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post #1 of 32
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All the photos of this case at Apple's site (all the ones I've found, anyway) ONLY show this thing from the side/back (3/4 kinda angle).

Am I smart to assume that this is because UNLIKE EVERY OTHER iPOD CARRIER/CASE/POUCH/CLIP IN THE KNOWN UNIVERSE, the one from Apple themselves DOESN'T have an opening in the front, where you can access the control wheel and/or view the screen?

Has to, right? I mean, not to be catty, but that seems like an Apple-y kinda thing to do: come to the party extremely late, then do it in a slightly inferior, half-ass way (not everything, of course, but some things...like this particular instance).

I know that remote control negates the need for constant access to the scroll wheel (but not ALL). Plus, you'd still want to look at the screen, wouldn't you?

With Apple's "solution", do you have to keep pulling the iPod out of it's little carrying case to view the display or work the wheel?

Maybe I'm wrong and all the pictures from the side/back are that way to show the belt clip?

Does anyone know if Apple's iPod carrier/belt clip has opening on the front face to allow operation/viewing while it's in the case?
post #2 of 32
Funny, I was wondering the exact same thing. If anybody has pictures of the front of this thing, post 'em here!
post #3 of 32
Look at it this way:

You would have had to buy a case anyway if they didn't give you one. Now, maybe you won't. Maybe.
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post #4 of 32
The case doesn't seem to have an opening in the front fore the scroll wheel and screen like the OWC one does. There is a special pocket for the remote and ear buds. Here's a side view:

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post #5 of 32
But unlike other cases that I have seen, it looks like it would be easy to remove the iPod quickly and put it back in, kind of like a pager case. My question is whether or not the iPod will slip out of there if you bed over or do a summersault or something.

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And it looks like it's leather! What's up with that?!

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post #6 of 32
With the remote I guess Apple figures you don't need to access the wheel except perhaps for starting up?
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post #7 of 32
Im hoping that the new remote allows for starting and stopping... (ON/OFF)
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post #8 of 32
My dad has a really nice cell phone, and he sticks it inside this god awful foam case with plastic windows through which to view the screen and push the buttons. I've never understood that logic. Buy something nice and then stick it in an ugly holster. I only want an iPod case for one thing - to protect it while I'm moving. I don't want to have to try to use it through a window. Even if it weren't plastic covered it would suck (I've seen pictures of cases that have holes cut out, and they're ugly), not to mention the fact that there's no point in putting it in a case if the part you look at most often is going to get scratched and scuffed regardless.
post #9 of 32
<a href="http://store.contouravs.com/isee/" target="_blank">this looks like an awesome new ipod case.</a> can't wait till it comes out and hear what others say. it looks great.
post #10 of 32
Who's that complaining about leather??? For the prices Apple charge everything ought to come with a baby seal skin slip cover.
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post #11 of 32
[quote]Originally posted by Matsu:
<strong>Who's that complaining about leather??? For the prices Apple charge everything ought to come with a baby seal skin slip cover.</strong><hr></blockquote>

he's a <a href="http://forums.appleinsider.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=6&t=001647" target="_blank">vegan</a> (I think)
hey, so is steve... WTF?? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
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post #12 of 32
Yeah, one of Steve's many faults. Maybe he's finally seeing the light.
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post #13 of 32
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post #14 of 32
For $39, I'm guessing pleather.
post #15 of 32
Steve is not vegan - I don't know why everyone keeps saying that. He eats fish for a start - he loves Sushi. He's close to vegetarian, apart from the fish, like many people who call themselves vegetarian.

I'm betting he is not against leather. He just doesn't like animal flesh in his mouth.
post #16 of 32
[quote]Originally posted by curmi:
<strong>Steve is not vegan - I don't know why everyone keeps saying that. He eats fish for a start - he loves Sushi. He's close to vegetarian, apart from the fish, like many people who call themselves vegetarian.

I'm betting he is not against leather. He just doesn't like animal flesh in his mouth.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Are you sure about this? I've read in many places that he's Vegan or at least was. I read in a book that he had the chef from his favorite vegan restaurant come to Cupertino to work in the cafeteria for him. Where have you heard that he eats fish and loves sushi?

You can actually get vegan sushi you know. Ever have a california roll with fake crab meat? mmmmmm

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post #17 of 32
You can't beat this iPod case:



Dior, baby!

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post #18 of 32
Back on topic, according to the Apple site, the new case is "Schoeller woven nylon", whoever the heck Schoeller is...

<a href="http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore?productLearnMore=M8781G/A" target="_blank">*link*</a>
post #19 of 32
I think Apple's iPod case is very boring and ugly. I was surprised when I saw it. Also, why black?! I think a silver/gray tone with a more suede like texture would be more fitting for the iPod. Then again, so would a titanium shell instead of the Lucite coated white.
post #20 of 32
[quote]Originally posted by Willoughby:
<strong>

Are you sure about this? I've read in many places that he's Vegan or at least was. I read in a book that he had the chef from his favorite vegan restaurant come to Cupertino to work in the cafeteria for him. Where have you heard that he eats fish and loves sushi?

