Are they that easily marked then.
I am after a player, and I am undecided on the Sony HD5 30gb , and the iPod 20gb colour. This might play a part in my decision, if the iPods look naff after a few days use.
Chris, you could try just getting some pda screen protectors then cover the front and back, your ipod will still feel smooth and light with them on and prevent any scratches for when you come to resell. I bought some from maplin for £1.99 to cover the screen and chrome back.
ilounge members do recommend brasso for minor scuffs and marks but i havnt tried it on mine yet, I just stick mine in a sock and take it out to use but am careful
I have tried different type of cases i.e. evo skins, leather etc. but then came to the conclusion that they both defeat the reasons for me buying my ipod in the first place, i.e. the smooth look and feel in your hand and the minimalist design. With an evo soft skin on the ipod feels bulky and rubbery and with a leather case on it kind of feels...well..molly and bulky. the problem is with the ipod is that not only is it supposed to be a functional device but a design icon and we all seem to fall into the trap of constantly rubbing off the finger marks and being paranoid about it getting marked.
I have been watching Ebay for an iPod nano but also noticed they have thin film protectors - much like screen protectors - that cover the entire front surface with the exceptions of the click wheel and a seperate one for the back. Seems like it could be a good solution to preventing scratches? Man, I really do want to buy one of these nanos now. Not sure if they have the films for larger iPods though.