ipod mini dock = scratches?

theipodgod16

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Aug 10, 2003
372
55
Berkeley, CA
i'm about to buy a new 6gb mini, and was wondering about getting a dock. I look at all the docked mini's at the apple store, and they're all brutally scratched where the dock touches the ipod. the mini seems to get into and out of the dock with much more friction than the regular ipod. i want to know if its worth saving $40 to avoid scratching my mini, or if the apple store ipods are just scratched from the general public's lack of care. does anyone here have an ipod mini with a dock, or just know if this is an engineering defect? if you have a mini dock, let me know how scratched the bottom third of your ipod is.

any feedback is appreciated.
 

Lacero

macrumors 604
Jan 20, 2005
6,639
2
You don't really need the dock. Just attach the mini to the belt clip and that's pretty much all you need in terms of portability or scratch resistance.
 

eXan

macrumors 601
Jan 10, 2005
4,714
20
Russia
Hi,

I have a the green 1G mini + dock. Every time I take it out/put it back I'm afraid to scratch my mini :( . I have my iPod for about 6 months and not a single scratch :D
 

wide

macrumors 6502a
May 17, 2004
746
0
NYC
The minis really are scratch resistant. You need to stab it with something, usually, if you want to scratch it. Can anyone tell me if the 4G iPod gets scratched by using the dock? (and if you get better sound quality out of the dock)
 
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