iPod mini case?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by dobbin, Sep 3, 2004.

  1. dobbin macrumors 6502a


    Jan 28, 2002
    Please can anyone reccommend a case/skin for the ipod mini that will protect it from scratches.

    Also, does anyone know how scratchproof the mini is? If it is left a bag or pocket with keys etc, will it get wrecked quite quickly, or will it survive?

    Cheers for any suggestions.
  2. EJBasile macrumors 65816


    Apr 20, 2004
    I am not sure about cases for the mini. I have 20gb 3rd gen and i have though about buying a mini but I can't find any good cases for it. I think the mini is definitly more scratch proof than the white iPod. The white iPods would get all scratched up instantly in in a pocket with keys or coins or loosely in a pocket book.

    Hope that helps
  3. wide macrumors 6502a

    May 17, 2004
    the mini is indeed more scratch-proof, but scratches do appear and are really really annoying (just like they are on any ipod). I originally bought a rubber speck skin for my mini, but it was bulky, collected dust, and made the mini look like s***. if you are going to get a case, go for the radtech sleeve. i have not seen it in person but it extremely thin and will prevent scratches from forming on your mini. the most scratches i have on my mini are on the white top and bottom...there are a lot there (probably because it's the same plastic as on the big ipods and ibooks). the aluminum really is scratch resistant. the only scratches on the front/back of my mini are on the apple sign on the back.

    edit: here's the link. they make stuff for more than just the mini also: http://www.radtech.us/Products/Podsleevz.aspx
  4. XIII macrumors 68040


    Aug 15, 2004
    I bought an icewear (or tunewear is it?) skin for my mini, because it is completly transparent, and looks GOOD. However, it doesn't protect the top or bottom, or screen or clickwheel... There are bits which are meant to stop the top/bottom scrathing, but the screen and clickwheel, there is nothing...

    I'm in it for the looks ;)
  5. VincentVega macrumors regular

    Jan 26, 2004
    I bought this from the Apple Store, cost me £15 and arrived in about four days. It's not the prettiest of things, but it protects my iPod from being scratched or otherwise damaged. The only downside is that you can't operate any of the button on the iPod Mini without taking it out of the sleeve. Still, I can put up with that...
  6. homerjward macrumors 68030


    May 11, 2004
    fig tree
    i saw those in the 'book review on lem and they look awesome and pretty darn scratch-proof. although you do have to take it off touse the wheel. too bad i dont use a case for my ipod or i'd buy the full-size one.
  7. jimsowden macrumors 68000


    Sep 6, 2003
    iSkins are pretty rock solid.

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