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I was given a pack of 6 iPod socks as a birthday gift, however I remember seeing these priced at around £20 a few years ago, which is quite expensive for some iPod socks. Amazon are currently out of stock, and even the Apple store seems to have stopped selling them for now, I think it is more due to the fact of the changing size of the apple devices that have resulted in its disappearance from the Apple website. I had a search on eBay and on other online stores and it seems to have dropped in price considerably, Amazon marketplace are selling a pack of 6 similar iPod socks for £4.23.
* Package of 6 iPod socks for fun, practical protection
* Fits securely over any iPod model, including iPod mini
* Soft knit exterior cushions player from drops and dents
* Remove iPod from sock to dock or change playlist
* Comes in green, purple, grey, blue, orange, and pink
What Is It? & Does It Work?
First of all I know some of you might be wondering what exactly is an iPod sock. Well it is basically a knitted fabric protector to keep your iPod safe from any knocks or bumps when not in use. The socks are made from thick material making it durable, and I have found it to be a great little holder for my iPod/iPhone and even my small digital camera, so it is quite versatile. I usually just slide my apple device or small digital camera inside the sock and then pop the sock in my bag or in my pocket. I have found that it does help keep my devices safe from developing scratches or any marks, does a good job in protecting such devices from minor cosmetic damage.
What Devices Can It Be Used For?
The sock is stretchable so it can fit most iPod and iPhone sizes such as iPod mini and the older larger iPods. However I am not sure whether it would be ideal for small iPod shuffle or iPod Nanos as it could easily just slide out of the sock with movement due to its size. This sock does act as a good protector, however if you are travelling a lot and are out and about a lot more than I would recommend a more shock proof sleeve or plastic case, as the chances are the sock wouldn't protect the screen against a forceful impact.
Colours and Durability
The socks come in a multi-coloured pack which hold 6 socks in variety of colours including; blue, purple, light blue, grey, green and orange. I have had mine for a couple of years and I still use them today, but mainly as something to keep my iPod in when at home. As they are knitted they have developed a couple of lose threading here and there, but nothing major, as they have still managed stay in tact and remain thick. They are also soft to touch which is good added factor for when you are holding it in your hand, and with the knitted effect it is easy to hold and isn't too soft that it would should slide out of your hand.
These rarely get dirty, but they are machine washable so you can always pop them in the washing machine if you drop tea etc on it.
Overall I would say that these iPod socks would make a great gift idea for Christmas or birthdays, as I was more than happy with the use and look of them. The come in a range of colours, and can be purchased cheaper if purchase unbranded versions which are pretty much the same as the branded version to be honest. All in all it keeps my iPod, iPhone, and even my small digital camera safe and snug during the winter days!!
I have kind of got the competition bug at the minute. My sister enters literally hundrds of on-line competitions a day and ends up winning a fair bit of stuff so I thought I would give it a go. And what do I win?
Well, seeing as I am writing a review of this product, take one guess.
I didn't even think to check to see if these were featured on Dooyoo until somebody else rated one of my reviews and I checked out their profile. But now, yippee, I can finally get to share exactly what I think of the marvellous bounty that came through my door the other month just for entering a few details on-line....
Well, first of all, what is the point? As someone else has said, it is not exactly as if your Ipod is going to get cold? To me the concept of these sits right up there with the idea of putting woolly hats on top of Innocent Smoothies. But I guess if you can think of a silly enough gimmick there will always be someone out there willing to trade their cow for it!
The prize I recieved consisted of a set of 6 of these (and why would you need 6?), all in different and varying colours and all marked with the Apple logo in the form of a tag that hangs off the end of the sock. The colours I got vary slightly from those pictured above in that they are not quite so garish and distasteful ~ the ones I got were darker in tone and hue. The only reason I can imagine for these coming in packs of 6 is that you have a different one for every day of the week but then there are 7 days in the week so wtf?!?!
I googled to try and see what the point of these were. The soft knitted cushioned exterior is supposed to protect your Ipod from dents and knocks but let's face it ~ drop it with only what is essentially a wooly sock for protection and it's not exactly going to prevent it from coming to harm. It's a bit like saying wear socks in case you drop something heavy on your feet! That's why we have steel toe-capped safety boots!
