thank you very much adrian, for the descriptive instructions. maybe i will end up getting one soon. hopefully iskin will address the need for an open space with their next version.

if i could get a hold of some images that show before/after, or process pictures of the cut out, i would feel a lot more confident in my purchase... still, i haven't seen any other ipod skin/cover that fits my aesthetic tastes as much, so i'll take the plunge.

Posted by eric on December 18, 2003 at 6:13 AM (PDT) Comment 21

When the Exo2 is installed on a 3rd gen iPod (40gb), can you still use the docking stand?

Posted by Ethan on December 18, 2003 at 9:52 AM (PDT) Comment 22

Not without stretching it off the bottom half of the iPod, no.

Posted by Jerrod H. on December 18, 2003 at 12:25 PM (PDT) Comment 23

i have the carbon skin and use the itrip quite a bit. my solution for now is to pull the top of the skin down over the back just a bit as if i were preparing to take the skin completely off. this allows me to connect the itrip. i'm worried this will eventually stretch the skin leaving my ipod with an ill-fitting case. griffin or somebody needs to make a tiny "itrip extender" that allows connections to most of the cases out there without have to rely on these little tricks or having to remove the ipod from it's case all together.

Posted by gogoman on December 19, 2003 at 1:40 PM (PDT) Comment 24

This thing realy rocks!

And there's a new reseler in The Netherlands.

LJS in the Hague sels these things! They have almost any type in stock!!!

I was amazed by this since Holland is such a small country, you always have to buy from stores in other countries which sucks!

Posted by Dr.Cody on December 20, 2003 at 5:54 AM (PDT) Comment 25

Where abouts in the Netherlands? Is there a shop?

Posted by -i2i- on December 20, 2003 at 7:24 AM (PDT) Comment 26

The Iskin is so cool looking. I have the ebony and it will contrast with the the white Ipod nicely.
Thank You

Posted by MC on December 20, 2003 at 12:23 PM (PDT) Comment 27

ive just ordered one for my iPod, i got it from, they give you a free waterproof bag thing for it, and its only about 12 alltogether smile
i hope its not gonna end up faulty like everyone elses :(

Posted by ThOr on December 20, 2003 at 1:23 PM (PDT) Comment 28

Only if you remove the white cover of the dock as I have or you modify the white dock case.

>>When the Exo2 is installed on a 3rd gen iPod (40gb), can you still use the docking stand?

Posted by margk on December 21, 2003 at 12:35 PM (PDT) Comment 29

I just got my Exo2, and I can't really say I'm all that pleased with it. I think it really detracts from the beauty of the iPod. I got the arctic thinking it would closely match the clean white look of my iPod, but it just looks filthy. The free case looks like somethin you would put barbie clothes in. The buttons are much more difficult to press, at least the wheel is not affected. I don't think that iSkin misled me in anyway, or any of the reviews, it's just not what I wanted. I think I'll look into a flip stand type of case. If anyone wants an arctic iSkin EXO2 let me know.

Posted by mmk01529 on December 23, 2003 at 3:12 AM (PDT) Comment 30

If you press down on the edge of the screen protector in between the stubs that seperate it from your iPod, will the screen protector's edge touch your iPod?

Posted by john on December 23, 2003 at 11:55 PM (PDT) Comment 31

john, the screen protector is very thick, and does not seem to flex at all, even after applying a 'fair' amount of force.

Posted by mmk01529 on December 24, 2003 at 3:49 AM (PDT) Comment 32

Iskin - great

Iskin customer service - lacking at BEST
Pretty bad customer service to blatently ignore customers emails, if you ask me.

Posted by crveltman on December 24, 2003 at 7:38 AM (PDT) Comment 33

I have the customer service number. I was quite frustrated with the lack of response from email. Once I got a hold of them on their phone number I was able to get them to send my missing case.

+416 9249607

Posted by gsr2is300 on December 24, 2003 at 8:17 PM (PDT) Comment 34

Does the #### #### eXo 2 have all the same features as the iSkin eXo 2? Is the only difference the covering of the buttons and scroll wheel?

What about the #### #### eXo? Is that the same as the iSkin eXo?

Posted by kira on December 26, 2003 at 8:38 AM (PDT) Comment 35

#### is releasing an exo3 in Jan

Posted by robert on December 26, 2003 at 9:52 AM (PDT) Comment 36

I read that the 4 little plastic feet on the screen protector scratches your iPod. I thought they were soft plastic feet but it seems they are hard plastic. Why would they not go the extra mile and makes a screen protector that does not scratch?

