Product Type: Easyi digital audio accessories
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EASYi Sock (I don't use the case!)
EASYi Crystal Clear Case & Sock
Member Name: danny691
EASYi Crystal Clear Case & Sock
Advantages: Very cheap, smart looking.
Disadvantages: Most things - offers no protection, useless in fairness.
As I am sure many of you will know what I mean, having an Amazon account often leads to aimless browsing of a strange and eclectic bunch of items at random. Very rarely will I log in without thinking 'I really do need one of those!'. I suppose you know what I am building up to. The EASYi Crystal Clear Case & Sock is one of my many Amazon purchases and at the time I just knew I 'needed' one! Before I begin the review I wish to state that I don't use the case anymore as I don't own this particular model of mp3 player anymore (iPod Nano).
The EASYi Sock (as I will call it from now on) is a very simply designed and made protective sleeve for whichever gadget you wish to protect. That could be anything from MP3 players to mobile phones, to be honest this is where the list of possibilities ends as far as I am concerned. I think the simplicity of the product is what attracted me to buying it, and also the price was quite influential at around £3.
Protecting the screen of mobile phones and mp3 players is something of an obsession and I take great care in looking after such items due to their cost. The EASYi Sock is effectively just a thickly knitted pouch - something my Mum has replicated for me since to prove a point. Although the stitch is ribbed and is chunky it doesn't offer any real thickness or protection. The design allows easy access to whatever you may be protecting in it. This is something that appeals to me, though protection isn't really the strong point of the EASYi Sock. I think it would be a lot more accurate to suggest this case is intended to prevent surface scratches it may otherwise pick up in your pocket. If I dropped this case with my mobile phone inside it I am quite sure it would offer no protection at all, though I suppose at least it would keep all the tiny fragments of my mobile phone together!
A bargain this EASYi Sock is not. The price is very low for a reason, though I would suggest it is better than nothing. It is a bit like driving a car and instead of an airbag you have your passenger holding a balloon in front of your face. I like to see my mobile phone and have access to the features on my mp3 player also, so in that sense the EASYi Sock gets a big fat negative response. On the positive side, though, is the ability to slot your headphones into the jack on top of the phone or mp3 player and protect the gadget from scratches whilst it is in your pocket.
In all seriousness I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone that I liked - I wouldn't even recommend it to someone I disliked. If you wanted one then you could always ask your gran to knit you one, it would be of a similar quality standard I suspect. The only glimmer of hope for this product is that the sock can be versatile due to its stretchy nature and the fact that its measurements aren't specific to any particular model.
*To complete the review I would like to add that the case (not the sock) is robust and offers good protection and as it is clear it doesn't hinder either looks or operation of the iPod Nano, other than making it a little bulkier.*
Summary: Versatile gadget 'sock' but overall a very poorly executed idea.