You can actually get vegan sushi you know. Ever have a california roll with fake crab meat? mmmmmm

[ 07-31-2002: Message edited by: Willoughby ]</strong><hr></blockquote>

A close friend of mine worked in a Japanese restaurant in California. Steve was there number one customer (as in, the most famous customer they had). He always ordered sushi (not vegetarian), and on occasion ate their with Larry Ellison.

This was 2 or 3 years ago, so he may have gone completely vegan since. However, I'm betting that, like many "vegetarians", he actually does eat fish.

That doesn't mean he wouldn't have a favourite vegan chef. I too only eat fish (love sushi), but if I was to get my favourite chef to cook my meals it would be the chef at the vegan restaurant The White Lotus here in Melbourne. Doesn't make me truly vegan though.
post #21 of 32
Back on topic (again), only Apple could make nylon sound like a high-quality fabric...

I like the case and I think I'll buy one. It's just simple enough to be elegant. And with the new remote, I won't need to access the buttons on the unit anyway.
post #22 of 32
Jamie&gt; I was looking all over the web for that Dior case...where can I get one of those?

Gucci and Prada both use to make PalmVx cases that were really scweet too
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post #23 of 32
<a href="http://colette.tm.fr/shop/frame.html?des_062" target="_blank">http://colette.tm.fr/shop/frame.html?des_062</a>
Colette is a cool shop in Paris-they sell the Dior iPod case but only in limited numbers-think only about 50 are available
post #24 of 32
Hi,
<a href="http://www.ipodlounge.com" target="_blank">iPod Lounge</a> has a bunch of pics of the new 20GB iPod as well as the case. Looks like it comes with a little bag to put it all in, kinda cool...

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post #25 of 32
[quote]Originally posted by Paul:
<strong>

he's a <a href="http://forums.appleinsider.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=6&t=001647" target="_blank">vegan</a> (I think)
hey, so is steve... WTF?? :confused: </strong><hr></blockquote>
Since I'm the only one that posted anything I see about the case being leather before this post, I am assuming that this is in reference to me. In which case let me clear something up.

I am most definately NOT a vegan.

Thanks for you attention. Now back to our regularly scheduled programming.
post #26 of 32
whoops....

sorry, I guess I go you confused with someone else... <img src="graemlins/embarrassed.gif" border="0" alt="[Embarrassed]" />

why dont you like leather (eventhough it isnt leather.... <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" /> )
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post #27 of 32
[quote]Originally posted by Paul:
<strong>whoops....

sorry, I guess I go you confused with someone else... <img src="graemlins/embarrassed.gif" border="0" alt="[Embarrassed]" />

why dont you like leather (eventhough it isnt leather.... <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" /> )</strong><hr></blockquote>

I was just kidding. mostly. I have plenty of leather around. belts, shoes, wallets. i have no problems eating meat. but i do sometimes feel wierd about leather. i think that it's just the fact that i am using the skin of a previously living thing for clothing. i know it's wierd, and i know it makes no sense, so don't bother to tell me that.

I don't have a problem with jello and film though. go figure.

but back to my origional question... will the ipod fall out of the case if i do a back flip?

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post #28 of 32
can you do a back flip?? do you want to with your iPod?? just wondering hopefully somebody will get their new iPods soon with a case and post photos here.....g
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post #29 of 32
[quote]Originally posted by thegelding:
<strong>can you do a back flip?? do you want to with your iPod?? just wondering hopefully somebody will get their new iPods soon with a case and post photos here.....g</strong><hr></blockquote>

Well, no I can't doa backflip, and I don't own an iPod. But if I found one on the street, I would be so excited that I might spontaneously learn to do backflips, and need to know if I should have my iPod clipped to my belt at the time.

You know, I just need information for pratical purposes...
post #30 of 32
You can buy the Dior iPod case at <a href="http://www.iamsexuallyattractedtomen.com" target="_blank">http://www.iamsexuallyattractedtomen.com</a>
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post #31 of 32
[quote]Originally posted by groverat:
<strong>You can buy the Dior iPod case at <a href="http://www.iamsexuallyattractedtomen.com" target="_blank">http://www.iamsexuallyattractedtomen.com</a></strong><hr></blockquote>
that's my homepage groverat! unfortunately i couldn't keep up with demand. i'll let all of you know when i get a new shipment in.
post #32 of 32
[quote]Originally posted by groverat:
<strong>You can buy the Dior iPod case at <a href="http://www.iamsexuallyattractedtomen.com" target="_blank">http://www.iamsexuallyattractedtomen.com</a></strong><hr></blockquote>

<img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> I can't believe I clicked on that.

J :cool:
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