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Ok case with some design issues

  • Sep 4, 2008
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I bought this case to use with my new Ipod 80GB classic. After using it for a few weeks, here are some pros and cons I noticed about it:

Pros:

-Rugged plastic does seem to protect the Ipod nicely
-Included a nice 'stick on' screen protector
-The fold out stand is pretty functional when used on a desk top
-80GB classic Ipod fits relatively snug inside case with minimal wiggling
-The price of this case was reasonably cheap compared to other cases.

Cons:

-The hole for the headphone jack wasn't large enough to completely insert standard jack without having to open the fold-out stand to access it. This was the most annoying thing about this case. (This may not be an issue for you if you have headphones that have a super skinny jack)

-The hole for the "hold" button had the same problem... you can't even access it with your fingers unless you open the case first.

-Although the thick plastic protects the Ipod, it also adds about twice the thickness to the Ipod as well... making it less "pocketable"

-Very difficult to open/fold-out the first time. For those of you having problems opening the case: Grab the top notched sides of the case and pull straight up, then fold down backwards to use as kickstand.

-No clip on case.

Conclusion: Although this case does a good job protecting the Ipod classic, some design issues/flaws really affected the functionality of it. I found it so annoying to have to open the case up every time I wanted to use the headphone jack that ultimately I decided to buy another case. I use my Ipod in the car with a cassette adapter... so having the Ipod case always opened while driving defeated the purpose of having a protective case. The Ipod could slide out or drop while the case was folded open. The inconsistency in design tells me that they could have done more research to improve their product. It's important to note that they did get the hole for the dock adapter right... you can actually plug in the USB/dock plug without taking the Ipod out of the case.

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The DLO VideoShell surrounds your iPod classic in crystal clear protection. Your iPod deserves the best, and the VideoShell's polycarbonate body, handy kickstand, and bonus screen protector won't let you down.

Clearly, It's Better Safe than Sorry
The tough, transparent VideoShell adds protection to any iPod classic. Whether you have an 80 GB or 160 GB, the VideoShell provides the perfect fit, thanks to the included insert. You'll find easy access to the earphone port, hold switch, as well as the dock connector--so you can plug in and sync your iPod classic without removing it from the case.

The VideoShell for iPod classic also features an integrated kickstand, so you can enjoy hands-free video viewing at your desk, on the plane--any flat surface, anywhere! Snap on the VideoShell, and you can slip your iPod classic into your pocket or bag knowing it'll be protected.

BONUS: Get a free screen protector custom-made for the iPod classic when you buy a VideoShell--the complete protection package for your iPod classic.

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