After getting my first scratched on my iPod classic I decided I needed a good sturdy case for any more drops! I noticed that one in an argos catalogue for around £20 and decided if it was expensive, it must be worth it. I chose a pink design as my original ipod was silver and wanted to make it a little more girly.
After having the case a few weeks I found the case was more scratched on the front than the ipod. The ridges on the cover got quite dirty and dirt still managed to find its way onto the ipod. The circular plasticy middle for the wheel pops up and down and can become VERY annoying when trying to play something that doesnt want to come on.
I also found the screen of the plastic was annoying to turn the wheel and ended up binning this item!
Overall not worth the money!
I have a few different iPods for different occasions but my iPod Classic is the beast of them all with an amazing 160 GB capacity. I like to protect my iPod Classic with this case, and chose it as it looked really cool online from Amazon where I tend to shop. The silver colour of this sleek case tones nicely with my black iPod Classic but it hides out the blackness underneath anyway.
The case is made of a polycarbonate material, which is very tough. The thing I love about this method of protection is that it is very sleek and doesn't add much bulk to your iPod - the iPod Classic is quite monstrous in itself! I always use Belkin for my iPod protection and they seem to be very good. The design on this case is actually very similar to that of a Belkin case I had for my iPod Touch. It has a hexagonal pattern on the front in different shades on the silver background. It looks really cool and is quite unique.
The cover fits onto the front and back of the iPod and is very stable. The design on the front is great and it continues to be great on the back side too as it's actually see through. This way you can admire the crisp chrome finish on the back of the iPod through the transparent case providing you protect it from day one and don't get it scratched! It's a great idea and helps your iPod act as a mirror on the back too.
The one thing that is a bit of a drawback is the plastic circle covering the scroll wheel and menu button. It lowers the sensitivity of the scroll wheel but it's not a huge pain. Nevertheless, I decided to grab a sharp knife and simply cut out this plastic part as I didn't feel it was needed. Yes my scroll wheel is dirtier than the rest of the iPod but with a little clean every now and then, it's still in good condition!
The case is very hard and gives great protection from scratches and bumps. It's probably not that safe if dropped even within the case so you should still be aware of this. With a 160 GB capacity, I like to keep all my music safe and this case does the job well. I'd certainly recommend a polycarbonate case for this iPod Classic as it works so well. It leaves holes for all the things you need such as the power button and audio port. For just £3.50 on Amazon.co.uk at the moment it's a bargain not to be missed!
Thanks for reading!