Aesthetically these are quite funky and appealing but I agree with the majority view in nthat I am sure they are more of a feminine thing. They have been described as fun but I do think that is taking things a bit too far! How much fun can you have after all putting your Ipod in a sock then taking it out again? For me, this rest right up there with watching paint dry or taking down the numbers of passing trains, always provided the train drivers aren't on strike! It's not quite the same taking down the number of replacement buses, one assumes.
I can understand buying a hard vcase because then that actually provides protection. But this ~ their appeal seems nonsensical to me! I have tried to give mine away to no avail ~ all my friends laughing at me as if to say "Um..yeah..whatever!". I cannot even seem to serll them on Ebay! Al I can say is thsat someone out there must buy them because otherwise they would not still be floating around in the ether, one assumes but I really fail to see any practical use for these or where the target market lies outside of gullible fools!
Thank god I didn't pay good money for these! I have heard of them costing anywhere up to and including £20!!!! Though they have served no purpose to me whatsoever, I am just thankful that I won them and wasn't silly enough to be sucked in to the Corporate Apple machine and didn't actually part with cold, hard cash for these!
Ipod socks, hmm seems a bit ridiculous but they are a useful item for your ipod.
Lets imagine a bad bad world were you've bought your brand new sexy super snazzy ipod and after a few days of downloading, hip listening and rather savvy swaying through the traffic you love your ipod and always will. It has a perfect colourful front, a wheel and a screen in which you can actually watch films and the albums you listen too has their album art on it.
Oh the pleasure, then one morning you oversleep and rushing around shove your ipod in your pocket and go to lock the door shoving your keys in the same pocket you set off. After 5 minutes you wonder why you've not got your ipod on and push your hands into your pocket and pull out the pod but as you do so it catches on your keys and hey presto your once perfect pod now has a lovely long scratch.
This is of course a fictional moment but in truth the ipod is a fragile beast it is open to scratches, to abuse and to the moment when you suddenly notice that the screen has developed a hazing and the previously perfect album art looks a little bit faded. The ultimate problem is one my friend has in which he dropped his pod and the ipod came up with an invalid message and never worked again.
Ipod socks are a very simple device in which any ipod can be inserted and whilst not able to withstand serious abuse it will prevent the casual wear from damaging your ipod. They are disarmingly simple, they are woolen jackets in which your ipod slips in the front. There is a small fabric label with the apple logo and the name ipod sits on the front. They come in a range of colours, green, red, blue, orange pink etc and are washable. They only cost about £3-4 and are a great device to stop your ipod getting scratched through wear and tear as you go about your day.
My wife bought mine as a Christmas present a couple of years ago and she asked me why I always used the red one rather than the other five socks even going to the length of washing the sock before using another one and I answered truthfully "I liked the colour" and that said it all.
I remember the first time I ever saw an iPod sock. It wasn't online or in a shop, but my friend from college came in with it covering his brand new iPod. The first thing that came to my mind along with the other 4 of us was 'What the hell is that?!'.
A sock for an electrical device? Surely its not going to be getting cold! I could not stand the idea of this at first. I just found it rather funny that people were even buying them. I didn't exactly turn one down however when a friend gave me their old one!
The iPod sock from Apple is available at around £18-20 which I feel is a lot of money for something that you use to cover your iPod. After all it's not a slick leather wallet type protection or a smooth looking cover; it's a sock. I don't even pay that much money for my own socks! The colours they come available in are also quite limited being grey, orange, pink, blue, green and purple. The sock itself has a knitted look to its style and is actually very soft when touched. It is quite thick in material too so I can see how it benefits the iPod from protecting it from scratches.
Now whilst at first I wasn't a keen fan of the sock I now have to admit defeat and admit that I now have one covering my phone! However this is slightly different.
