Silicon Vs Plastic Vs Other

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by meyer1131, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. meyer1131 macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2008
    What kind of case do you guys prefer for your touch, do you like the Silicon, the Hard Plastic, or another type that is out there? and why? Do you feel whichever type you picked protects your touch best? or are you not worried about protection just want something thrown on there to make it a different color or for some other reason?
  2. baseball-kid8 macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2008
    get a little of both...go with the Rebel Touch from switcheasy.
  3. eXan macrumors 601


    Jan 10, 2005
    Apple's iPod Socks are the best iPod cases ever.
  4. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    the rebels look really tacky imho. try a simple silicone case from
  5. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    my vote is for a silicone case. They have cool designs and they protect it from minor drops, whereas plastic cases can pop off.
  6. txhockey9404 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2008
    I use a neo touch, also made by switcheasy. I have had it for just over a week, and it is awesome! It is not sticky like silicone because the exterior is two different plastics. It is also not as slippery as an incase slider. It is easily the most protective case I have ever used.
    $33 USD, including shipping

    Incase Protective Cover
    I have also used the Incase Protective Cover. It is rubber, and feels solid. It does, however, pick up lint, and must be removed to dock. It tends to get very dirty. Also, it cannot be slid in and out of pockets as easily as the neotouch.
    $30 no tax/shipping

    Another case I have tried was the incase leather case. It was very awkward looking, and did not fit perfectly. I did not buy it.
    $35 no tax/shipping

    A fourth would be the incase slider. It is protective and good-looking. It is also easy to dock. Problem for me is that it will not fit correctly with my invisible shield. Otherwise, great case.
    $35 no tax/shipping

    Finally, a different route is a protective cover. I use the invisible shield from zagg. It was a bit difficult to apply. It looks OK, and works well. I have one scratch on the back of the cover, but I do not want to remove the cover. I have worked with their support, and I must commend them on customer service. They are a small company that will really take care of you. If you go this route, you may also want to get one of the other cases to apply over it.
    $15-front only
    $25-full body
    Free shipping, not taxable in most states
  7. teflon macrumors 6502a


    May 28, 2007
    I prefer clear plastic cases. Leather hides the looks of the iPod, and silicon cases are dust/lint magnets. The inside of it gets dirty and scratches your iPod, which defeats the purpose of having the case on in the first place. I think my iPod touch would be less scratched if I didn't use that stupid silicon case and just went caseless. But so far I have been happy with clear plastic cases for both my iPod touch and my iPod nano.
  8. WPeterson macrumors member


    Dec 14, 2008
    New York
  9. kwk1 macrumors regular


    Aug 30, 2008
    I prefer silicone because it sticks in your hand much better than plastic.
    It also won't slide around in a car or wherever you put it.
    I think it provides a bit of shock/drop protection too.
  10. kockgunner macrumors 68000


    Sep 24, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    I like the iSkin Touch Vibes, it's like silicone and hard plastic mixed together. It gives grip but isn't a lint catcher. Also, silicone tends to stretch out over time.
  11. dasikes macrumors 6502a


    Jul 10, 2008
    I took a look at those SwitchEasy cases, and I am sold.

    I'm ordering one ASAP.
  12. Brewerpaul macrumors regular

    Nov 25, 2008
    Clifton Park,NY
    Check this out:

    I got the black one for my new Touch and really like it so far. It adds virtually no bulk or weight to the device. It has a lightly rubberized finish so I have good grip for games, but it's not so grippy that it's hard to get in and out of my pocket. Looks like part of the iPod, not just something added on.

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