Silicon or Polycarbonate?

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  1. iPop_cherries

    iPop_cherries New Member

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    so i've been looking through the forums trying to get some info but both have their Pros and Cons.
    i wanted the silicon because it does keep the ipod with a slimming design but apparently collects dust and crap inside the case and somehow scratches the back of the iPod (apparently

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    ) and offers minimal protection when its dropped

    then considered the Polycarbonate cases but they're too chunky. although probably offers better protection if i drop it.

    help?

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  3. iPop_cherries

    iPop_cherries New Member

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    lol
    a super case
    one thats bulletproof

    maybe truck proof too!

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    I think I would disagree with that last line. The silicone would absorb at least some of the shock (probably a lot if you have a silicone case that has extra padding around the corners), whereas a plastic/polycarbonate would transfer pretty much all of the energy directly to the device. On top of that, if you drop it with a plastic case, you run the risk of cracking/breaking the case, then you gotta' buy a new one.

    The only thing that the hard cases have on the silicone in my opinion (as far as protection goes) is if the iPod is in your pocket and you bump into something hard like, say, the corner of a table or something, you have a hard shell around the back of your iPod. If that happens with a silicone case, you may put a dent in your shiny chrome back plate.

    If anyone can rebut any of this, by all means feel free. The drop/energy transfer scenario is the only thing keeping me from ditching my silicone case.
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    orrr you could get the rebeltouch and get both

    !
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    simonrichards150 New Member

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    I have a silicone case and it does attract the dust a bit lol and

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    it does scratch the back (slightly) but I HATE the way the polycarbonate cases feel, nd they make the ipod noticebly chunky whereas this doesnt.
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    yea thats my stand on the polycarbonate. too chunky, & dont like the feel.

    i may go with silicon but i really dont want the back scratched
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    mmm i like the look of the rebelcase
    wish i could have some hands on use of that though.

    i suck at applying the screen the protectors >.<
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    Get a back protector from InvisibleShield.

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