I think you guys got a bad exo3... Most fit very nicely!
-I love my clear one...

Posted by Mijman2 on June 7, 2004 at 1:25 PM (PDT) Comment 1

the fit improves if you powder them with baby powder or talc - massively improves the feel, and response, and fit. Slides on like a glove.

(god sounds liek we are talking condoms here)

Posted by Jen Segrest on June 8, 2004 at 8:46 PM (PDT) Comment 2

Yes, Jen is right. Also give it some time to form around the iPod. It will fit like a glove.

Posted by coolpepper43 on June 9, 2004 at 10:49 PM (PDT) Comment 3

I've ordered one of these but not received it yet. I ordered an ishade to go with it. Can someone confirm whether or not ishades work with it or not as #### says they do.

If they don't work with it, how exactly do they not work?


Posted by mads on June 10, 2004 at 2:51 AM (PDT) Comment 4

Jeremy, once again thank you for very much for your professional review and pictures I hope one day to match these crisp clear images. If your reviews are syndicated please let me know I would like to buy them for my upcoming website.

Re exo3: as mentioned by someone else you will find that exo3 will form to your iPod if you let it sit for about 60 minutes. The reason is that this type of silicone has excellent memory but because of it softness it needs time to come back to shape, this combined with the thinness requires some practice to put it on. I hope to get some pictures up on my site to help and after this explanation you will understand why I am an artist and not a writer. Briefly what you have to do is reverse the case by pulling the bottom of the case through the screen opening then position the bottom of your iPod fitting it to the 2 bottom reversed corners then slowly work the case over your iPod as the case and iPod go through the screen opening then pull the top of exo3 over your iPod. The case is now ready for the final fit, this is done by pinching the skin and pull it away from your iPod then release it, keep doing this over the areas where the fit is not right. This will allow air to get in between your iPod and the case and it will start to fit correctly. It is import to position the screen opening correctly over your iPod screen and the menu buttons covering over the menu and the same with the scroll wheel without stretch it to make it fit (use the pinch method). Then start positioning the front, working your way to the edges then to the bottom and top opening for your earphone, hold and sync. Then you can massage the case into place. Once the fit is close let it sit for a while and it will start to return to the mold form which is a perfect fit to your iPod. You will be surprised at how tight it will get. Exo3mini is that much easier to put on because of the iPod mini metal finish which does not cling as much as the iPod plastic finish. Screen protection will follow with an Xrap made for ipod in the 0.15mm thickness, the current Xrap for iPod mini is 0.3mm thick. TPU is my preferred method of protecting the screen because of it excellent scratch resistant properties. Most TPU screen protector will keep on ticking well after your iPod plays its last tune. I hope I have not confused you too much and promise to put up some pictures to show you how to put on the case and how to clean it.

Posted by Lajo on June 10, 2004 at 4:00 AM (PDT) Comment 5

What happened to the pictures? They changed.

Posted by coolpepper43 on June 10, 2004 at 10:37 AM (PDT) Comment 6

Your new pictures are a good example of what some of the problems people have with exo3. The first thing to do is make sure that the screen open lines up. In your picture the bottom right overlaps the screen. The next thing is make sure the menu buttons and control wheel line up. Once you do this and form the rest of the case with the pinch and pull method you will have a perfect fit. The bottom sync opening will form tight to your iPod in about 60 minutes. Tomorrow morning when you wake up to your iPod you will be amazed at how skin tight it is.

When you have a chance you should do a review on Xrap. This is one product that I think will be one of the most useful products. It is like a wrap around PDA screen protector. My TPU factory did a really good job on it and I am very picky. To remove it you just have to hold it in your hand and push on the bottom and iPod mini will slid right out. Xrap for iPod 3rd gen will not work as easily as does iPodmini because of the smooth plastic case but we are working on it.

Once again thank you for these new pictures it give everyone a good opportunity to see one of the problems that can be easily fixed when putting on my exo3 case.

Posted by Lajo on June 10, 2004 at 3:28 PM (PDT) Comment 7

They really need to put a note up on the exo3 page about the screen protectors not working. I was expecting something similar to a PDA screen protector, and purchased 4 of them to go with my two exo3 cases. Not much use for them now!

Overall I like the exo3 (after powdering it) but not as much as the zip case which I also have.

Posted by m00j on June 11, 2004 at 8:17 PM (PDT) Comment 8

try taping the iShade to the iPod. i have a black exo3 and a iShade and i just tape the iShade to the iPod. Ive had mine for about three months and i dont use it anymore, just too loose and difficult to use. Wouldn't buy one again.

Posted by joel smith on June 12, 2004 at 5:50 PM (PDT) Comment 9

If the case fit tighter to your iPod would this make a difference? In other words you like a thin case but you want a tighter fit. Or is it that the idea of a thin case although at first glance seems good but a thicker case is better?

Posted by Lajo on June 12, 2004 at 7:31 PM (PDT) Comment 10

Hated mine. While it offered good scratch protection, the included spring clip is weak. Several times it would just pop out of my pocket. Last time it happened, I got to send my pod back to Apple for replacement. The case is now history

Posted by Owen Copeland on June 13, 2004 at 6:02 AM (PDT) Comment 11

What is everyone talking about? ####'s cases are of the highest quality of the silicone cases on the market. I love my 7 #### cases! They were worth every penny.

