http://www.iskin.com/evo2.html

These are by far the best solution in my opinion. They got 5 colours, but what about a clear one??!

Ambrose Chapel
Sep 4, 2004, 01:51 PM
i bought a timbuk2 case for my 20gig 4G. fits nice and snug.

scottwat
Sep 4, 2004, 04:02 PM
http://www.speckproducts.com/4GiStyle/index.html
It's from speck products and is still in pre order. So it won't be available till the 23rd, but I think it looks like the most sophisticated. When I receive mine I will post a review. I expect my 4g ipod 40gig monday.

continuum
Sep 4, 2004, 08:38 PM
i like the look of the speck product but I think functionality is lacking a little. the flap...

FuzzyBallz
Sep 4, 2004, 08:45 PM
Let's not leave out RadTech's PodSleevz (http://www.radtech.us/Products/PodSleevz.aspx), the only "case" that not only looks good, but actually protects the interface buttons from your dirty and sticky fingers.

OziMac
Sep 5, 2004, 08:23 PM
I've got an STM iPod Armour, originally designed for the 1g/2g iPods hence which has the perfect cutout for the 4g. Works a charm and is a snug fit for the 40GB 4g.

Angelus
Sep 5, 2004, 08:40 PM
I have a 3G ipod but i use the Belkin leather flip case. It should suit a 4G nicely.

Inkmonkey
Sep 5, 2004, 09:37 PM
I've got an STM iPod Armour, originally designed for the 1g/2g iPods hence which has the perfect cutout for the 4g. Works a charm and is a snug fit for the 40GB 4g.

Ditto. And since it was made for the older models I was able to buy it on sale.
Still think I'd like an iSkin though.

kerb
Sep 6, 2004, 06:26 AM
Ditto. And since it was made for the older models I was able to buy it on sale.
Still think I'd like an iSkin though.


Lajo's zip case for 3G works great on 4G too.

That's what I'm using

www.xskn.com