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Daily Dealings With The iPod - How To Avoid Those Cosmetic Problems

Aug 18, 2007
Everyone wants to keep their iPod looking as good as new, but this can be difficult sometimes, especially since the product seems to attract scratches.

Purchase a case to cover the iPod. Cases are available in a variety of colors and material. They usually have a vinyl material that covers the screen. Sometimes cases can be bulky and inconvenient. Not only that, they hide the sleek design of the iPod.

The Apple store offers trendy socks that are fitted to the iPod. The socks come in a set of six different colors. To use, simply slide the iPod into the sock to keep it from being exposed to elements that will scratch its surface. One of the drawbacks to using a sock is that you will have to slide it in and out of the sock whenever you need to use the click wheel. The iPod sock is compatible with all iPod models except iPod shuffle.

Also available from the iPod store are iPod nano Tubes. As the name suggests these are designed specifically for the iPod nano. The tubes come in a set of five colors. The tube is made from silicone and is resistant to dirt and stains. There is clear cover for the display screen and it allows the user to access the click wheel and hold button.

iSkin designed specifically for the iPod Nano designed to protect your iPod during athletic activities such as running or exercising. iSkin offers iSkin slims and iSkin DuoBand, both as exercise companions. Both have a polycarbonate layer that allows the user to view the device screen and access the click wheel to adjust volume or change songs.

Purchase a shield or film product. These kinds of products cover the scratchable surface of the iPod with a clear film that keeps the body from getting scratched. Since these products are clear, you can still keep the look of the iPod and keep it free from scratches.

There are several options available. The first is invisibleSHIELD. This is a clear cover that is made from a material that is also used to protect helicopter blades. The film is cut perfectly to cover everything except the corners of the iPod. The cover uses an adhesive to stick to the iPod and claims not to leave a residue. Screen protectors and click wheel covers are available if you do not wish to cover the entire iPod.

Power Support offers two film covers; one for the iPod Nano and one for the 5G iPod. Both films are made from a more rigid material. Some users claim this film is more durable than the soft flexible films. The Power Support film does not leave a sticky residue because it uses a static cling to adhere to the product. The sets include three pieces: a film for the front of the iPod (excluding the click wheel), a film for the back cover, and a cover for the click wheel. The film set does not cover the sides so that there are no hanging edges that could eventually peel. Both the invisibleSHIELD and the Power Support Film Sets are thin enough so that a case can still be used if desired.

To remove scratches that are already on your iPod you can use Brasso. The product is available in most grocery and hardware stores. Apply Brasso to a cotton ball or cotton round and scrub the parts of the iPod that have scratches. Be careful not to confuse the dirt and grime with thinking your iPod is melting. This is just the product doing its job. If you are cleaning an iPod nano, you might want to use a cloth that is less abrasive than cotton balls to avoid adding new scratches. You can use water to rinse the Brasso from the iPod after you have finished scrubbing the scratches.

Since there are various methods to protect your iPod, you can decide the one that is best for you by first deciding if you want to accessorize with color or preserve the sleek look of your iPod. If you want to add some color to your protection, an iPod case is the best selection for you. On the other hand, if you want to sport the sleek look of the iPod without adding extra color, the shield and film products are best for you. Of course, you can always double the protection and do both.
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