Posted by Jane on December 26, 2003 at 9:59 AM (PDT) Comment 37

The #### exo2 doesn't have all those features listed.. they still use the big bulky clips (new ones coming out soon tho) and it doesn't have the new beveled buttons and easy to access hold button. additionally ppl have said that the covered buttons are unresponsive and hard to use. #### is supposidly making an exo2 with a thinner layer of silicone.

EXO3?? already?? he just made the 2...

I have the iskin exo2. i have experienced absolutely no scratching.. i think this is mainly because the screen protector doesn't shift at all.. unless you take your finger and intentionally move the screen side to side.. and in response to your question.. i don't know.. i think they should have made it padded..

Posted by iPodFreak on December 26, 2003 at 4:11 PM (PDT) Comment 38

I have saw like 50 million diff cases and cant decide which to get. I jus want maximum protection with minimum bulk and I want it to hook on the inside of my pants pocket like a beeper would with the clip going over the outside of my pocket. If any of you have this, plz link me to where i can purchase one. Much Thanks

Posted by ammoroxieboxie on December 26, 2003 at 8:16 PM (PDT) Comment 39

If you go to you will see the low profile clip FXclip for ####'s exo and exo2. I am waiting to get one when it comes out in Jan.

Posted by Tim on December 27, 2003 at 11:36 PM (PDT) Comment 40

does anyone know where i can get such skins in switzerland?

Posted by larson on December 29, 2003 at 1:46 AM (PDT) Comment 41

So, if i buy a #### Exo2 or an Exo2 from iSkin, neither will work for the iTrip?

Posted by Erik Arveson on December 29, 2003 at 3:15 PM (PDT) Comment 42

Ok, just got my arctic eXo2. I bought it because this review seems to give it about a 7 out of 10 and everything else seems to roll around a 5.

Here are my thoughts:

1) it is a little pricey for a piece of silicone, metal clip, and a gay plastic bag, that and the shipping from iskin is expensive!

2) it does seem to collect little folacles of dirt here and there.

3)the iskin logo is annoying.

4) like everyone says, I'd have to do a chop job to get it to work with my iTrip, but since I live in Los Angeles, my iTrip is kind of a joke. Thank god I have a tape player and a cd 2 tape converter.

5) As the review mentions, the clip is slidy, but if you want to clip to the inside of a pocket or something, it's cool. You can also just do without it and pocket the thing.

5) THE GOOD NOTES: unlike some other people here, I think this is probably the sleekest least annoying case out there that protects the most. Brilliant me dropped my iPod the second day after christmas and already slightly scratched it, so I was like... I NEED A COVER. I find this one preserves the original look fairly closely, while providing a lot of protection. Even with the clip, I can still fit the thing in my pocket, every button is easy to get to, even the lock is easy, since it's stretchy silicone. I also like the flap that covers the firewire in, while annoying to handle at first, it's going to add a lot of dust protection. I'm the kinda guy that already lost the two little plastic plugs that came with my pod.

I'm of the school that believes clipping the thing to my fanny pack is just asking to be bashed by a rock, but I like clipping it to the inside of my pocket, for a little more security.

All in all, I'd say, while not perfect, this is the best thing going.

Now: I'm going back to grad school in jan, can anyone suggest a cool backpack worthy enough to carry my iPod? smile


Posted by z00story on December 31, 2003 at 1:34 PM (PDT) Comment 43


If you are not into fanny packs, (hehe) I seriously recommend Oakley bags for protection and style. They are a bit pricey, but if you look hard enough and do your research, you can get them at a good price. Personally, I have the Oakley Sandbag which is like a sling bag. I ship my Sony Clie and all its accessories as well as an emergency phone charger, an umbrella and sometimes pack my lunch with the little devil! The bag itself is not big by any means, but it rocks in my opinion. So good luck!

Back to the #### Exo2 skin, i was inches away in buying the bugger, but because of 1. the wet screen look 2. difficulty in getting to the hold button with the skin on, not to mention what if I "DON'T" want a clip? So I think I will go with your mini review and opt for a Iskin Exo2.

Thanks for the info!

Posted by Jim on January 1, 2004 at 6:32 PM (PDT) Comment 44

OOPS! the comment was meant for z00story! hehe

Posted by Jim on January 1, 2004 at 6:33 PM (PDT) Comment 45
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