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DryPod waterproof iPod cases introduced

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By LC Angell

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Published: Monday, April 10, 2006
News Categories: iPod Accessories

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SKB has introduced its DryPod line of waterproof cases for fourth and fifth-generation iPods and the iPod nano. The DryPod cases offer play-through controls and come with a neoprene arm band, adjustable lanyard and stainless steel belt clip. “Wear the DryPod on the waves, in the rain or down the mountain while your staying in control of every audio function,” says the company. “The seamless ‘flex-pad’ technology allows for the manipulation of the iPod’s control wheel right through the case. Independent laboratory tests declare the DryPod compliant with immersion and rain tests.” The 4G and 5G iPod cases will sell for $40, while the nano case will sell for $35.

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1

pretty cool thing if the price is ok i want one for the next summer trip!
the drypod site is down?

Posted by lezor on April 10, 2006 at 8:38 AM (PDT)

2

But wouldn’t you still need waterproof earbuds?

Posted by the4starish in San Diego on April 10, 2006 at 11:36 AM (PDT)

3

Be great for commuting in wet weather.

Posted by mikef2005 on April 10, 2006 at 1:14 PM (PDT)

4

yes, like the4starish said…Is there someway to waterproof your headphones?

Posted by Danny Cohen on April 10, 2006 at 1:40 PM (PDT)

5

good idea

but i think it would need rigorous testing to be used in the surf. Being tossed around on a frequent basis i would want more than a flimsy strap to protect my pod.

love to listen to some tunes while having a surf.

Posted by gareth on April 10, 2006 at 7:36 PM (PDT)

6

did someone say waterproof headphones?... heh..  good cuz I know you guys know how to use google wink

Posted by WooHooWooHooHoo on April 11, 2006 at 9:50 PM (PDT)

7

Great looking, slim water-proof case! Nice. Too bad I’m sure there’s no way to connect the iPod to charge or play in auto interfaces when the case is on.

Posted by tdalton on April 13, 2006 at 10:27 PM (PDT)

8

Should have a pair of waterproof headphones coming with the case

Posted by hoho on April 15, 2006 at 3:17 AM (PDT)

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My company is selling the SKB DryPod - we are the first to carry them - we are supposed to get the first shipment in today (20GB & 30GB iPods and 30GB & 60GB Video iPods, Nano DryPods should be in around end of May). I can tell you that they are simply amazing iPod cases with a price point that is beyond attractive when you figure that shoppers were paying almost $32 for a DLO neoprene iPod casing during the holidays (myself included!). The DryPod cases are $39.99 for the iPod and $34.99 for the Nano.

Posted by jalevine79 on April 17, 2006 at 9:53 AM (PDT)

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Forgot to identify myself - Jason with Melton Tackle

The earphones themselves are actually waterproof to an extent - the metal components are stainless steel. It should be noted that this case is not designed for deep sea exploration - i.e. searching for the lost city of Atlantis…

Posted by jalevine79 on April 17, 2006 at 9:55 AM (PDT)

11

Get the DryPod cases and accessories at DryPod.co.uk

Posted by Kay on October 17, 2006 at 2:21 AM (PDT)

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Both the DryPod case (box) as well as the website say nothing about headphones. It would be nice if you could ask some questions here or there so you don’t go and ruin a $300 ipod. Thanx drypod :-(

Posted by Donovan on October 31, 2006 at 1:19 PM (PDT)

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