Anyone here use their ipod touch without a case?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by WillMak, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. WillMak macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2005
    Just curious. I've seen a lot of "best case" type posts in the forum. I originally used cases to protect my older ipods but decided to not get a case to save money (I treat all my gadgets like trash anyways). so far I've been pleasantly surprised at the sturdyness of the ipod touch's structure and glass screen. No scratches anywhere! Although the aluminum back has scratches, but that doens't interfere with anything.

    am I the only one who doesn't keep in in a case?
  2. acedew macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2008
    I love using mine without a case. I have lots of small scratches on the back, but none on the screen. I keep it in a pocket that never has anything else in it. I almost dropped it on cement the other day, though, so I'm now considering getting a case. :(
  3. kshat28 macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2008
    I don't use a case. I like how it looks without and don't see the point of why it is so thin if you just put a clunky case on it.
  4. neilp4453 macrumors regular

    Oct 16, 2007
    When I first got my touch (and now iPhone), I refused to use either of them due to fingerprints and scratchng until a case arrived.

    I don't use a actual hard case but I use the silicone variation and a screen protector. They are very cheap online anyway (get both for under 10bucks shipped...meritline is a great place to start looking).

    My iphone is currently sitting around because I refuse to take it everywhere without a case.
  5. quick5pnt0 macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2008
    No case here. Like I said in another forum I've always felt those big bulky cases are like when Grandma puts plastic on the furniture so it doesn't get dirty. Sure it'll never get dirty but then again you'll never get to enjoy it either. A thin silicone cover is OK, but even that isn't needed.

    This isn't a family heirloom. I say just enjoy it before it is completely outdated.
  6. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    I dont have a case. Dropped it twice on the floor, both times it landed on the glass. No scratches, just dirt and dust etc. It's very sturdy... my friend's Zune cracked and fell apart when he dropped it from about a foot or so from his desk.
  7. x86isslow macrumors 6502a

    Aug 10, 2003
    i had the guys at the Zagg booth put on the invisible shield on mine, though i miss the sleeves apple used to ship with the old u2 iPods.
  8. OrangeDog macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2008
    Sometimes you have to ask yourself....Why worry?

    The thing is a piece of technology that was made to be used. And lets face it, they're going to be obsolete faster than they become ruined.
  9. bndoarn macrumors 6502a

    Mar 16, 2008
    i used to use a silicon case that had a place on the back to wrap my headphones but one time i took it off to clean the case and my ipod and i liked how it felt without the case so i just left it off.
  10. student_trap macrumors 68000


    Mar 14, 2005
    'Ol Smokey, UK
    i stopped using permanent cases for my ipods years ago. After a while it just seemed kind of pointless, i mean, i get a new ipod every year or so, so i figured that why should i remove one of my favourite parts of owning an ipod...its looks! Now they pretty much all stay uncased, yeah they get scratched, but they get very well used, and i prefer it that way.

    Most recently though i have been very impressed by the ipod socks. For me they offer a really nice mix of light protection, a nice apple branded logo, bright colours (i use the orange on my touch), and also enable you to pull the ipod out when you use it...the perfect blend: they protect but dont hide the ipod away!:)
  11. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    I haven't decided on a case. I keep it in a shirt pocket secured with a button. I looked at cases in the Apple store and they run $25-35, which seems excessive for a piece of silicon. The Rebel Touch looks interesting, but MyGearSstore wants $9.95 for 5 day shipping. I don't think so.
  12. acedew macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2008
    If you're talking about the black suede sleeves (my old iPod Video came with one), you can get one here:

    I like them because they provide a little bit of protection and grip, but I still get to use my iPod the way it was intended. Looks like it's $16 shipped for the version without a pocket. A nice alternative to the socks if that's not your thing.
  13. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Jul 16, 2002
    I'm using the old fabric draw-string bag that came with my old 3G iPod.
  14. m1stake macrumors 68000

    Jan 17, 2008
    No case for me. Why make it fat and ugly? Also, I bought a 2 year warranty through my work that covers any and all damage for $20.
  15. Cameront9 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 6, 2006
    No Case here, either. I've sat on it twice, still fine. However, I mainly use the iPod in the car, so it doesn't get that much wear and tear. I would like to get a small sleeve to slip it in when I put in in the glove box, though, in order to reduce the amount of scratches on the back...

    Front is still pristine after slightly over a year (knock on wood).
  16. SkyBell macrumors 604


    Sep 7, 2006
    Texas, unfortunately.
    I do. I debated over getting one, because I hate to see that aluminum back all scratched up, but it's not worth it, and I can deal with a few scratches. :)
  17. scotty96LSC macrumors 65816


    Oct 24, 2007
    Charlotte, NC
    I just use a gelaskin on the back. I like the way it feels without the case.
  18. Applepwns macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2008
    I've done it a few times with my ipod video but i always end up putting a case back on it... recently i have used an ipod sock and it seems to work great with little bulk and you can still see the amazing ipod when you pull it out.
  19. liferules macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2008
    I went "commando" with mine...keeping it in my shirt pocket, but several times it fell out when I bent over and fell onto the screen. Luckily it never scratched, but scared me enough to buy a silicone cover. This is too expensive to lose with an unexpected fall from my pocket...
  20. Mr. lax macrumors 6502

    Apr 6, 2007
    Mine is scratched, front and back. No case, ever, for any technology
  21. bijou macrumors regular


    Sep 7, 2007

    This is what I've been using for awhile and it works just fine for me. It keeps the form factor slim, plus a place to stow the earphones when not in use.
  22. the Helix macrumors regular

    the Helix

    Sep 16, 2003
    no case...

    Just use a layer of film to cover the backplate. It looks better without a case and feels better in your pocket (and is more comfortable as well).
  23. Milfin macrumors regular

    Jan 26, 2008
    I don't use a case. I do use a zagg shield for the back because scratches/streak annoy me. lol
  24. dscuber9000 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2007
    Indiana, US
    I don't have a case for it. One of my favorite things about the iPod touch is how thin it is, and a case makes it thicker. Besides, I've had my touch for over a year and if it hasn't broken yet, I doubt I ever will break it.
  25. therealdt macrumors regular

    Oct 4, 2008
    northeast region
    I was using an ankle sock, then I bought a Griffin case and after I type this I'm going bare a$$. Cases are in my eyes, useless. This is coming from someone who used a case.

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