"Hillbilly Armor" for iPods

Discussion in 'iPod' started by clayj, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. macrumors 604

    clayj

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    Does anyone else think it's embarassing that so many iPod owners, particularly nano and iPod Gen5 owners, have had to resort to "hillbilly armor" for their iPods?

    Seriously, I keep reading threads here where people have gone to Staples, Office Depot, etc. and are improvising PDA screen protectors into something usable for their (super-scratchable) iPods, since Apple offer NOTHING in their stores for the new players.

    C'mon, Apple, let's start having iPod protectors available THE SAME DAY that new iPods are released.
     
  2. iDM
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    iDM

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    I could have sworn the day i bought my ipod in the accessories section there was an option to add screen protectors. All my attempts to find them have been to no avail.
     
  3. macrumors G3

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    But... Hillbilly Armor just show how creative and resourceful the Mac community is as a whole!

    Uhm.. that's it!

    Yeaa!

    Also, I'm cheap. I'd use Hillbilly Armor even if they did have real cases.
    YEA!

    :D
     
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    devilot

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    Don't worry, Katie, I'm with you! I like my altoids' tin thank you very much... although I did buy a nano specific protective decal thing. But it really does express creativity, resourcefulness, and economic efficiency. ;)
     
  5. macrumors G3

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    Thaaattt's right!

    Recycling or something!

    *Internet Forum High Five!*
     
  6. macrumors 68020

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    I don't know about that, but the quality of Apple's cases continues to disappoint. And they only mark them up, what, 75%?
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    HillBilly armour? Resourcefulness(Opera needs spell checker) is more like it. I know I wouldn't spend 20-30 bucks on a case, I'd just put it in that little pocket in my jeans.

    P.S. My desktop is your avatar ClayJ:cool: .
     
  8. macrumors 68020

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    That's hot, where can I get it? :D
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

    maxterpiece

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    saran wrap
     
  10. macrumors G3

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    YES!!!
    Now we're talking..

    STORE-BRAND saran wrap! :)
     
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    devilot

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    Could have sworn that I read on MR that somebody uses tape of some sort.
     
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    Chacala_Nayarit

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    I thought this thread was going to be on a new burlap sack iPod armor, or Carhartt iPod protector. Shucks. :p
     
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    2nyRiggz

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    im hoping the apple store have some sort of case tomorrow...im tired of waiting on them damn tubes......


    Bless
     
  14. iDM
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    iDM

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    My iPod shuffle is covered completely in tape. Since i have yet to find a reasonably priced clip for the shuffle(i mean i have seen one that puts the ipod parallel to your waist band which i think would definitely get in the way when working out, all of the other clip cases are way over priced for what you get. So i said screw it and covered it in tape. Now no sweat gets in and no scratches on it! As soon as a company releases a product that appear to be functional non-bulky will not put my ipod at a weird angle and is priced reasonably considering the contents and a slight profit margin then i will not buy a case and will continue to use tape.

    I'd buy a martin fields cover for my new 5g right now but they are out of stock and only on their Availability waiting list, meaning when it's available i will not even get an email. I think i'm going to be forced to buy an invisibleshield so that i will be able to use my iPod within a reasonable time, without having to worry about scratches.
     
  15. macrumors newbie

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    I second the seran wrap (yeah I cnat sepll) but its hard as @#%! to get on nice and smooth. I like that term, hillbilly armor. Rofl!
     

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