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iDiddy Opticover for iPod nano now available

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By LC Angell

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Published: Friday, October 28, 2005
News Categories: iPod Accessories

Pacific Rim Marketing has added a new version of its iDiddy Opticover for the iPod nano. Made from aerospace polyurethane, self-applied covering will “protect your nano from scratches with a tough barrier so durable that it is offered for use on the front of Ferraris and Porches to protect the paint from rocks and road rash.” The clear film covers the front and back of the nano and sells for $14.95.

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1

It seems like a lot of these transparent, thin covers are popping up. Has anyone tried the opticover out? What was your impression? Did it live up to the description on the website? Crystal clear yet durable to withstand daily wear and tear?

Posted by Sacha Selim on October 28, 2005 at 5:31 PM (PDT)

2

I could not get the film to go on correctly, its a pain to put on. I gave up on the top piece, but the back piece is on with a few air bubbles. Seems very durable, but not the easiest thing to put on.

Posted by Austin Scott on November 1, 2005 at 12:16 AM (PDT)

3

I’m sorry I even bought this product. I purposely left Apple’s front plastic (film) covering on the Nano until I got the OptiCover. I had bought a silicon zCover (now there’s a great little product!) a week ago, while I was waiting for the OptiCover to ship.

Got the OptiCover package today. Read the instructions several times before installing it. Even being as careful as one can be ... it’s a nearly impossible task. Back cover went on okay. Front cover had a blemish right in the center of the Nano screen. It looked like crap. I peeled off both covers & tossed them in the trash. What a waste of time and money. I was very disappointed by this product.

If iDiddy were smart, they’d offer a service to send your iPod in & have them “professionally” install the cover.

Though if Apple used higher grade plastics on the face of these new iPods ... we wouldn’t need such “protective” products.

Posted by ButisitArt on November 1, 2005 at 7:05 PM (PDT)

4

OK, I did it on a black nano. Well, at LEAST I can say I did it, though I really don’t want to TAKE CREDIT for it. I’m not sure what’s worse: the trapped air pockets or a scratched up nano.

It’s definitely fussy to apply, and not the best looking on the black nano. Have to take your sweet time putting this stuff on, but it’s STIIL hard to get all air bubbles out from the side edges of the nano, particularly the edge that serves as the ‘spline’ that this stuff folds around (imagine a book cover). The flaws make for an amateurish look when done. The supplied squeegee helps, but folding this stuff (like you’re supposed to at the edge) simply traps too much air. The silver back looks great, however; makes me think Apple should’ve made BOTH sides of the nano with a polished silver finish.

Even on the areas where the protector cover is correctly applied to the black finish, the look of this stuff reminds me of brushed-on urethane; not exactly fitting for a high-tech product like an iPod. And the ‘sticky’ feel…can you say ‘lint magnet’?

Posted by flatline response on November 2, 2005 at 6:29 PM (PDT)

5

This product is crap. Don’t waste your money on it like I did. Save yourself the time and money. It just doesn’t work.

Posted by ThisIsJunk on December 15, 2006 at 3:16 PM (PDT)

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