I accidently washed my Shuffle in a 40 degree wash, so I'm getting an iPod Classic in the next few days after. The thing that breaks on iPods (for me anyway) is the headphone port. The 3.5MM connector on my headphones twists around in the iPod headphone port and eventually wears the contacts down. Does anyone know of a protector type device? Something that'll fit snugly in the port that costs less than a replacement iPod? Or a case that has a protector built in?