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Rhino Skin announces iPod mini aluminum hardcase

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Wednesday, May 12, 2004
News Categories: iPod Accessories

picRhino Skin, makers of PDA hardcases, has released a new aluminum hardcase for the iPod mini. The anodized aluminum hardcase features cushioned neoprene interior, access to all function buttons, Rhinoclip removable post and belt clip system, and a Stuffbak Loss Protection Service label. The new case costs $34.95 and Rhino Skin is now accepting pre-orders for June delivery.

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Comments

1

Slick!

Posted by mongoos150 on May 12, 2004 at 9:18 PM (PDT)

2

Heres the pics -
http://www.saunders-usa.com/images/00453.gif
http://www.saunders-usa.com/images/00453_open_popup.gif
http://www.saunders-usa.com/images/00453_top_popup.gif
http://www.saunders-usa.com/images/00453cat.gif

Looks nice, but I don’t have an ipon mini. I wonder how hot a regular ipod would run in something like that.

Posted by Joey on May 12, 2004 at 9:35 PM (PDT)

3

Thanks, mongooos150, for posting pics.  Their site doesn’t allow access without accepting cookies, something that, as a web designer and businessman, I can never undertand….

The case does look slick, but doesn’t appear to allow access to the touch wheel, unless I’m not seeing something…

Posted by danielo l'orange in Boise, Idaho, USA on May 12, 2004 at 9:57 PM (PDT)

4

Maybe ‘function buttons’ means the ones on top, cause I’m not seeing an outlet for the ones on the front.

Posted by Prudence in Somerville, MA on May 13, 2004 at 3:33 AM (PDT)

5

The whole purpose of the iPod Mini is to show it off, basically ‘cause the colors… It’s alum surface is far more resistent than the any of the iPods… WHY will you use something that it’s not friendly regarding controls and completely hide your “cool” iPod Mini?

Posted by elwilly on May 13, 2004 at 4:41 AM (PDT)

6

This case would be usefull if you were tossing it in your schoolbag.  As “cool” as the iPod mini is, it is still an electronic device not made to take all kinds of impact.

Mike

Posted by Mike on May 13, 2004 at 5:12 AM (PDT)

7

It is a nice case, but there really is no “access” to all the controls.  All of the controls are on the front, and that whole front is covered up.  It is still a nice looking case though.

Posted by Asian_N02 in Delaware on May 13, 2004 at 5:32 AM (PDT)

8

Why not leave the iPod mini in the original box?  Safe and sound in there.

I keep mine in a Sentry:

http://www.sentrysafe.com/Products.asp?r=1&s=5

Posted by http://homepagemac.com/cherrypop/ on May 13, 2004 at 7:29 AM (PDT)

9

Why can’t they make a case similar to this for the 3G iPod?  I want a case where you can at least see what’s on the screen that protects it well.  You can’t do that with the iPod Armor.  You have to open the sucker up, which can be a pain.

Posted by JBF on May 13, 2004 at 9:51 AM (PDT)

10

Is someone going to make a titanium case that protects the aluminum case that protects the iPod’s aluminum case?

Posted by P on May 13, 2004 at 10:56 AM (PDT)

11

Looks like one of those big metal face protectors people use when working with fire/explosives. But…as for “P” ‘s comment…people use these when doing heavy sports with there iPods.

Posted by Boaguy on May 14, 2004 at 7:40 PM (PDT)

12

hmm i sence a lot of sarcasam here!!!!


but the safe idea in the original box is a good idea….just remember to keep the shrink wrapping on!

Posted by rivlinm on May 15, 2004 at 2:25 PM (PDT)

13

I actually like the idea of a hard case for the mini. But I would want one that is completely closed on the front and has openings just on the top and bottom for play through. I would use such a case so that I could just drop my mini in my bag when I’m either not listening to it, or when I’m listening but not fiddling with it. If I’m sitting down where I could access the clickwheel and screen, I could open it up. It should, of course, open from the side rather than the top so as not to get in the way of ports. One final problem I have with the case pictured is the enormous logo. Doesn’t fit the iPod aesthetic at all.

Posted by elo on May 17, 2004 at 8:55 PM (PDT)

14

Is the ipod mini Good?

Posted by Mark on July 17, 2004 at 6:45 AM (PDT)

15

I like the post about protecting the alluminum case with an alluminum case with a titanium case… my thoughts exactly.  Perhaps they should make an alluminum case to protect the iPods that dont have one already???  I like Rhino cases for Ipaq etc… I wish they would make one for my 3G iPod.

Posted by Mike on August 9, 2004 at 11:12 AM (PDT)

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