1. surur's Avatar
    Actually, if you don't care about resale value, you gain quite a lot of value by not carrying a case. Your device is automatically slimmer, lighter and more accessible, and we all know we pay good money for those very same features.

    I don't sell my old PDA's, and of course I cry a little when the screen gets scratched, but the advantage of having a light slim device outweighs those concerns for me. I just try to be careful, not keep my device in a pocket by itself, vs with money and keys etc.

    Surur
    06-19-2007 10:07 AM
  2. marcol's Avatar
    Actually, if you don't care about resale value, you gain quite a lot of value by not carrying a case. Your device is automatically slimmer, lighter and more accessible, and we all know we pay good money for those very same features.
    Couldn't agree more. Cases are big, bulky and (IMO) invariably rather ugly.

    I don't sell my old PDA's, and of course I cry a little when the screen gets scratched, but the advantage of having a light slim device outweighs those concerns for me. I just try to be careful, not keep my device in a pocket by itself, vs with money and keys etc.
    Yep. Phone gets its own pocket, a screen protector and decent insurance.

    Obligatory ludicrous simile: phone cases are like marrying a beautiful woman and keeping her in a suit of armour
    06-19-2007 10:42 AM
  3. Certs's Avatar
    I intend to avoid any drops by liberally applying Jergens to my hand before I handle the iPhone.

    And holding it with said hand as I run to catch a subway train and reply to an eamil one handed.
    Now that's HYSTERICAL!

    You can't use the iPhone one-handed, Silly!!
    06-19-2007 10:45 AM
  4. samkim's Avatar
    Obligatory ludicrous simile: phone cases are like marrying a beautiful woman and keeping her in a suit of armour
    Well said. I used to use a thin silicone skin case for my Treo until I realized that even that made it too bulky and ugly.
    06-19-2007 11:07 AM
  5. tirk's Avatar
    Well said. I used to use a thin silicone skin case for my Treo until I realized that even that made it too bulky and ugly.
    :thumbsup: Totally agree. Same goes for screen protectors too.

    If you're really worried, take out insurance!
    06-19-2007 01:58 PM
  6. littlewaywelt's Avatar
    The same people who abuse their expensive iPods. I saw someone yesterday walking in the rain with one in NO case! Some people really don't give a :censored: :shake: .
    At some point it's just not worth bothering about.
    I've had my treo since Jan 06 and it now looks like it. I don't bother with the case very much anymore. Same deal for my ipod. It's 75% of the way through it's life cycle, so I'm not going to go nuts protecting it.
    06-19-2007 02:04 PM
  7. dstrauss#IM's Avatar
    ...Speaking for myself, I only seem to drop it on asphalt or textured cement - never carpet or grass. You can bet my iPhone will see very limited use until it's in a nice leather case of some sort...
    Unfortunately, you're speaking for far too many of us - mine will literally bounce over to the sidewalk if I dare drop it in the grass...
    06-19-2007 06:11 PM
  8. dstrauss#IM's Avatar
    Actually, if you don't care about resale value, you gain quite a lot of value by not carrying a case. Your device is automatically slimmer, lighter and more accessible, and we all know we pay good money for those very same features.

    I don't sell my old PDA's, and of course I cry a little when the screen gets scratched, but the advantage of having a light slim device outweighs those concerns for me. I just try to be careful, not keep my device in a pocket by itself, vs with money and keys etc.

    Surur
    :thumbsup: Although I do add screen protectors that are as clear as I can get. The old Blackjack would be a waste with even a thin bodyglove.
    06-19-2007 06:13 PM
  9. Pearl_Diva's Avatar
    Actually, if you don't care about resale value, you gain quite a lot of value by not carrying a case. Your device is automatically slimmer, lighter and more accessible, and we all know we pay good money for those very same features.

    I don't sell my old PDA's, and of course I cry a little when the screen gets scratched, but the advantage of having a light slim device outweighs those concerns for me. I just try to be careful, not keep my device in a pocket by itself, vs with money and keys etc.

    Surur
    You need to at least put a screen protector on the iPod(or tape the factory one down). And DON'T walk in the rain with it on(like the person the other day)!! Scratched up back can be dealt with, but scratched up screen when you watch videos, no thanks!

    I also hate scratched screens on phones due to needing to read the screen clearly.
    06-19-2007 07:19 PM
  10. Pearl_Diva's Avatar
    At some point it's just not worth bothering about.
    I've had my treo since Jan 06 and it now looks like it. I don't bother with the case very much anymore. Same deal for my ipod. It's 75% of the way through it's life cycle, so I'm not going to go nuts protecting it.
    They look that way because you may not have kept them in cases all the time right from the start. My Treo still looks excellent! My iPods are covered in cases too.

    It would be nice if video iPods were made sturdier though. Way too easy to get a scratched screen just from normal usage.
    06-19-2007 07:27 PM
  11. Pearl_Diva's Avatar
    :thumbsup: Totally agree. Same goes for screen protectors too.

    If you're really worried, take out insurance!
    I disagree strongly about screen protectors. They're a must. Martin Field's screen protectors are excellent! You can't tell they're on. The screen is just as clear and sometimes seems brighter.
    06-19-2007 07:31 PM
  12. oalvarez's Avatar
    cool, lets argue screen protectors.........thin slices of plastic or the sort....lets go!
    06-20-2007 12:02 AM
  13. tirk's Avatar
    I disagree strongly about screen protectors. They're a must. Martin Field's screen protectors are excellent! You can't tell they're on. The screen is just as clear and sometimes seems brighter.
    Always a dangerous thing to say, but... I've never missed not using them, in many years of using Palm devices. Using colleagues' Palms with them on, the touchscreen always seems inaccurate in comparison, and often dirty (which of course could be easily fixed).

    Oddly enough, I sleep naked too - I wonder if there's a correlation? :evil:
    06-20-2007 03:57 AM
  14. ambtreo's Avatar
    Actually, if you don't care about resale value, you gain quite a lot of value by not carrying a case. Your device is automatically slimmer, lighter and more accessible, and we all know we pay good money for those very same features.

    I don't sell my old PDA's, and of course I cry a little when the screen gets scratched, but the advantage of having a light slim device outweighs those concerns for me. I just try to be careful, not keep my device in a pocket by itself, vs with money and keys etc.

    Surur
    I agree with you Surur - that's why i like the 755p, it needs no case. The rubberized casing let's you hold it firmly without squirting out of your hands.
    06-20-2007 05:19 AM
  15. ambtreo's Avatar
    I agree with you Surur - that's why i like the 755p, it needs no case. The rubberized casing let's you hold it firmly without squirting out of your hands.
    However, I do use a Martin Fields screen protector, that works great.
    06-20-2007 05:20 AM
  16. Pearl_Diva's Avatar
    Oddly enough, I sleep naked too - I wonder if there's a correlation? :evil:

    :thumbsup: :evil:
    06-20-2007 05:28 AM
  17. braj's Avatar
    Always a dangerous thing to say, but... I've never missed not using them, in many years of using Palm devices. Using colleagues' Palms with them on, the touchscreen always seems inaccurate in comparison, and often dirty (which of course could be easily fixed).

    Oddly enough, I sleep naked too - I wonder if there's a correlation? :evil:
    I'm also in the no-screen-protectors camp, and after 8 years of various Palms, Handsprings, and Clies I have never had a damaged screen because of it. Some egrips on my Treo is all that I use now as far as cases go.

    I wonder how slippery the iPhone is.
    06-20-2007 01:01 PM
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