Nano protection

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by DTphonehome, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. DTphonehome macrumors 68000

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    I just picked up my shiny new 8GB Black Nano from the Apple Store soho today, but before I use it too much, I want to encase it in something to protect if from scratches and the like. I find that the resale value is much higher when it looks good. So, what protection do you guys recommend? I want to keep it slim, and don't need/like the "plastic box" cases, and I find the silicone cases a pain to get in and out of the pocket. What other options do I have?
     
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  3. DTphonehome thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Nice...but looks a little bulky.
     
  4. wchong macrumors 6502

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    but they should be light and strong (carbon fiber).
    i love that stuff. if i could just substitute my car's metal body with that......
     
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    Think they'll work on the new nanos, too? Considering they aren't a shiny gloss, but matte aluminum.
     
  8. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    They've got new ones for sale for the new nanos.
     
  9. Tymmz macrumors 65816

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    Are you sure you need a case?

    I use mine without one and I felt quite a lot asleep with my iPod and rolled over it during the night and it doesn't show any scratches at all.

    EDIT: but I don't put the iPod together with my keys or lighter in my pocket.
     
  10. ®îçhå®? macrumors 68000

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    iSkins are nice. Theyh are made of a durable rubber and are good quality.
     
  11. ziwi macrumors 65816

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    If you toss it in your pocket the invisible shield will do little to protect it from pressure you put on it - the pressure may cause the lcd to crack and leak - If you have no need for dropping it in your pocket - then other cases are fine. The Shield protects from scratches and punctures - but the main damage that would inhibit the use would be a damaged screen.

    What protects from that? A metal or as above carbon fiber case?
     
  12. steelfist macrumors 6502a

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    it's very unlikely for the nano to break from pocket pressure unless there's a LOT of stuff or the pants are really tight
     
  13. wchong macrumors 6502

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    or you have big thighs :D

    or if you are a lady who wears tight jeans
     
  14. SAdProZ macrumors 6502

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    same here

    check out this thread. There are alot of links to cases for the NEW nanos
     
  15. DTphonehome thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the advice, everyone. I just got a crystal film case from Shield Zone, and it's amazing! I found exactly what I wanted!
     

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