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Initial thoughts... Good fit & protective, but a dust magnet... Later thoughts... quickly loses tight fit &...
on 5 May 2017
As it’s served me well & is still going strong, but looking a bit scratched & worse for wear, I thought I’d treat my old (2005) 5th generation iPod to a trendy skin: it’s the black model hence the choice of black skin.
The skin fits snuggly without being so tight as to be a nightmare to fit & comes with an ‘eye’ so that a lanyard or phone dangly can be attached. Also in the package is a silver coloured lanyard, screen cleaning cloth & self-adhesive screen protector, with installation instructions.
After fitting the skin all ports & switches, etc. are fully accessible, & there are two slits in the back of the skin so that the iPod could be attached to a belt.
All in all, I am quite pleased with the skin; my only gripe is that the matt surface of the silicone material means that it picks up - & shows - every speck of dust hence the 4* rating, otherwise it’s great.
Addendum: having this skin on my iPod makes it a VERY tight fit in the Belkin Tunedok car holder. Not sure I’ll be keeping this skin on my iPod for much longer.
Addendum: with the skin on, the iPod doesn’t fit into the official charger base/stand & after less than a week of use the skin is now beginning to lose its tight fit & slip off parts of the iPod. Therefore, I have reduced the initial star rating from 4 to 2 – rather disappointed with this product.