The Apple iPod socks seem to be quite feminine in my personal opinion with a lot of 'baby' colours. The sock itself on a phone won't exactly fit a businessman walking into work. I think they're a good novelty factor for the device and fun for kids especially as I'm sure they could be slightly clumsier with their iPod! I wouldn't personally get an Apple sock. The sock I have however I got from a local shop in town. Whilst it isn't as thick material it still has protected my phone from many chances of getting knocked. Also I got this at just a fraction of a price being £3.99! The design is more sleek with a smooth material and making it look a bit more 'manly' compared to Apples original versions.
The sock is a good idea I can now admit, but I just don't see why you would want to pay nearly £20 for such a limited product when there's plenty more out on the market for such a fraction of the price!
I treated my mother to these iPod socks after she had bought her first iPod. Truth be told I had always wanted to buy them formyself but couldn't justify paying the 30 euro that they had been on sale for in the Apple store so I resorted to buying them as a nice birthday gift for my mother. Also ended up donating me one!
They can be bought very cheaply online now though so I would recommend you do some online research before you part with your cash.
The iPod socks are made by apple themselves so they are of excellent quality. They are a novelty alternative to the vast range of iPod covers that are available at the moment.
There are 6 socks in each pack and they are all different funky colours. To go with every outfit or whatever mood your in. They look as if they are actually knitted and they feel really nice and slid into my pocket easily.
They can dirty easily though and I would be afraid of sticking in the washing machine in case they would shrink.
It's good as a protective cover in your bag or something but there are better our there. The iPod fits snuggly in these socks but it is still easy for it to slip out if it winds upside down. There is no clasp to hold the mp3 player in place.
I do use it for my iPod because it looks really funky and stylish and I love the colours but I wouldn't rely on it asmy main protection because it won't prevent scratches on the surface if it slides out of the unsecured opening
Before I upgraded my Ipod to having a rubbery outer case, I had a protective sock for mine. They seem to have dropped in price, as when I bought mine it was about five pounds for one sock, whereas now you can buy an pack of six for about ten pounds.
You can probably guess what they are used for. They offer protection for the Ipod. You simply slide the device inside the sock and it keeps it snug and safe while you are on your travels. I remember when I got mine, it came in handy for train journeys and holidays. At the airport, I was forever taking my Ipod in and out of my bag, so this sock thing kept it safe in the bag and helped stopped it getting scratched.
The sock is made from a stretchy material and you can wash them if they get dirty. The Apple logo is on the sock, but inferior market rip offs do exist! The device will slide in with ease and slide back out with a little prizing. On the downside, you cannot operate the Ipod properly while it is inside the sock, but then you probably wouldn't want to.
What would have enhanced the sock for me was if it had holes to access the controls and a better choice of colours or skins. I always felt pictures of your favourite artists would have enhanced the design. How about an Enya Ipod sleeve or a Kylie sleeve?
The socks can be bought online and from HMV and will keep any Ipod free from scratches. If you drop it on concrete though from a great height, there is only so much this sock is going to do! A novelty purchase but also one that makes sense.
Back in 2002 when I bought my first iPod, I also decided I wanted a 'sock' to go along with it. The iPod socks are made from a thick, durable fabric which looks almost knitted in texture, and keeps your iPod snugly warm!
The real purpose is of course to protect your iPod from scratches and so on - however it's more of a novelty than a good way to protect your iPod from damage. If you're keen to take good care of your iPod, especially if you're carrying it around a lot, you'll want to buy a solid (preferably shock-proof) case - with good reviews of course! This sock is more for showing off your iPod, or prevent it from getting dirty/dusty when sitting around in your house.
The sock is more like a sleeve, which stretches to fit your iPod; however Apple have made it thick enough so you can't see bits of the iPod showing through. To show it's an Apple product, the sock has a small label on the side with an embroidered apple logo, which I think is a nice touch.
In a full pack of official iPod socks, you get one of each in green, orange, pink, blue, purple and grey. If you're buying from a seller that's not Apple, sometimes they will throw in one free for you when you buy an iPod, saving you the cost. The socks come in a plastic box.
I've had mine for 8 years now (!) and the quality is still great. It's a tiny bit bobbly, but still looks good. Just throw it in the washing machine when it needs a clean.
