Does the screen simply side into place in the wrap, or does it phyically attach to iPod?

Posted by rockbox on March 21, 2006 at 11:06 PM (PDT) Comment 1

The Ifrogz Screenz comes with two components. The first is a plastic screen
to cover the ipod. It does adhere to the front of the Ipod. The second
component is a wheel cover. This is the decal that you choose and it does
not come attached to the plastic screen. NO part of the Ifrogz Screenz has
to be held on by the Wrapz. The image decal is an added bonus, and it does come with an applicator, to make sure the plastic does go on the iPod with no bubbles, or mistakes.

Posted by Modelno15 on March 22, 2006 at 6:45 PM (PDT) Comment 2

Is anyone else having a hard time getting their 1/8th inch jack to stay in place when the band is on the ipod? The rubber pushes the jack out with most of the jacks I've tried. Otherwise they're pretty slick.

Posted by shrams23 on March 27, 2006 at 12:36 AM (PDT) Comment 3

I sure wish I could comment on this product. I ordered it 12 days ago but, according to the website, it was only shipped two days ago.

Posted by omen68x on March 29, 2006 at 11:34 PM (PDT) Comment 4

They droped the price to $24, so go get em. I did, I ordered up 2 sets.

Posted by toiletmint on March 30, 2006 at 11:30 AM (PDT) Comment 5

I got mine a week ago and since have not put it on, I am quite dissappointed that you have to use a "shim" to bulk up a 30G ipod to the thickness of a 60G ipod in order to use the case. iFrogz provides this "shim" in the sorts of a silicone slab you place behind your ipod. With the slab and ipod inside the one-size-fits-all case, I wonder why I didn't spend the extra 100.00 and get the 60G ipod. I would say, great if you own the 60G, poor excuse for a case if you own the 30G. No where on the website (at the time of my ordering one)do they tell you this crucial piece of information.

In short, its one shell for both the 30G and 60G. If you like the slimmer appearance of your 30G, don't bother with this case.

Posted by slappe on March 31, 2006 at 10:18 AM (PDT) Comment 6

The following statement is indeed on the page where you choose the colors for the 30 gig version.

*The 30 Gig case is the same size as the 60 Gig case and includes a free silicone insert! For more info visit FAQs.

Posted by Drebe73 on March 31, 2006 at 3:00 PM (PDT) Comment 7

@Drebe73 - that is why i wrote "at the time of my ordering one" because it was not there, nor in any of the FAQ. I read the entire site and FAQ 2 times and did a text search on the source HTML. I did this search after I had already ordered as I got wind of the same case for both ipod versions on a forum. After receiving my item in the mail, i found it to be true and a bit misleading and distasteful.

Posted by slappe on March 31, 2006 at 11:22 PM (PDT) Comment 8

The shim is like 1/4 of an inch. Hardly a deal breaker. If you think about it, extra protection for the hard drive. It's made of the same material and doesn't interfear with the operation of the controls so what's the big problem other than they failed to tell you originaly? I'd buy another one and if you do upgrade to the 60 you don't have to buy another case wink

Posted by Sgt.Taz on April 1, 2006 at 10:18 AM (PDT) Comment 9

I received mine for my Nano yesterday. We have a setup in our bathroom that involves the DLO Homedock connected to a set of speakers. It was impossible to find a case that would allow me to use the Homedock without having to remove the case first- even if the case had an opening for the dock connector on the bottom. I was pleasantly surprised by iFrogz- I can use the Homedock without having to remove the case. Gets a big thumbs up from me!

Posted by shimmyshea on April 2, 2006 at 2:42 PM (PDT) Comment 10

I got mine a couple days ago. The color "royal blue" was nothing close to what I expected. It was closer to a baby blue than anything. The screen cover, well, mine is ruined because I tried to remove a piece of dust off and the sticky stuff smudged--it is a one shot deal. If you mess up, it's too late.

I hope the company will help fix these things. Overall, it seems like a nice case. For the people saying it pushed out the headphone jack, well, it stretches. All you have to do is stretch it around the headphone plug, and if anything, it holds it in better.

Posted by zoomz on April 2, 2006 at 7:28 PM (PDT) Comment 11

by the way you can also get one for a 4G iPod.

