iPod touch phone-case survey - please participate

Discussion in 'iPod touch Accessories' started by AlbertK, May 16, 2010.

  1. AlbertK macrumors newbie

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    Well, I'm doing a shool work, where whe had to come up with an product. My idea is an iPod touch phone-case (more information in the link). So if you have an iPod touch, please answer my 4 questions at: http://www.quibblo.com/quiz/b-_YP5W/...uch-phone-case

    Thanks in advance
    Albert

    PS, I know that Apple would do everything to not let me sell this product and ruin my idea, but when you vote, just ignore the reality.
     
  2. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    I took the survey, here's my reasoning:

    1 - No, I wouldn't buy it. I would consider it if I could use the phone on a non-GSM network like Sprint or Verizon. In the US, a GSM device limits me to AT&T or T-Mobile. T-Mobile isn't bad, but Sprint is way better. Right there, you lost me.

    2 - Well, my answer is the same as last time. However, you probably should re-word the question to be "If you were going to buy it, how much would you pay for it?" since my answering the same thing 2 questions in a row tells you the same information as just one or the other. If I were going to buy it, I think I'd be willing to pay up to $100 for it (assuming the necessary app is included in the price).

    3 - I mostly answered no because I already have a case. I think rewording the question to "Are you planning to buy, or have you already bought, a case?" might give more accurate results (if your goal is to find out how many people want a case at all).

    4 - Yes, I would still use my mobile phone... because your device is restricted to networks I don't want (and thus I wouldn't have it). If the case allowed me to use it with networks I want, it would replace my phone.

    A couple questions/observations:

    Do you plan to include a vibrator motor for a vibrate mode? That would go a long way towards making a device like this a phone replacement.

    How do you, or do you even, plan to get around the iPod Touch's inability to pair with BT headsets?

    I feel like making both SIM-based and CDMA-based cases (or a hybrid case with both) would significantly boost your ability to sell such a case. Obviously, as you said Apple wouldn't approve the necessary app, but for people who have jailbroken their phones, this would work well. Heck, I'd probably jailbreak my iPod just for this.

    Any ideas for thickness? How would you keep the case from getting too bulky?
     

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