Thursday, December 13, 2007

How to Buy an Ipod Protector

Due to its extraordinary popularity, there are thousands of accessories available to enhance the performance and usability of every generation and version of Apple's iPod. IPod protectors are among the most popular and useful accessories, as they prevent costly damage to the expensive devices they encase. With so many models to choose from, its important to compare the features and benefits of several brands before making a purchase.

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Step One
Buy an iPod protector that's easy to use. Which model you choose depends on individual usage habits. If you dock your iPod often, for example, buy a protector that allows easy access to ports. Some cases provide excellent coverage but are very hard to put on and take off.

Step Two
Narrow your search to protectors with useful features. Many iPod cases come with removable belt clips and lanyards that increase portability, especially for on-the-go users.

Step Three
Shop for a good value. There are iPod protectors to fit every budget, with prices ranging from under $10 to over $10,000. Fortunately, most of us don't need a diamond encrusted iPod case and can find a well-made, attractive model for less than $35. Most cases under $10 are flimsy, provide limited protection and require frequent replacement.

Step Four
Find a case that will protect your iPod's screen and click wheel. A lot of stylish models look great, but fail to cover the iPod's most vulnerable areas. If you opt for a case that lacks screen coverage, buy a sheet of protective screen covering and cut it to fit. You can find customizable screen protectors in large electronic and camera stores.

Step Five
Enhance your iPod's appearance with an attractive case. Many users are drawn to the iPod's sleek design and snazzy colors. Almost every model comes in a variety of colors and some brands feature playful and unusual designs. For the more utilitarian user, plain protectors are easy to find, but are not always less expensive.
by eHow Electronics Editor
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Tips & Warnings
*If you often expose your iPod to extreme heat or direct sunlight, consider a hard case that will not melt or warp.
*Some iPod cases are incompatible with large headphones. Make sure the model you choose is compatible with each of your accessories.

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