iPod 5G 30GB and...?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Caitlyn, Jun 17, 2006.

  1. Caitlyn macrumors 6502a

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    Hey guys.
    Alright, I've got a simple situation here. I'm being given an iPod 5G 30GB for my birthday and I can order one accessory to go with it.

    I've decided between either this case:
    http://www.xtrememac.com/cases/video/microfolio_chic.php
    Or an Apple Universal Dock and the included remote.

    Which would you choose? Thanks!
     
  2. Balli macrumors 6502

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    I don't know about the Apple Universal Dock, but the case you have chosen is, well... rather ugly.
     
  3. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    agreed... since your not paying for it you may as well try getting a vaja case :D
     
  4. Caitlyn thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well the case itself doesn't matter. My main question here is buy a case or buy a dock?
     
  5. purelithium macrumors 6502

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    Do the case, You'll be really upset if you scratch/drop your ipod without protection.

    If you want a dock with a remote, just get a Mac capable of Front Row ;)
     
  6. zap2 macrumors 604

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    forget those get a iPod speaker:p

    I would say get some type of case, i have the sock, just to stop "in pocket" damage, but if i drop my iPod, there is nothing to save it, so i'm very careful with them
     
  7. Felldownthewell macrumors 65816

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    I just got my 5g ipod (upgrade from my old 3g) and although I have speakers, I find that a rarely use them, wheras I use the case 24/7. I have the agent 18 case which keeps it slim and protected at the same time, which is nice because A) I need to cary it in the pocket of some tight-ish jeans and B) I often forget which pocket I put coins into.

    Case= awesome investment.
     
  8. onthat macrumors regular

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    I bought the dock and was never pleased with it, it comes with absolutely nothing except some spacers that won't fit the 5G...the spacer you need comes with the iPod when you purchase it. Video quality sucked on my LCD, since I was playing the compressed television shows I had purchased on iTunes. Go with a nice leather case with a strong belt clip, a screen protector, microfiber lining, and an opening so that you can access the wheel.

    edit: or you could pick up some shure e2c's:)
     
  9. chairguru22 macrumors 6502a

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    i agree with vajacases. very nice.
     
  10. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    i vote for the case, if you're only going to get one accessory. i only disagree with this if you find a cheaper, but still protective case that you can afford yourself.. in which case, have your parents/whoever pay for the dock, and then buy the case yourself.

    those vaja cases are pretty sweet looking, but at that price, i would almost want a case for my case! haha. i prefer cheaper cases that i won't become attached to. that way, if they get scratched/damaged, i don't feel bad (only glad that it wasn't the ipod itself!).
     
  11. Caitlyn thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Good points, guys. Thanks for opinions. I think I'll get the case. :)
     

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