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First third-party iPod shuffle plastic case announced

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By LC Angell

Contributing Editor
Published: Friday, January 14, 2005
News Categories: iPod

pic Speck Products today announced the first third-party plastic case for Apple’s new iPod Shuffle. Designed with shock-absorbing, tear-resistant plastic, the SkinTight for iPod Shuffle case “adds protection without adding bulk,” according to the company. The rubberized skin features a two-piece design that allows for easy synching and charging of the iPod shuffle. The SkinTight for iPod shuffle is scheduled to begin shipping in mid-February. Singles in multiple colors will be priced at $19.95 and 3-packs will be priced at $29.95.

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1

cases cases cases. what is it about cases. do they enhance the quality of the sound? why not have a separate web site for useless cases and then keep one for the music.

Posted by CDP on January 14, 2005 at 12:29 PM (PDT)

2

agreed. they just wanna share a piece of this giant pie. those ipod shuffles are not as fragile as their big brothers.

Posted by frankthetank on January 14, 2005 at 12:45 PM (PDT)

3

What are the iPod shuffles made of? As in, what material is used for the casing? Is it the same as on the regular iPods - white lucite- or is it anodised aluminium like on the minis?

Posted by iPodNod in London, UK on January 14, 2005 at 1:05 PM (PDT)

4

This is stupid.  What do the cases protect it from?  Skipping?  Shock when you drop it?  I have a USB keychain that’s accidentally been through the WASH.  TWICE.  And it still works fine.  If you need one of these, you are an overprotective sissy.  The trendygeek shields are the only thing in order (that thick expensive sran wrap to protect it from scratching), but this is a ripoff.

Posted by Buttercup on January 14, 2005 at 2:10 PM (PDT)

5

OK, that’s just the most retarded accessory EVER.

Posted by stark23x on January 14, 2005 at 4:12 PM (PDT)

6

the iPod shufle appears made of white PLASTIC, not the white lucite or aluminium of other iPods. while the surface might show some light scuffing with heavy use it should remain good looking even with rough use. cases for iPod shuffle are S*T*U*P*I*D unless it is like the one Apple makes to prevent damage if it is raining etc.

I plan on using no case with my shuffle although I look forward to aftermarket lanyard/armband/exercize soultions which may be better than Apple’s offerings.

Posted by canyonblue737 on January 14, 2005 at 5:08 PM (PDT)

7

Its just another way to get more customers, its hype..” GET THIS NEW CASE! ITS BLUE! ITS NOT BORING! ITS MADE BY SPECKS!!!” thats all it is, and if its not even the same kin of plastic, it doesnt even make any since getting some tiny little case for it.. but i wont say anything, im not getting a shuffle so i dont know what the needs are, maybe it does need a case i dont know but i wouldnt buy a case for it, it hangs around your neck, i mean you should be able to keep it safer then a regular Ipod.and from having a specks case for my ipo, an seeing how crappy it really is, even if i DID want a shuffle, or case i wouldn’t get it from specks.

Posted by Dawn Marie in New York City on January 14, 2005 at 6:15 PM (PDT)

8

A much better case would be a plastic flip case that not only holds the shuffle, but the earbuds as well.  I was thinking something similar to those battery and memory card cases they sell at CompUSA.

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on January 14, 2005 at 7:56 PM (PDT)

9

Yea, I really can’t see much use for this product other than to change the color of the device, however if it was water resistant like the apple case, I can see it being a little bit more usefool for outdoor activities.

Posted by jlb2003 in Cincinnati on January 14, 2005 at 10:51 PM (PDT)

10

People, business is business. Sure it might be “pointless”—but you know they’re going to make a ton of money from it.

When people get excited about a new purchase, they accessorize. Let the companies make their money.

Fishes,
narco.

Posted by narco in Burbank on January 15, 2005 at 12:51 AM (PDT)

11

$20 bucks for a plastic case??? You know how much money they are making of these cases? A ton. They cost next to nothing to make, I was tricked into buying an iSkin once, biggest waste of money ever…... I won’t be getting any “”“case”“”” for my new shuffle.

Posted by FluidG4 on January 15, 2005 at 2:08 AM (PDT)

12

is the sport case that apple will be shipping for the ipod shuffle water proof. I mean to the extent that i can drop it in the bath and the ipod will not be subject to water damage

Posted by >nATHAN in UK on January 15, 2005 at 3:54 AM (PDT)

13

you were tricked?or you mean, you bought one?cos there is a difference. A trick is like what the homeless guy on the corner does with those 3 cups with the coin under, he puts the ocin under one, and flips them around a bit, then, yo guess which the coin was actulaly under. he’s tricked you, u dnt gues sit and he has your money.I hardly think speck products did that to you now?lolol.
Wahat you should have said is ‘i stupidly bought something that i didnt need and regret it.’.
BAM!
Dan x

Posted by Spooky2k in barry, wales on January 15, 2005 at 6:56 AM (PDT)

14

How about a screen protector? What the shuffle has no screen.

Posted by milk3pod in chicago, il on January 15, 2005 at 1:41 PM (PDT)

15

This would be similar to buying a $5,000 cover for your $25,000 automobile!  A case that costs 20% of the actual hardware is a bit pricy, no?

Posted by Obadiah on January 15, 2005 at 9:44 PM (PDT)

16

It’s just a fashion statement. No, you don’t need to protect it, but not everyone LOVES white.  I plan on getting some case, just because white is rather boring, but it won’t be a speck case.

Posted by mac-chik in San Jose, CA on January 16, 2005 at 9:14 AM (PDT)

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