Vaja Cases... reputable? and/or iPod case suggestions

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  1. MacCoaster macrumors 6502a

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    Hey guys,

    I'm looking for iPod cases and won't give in for cheap ones. I've been looking around for high quality cases. I liked the evo2 but wanted the same thing in leather. Couldn't find any until I tumbled upon vajacases.com. Their cases look HOT, but require 30 days to manufacture (questionable?) and are a bit on the expensive side (not that I mind).

    I just want to know if vajacases are reputable.

    Or do you guys have any other iPod case suggestions which are similar to what I'm looking for?

    Thanks!
     
  2. martin1000 macrumors regular

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    The vaja cases look awesome. The only concern I would have is they look really thick.

    Personally, I love my evo iskin for my ipod photo 30g.
     
  3. Josh396 macrumors 65816

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    My cousin has a vaja case and the thing is awesome. He's had it for probably about a month or so and loves it. If the money's not a problem like you said it's not then I would get one of those.
     
  4. sjpetry macrumors 65816

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    They look wonderful. But I couldn't wait 25 days for a case. (I need instant gratification) ;) :p
     
  5. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    You can find a lot of good cases and reviews at the iPod Lounge.
     
  6. MacCoaster thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Could you ask him how it went with the ordering process/waiting. Is the company very reputable? Stuff like that. Thanks.

    Thanks. I'll have to read 'em.
     
  7. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    No problem, that's what we're here for! :)
     
  8. runninmac macrumors 65816

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    Thanks i think i might get my self one now. They look sweat.
     
  9. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Actually they're quite sweat-resistant. :p ;)
     
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  11. MacCoaster thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've looked at those. A friend recommended me the CEO case. I don't know personally. They look nice, but I think it'd be awkward to open it just to change songs. If I got that, I'd get a wireless remote control... and it turns out a bit more expensive than the Vaja cases.
     
  12. Josh396 macrumors 65816

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    The quality is amazing. I've held it myself and became very tempted to buy one even though I don't really need a case. As for the waiting process it was roughly a month as mentioned above. Like I said before if I was going to get a case I would get a vaja. I love that they leave the port on the bottom open so you could still plug in an FM transmitter as well as the headphones. Another thing is the cover for the click wheel. My cousin didn't get it on it so I can't saw how it would be but I like the idea of a cover for it. I think the best part of the case is how perfect a fit it was.
     
  13. JeffTL macrumors 6502a

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    My iSkin eVo (for 3G) is pretty nice, with only two complaints:

    * Aperture for dock connector is too narrow. Road trip? Leave the case at home, sacrificing the added durability for the iPod that it gives, so the Belkin car kit fits.

    * Silicone collects dust and dog hair very rapidly and is tough to clean. This is where a leather case would be nice.
     
  14. Bubbasteve macrumors 65816

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    I've had my Vaja case for about a month now and I absolutely love it. True it's on the pricier side but it's money that is well spent. I bought it without the wheel protector and without the clip attachment. It's not bulky at all. My only complaint about the case is that it doesn't fit into my Bose sound dock or my Monster FM transmitter (but that really doesn't matter since it's easy to slide the case off)
     
  15. crap freakboy macrumors 6502a

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    Just had one delivered yesterday, the stock all black one with ultraclip.
    Very happy with it, lightweight, extremely well-made. The clip is strong as hell, it'd take massive force to rip it off.
     
  16. Xtremehkr macrumors 68000

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    The best Marware case is the sportsuit convertible. The cover is held on by velcro and hold your headphones when not being used. So you can have it open or closed. What I like the most are the attachments for everything which all work with the clip.

    The products are all pretty interchangable though. I like the styling of Vaja cases, it's original.
     
  17. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    This is the exact case that I have as well. After doing a ton of research, this was the one I found to suit my needs best, and I have no regrets and no complaints whatsoever.
     
  18. Xtremehkr macrumors 68000

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    My only gripe was the car mounting attachment, but that seems to be a universal problem. The velcro never sticks and I don't want to put a screw into my dashboard.

    I improvised a solution using the screw and a clip from one of those air freshener things that clip to the AC vents though, that works pretty well. Haven't had any problems with the cool air yet.
     
  19. question fear macrumors 68020

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    vaja has been around for many, many years and is a reputable company. pricey, but reputable.
    if you want more info on vaja check out the-gadgeteer.com and look at their case reviews, they usually do a vaja review for almost every major pda-type device they review.
     
  20. runninmac macrumors 65816

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    um i suck at spelling :cool:
     
  21. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Ah, I see. I don't actually need to car kit for it, and never used it, so I never ran into this problem. But it's good to make this known for anyone else who might be considering purchasing the case.
     
  22. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    No worries, just having some fun and being a bastard... it's what I do here... ;) :cool:
     
  23. MacCoaster thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks all! I just needed to hear some good words about them before splurging so much for a quality case.

    Just made my decision. It's going to be a vaja case, the iVod photo.
     
  24. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Good choice my friend, glad we could be of help!
     
  25. Rocketgirl macrumors newbie

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    The worse customer service ever -- I purchased the Evolution Ipad case . ?Sent several emails for status of order with no reply whatsover. The box arrived late in a damaged plastic envelope. The case was loose inside a decorative cardboard that was too big for it and there was no tissue or filler to protect the case. The Ipad case was dirty and the Vaja metal logo was dull and dirty. Nothing special about the leather - not even a nice smell. I feel like I got a 2nd hand case. After several emails unanswered I finally got an email - no apologies, just wanted pictures of the package. Never heard from them since. Wanted to return the case for refund but figured it would take forever to get my money back. DO NOT BUY FROM JAVA. THEIR PRICES ARE EXHORBITANT FOR SUCH A POOR SERVICE AND A NOT SO GREAT PRODUCT.
     

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