Looks awesome. I wish they'd make a truly waterproof case, though. This "water resistant" business is getting on my nerves.

Posted by Joshdude on February 22, 2005 at 9:11 PM (PDT) Comment 1

They did, dude.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz on February 22, 2005 at 9:16 PM (PDT) Comment 2

the only thing they have to do now is make a large version of that to fit the 4G's. you'd think they would have done it for the 4G cases before the mini. oh well.

Posted by smocioth on February 22, 2005 at 10:37 PM (PDT) Comment 3

umm they did make a larger version for the 4g.

Posted by gorbadiron on February 23, 2005 at 2:59 AM (PDT) Comment 4

But they didn't make a fully waterproof for the larger version.

Posted by GiPhoto on February 23, 2005 at 3:29 AM (PDT) Comment 5

they only ever call them water resistant because if it leaks then thay are liable for the damage if they call it water proof.even on the back of watches they always say water resistant to XX meters not water proof .its very difficult to make something the size of a ipod water resistant to depth without making it massive.

Posted by Gore on February 23, 2005 at 8:44 AM (PDT) Comment 6

Ahhhh, the infamous Achilles' heel--the belt clip.

Posted by FahrenheiPod 451 on February 23, 2005 at 12:06 PM (PDT) Comment 7

that would be the Achilles' Tendon

Posted by M Bargo on February 23, 2005 at 8:11 PM (PDT) Comment 8

Yes but wasn't it the heel that his mother forgot to dip in the pool so thus he died from an injury to it?

Posted by greencoffeebean on February 24, 2005 at 3:32 PM (PDT) Comment 9

Not that this thread isn't fascinating and witty, but if anybody has practical experience with headphones for doing laps I'd be most interested to hear about it. The review itself is a little vague in this regard.

Posted by DannyBoyNYC on February 25, 2005 at 6:24 AM (PDT) Comment 10

H20Audio has a sweet-looking pair of headphones:

They aren't available through the site, and the link to these that had been on the site mysteriously disappeared.

My friend called the OtterBox folks to see if they couldn't get these 'phones for themselves to sell with the oPod but so far they haven't been successful.

Oddly enough, the day my friend called was the day the headphones vanished from the h2oAudio site.

Anyway, I would love to by the oPod from Otterbox and have been planning on it for a long time (they're the reason I got an iPod to begin with!), but I just CAN'T justify doing it until I find some decent headphones.

I have scoured the internet and the ear buds are the only ones I've seen - and from what I have read they aren't worth the $25.

I hope someone figures this out soon - otherwise my iPod purchase will have been a waste!

Posted by ZipperJJ on February 28, 2005 at 7:50 AM (PDT) Comment 11

has anyone had a problem with closing and fastening the 4g otterbox - mine does not fasten close.

Posted by hseam on March 2, 2005 at 6:55 PM (PDT) Comment 12

My sister jsut got her's and I checked out today at lunch. The oPod for the mini is MUCH better than the 4g oPod in my opinion. With the mini version they totally solved the use of aftermarket headphones and any stress that might be put on the jack of the iPod. The only thing my sister and I both didn't like about the oPod mini was the distance between the click wheel and it's cover, not the eaiest to use, you have to apply a fait amount of pressure to get contact. Other than that, it's great! Now oPod needs to redesign the 4G one to work like the mini oPod, then I'd get one. All clear body with the mini style built in jack is perfect.

Posted by cthomasian on March 16, 2005 at 1:17 PM (PDT) Comment 13

I just got off the phone with Otter. Sounds like a 4G ipod is coming in May or June. It will fit all ipod versions, including photo. Appearently the headphone jack issue will be engineered correctly as well. They hinted that the price will stay around $50.00.

I can't wait.

Posted by trailgrass on March 17, 2005 at 8:51 AM (PDT) Comment 14

Looks sweet....just what I need to pass the time lap swimming.

Question: I got an ipod shuffle....would I be able to pop my shuffle into this case. It looks like a toss up because the ipod mini's audio jack is skewed very close to the edge, whereas the shuffle's jack is more centered.

Yeah, yeah, I know...."why don't you just buy an ipod mini?" Cuz I like doing things the hard way :p

Posted by idannyshuffle on April 1, 2005 at 7:12 PM (PDT) Comment 15

idannyshuffle. Check out the otterbox website. They have a downloadable PDF file that shows a fully submersible version for the shuffle coming soon. Looks kind of sweet.

Posted by SnippyHippie on July 7, 2005 at 10:18 AM (PDT) Comment 16

Click on this link. Maybe this'll help you out idanny.

Posted by SnippyHippie on July 7, 2005 at 10:20 AM (PDT) Comment 17

It's a good thing that Otter offer a lifetime warranty, I have now gone through about ten belt clips in 18 months, they consistently shear off at the point that the clip doubles over and goes over your belt - for some reason instead of being a solid piece, this section of the clip divides into two parallel strips.
Once one side has broken the other goes quickly. The weight of the otter box means that when it falls out of your pocket (while you are waiting for a replacemnt clip) and it will, because it's too bulky to stay in a fleece/hoody pocket, the subsequent tug as the unit reaches the bottom of the earphone wire will a) hurt your ears and b) break your earphones. - I've probably broken half a dozen or more pairs that way.
The membrane that covers the click wheel is also too thick (?) almost all sensitivity is lost, the simplest functions of the wheel become a frustrating two handed game of "spin the wheel" hoping that it will stop on the choice you wish to make. Not only is this frustrating, the clumsiness produced by the membrane mean that their is always a good chance of crashing your iPod as you unintentionally depress all the buttons simutaneously. - I've also never managed to reboot without opening the door - at which point you can see either the buttons or the screen - not both.
That said, - and as much as I hate the thing, it is the only case on the market I have found that gives anywhere near the level of protection. I loathe it, but use it everyday.

Posted by amcgrath on November 19, 2006 at 9:52 PM (PDT) Comment 18
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