Posted by lukeskywalker on April 3, 2006 at 9:48 AM (PDT) Comment 12

When I ordered this case I thought it would be better but I still like it. The decal that covers your clickwheel sometimes scratches and you'll probably have to buy a new after a month or Two. I just took mine of and Ive had mine two weeks so you decide, its only 25 dollars. So GO GET EM

Posted by Whitley Bales on April 6, 2006 at 5:38 PM (PDT) Comment 13

I ordered mine, and the clickwheel cover ripped right away while trying to apply it. Also, the green frog logo is huge on the back which takes away from the colors that I chose (brown/orange).

Also, my headphones do not stay in good anymore with the strap.

Other than that the case is nice and is a pretty good idea, but needs a little bit more work to be perfect - and please get rid of that giant frog logo, it ruins the whole color scheme!!!

I am going back to my Speck case, the Speck logo is indented and the same color which is much "cleaner".

Posted by jodywein on April 7, 2006 at 12:05 AM (PDT) Comment 14

I don't know if I will buy the whole case, it seems such an odd idea to unique and all. Not that that's bad or anything but I'm not sure I want a band wrapped around my nano...

But oh, are those click wheel covers appealing!!! I must have one! But I can't pick! And the screenz cost $6, for a two-pack of one nano and one iPod sized. I still think that's a bit costly, I mean they are only little stickers that fit on your click wheel...

I think that ifrogz is going to turn out to be a really successful company. They've got the right idea here - great protection, customization, and uniqueness. Although these are their first shots at making iPod cases (the larger company, Reminderband, makes silicone wristbands) they seem pretty good! These cases seem like a good investment in my moolah, but I'm still not sure whether to get them or not...I already have an iSkin duo and stuff...well all you other guys w/out a case I'd check this one out. It's pretty cool! I hope this helped. (:

Posted by nixiecoolgirl on April 8, 2006 at 5:27 AM (PDT) Comment 15

Hey... just wanted to chime in here and mention a few things.

1. zoomz (comment 11)... I also ordered the royal blue and it is 100% royal blue. Very close to the color on the web site so you may have accidentally be sent the wrong color. You should contact them, they seem very willing to help.

2. I love the case. I love the look of the bandz piece on it (royal blue case with neon green band is what I have). However, my jury is still out on the use of the band. It does protect the dock port and the hold switch, but connecting anything to the dock port is not ideal. I find that the band usually slips off when I peel it back to connect my sync cable. The problem with that is you have to put it back on and match up the headphone jack hole. Just sort of a pain. But, it looks good so I use it.

3. The belt clip leaves a lot to be desired. The clip itself is nicely made, but it's implementation is really poor, IMHO. There's a screw in nub that goes into a metal threadded sleeve in the back of the silicone case. When, you attach the clip, the weight of the iPod and the amount of play in the clip/nub combination causes the iPod to hang at an angle. This also puts a lot of stress on the metal sleeve in the silicone case. I am not using the belt clip, but I would suspect that continued use will cause the metal sleeve to come out of the silicone or rip it. This is my first silicone case, so perhaps this was to be expected. Also, it seems that if you accidentally snag the iPod on a door jam or wall, you're belt clip using days may be done.

I admit that on this point I am a bit biased. I have never liked these free swinging types of swivel clips. I prefer something like the low-profile spring clip like you get on a Marware case with the multidapt system. The iFrogz clip is much like the marware multidapt swivel clip. There's just too much bluk to them and your iPod really sticks out off your hip. There are many other types of swivel clips that are much lower profile (see an OEM blackberry plastic holster for example). I wish iFrogz would have used one of those.

4. I bought the screen too (since I got the set for the reduced price). However, I already have an Invisible Sheild on my iPod and I don't know if I should put the screenz thing on top of that or remove the IS. I don't really like the idea of removing the IS since it was rather expensive and has been doing a great job of protecting my iPod. I've thought about just putting the screen inside the case to see how it works without being stuck to my iPod. I might try that.

5. From order time to delivery only took about 5 days.

Anyway, that's about it. Sorry for the long message.

Posted by Bob Reck on April 10, 2006 at 11:13 AM (PDT) Comment 16

I just received my ifrogz...I ordered the dark blue and this one is royal looks okay, so i won't complain. I put the shield (very carefully) on the screen, but I can't get the bubbles out of the wheel. I guess that's why they have the wheel cover, but i don't want to put it on because it obscures the menu, etc., and i never remember where the buttons are. I have longish nails, so it's a little bulky around the edges, and kind of difficult to use. I think it's well protected, but would not trust the clip on the back. Overall, i wish i spent for something nicer, and maybe i will...this was not a huge investment...

