Excellent protection and well designed cover (October 28th, 2005)
Product Manufacturer: XtremeMac
Price: $23.95 US
- Thick silicone protection for your iPod Shuffle. Good variety of colors.
- Companion SuperHook product is poorly made and cant\' be trusted. Not one problem with the TuffWrap!
XtremeMac is one company that's been very proactive in creating a wide variety of iPod products. They create products that protect and enhance your iPod. As a new iPod Shuffle owner, I decided to give a few of their products a workout.
After almost scratching my Shuffle against a jacket zipper, I clothed it in a bright red TuffWrap. Next I added a SuperHook so that I could suspend the Shuffle from the zipper pull, instead of a neck lanyard. The SuperHook is a carabiner style clip attached to a white cap that slips over the USB port on the Shuffle. The cap didn't feel all that secure, but it seemed to hold.
Designed for Daily UseThe TuffWrap is a thick silicone cover that comes with two caps, one for the lanyard and one regular cap. It covers the whole iPod, except the control wheel. The sides are ribbed so that it doesn't slip from your grip and might even stay put on a dashboard. There's a slight indent above the wheel (the headphone end). This indent is a great feature, because when your iPod is connected to their FM transmitter, or used in a dark place, you can immediately tell where the volume control is located without having to look at the Shuffle.
Another very useful feature is the thin skin-like cover over the on/off switch. I actually had trouble sliding the switch until I put on the TuffWrap. It adds just enough traction to slide the switch to the first stop, which I could not do previously.