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Proporta offers three cases for 2G iPod shuffle


Proporta has announced three new protective cases for Apple’s second-generation iPod shuffle. The company’s Steel Sleeve (shown) features metal construction and is available in metallic black, metallic purple, metallic blue, metallic green, metallic pink, metallic red, silver and white. The Silicone Sleeve is made from silicone and comes in white, pink, blue, black and green. Proporta’s Crystal Sleeve is made of polycarbonate plastic and comes in clear, black, blue, pink and red. Each case sells for $9 and will ship before the end of the month.

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Now I’ve seen everything.

This just goes to show how limitless the peripheral business is.

Posted by Saffire on November 10, 2006 at 12:00 PM (CST)


Ok, so its not overpriced, which is good.

I looked at the pictures and concluded that the way you attach this thing it’s more likey to scatch the metal casing more than anything else and as for the impact resistance, wouldnt the shuffle absorb the impact since the case relies on its structure?

Posted by moo on November 10, 2006 at 12:03 PM (CST)


I think cases, as a peripheral market, make sense because people want to protect their player.  It’s the other ridiculous stuff, like the breathalyzer or flashlight peripherals, that make me laugh.  Nothing wrong with a $9 case that comes in three different materials and multiple colors.  If you think that metallic case is going to hurt your shuffle, get the silicone case.  I bet you $9 that a case-protected shuffle will survive more incidental drops than a shuffle without a case

Posted by i_got_case on November 10, 2006 at 12:40 PM (CST)


Yeah…we need a metal case to protect the….um….metal.

Posted by cannon on November 10, 2006 at 1:17 PM (CST)


This case is great.  I am already looking forward to an additional case that can protect this beatiful case that can protect my new shuffle.

Posted by cccccrazy on November 10, 2006 at 1:24 PM (CST)


Pardon me from being cynical, but does this case have an actual practical application? It seems that all spills onto the shuffle will negotiate around the case, and all “drops from a great height” would have the same affect with or without the case.

It simply serves as an aesthetic product, and not a particularly desirable one at that. But for those that are thinking of purchasing one, good luck to you.

Posted by neb on November 10, 2006 at 1:53 PM (CST)


are we sick and tired of useless cases by now?

but darn it, it looks kind of nice though!

Posted by caz on November 11, 2006 at 1:39 PM (CST)


this is kinda like a car bra which you buy to keep your car good looking, but using it makes your car look dumb for as long as you own it.

Posted by jac on November 12, 2006 at 4:48 AM (CST)


I bet these people think a $40 extended warranty on a shuffle is a good deal as well.

Posted by jason on November 12, 2006 at 7:51 AM (CST)


Ok now i think i have figured out why you buy a case for the shuffle. It’s to protect the screen from scratching right?? :P

the case market for ipods will go the way of the dodo

I remember when mobiles first came out and everyone ran out and bought expensive leather cases for their phones. Now no one bothers because they know they will only have their phone for a year or 2 so who cares how scratched it gets at least it will look like it was meant to while i have it.

I think i might get plastic covers for my jeans so that they retain that just bought look whenever i take the covers off

Posted by Funky Love Bunny on November 12, 2006 at 8:51 AM (CST)


This is an impractical accessory. How would you charge or sync the shuffle 2? The case would need to be taken off for charging because iPod cradle slot is tight.

Posted by podster1 on November 12, 2006 at 11:50 AM (CST)


It does seem a bit ridiculous to have a case for the shuffle, but I can see it if you want to change the color (because while the silver is okay, it’s kind of blah).

Posted by Ayala on November 12, 2006 at 2:52 PM (CST)


Well im intending to get a plastic case or a silicone one as my shuffle appears to be made of a slightly hard cheese even me being anally protective over it and i mean very carful its got two small dings on it already and im not best pleased so i think a case is a good idea for some people such as myself.

Some may argue whats the point spending money on a £55 ipod when its so cheap to replace well i like my toys looking perfect at all times, so i fail to see why its wrong to spend an extra five or so on a protective sleeve.

Posted by Johnathan on November 14, 2006 at 12:28 PM (CST)

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