New iPod Touch - What do you use for protection?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by buckawheat, Sep 7, 2010.


How will you protect your shiny new iPod Touch 4G?

Poll closed Sep 10, 2010.
  1. No protection - straight out of the box and onto my ears

    16 vote(s)
  2. Just a screen cover - I'll risk the drop for the beauty

    3 vote(s)
  3. Full body skin/cover - Hate scratches, but I don't fear the drop

    28 vote(s)
  4. Hard Case, no screen protection - The Armadillo?

    7 vote(s)
  5. Hard Case with Screen cover - Turtle with Saftey Googles

    19 vote(s)
  1. buckawheat macrumors member

    Oct 17, 2008
    When you get home from the store or the postman delivers your shiny new iPod Touch 4G, do you:

    1. Use it as is with no case or protection?
    2. Just a screen cover (zagg, other)?
    3. Full body cover (skin/zagg/other)?
    4. Hard Case without screen protection?
    5. Hard Case with a screen cover?

    Just curious if others are as over cautious as I am (#5).
  2. ralts macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2010
    I'll leave it completely uncovered to admire it for the first hour, two hours, day. I probably won't put it down or in my pocket anyway because I'll be using it XD. But before I put it down on something that could scratch it, put it in my pocket, or take it outside, the case is going on. (I might wait to put the screen protector on until I have to put it in my pocket)
  3. maus macrumors regular

    Apr 17, 2010
    Depends on whether there are any protectors or cases available when I get my Touch. :(
  4. Hiro1984UK macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2010
    Dudley, West Mids, UK
    Initially, I'll use it "as is", but before I start taking it "out and about", I wanna get a case for it - I'm thinking a case and a screen protector, at the moment.
  5. ralts macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2010
    Did you order it online or are you going to an Apple retail store? There will probably be one's at the store for all the new iPods. I'm hoping they'll have a Belkin Grip Vue that I can pick up with my iPod.
  6. maus macrumors regular

    Apr 17, 2010
    Gonna pick it up at Best Buy tomorrow (hopefully). I'm a bit picky about my cases, so depending on what they have on the shelves, it's likely I'll be stuck with just the stock film over the screen until I find something more suitable.
  7. buckawheat thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 17, 2008
    I'm in the same boat. I waited a week to use my gen 1 touch until my invisible shield and contour showcase arrived - both of which are not on the market yet for the Gen 4. Sold my gen 1 touch yesterday - a 2cnd gen nano just isn't the same.
  8. skiltrip macrumors 68030

    May 6, 2010
    New York
    Naked for now. Cheapo Chinese silicone case when I'm carrying it around.
  9. AppleMactablet macrumors regular


    Jan 25, 2010
    What do you use for protection?-Dont you think thats kinda personal:eek: lol
  10. ultio macrumors newbie


    Sep 2, 2010
    I'm using a little pouche sort of thing, but that's not on the list, if I'm not mistaken :confused:.
  11. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2007
    I'll get a quality back protector when they come out - want to avoid so scratched back when resale rolls around.
  12. TorontoLRT macrumors 6502

    Jun 4, 2010
    Toronto, Duh!
    I'm gonna get a good case that protects the back from scratching and smudging.
  13. gta50419 macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2010
    none, ill buy the touch tomorrow and probably use it a month or 2 without a case
  14. maus macrumors regular

    Apr 17, 2010
    I'm waiting for my full body shield to arrive. What's the best, cheap solution for protecting the back until then? Tape? Lots of saran wrap?
  15. liamkp macrumors 68020


    May 29, 2010
    Im planning on getting a RebelTouch (or other Switcheasy product), and putting on the screen protectors it comes with.

    Dont trust my floor. ;)
  16. EJR macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2009
    I'm not taking my ipod touch out of the house until I buy some type of case and screen protector for it. I'm not a fan of taking unnecessary risks, especially with a $230 device.

    That being said, does anyone know off hand if there is some kind of film that comes on the screen to begin with? Just curious I guess.
  17. maus macrumors regular

    Apr 17, 2010
    Yes, there's a film initially out of the box.

    If you're not picky, it seems like Best Buy already has cases available. They're pretty basic and not exactly on the pretty side, though.
  18. fwoppers macrumors member

    Sep 6, 2010
    I won't have any money for a case until later this month, so I'll have to use it naked until then. :\
  19. 7even macrumors 6502a

    Jan 11, 2008
    What kinds of cases does Best Buy have, and what cases exist for pre-order? Maybe we could start a list in the OP or something.
  20. battlekid macrumors regular

    Nov 23, 2009
    Somewhere in the middle of nowhere
    I use a neoporine case, and a generic screen protector.
  21. maus macrumors regular

    Apr 17, 2010
    Saran wrap it. :)
  22. jwhite878 macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2010
    How did I know from the second I saw this post that someone would make a condom joke? And I was thinking of a silicon case with a screen protector or a hard case with a screen protector.
  23. maus macrumors regular

    Apr 17, 2010
  24. fwoppers macrumors member

    Sep 6, 2010

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