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iDisguise intros theft deterrent iPod cases

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By LC Angell

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Published: Monday, November 6, 2006
News Categories: iPod Accessories

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iDisguise has introduced a new line of iPod cases designed to deter theft. The iDisguise anti-theft cases are made to look like candy tins and hold 1G and 2G iPod nanos securely. “While other iPod security products call attention to the device, iDisguise aims to avoid it,” explains the company. “By disguising your gear in what seems to be a candy tin, it will not appear to be something worth stealing.” The iDisguise cases are available in Wintergreen and Peppermint designs and sell for $11 each.

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1

Don’t you think the earbud wires coming out of the tin would be a dead giveaway?

Posted by AuntyLaura on November 6, 2006 at 8:12 AM (PDT)

2

From iDisguise.com:

Q: Why don’t iDisguise cases have a hole on the side for headphone input or charging?
A: Because if someone saw you listening or charging your iDisguise case, they would then know what to steal. It would defeat the purpose of a disguise case. iDisguise is meant to deter theft when the device is not in use (stored in your backpack, car, dorm room, locker, etc.).

Posted by PJ on November 6, 2006 at 8:26 AM (PDT)

3

From the photos on their site there is no hole for the earbud wires. These appear to be merely foam lined candy tins. For $4.00 you can do the same thing with an empty Altoids tin and get the mints too!

Posted by rgreen on November 6, 2006 at 8:27 AM (PDT)

4

hahaha…“expose yourself no longer”. classic.

Posted by powerbook 12 & 17 on November 6, 2006 at 8:31 AM (PDT)

5

I always say to myself, “If I’m rifling through someone’s backpack looking for stuff to steal, I’m definitely taking the mints.”  This should make stealing thos mints that much more important.  Thanks iDisguise.  Now, if they would only invent the “Etymotic Baggie” to disguise earphones.

Posted by genius on November 6, 2006 at 8:39 AM (PDT)

6

Wouldn’t a tampon box work better as a deterrent?

Posted by snufflelufugus on November 6, 2006 at 8:41 AM (PDT)

7

Or how about a box of hemorrhoid wipes?

Posted by a3rdleg on November 6, 2006 at 8:48 AM (PDT)

8

Now, this has me thinking - what’s the ultimate theft deterrent?

A ZUNE !

Yes, why not make a zune-shaped iPod box.  Who the hell in their right mid would want to steal a zune?

Posted by Dopial on November 6, 2006 at 9:07 AM (PDT)

9

another lame product I’ve ever seen recently. if you so, you just use spare empty box like that.

Posted by edward on November 6, 2006 at 9:43 AM (PDT)

10

My perfect theft deterrent: an old Cassete case, as a 60GB 5G iPod fits perfectly inside one of those (as long as it’s properly modded, by removing the “head pins”), and a big, bulky Sony Walkman to go with it… Most thieves would steal the Walkman and leave the tape, right? wink

Posted by Mainyehc in Lisbon, Portugal on November 6, 2006 at 9:51 AM (PDT)

11

The ultimate theft deterrent: the bad breath you get from buying one of these empty tins!

Or, better yet, you keep the mints in with the iPod, to hide it even better.

At least they’re not charging too much, though I wouldn’t pay more than about $5 for it.

Pete

Posted by pete on November 6, 2006 at 10:30 AM (PDT)

12

Complaint and then complain followed by complaint. And in closing, a complaint.

Posted by unreal on November 6, 2006 at 11:26 AM (PDT)

13

thats funny, i use to have this camera, a pentax optio and part of the advertising campaign was that “it was so small it could fit in an altoids can”  well it did, i mean it was almost the exact dementions of an altoids tin, so i lined it with cloth and used it as the cameras case, thinking that it would keep the camera safe…

Posted by christ on November 6, 2006 at 12:54 PM (PDT)

14

not a bad idea except i personally would steal the mints. i like mints. also, it’s way too easy to make yourself. if i felt i needed one that badly i’d just buy some altoids.

Posted by Papa Hobo on November 6, 2006 at 2:02 PM (PDT)

15

This is clearly a ripoff of the Altoids mod for the Creative Zen Micro.

Posted by Eric on November 6, 2006 at 3:42 PM (PDT)

16

Screw this “theft” deterrant… I know from personal experiance that thieves always steal the candy to. Like when my car stereo got jacked… they also took my skittles and snickers bar… if I had mints they would have taken that too! i second the box of tampons idea.

Posted by Glorybox3737 on November 6, 2006 at 4:27 PM (PDT)

17

What about a hollowed-out book?  Something like “The Secrets Of Hungarian Cabinet Making” by Clark Griswold. Ohh! Ohh! To really add a bit of apprehension to the left, you can use a hollowed-out copy of the satanic bible!!! “BACK OFF MAN, I’M THE DEVIL!”

Posted by Robert McQueen - Corpus Christi TX on November 9, 2006 at 3:55 AM (PDT)

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