iPod nano - virtually indestructable

Discussion in 'iPod' started by joecool85, Sep 15, 2005.

  1. clayj macrumors 604


    Jan 14, 2005
    visiting from downstream
  2. JDOG_ macrumors 6502a


    Nov 19, 2003
    Too bad the screen scratches like a psychotic kitten from hell. :rolleyes:
  3. clayj macrumors 604


    Jan 14, 2005
    visiting from downstream
    Too true: The only thing that has touched my nano's screen is one of those soft eyeglass cloths, and I can STILL see some small scratches in the right light.

    Focus #1 for the next generation of iPods: Unscratchable crystal screens like on TAG Heuer watches. Hell, I'll pay extra not to have to worry about iPod skins and scratches.
  4. JDOG_ macrumors 6502a


    Nov 19, 2003
    Yeah. Mine has two HUGE screen scratches and it's never been dropped or used in anything but my track jacket pocket, which is smooth polyester without rough zippers or anything else in there with em. Utterly confusing.

    Even more confusing is the mini I've had since its launch that's absolutely spotless after daily use in pretty adverse conditions! The screen is scratchless and the aluminum case shows NOTHING. Would have been nice to have the nano use aluminum and some lexan or crystal for the front instead...I'm totally feeling the unscratchable TAG Hauer thing...it really can't be that expensive.
  5. candan9019 macrumors regular

    Feb 18, 2003
    Ontario-> Louisiana-> Colorado-> Ontario
    I got rid of most of the scratches on mine with some turtle wax scratch remover. Works good although I wouldn't use it too much. Of course I scratched the back when I was fixing the front because I was being stupid. And all this after only having it for a day. :mad:

    The nano is beautiful but it doesn't look good for long no matter how careful you are.
  6. kobiashi macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2004
    I'm not sure how indestructible it is . . . .

    Maybe it can withstand having the heck beat out of it, but mine just up and died for no reason two days after I got it. :(

    Never dropped. Never mistreated. Nada.

    Bought it on Saturday (black, 4 gig) and on Tuesday morning it was dead. Thought maybe the battery had drained, but tried charging and when I plugged in it did not respond. (yes, I made sure the lock button was not on).

    This happen to anyone else?

    Thankfully, the place I got it from exchanged it, no questions asked. Unfortunately they had no black 4 gig (not that it was that important) so I now have a white 4G.

    So far, after a day and a half, it's still working. I will keep my fingers crossed these next few days.

  7. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601


    Feb 10, 2004
    Wow, I'm surprised by the reports of how easily the nano is scratched in this thread. I expected it to be like the other iPods, but it sounds super delicate, in that regard.
  8. Mechcozmo macrumors 603


    Jul 17, 2004
    I have a shuffle but if someone wants to donate a Nano to me.................................. :)

    They are beyond belief. Don't understand how they work when that small. Apple is... :confused: amazing.
  9. MacNoobie macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2005
    Christ Almighty (I can still say that cant I?)

    Man that poor Nano took a hell of a beating, damn the car had to run it over several times and thrown up to about 40ft before it finally died.

  10. aswitcher macrumors 603


    Oct 8, 2003
    Canberra OZ
    Its a lot tougher than I suspected it would be.

    I still think the back jeans pocket sitdown is likely to bend it and cause failure.

    Wonder how soon until those cool metal cases appear for it.
  11. Piarco macrumors 68030


    Jun 24, 2004
    I've already used Displex (love that stuff - many an iPod/mobile screen restored) to remove a couple of minor scuffs/scratches after less than 24hours of ownership. It doesn't attrach any more wear and tear than the other iPods (apart from the Mini - I still love the aluminium design!) but we are all playing the waiting game from some decent cases to come out.

    I'm definately getting the Speck See-Thru case - hard clear plastic to show off the nano's looks and size, yet protecting everything bar the scroll wheel - its basically a nano version of the Agent 18 clear cases.

    On iLounge there is a poster who claims that the "screen in my nano spontaneously shattered" and is really having a good go at Apple for design flaws, poor quality control, poor customer service..... he just goes on and on.

    Funny that nobody believes him!
  12. jer446 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2004
    why doesnt everyone just cut out of one the pda protectors for the front and back, and then cut out a hole for the click wheel, that way it looks exactly the same..
  13. FrankWhite macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2005
    Respond to Displex on NANO

    I scratched up my NANO within the first day too...does the displex really work?? or does it leave it foggy? Please let me know before I do something worse to it. thanks
  14. baboo2 macrumors member

    Aug 27, 2005
    Oh my, its crazy. My personalized nano just came in today, but funny enough I think the labour in China is not careful enough. Where i personzlied it ( on the top back) there is a small but clear visble scartche. Sigh i guess it is unavoidable, but while I wait for my vinyl skin to arrive, ill put it in a ipod sock like bag and leave the plastic cover on it..

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