99 cent hong kong case review video.

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    8 business days from purchase date, not including sundays and holidays.
     
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    Does this attract dust particles? Lets say I put it in my pocket, will those little dust particles stick to the case?
     
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    Absolutely. Like any other soft silicone case. This ones no different.
     
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    Will a different color make it less noticeable?
     
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    If you want one that doesn't attract dust, get a TPU case or something. Silicone attracts dust. But good review, OP.
     
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    brighter colors don't show as much as black. it's not THAT bad a lint magnet, but again, any silicone case will do it. point is, these are under a buck. you can't beat it.
     
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    I bought a TPU case on eBay for $2.51 (coming from Hong Kong) for iPT 4th gen. Hasn't came yet. I hope it ships soon! How does the TPU material compare to silicon or rubber, other than particles sticking or how tight it fits the device?
     
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    Did it fall out of the case yet? I hope it doesn't fall out when I put it in my pocket.
     
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    I might get one when I get my Touch if Switcheasy hasn't come out with anything. Thanks for the review. :)
     
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    No problem. I'll be getting a couple more this week, different kinds. One gel case, and one snap on hardshell case. All from Hong Kong sellers. These were 1.99 each free shipping. I hope I can squeeze in a quick video overview of them both.
     
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    Awesome sauce. Look forward to it. :)
     
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    Well, I got my gel case (in grey) from seller Ashophone.

    First off, it was a real pain to get on. I seriously could not get it on correctly until I sort of loosened up the material slightly by bending it around with my hands. The problem is, the gel material really clings to the smooth chrome on the back of the iPod. I mean, it REALLY clings, so you can't slide it in at all.

    I had to slide the top in, and by slide I mean, push pretty hard, back and forth to inch it up into there flush. Then from there I worked the sides on, and finally pull the bottom corners over.

    As far as fit goes... there is a little extra material in the top right corner (near sleep/wake button). Not much, but you can see the case curve out slightly in that corner. Not enough to bother me, but it is what it is. Honestly without that slack I'm not sure if the case could have gone on at all.

    Because it's see-through, you get the usual watermarking on the back. Looks like fluid is trapped between the case and iPod, and I guess it is just inevitable moisture that gets trapped in there. Not sure if there's much you can do about it.

    The sleep/wake button presses just fine, but the volume button are a little weird. The case kind of cuts down on the haptic feedback you receive. And it's one big button that sits over the two separate buttons in the touch, sort of doing away with the advantages of separate buttons. Easy enough to press with your pointer finger when in the right hand, not as easy to press with your thumb when in the right hand. Maybe it's just the angle.

    Camera and mic cut out is big enough that even if case is off center, both remain unobstructed.

    It slides in and out of the pocket nice though, all while feeling grippy in your hand. That's the nature of this material, and one of the advantages of it over silicone.

    My case search is not done, and at some point, I may break down and get a "real" case (belkin/griffin/incase, etc). But for now this will serve me fine. Good for 2 bucks. But a pain to get on, might be a pain to get off, and fit is so-so.
     
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    Nice review. Again. Thanks.
    Ok, I feel stupid asking this, but.... What exactly is a water mark?
     
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    Can you give the link to the ebay seller who can ship 99c cases or anything similar and cheap to India?
     
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    Nice review, thanks!

    How rigid is the front bottom strip of the case? (the strip on the bottom below the home button) The few similar cases that I've seen are flimsy like rubber bands. Cases like the Griffin Reveal avoid the issue by having an open front.
     
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    Actually, personally, I don't like the open front. I think it will make the iPod look especially ugly because all the scratches will be on the bottom, and it will look very uneven. But that's just me.
     
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    That flimsy 1/16" of silicon/rubber/plastic is not protecting anything. :)
     
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    Better than nothing. :)
     
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    It does though. It allows you to lay it on it's back and not damage the chrome. It also allows you to lay it on it's face, glass down, which keeps anything from falling on your Touch and breaking the glass. Fact is, you're getting more protection per dollar with the cheapo Hong Kong cases then you're getting with any of the higher priced "real" cases.
     
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    I was referring to the strip below the home button.
     

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