I've been eying this out for a while; hopefully Tunewear makes an Icewear case for the 3G.

Posted by Elithrar on July 16, 2004 at 3:44 AM (PDT) Comment 1

does anyone know when this case will hit the US and where it will be available?

Posted by elefant on July 16, 2004 at 6:49 AM (PDT) Comment 2

:( how come ipodlounge gets one before me...give it to me! =P

Posted by ej613 on July 16, 2004 at 7:40 AM (PDT) Comment 3

I do not get what these companies see in their cases. Of all the accesories for minis, why in the world would they make a bunch of cases? I think that the don't see the reality, that minis are the least thing you would worry about getting scratched. I think they should about thinking protecting the reagular ipods, with their white plastic, and metal back. I wouldn't be that worried about a mini getting scratched because unlike the regular ipod it has a die cast metal case that is colored. The slightest scratch an a regualar ipod are noticed. I mean they can continue making these, but they should look more into cases for regulars.

Posted by M Bargo on July 16, 2004 at 8:07 AM (PDT) Comment 4

Yea. I'd totally get one of the these if they made it for the 3G iPods.

Posted by How to be freaky on July 16, 2004 at 8:55 AM (PDT) Comment 5

But the minis dent way more easily.

Posted by me on July 16, 2004 at 9:46 AM (PDT) Comment 6

I want this case so badly! Please come out soon, O icewear!

Posted by subbyjh2 on July 16, 2004 at 10:02 AM (PDT) Comment 7

i emailed them and they said they're coming out with a case for the 3g soon. yay

Posted by liz on July 18, 2004 at 5:14 AM (PDT) Comment 8

If minis dent way more easily, then why would they make rubber cases for them???

Posted by M Bargo on July 18, 2004 at 6:28 AM (PDT) Comment 9

this company is really starting to turn me off. they haven't returned any of my emails in the past month!!!

their website says they "welcome inquiries from around the world." maybe so, but they certainly don't respond to them.

Posted by elefant on July 19, 2004 at 7:53 PM (PDT) Comment 10

ok, maybe it's just ME they don't like, b/c they responded to liz's email (above)... :(

Posted by elefant on July 19, 2004 at 8:43 PM (PDT) Comment 11

Tunewear will be rolling out a version of Icewear for 3G iPod. I confirmef this via an e-mail from Tunewear founder/designer. Tunewear is planning on making Icewear available in the US Apple Stores by July.

One thing the review didn't mention was the grip of the Icewear sleeve. On the Tunewear site it show a photo of a mini iPod resting on the screen of your PowerBook, at 55-degree angle.

Can't wait to get one for my 3Gen iPod.


Posted by Rob H on July 21, 2004 at 9:01 AM (PDT) Comment 12

ok, they responded to my email! they say that icewear will be available "real soon" online and at mac outlets. they didn't comment on price though.

Posted by elefant on July 22, 2004 at 6:33 PM (PDT) Comment 13

3G? yay! but sum screen and wheel protection would be cool! (hint hint)

Posted by Christian on July 27, 2004 at 5:42 PM (PDT) Comment 14

elefant, it took them ages to reply to my email as well, so don't feel too bad raspberry

Posted by liz on July 28, 2004 at 6:32 AM (PDT) Comment 15

-> The Bad: No Click Wheel or screen protection, not the best case option for those who demand complete protection, or those without the iTrip mini.

Hmm, I wonder why this is bad, I guess complete protection is not the designers goal... and what should he make there, a flip-flop door... (uaah ugly)

I have a 3g 40 gig iPod and have a similar translucent "suit" for my iPod and I am happy to have bought it.

I only put if off the iPod for for minor cleaning reasons
and the iPod - escpecially the back - shines after a year of use as new as out of the box, without even one scratch...

Posted by eRob on July 29, 2004 at 12:18 AM (PDT) Comment 16

anyone know how someone in the us can get one of these for the mini? .thanks!

Posted by bn on August 3, 2004 at 1:11 AM (PDT) Comment 17

my name is hfo, and am the designer for TUNEWEAR.

We are almost about ready to start shipping in the US, realistically end of Aug 2004, also we are working on the 4G iPod ICEWEAR, but contrary to what I stated in some of the inquiries, 3G iPod ICEWEAR has been canned in choice of getting out the 4G version. I appologize for slow answers and if I can be of any help, email me. Products are in th US now and we are working on the final logistics. You should be able to buy direct at our online site.

I sincerly appologize for any inconviniences to all persons who wanted this pronto.

Posted by hfo on August 9, 2004 at 6:30 PM (PDT) Comment 18

hfo, thanks for the update. i'm pretty anxious to get my hands on this case.

Posted by elefant on August 10, 2004 at 11:44 AM (PDT) Comment 19

Found the product available on online store. Think they ship to internationaly. Cheers!

Posted by ahfoo on August 12, 2004 at 3:35 AM (PDT) Comment 20

i just posted this in the forums, but here it goes again...

US and Canadian ppl can now order icewear direct from tunewear's website.

Posted by elefant on August 17, 2004 at 7:43 AM (PDT) Comment 21

i ordered mine yesterday... I wonder how long will it take to ship? Is it coming from japan or is there a distributor in the states?

Posted by jg on August 19, 2004 at 8:24 AM (PDT) Comment 22

Got mine yesterday--took less than two weeks to get. Really like it. Looks better than the iSkin and offers enough protection for my needs.

Overall a great case.

Posted by BB on August 26, 2004 at 1:04 PM (PDT) Comment 23

This case would be a buy for me, but i want screen protection, and heavy drop protection, both of which my iskin mini offers, so i'm fine, but design wise, the tunewear seals the deal

Posted by teomilco on August 29, 2004 at 6:03 PM (PDT) Comment 24

ICEWEAR-I think it is worth reiterating what was mentioned in the review. I bought one of these about 2 weeks ago and on the whole I am very impressed with its look and feel with this case. But, the protection around the top and top edge is pretty much non existant. I lightly bumped the top corner of of the ipod (in the case) and it chipped the aluminium. The silicone is very flimsy at the top edge and really only offers very modereate protection. I am getting rid of it! Lesson well learned for me, function first then looks.

Posted by Crabolsky on September 22, 2004 at 3:48 AM (PDT) Comment 25
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