Nano protection

DTphonehome

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I just picked up my shiny new 8GB Black Nano from the Apple Store soho today, but before I use it too much, I want to encase it in something to protect if from scratches and the like. I find that the resale value is much higher when it looks good. So, what protection do you guys recommend? I want to keep it slim, and don't need/like the "plastic box" cases, and I find the silicone cases a pain to get in and out of the pocket. What other options do I have?
 

wchong

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DTphonehome said:
Nice...but looks a little bulky.
but they should be light and strong (carbon fiber).
i love that stuff. if i could just substitute my car's metal body with that......
 

Tymmz

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DTphonehome said:
I just picked up my shiny new 8GB Black Nano from the Apple Store soho today, but before I use it too much, I want to encase it in something to protect if from scratches and the like. I find that the resale value is much higher when it looks good. So, what protection do you guys recommend? I want to keep it slim, and don't need/like the "plastic box" cases, and I find the silicone cases a pain to get in and out of the pocket. What other options do I have?
Are you sure you need a case?

I use mine without one and I felt quite a lot asleep with my iPod and rolled over it during the night and it doesn't show any scratches at all.

EDIT: but I don't put the iPod together with my keys or lighter in my pocket.
 

ziwi

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Right back where I started...
If you toss it in your pocket the invisible shield will do little to protect it from pressure you put on it - the pressure may cause the lcd to crack and leak - If you have no need for dropping it in your pocket - then other cases are fine. The Shield protects from scratches and punctures - but the main damage that would inhibit the use would be a damaged screen.

What protects from that? A metal or as above carbon fiber case?
 

steelfist

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it's very unlikely for the nano to break from pocket pressure unless there's a LOT of stuff or the pants are really tight
 

wchong

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steelfist said:
it's very unlikely for the nano to break from pocket pressure unless there's a LOT of stuff or the pants are really tight
or you have big thighs :D

or if you are a lady who wears tight jeans
 

DTphonehome

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Thanks for the advice, everyone. I just got a crystal film case from Shield Zone, and it's amazing! I found exactly what I wanted!