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Reader Review:  iSkin eXo case

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Tuesday, October 21, 2003
News Categories: iPod Accessories

iLounger ‘alpower’ has posted a review of the iSkin eXo case and accessories along with other useful information related to iPod.

“Overall I highly rate this case, having used it both at work, cycling off-road, and generally out and about. While I generally take care of the iPod and tend not to drop it anyway, this does give one a bit more reassurance from knocks, and keeps the iPod very clean and scratch free.”

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Comments

1

i agree… the exo and #### rock.  the 2 for 1 is a great deal.

the only negative is the dust that the exo attracts.  that gets pretty annoying.

Posted by Box on October 21, 2003 at 12:40 PM (PDT)

2

I was one of the lucky ones who won an iSkin eXo right here on ipodlounge.com! As soon as I got it, I threw off my $45 iPaq from Booq and sliped on this simple skin and window protector. This is by far the best way to protect your entire iPod and still let the world know that you have the worlds coolest mp3 player. It’s strong, study and extra thick. It never moves and stays in perfect place all the time. I love that it doesn’t disquise the iPod in any way. The clip works good, the cut out’s match perfectly to the buttons too. Less is more when it comes to an iPod case. And this one is the best in my opinion. I would have paid $45 for this one in a second.

Posted by ntljr in Woodland Hills, CA on October 21, 2003 at 1:51 PM (PDT)

3

It’s a very good case, by many accounts the best out there.  But it could be improved.  I for one would like a little more impact protection in the form of thicker edges and corners.  That would protect it from accidental drops without making to thick overall.  But that’s my only gripe, otherwise it’s perfect.

Posted by Byron on October 21, 2003 at 4:11 PM (PDT)

4

I won one of them on this site also, but i already had one smile

I also have a review ready, it should be on the site in a few days smile

Posted by fnarfy in j on October 21, 2003 at 4:17 PM (PDT)

5

YUCK!!!  The iSkin is the worst product ever!!!  First off - the plastic screen cover is UGLY!!!  It stickts to the screen on some spot and not on others (real annoying).  Second, the sticky rubber material collects a lot of dust and is prone to dirt, lucky me - I got the white.  And last but not the least, the hassle of charging it on a dock - it looks like a weird tumor growth in the back of the iPod.  Yuck!!!  Yuck!!!  Yuck!!!  I had to do surgery and take that tumor OUT!!!  I think my iPod thanked me afterwards, cuz when I played my library on random, the first song that played was Thank You by Natalie Merchant.  So there, even the iPod hates it!!!

Posted by Roan Pastor on October 21, 2003 at 6:28 PM (PDT)

6

lol

Posted by fnarfy in j on October 21, 2003 at 6:34 PM (PDT)

7

How easy is it to use the dock with this case? I use a dock in my car and I’m looking for a case which I can pull my ipod in and out of the dock a few times a day.

Posted by Rich on October 21, 2003 at 9:10 PM (PDT)

8

Rich,
It’s pretty easy to use it, but then I don’t mind slipping off the case as in the pictures in my review above. You can get cases that hinge at the bottom to make this easier if this troubles you. For my home use I don’t mind using it, but in a car it might be slightly more inconveniencing: I suggest you look at the speck one:
REVIEW
http://www.powerbookcentral.com/columns/kravitz/ipodcases.shtml
SITE
http://www.speckproducts.com/

Haven’t tried it but it looks like it would be easier to dock quickly, though being less of a snug fit. Re the dust comment, I see the eXo as a protective skin, rather than a heavy duty case. If I’m going to use it in dusty dirty places I put it in the plastic case and use the remote, or would look at getting a heavier duty protective case. It’s all about finding a balance of usability and practicality dependant on your intended use! :o)

HTH
alpower

Posted by alpower on October 21, 2003 at 11:15 PM (PDT)

9

He likes musicmatch?

... :|

Posted by stasyna on October 22, 2003 at 7:09 AM (PDT)

10

whats wrong with it? And can you reccomend anything with better tagging features as an alternative then, if its sooo bad? smile I’m always open to trying different stuff out…
alpower

Posted by alpower on October 22, 2003 at 10:53 PM (PDT)

11

Musicbrainz

http://www.musicbrainz.org

Posted by fnarfy in j on October 23, 2003 at 3:17 AM (PDT)

12

The dust catching aspects of the cover are an issue—if you put it in your work bag or a coat pocket, it picks up all the dust and crud in there. Pehaps I’ll use my “iskin-enabled” ipod as a $500 lint roller next time I put on a suit.

It actually is a very good case, as was proven to me yesterday when I accidentally dropped the ipod from waist height. No scratches or anything and the ‘pod seemed to work just fine.

That said, I was very put off by the fact that the first iSkins (including mine) were delivered nearly two months after they were originally promised (I made my displeasure pretty well known around these parts, too). I think it’s “cute” that they’re offering a 2for1 deal now “to make up for it,” but gee, that doesn’t affect any of us who already purchased one and had to do the waiting, eh?

Posted by Dolt on October 23, 2003 at 4:59 AM (PDT)

13

For those of you haveing issues with docking your iPod with the iSkin on, why not just simply remove the firewire from the dock, and attach it directly to the iPod, negating the need to remove the iSkin?  I mean, I suppose you don’t get to use the wonderful dock all the time, but if the end results is the same…what’s the diff?  wink

Posted by RB on October 28, 2003 at 6:52 AM (PDT)

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