The only drawback of these socks is the price - as with all Apple products, they are expensive! The full set of six socks will set you back around £23 new (Amazon price). Many people, especially teenagers, often buy a pack with some friends and then split them, or sell off the ones they don't want to make the price a bit more bearable. If you're buying from an Amazon seller, double-check first if the price looks really low to make sure it's a pack of 6 and not one individual one.
Alternatively, there are non-Apple branded unofficial socks - which to be honest look almost identical to me - which can be purchased around the £4 mark for 6 (Amazon price), which is much more reasonable.
Overall, these iPod socks are a good quality product, and are a nice addition if not an essential. If you're buying an iPod for someone as a gift then these socks would go down very well to accompany it (just make sure they will fit the type of iPod you're buying beforehand). Or if you want to buy something for an iPod fanatic then these socks are a fun choice.
Recommended, but worth checking out the non-official ones if the price is a big factor for you.
We bought a set of these little ipod socks to use as a combined purchase with a friend who had one of the long slim ipod nanos. She wanted the pink ipod sock for her ipod, but didn't want to have to pay out for an entire set.
At the time we thought it might be handy to have 1 or 2 ipod socks for our own use. So we decided to share the cost and choose 3 each of the variety of coloured ipod socks from the pack, although the pink one was out of bounds.
This meant we paid £9.50 for a set of 3 ipod socks at the time.
Buying in this way and sharing the cost with friends, can mean you end up paying just over £3 per ipod sock if there are several of you. This is a good idea, particularly for a group of teens to buy perhaps two ipod socks each, so that they can have one spare and one in use.
The sharing option keeps costs low and means your ipod is protected well in a really easy to use/ take care of little knitted case. I know that some people might want to get a whole box for themselves and then match their outfits and accessories to suit, in which case just over £3 per ipod sock isn't too bad, if you break down the cost per item.
You can buy cheaper versions of the product which do look similar, but you don't get the little Apple label tag on the top, which is what you get with these. So if you want a more designer and branded ipod sock this is the one to go for.
You get 6 ipod socks in the set and they come in a variety of colour ways to suit your mood. The colours you get range from bright turquoise blue, zingy orange for when you feel lively, girly pink for the girly girls, mid grey for your dull moments maybe, purple for winter time, and a fresh lime green for putting some spring into your step.
Each ipod sock has a paler complimentary coloured bit at the top of the sock and has the distinctive Apple logo tagged on it. The box that the product comes in is minimal, with a white top and bottom section and lets you see the ipod socks through the clear plastic mid section. The original version of the product also bears the Apple ipod logo.
The ipods that you can fit into the ipod sock include the teeny 1GB Shuffle, although it does get a bit lost in the case, but you can also stuff in the ear buds with that one too, as there is just enough room. Most of the ipod nano varieties will fit too, as will ipod mini.
You can also squeeze some of the more recent and larger ipods into the ipod sock, which seems amazing due to their larger size. But as the ipod sock is made of a very stretchy and flexible knitted type material, its perfect for accommodating a variety of larger and smaller ipods.
Once the ipod sock has enveloped your ipod it can take great care of it. Its a nice softly padded home for your ipod to live in when not in use. Its easy to slip into a pocket or handbag and it won't scratch your ipod or your bag at all.
The ipod sock can also provide some limited protection from knocks and bumps and having dropped one on the floor with an ipod in it, I can say that it did protect the ipod from harm. Obviously this cannot be 100% relied upon to shield a dropped ipod from breaking though.
In summary, although at first I was sceptical about how good these things could be, I do feel that they are of use. They are expensive to buy as a full set, so best value is really found when purchasing with a group of friends.
If you do buy them as a full set, they will last you ages, as you can chop and change them, wash them and rotate their usage to prolong their life span. I feel that a 4 star rating is about right for these as you can buy a similar product for much less without the iconic Apple label.
I, like many of us, have well and truly been sucked into the world of Apple. Ever since I got my first ipod several years back now I've been hooked, but I'm not complaining.
I got the first generation ipod nano for my 16th birthday. Like many of the apple products, the back was liable to get scratched. Keen to not get this damaged I went in search of a cover for it. I discovered these Ipod socks in Argos and liked the idea of the different colours, compared to the normal covers available on the market. However, at the time they were on sale for around £25.00. Not keen to fork out that much, I resorted to the ever popular ebay and managed to find the same thing for £7.99.