Posted by coolpepper43 on June 13, 2004 at 3:15 PM (PDT) Comment 12

All belt clip users should use a bungee to protect them from accidental drops. My SWVclip belt clip is designed to work on your belt and not on your pocket. It has a hock to hold onto your belt but this hook is useless if you use it on your pocket but a bungee would have saved you a lot of pain. My new TwistClip is designed for those who need more than just a standard belt clip, it has 3 types of clips, one of them you can use on your pocket, jogging short and TwistClip will also work with other soft cases like DLO, evo etc.

Posted by Lajo on June 13, 2004 at 3:37 PM (PDT) Comment 13

#### I am using your twist clip with my iSkin mini and it works like a dream. The clip that came along with the case is ok but I never felt secure until I started using your clip. You should get more information up on your site, very few people know about the features of twist clip. I saw your ad in MacWorld and I decide to buy it because of some of a problem I had with the iSkin clip. Also you need more information about your mini cases, there are a lot of people out there who do not know about but read MacWorld. The lounge has some good reviews about your cases and that helps but you got to get your site together. Once again thanks for a great product. I will buy one of your cases soon.

Posted by Tim on June 14, 2004 at 12:23 AM (PDT) Comment 14

I received my exo3 today, washed it and put talc on the inside and outside, then put it on as #### described above.

It's fits perfectly on my 30gb, not loose anywhere. I love it!

The only problem it that the new ishades don't work with it at all as they just slide around, this is a real pain as I bought a nice rose ishade to use with it.

Luckily, I've got a couple of clear ishades and an indigo ishade which I used with my original exo and these stick to the ipod's screen better and therefore work ok.

####, I wrote a review for your indigo ishade when you were offering test drives last year. I'd be interested in test driving the new Xrap for 3rd gen ipod when you have produced some prototypes. Please send me a pm if you'd like me to do this.



Posted by madsclewis on June 14, 2004 at 2:37 AM (PDT) Comment 15

Nice to read some positive feedback.

Tim you should buy a bungee as added protection. For a couple of dollars you will have peace of mind.

madsclewis, I never tried talc or baby powder but I assume they help subdue some of that stickiness on the inside of the exo3 case and that would make it much easier to slip on your iPod although you would not need to use them with your iPod mini. I am trying to put something together so that reviewers can self server and pick an choose what they want to review. I am not there yet. Which site do you write reviews for?

Posted by Lajo on June 14, 2004 at 6:01 AM (PDT) Comment 16

Hi ####

I wrote a review on the forums here of the ishade you sent me and the exo case I had purchased. It was under my old registration name which I lost when the site went down a few months ago. I've only just got round to re-registering.

I'm not a professional writer, just somebody who loves their ipod and everything to do with it!

Please send me a pm if you'd like me to review anything.



Posted by madsclewis on June 14, 2004 at 7:00 AM (PDT) Comment 17

Maybe I'm crazy, but I'm having trouble with the silicone sticking to the control buttons. Also, I'm having response trouble with the buttons...the wheel works great, but more often than not I get no response from the button, push it a second time, pinch it away from the button, and then push it again.

Is it just the humid Georgia weather, or does eveyone have this problem?

Posted by kdavies on June 14, 2004 at 8:59 AM (PDT) Comment 18

If you have one of the older cases you may have this problem, the new cases have a thinner cover over the menu buttons resolved that problem. When did you buy your case?

Posted by Lajo on June 14, 2004 at 5:30 PM (PDT) Comment 19

I bought it in the last few weeks.

Posted by kdavies on June 15, 2004 at 6:24 AM (PDT) Comment 20

If you bought it from us then you have the latest case. The way you can tell is to check the thickness of the menu buttom cover and compare it to the touch wheel, it should be the same.

If it is the same thickness have a friend try it to see if it responds the same way as it does for you. You should reset the response level of your menu buttons. If all fails it it time to get a refund.

Posted by Lajo on June 15, 2004 at 10:50 PM (PDT) Comment 21

I purchased it from an online store. Looks like it's the older one, as the menu buttons are thicker. I may try one of the newer ones and see if I like it better. It does protect it very very well!

Posted by kdavies on June 16, 2004 at 5:13 AM (PDT) Comment 22

What color is the exoflip in the review? It doesn't look quite like any of the sample colors on ####' site.

Is there any way to tell which colors are translucent like that, and which ones are opaque?

Posted by Jeff on June 16, 2004 at 1:09 PM (PDT) Comment 23


Got a quick question for the exoflp. Are you able to access the dock connection without flipping the skin open (like the older exo's), or do you have to flip it open? Thanks!

Posted by truth on June 16, 2004 at 2:05 PM (PDT) Comment 24

Truth, what are you talking about? The exoflp is the only dockable exo case. If you are asking does the exoflip have a hole for bottom connection access, then yes, like all of the exos. The thing that makes the exoflp so special is that it can dock by flipping the bottom.

Posted by coolpepper43 on June 16, 2004 at 4:43 PM (PDT) Comment 25
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