Posted by coneekay on April 24, 2006 at 12:09 PM (PDT) Comment 17

I got my ifrogz case a few weeks back and I must say that I'm rather smitten with mine. I wanted two things from a case...

1.) A decent amount of protection from bumps and scratches...which this case provides. I originally thought about getting one of the clear polycarbonate "hard shell" cases but I don't think I'll be doing anything with my iPod that would requre that much of a defense system! Plus I like the feel of the silicone. It's warm and soft to the touch.

2.) I wanted a stylish look that would retain the functionality of the iPod...thumbs up on this, too. I love the look of the case. I got the Red Ruby case with the Copper band and the Sunset screen sticker. A nice combo if I do say so myself! And I've had no prolbem with the headphone port. I've used my iPod earbuds and my cassette adapter for the car. From what I can tell, most jacks will fit since this is a moderately stretchable silicone. I have to stretch the opening a bit to get the cassette adapter end to fit, but it does and holds it in place snugly.

For those having trouble with bubbles while puting their screen on... I've put these on and have had no trouble. The soft card that they provide is a must. However, don't try to put the screen on and then use the card to push the bubbles out. This won't work! Instead, remove the screen from it's backing, line up one end of it with the top of your iPod and then use the card to press it slowly and gently into place. If you see any bubbles starting to form, gently pull the screen back and try again. There will be bubbles (or one large bubble pocket) around the click wheel. This is unavoidable but won't affect the function of the wheel. And that's why you get a nice sticker to place over top of that area!

Worst case scenario, if you goof up and ruin your protective screen on your first attempt, just go to your local Best Buy or Circuit City and get a pack of FELLOWES WriteRight "Universal Screen Protectors." They work just like the screen that ifrogs provides for you but much cheaper. You have to cut them to fit, but there's a grid printed on the backing that makes it easy. And they're only about $10 for a pack of twelve.

Well, that's my "review." Hope it was helpful. Let me know if anything is unclear of if you'd like any additional info about my experiences with this product.


Posted by sneep on April 25, 2006 at 6:32 PM (PDT) Comment 18

*When ordering for the 30 Gig iPod Video, the Wrap will come with a 1/2 cm thick silicone insert to secure the iPod into the Wrap. This enables your ifrogz case to fit even if you decide to upgrade to a 60 Gig. Simply remove the insert and use the same 30 Gig Wrap for your 60 Gig iPod as well.

Posted by jixxa on May 2, 2006 at 3:06 AM (PDT) Comment 19

The shim scratches the back of your iPod horribly. The belt clip detatches seemingly whenever it feels the need to. I did find a solution to the headphone jack problem. Just slide the band up a little so the hole wraps around your headphone. It'll stretch it a litte, but not enough to affect it.

Posted by thefuzzyone1 on June 17, 2006 at 6:47 PM (PDT) Comment 20

Very cute cases. However, they don't fit in my iHome clock radio, nor in my Kensington stereo dock. So they have to go back.

Posted by mmckaibab on June 30, 2006 at 7:16 PM (PDT) Comment 21

This product looks pretty good to me. But I have one question.

Does the screen protecter (screenz) permanently stick to your iPod after it is put on?

thanks a lot


Posted by Close1215 on July 10, 2006 at 6:01 AM (PDT) Comment 22

They now make a different case for the 30 GB. No more insert.

Posted by Swimgal711 on September 30, 2006 at 7:19 PM (PDT) Comment 23

Have those of you with minor problems concerning the screens/decals or color choices contacted customer service? They're very helpful about correcting minor things like that.

Posted by eonone on October 7, 2006 at 11:12 PM (PDT) Comment 24

I just got one and they are still shipping the inserts for the 30GB. I don't have a problem with this. I can see how the screen protector can be frustrating, but its not that bad. However, I was SHOCKED at how bad the belt clip design is. The clip is loose and spins, no friction at all. Plus, the weight of the IPOD pulls away the clip/nub at an angle. If you need a case with a belt clip, stay away from this one. It would be nice if the band had an opening for the usb wire, as well. Otherwise, they feel and look good.

Posted by babaostyle on November 16, 2006 at 6:19 PM (PDT) Comment 25
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