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Proporta intros cases for 2G iPod nano, shuffle

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Proporta has announced two upcoming cases for the second-generation iPod nano and one new case for the second-generation iPod shuffle. The Alu-Crystal Case for the new nano is made out of aluminum and crystal-clear polycarbonate, while the Silicone Dual case for the nano features two layers of impact protection and color. The Aluminum Sleeve for the second-generation shuffle is a simple aluminum case available in five colors. Pricing and availability were not announced.

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1

I seriously think this new shuffle doesn’t need a case. What do others think?

Posted by Countach on September 15, 2006 at 10:44 PM (CDT)

2

I would think there is still a need to cover the click wheel since sweat can get into that—but this case wont help with that…

Posted by Marc on September 16, 2006 at 12:39 AM (CDT)

3

Countach,

I’m with you…simply purchase the bloody shuffle and run it into the ground as there going to be little to no resale value for a shuffle anyway you look at it. Knowing that—throw it, step on it, scuff it—but most of all use it for what it is worth. Case? We don’t need no stinkin’ cases!

Posted by FahrenheiPod 451 on September 16, 2006 at 2:25 AM (CDT)

4

LOL   I’m with y’all. Hey, buy this aluminum case to cover your - umm - aluminum Shuffle. That’s a lot of aluminuminuminum…..

Posted by Laer on September 16, 2006 at 4:18 AM (CDT)

5

I don’t see why you would want to use a case on the Shuffle unless you want a different color.

Posted by Bad Beaver on September 16, 2006 at 7:43 AM (CDT)

6

The 2G shuffle doesn’t need a case at all. The 2G nano doesn’t need a case either, except a screen cover film might be a good idea.  The anodised aluminium is very resistant to scratches.  It also provides a bit more shock protection than the polycarbonate plastic of previous models.

I think the anodised aluminium is the best new feature.  It’s what I really loved about the iPod mini, although I never owned one.

Posted by Jake on September 16, 2006 at 1:20 PM (CDT)

7

I agree with all your comments,however, I do like that case…

Posted by Me2 on September 16, 2006 at 4:34 PM (CDT)

8

I also agree with all of the previous posts, but a different color choice may be worth the money in time.

Posted by andrew Chasnoff on September 16, 2006 at 9:05 PM (CDT)

9

Come on its only £5.00 and its going to add some protection to a device which frankly given its size could do with some in case you dropped it. Also for the money the customiseation element is fairly reasonably priced.

Posted by Johnathan on September 17, 2006 at 5:47 AM (CDT)

10

thier logo reminds me of the vaja one

Posted by supernyk992 on September 17, 2006 at 9:44 PM (CDT)

11

Jake: How would you know if they don’t need a case or not if you never owned one?

Everyone says the nano and shuffle don’t need a case, but thats simply not true.

Drop it on cement one time and it will change your mind.

Posted by Wade on September 18, 2006 at 2:59 PM (CDT)

12

The colour definitely looks cool on the picture tho. Anybody with me? Kinda reminds me like the mobile phone interchageable covers.


But whether it looks good when fitted inside an actual 2G shuffle w/o any awkward increase in size and bulkiness, we can only tell later.

But still, cases and skins are here to stay regardless whether it is the fragile 1G Nano or the new anodized 2G nano. Why? Because 3rd party vendors (and even Apple) know this is a darn blardy easy way to make $. Silicone case retailing at US$10 and still selling like hotcakes? Do you know how cheap those silicones are? US$0.50?

Posted by Andy See on September 18, 2006 at 7:49 PM (CDT)

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