The socks come in a clear case so you can immediately see the colours you were getting. There were six different colour socks. The colours were blue, green, light blue, pink, orange and grey. The top of each of them was a slightly different shade from the colour of the main sock. There was also a little tag with the apple logo.
The socks are woollen and very soft, although they are quite thinly knit they still seem to be of good quality. The socks will stretch to accommodate most ipod models as well as the iphone. They are also really hard wearing. I've had mine for a few years now, and they still do the job.
These are great for jazzing up your Ipod/Iphone and do protect against scratching. However, because the wool is so thin, they don't really do much in the way of protection if you drop your ipod, so take care. Also make sure you shop around, as they can be very expensive in certain places.
Apple iPod socks
I have been lucky enough to get a shiny new iPod nano when my previous one finally gave up and called it a day. I decided to try and treat this new one a bit better and I wanted to get something that would protect it when I carried it about in my bag or pocket all day.
These iPod socks do feel like they are made from good quality material and importantly, they do retain their shape relatively well, so far all of mine still fit snugly. I do believe these will stretch with use over time making them not as effective, but with so many to alternate with it will take quite a while until you work your way through all of them.
I change which one I use on a regular basis, depending upon my mood or whatever I am wearing that day. Personally, one of the reasons why I like these as much as I do is the choice to change the one you use, with no effort of fiddling around with anything more difficult than slipping one off and slipping another one on. They are simple and easy to use which can't be said for all the iPod protection cases I have tried in the past.
The socks do provide a good level of care for the iPod, they keep it from getting scratched by every day use. However, they won't stop it from getting damaged if you drop the iPod or if you are carrying lots of other heavy objects around with it, in which case you might be better with some sort of hard rather than soft case.
They are pretty pricey retailing for around £20 for the six different colours of grey, blue, purple, pink, orange and green. Initially I thought that this was too much to pay for these rather simple socks, however, after receiving them as a gift I love them and I would buy them at this price again.
I think these deserve a four out of five star rating, they are attractive and keep my shiny new iPod looking shiny and new for a lot longer. I don't think there is much more to say about these rather attractive looking woollen socks than that they will help to keep your iPod safer and scratch free.
Do you get a nice shiny new iPod and make a promise to yourself that you will look after it and then to keep it looking new for as long as possible?
Do you keep this up for about a week and then start throwing it in you bag/rucksack/pocket?
Do you now get really annoyed because your nice shiny iPod now has scratches all over it?
If the answer is yes to the above then you need some iPod socks!
iPod socks are as the name suggests a sock for your iPod. They are little pouches that you slip your iPod into whenever you aren't using it. They come in packs of six (Orange, Grey, Pink, Green, Blue and Purple) and are supposed to be compatible with all iPods except the iPod Shuffle.
All iPods do fit into the socks. IPod nanos slide easily in and out, so could fall out if it is in your bag upside down, but admittedly this has never happened to me! iPod touches are I think, slightly too wide. They do fit in the socks but it is a bit of a stretch. I can't comment on classic iPods as I don't own one, but I would think they fit perfectly as they aren't as wide as a touch and aren't as slim as a nano.
The socks themselves are very good quality and should last a very long time. Even if they don't you have another five to use!
The only disadvantage is if you want to change the song or look at the screen you have to take it out of the sock and the put it back in, but to be honest thats not that much bother (To me anyway!).
These are a definite must buy if you want to stop your iPod getting covered in those inevitable scratches.
Nowadays, due to the fact that many people own expensive Mp3 players and iPhones, there are a multitude of cases and protecters on the market, all designed to prevent your shiny new machine from scratching. Unfortunately, many of these products are bulky and dull looking, and certainly aren't the funkiest of items. Enter Apple's 'iPod Socks', the cool and colourful alternative to the black leather cases of this world.
