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Use an iPod within its Apple-provided case iPod
This may be a trivial hint, but it certainly made me happy. I am not pleased with most of the cases for the iPod, as they take away from the look of the iPod. I do, however, actually like the Apple-provided black case or pouch that comes with the current video iPod. However, I did not like having to take the iPod out to increase the volume or go to the next track.

Then I found out that the iPod touch pad/wheel actually works right through the Apple case. I can increase the volume and, of course, depressing the skip-forward, etc. buttons work. I would have expected the buttons to work, but I was pleasantly surprised to see the touch/track pad also work. So now my iPod stays in the Apple case, and I can control it without getting my greasy fingerprints all over it.
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Use an iPod within its Apple-provided case
Authored by: Crazor on Dec 26, '06 09:56:15AM

Dunno what pouch the Video comes with, but this also works with the greyish pouch of the 1G Nano, although sensitivity is not that good.
There are capacitance sensors underneath the wheel which can track your finger's position even through a layer of fabric. Try putting your shirt over your MacBook's tablet: you can still move the pointer around, but not that accurate anymore.

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Use an iPod within its Apple-provided case
Authored by: twisted on Dec 26, '06 10:22:21AM

I just tested it with my MacBook, and well it's just as accurate.

As for the iPod, I've first used the iPod Socks I bought along with it, stupid as I was... things made my iPod scratch like hell, now I'm using the leather iPod holder... and works perfect, indeed the iPod still registers everything I move/scroll, 5th generation iPod 60gb video.

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Authored by: Grommet on Dec 27, '06 08:50:45AM

Been using an Apple sock for almost three years on my 4G 20GB. It has protected it from scratches the whole time. The back is still like a mirror, and the front only has the scratches that have occurred when it's not in the sock.

No problems with the Apple sock.

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