Costing £9.99 from Amazon, the socks (which come in a pack of six different colours; green, purple, grey, blue, orange, and pink) are woolen and feature a small grey tag at the top displaying the Apple logo. Many retailers sell the iPod Socks for a higher price - up to £25 in some places, whilst the set I bought from eBay only set me back £4.99.
Size wise, you can comfortably fit an iPod Touch or an iPhone into the product, and if you don't mind a bit of left over space it will of course accommodate smaller iPod models and mobile phones.
The iPod socks are well made and fairly soft - however, due to the fact that the actual knit is quite thin, they probably wouldn't protect your iPhone or iPod from breaking if dropped onto a hard surface.
In conclusion, I would recommend Apple iPod Socks as cool looking and fun protective cases. For the Amazon price (working out at less than £2 per sock) you can't really go wrong, and they will effectively stop coins and keys scratching your iPod when it's in a pocket. My favourite colour is the orange one, but all the shades are vibrant and pleasing to look at.
Apple iPod socks are no use to me for my iPod as it is an iPod shuffle so too small for these and no screen to scratch anyway but I did buy a set of these socks because they fit my MP4 player and my Samsung Soul phone.
Getting scratches all over my phone screen is something that always happens to me and that is simply because I throw my phone in my bag along with my car keys, makeup and all other sorts of junk.
With these iPod socks there is no need to worry about that though as these are a decent thickness of fabric and they look after my phone and MP4 players screens very well, they are elasticised so they fit tightly and do not slip off so now my screens are saved.
You get six socks for £19 and they are all different colours, the pink is unsurprisingly my favourite and the orange comes a close second but they are all nice and bright and they all look good and do their job very well.
You can save yourself a good few pound by looking on EBay and Amazon for the fake aftermarket ones which can be found for around £5 but these are not as well made, the elastic goes slack very quickly and they do not wash well at all whereas the iPod ones that I have, have had several washes and are as good as the day they were bought.
My friend who went for the cheap ones has since bought herself a decent set and therefore has now spent more than me in the long run so just go for the iPod ones straight away and you will not be disappointed!
Lucky me got a purple I-pod for christmas, but like a lot of people I am bad for throwing into my bag (next to my house keys!) scratched a few mobile screens doing this, and finally my partner got fed up with me scratching everything. So along with the I-pod he bought me this set of socks.
They cost £9.99 in amazon at the moment, so it's a good price to keep your ipod looking brand new. They fit round my ipod well but there is still quite a bot of room so sometime you have to watch it doesn't slide out.
The socks come in a variety of colours so you won't get bored of them, my favourite ones have to be the purple, pink and grey one. There is also green, orange and sky blue. So there is also one to suit what you're wearing.
They are knitted socks which are nice and thick so even if you do put them next to the keys in your bag they won't scratch through the sock.
The other positive about this is you can also use these for most mobile phones. I also use one for my Nokia N95 which is very bulky and it fits perfectly for this.
I love these, they look great, feel great and are for a great purpose. A lot cheaper than having ti buy a new ipod or phone if you've scratched the screen. I definatel recommend these if you're buying an ipod or if you're fed up of scratching the one you already have.
These are £19 on the Apple Store... which seems like a lot of money, but let me tell you, they are cool and there is a cheaper alternative.
Now this review is really about the GENUINE Apple iPod Socks, before you skip down to the bottom and I reveal how to save some money. I was purchased a set of these as a gift, so I am assuming they cost the full £19. You get six socks, knitted in nice colours. The purple is nice, as is the orange. Anyway, what makes these OK value is the fact that they accommodate more than just iPods. One is in use for my sons iPod classic (already in another case), the second I sometimes slip my iPhone into, the third my OH uses for her mobile phone. Really useful. Yes, they are just knitted rectangles, but they are stretchy and ultimately useful. It is a tight fit, but I can even fit my Canon Powershot into one.
Now for the money saving tip... I had to purchase a gift for a friend. I ordered a set of iPod Nano socks (like these but smaller) from ebay for £5. When they came through, I could not tell the difference, right down to the little Apple tag sewn in. The only giveaway was the box is cheap looking. So, if you are not a Apple snob, maybe ebay might turn up a cheaper alternative... not that I in any way condone rip-off copies.