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Swimming with a Pod

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Teechur

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I have a 4th Gen iPod that I love, Toady. Sadly, Toady has gone blind. I was running with him in a four mile out and back when I was hit with a really horrible rainstorm. He'll play, but nothing on the screen. He's been replaced with an iPod video, but for all intents and purposes, he's still a perfectly good iPod.

I considered selling him on Ebay, or just getting a screen replacement kit. He was still under warranty until this week, but as we moved we couldn't find the box he came in so that's a no go. (I registered him, but Apple kept telling me it was an invalid serial number and I needed to fax them a proof of purchase and picture of the iPod.)

So I'm thinking...I swim for an hour twice a week and will be doing more this summer because there is some whacked out part of my brain that is considering a half ironman. I wouldn't be changing music anyhow, and I don't really want to take FloJo into the water. (She's my new iPod.) I'm thinking that a good, waterproof case and a pre-set playlist with only the music I want to listen to on Toady would be just the ticket, and extend his sad little life.

So does anyone have experience with waterproof cases? I'm curious about the Otter. It looks good.
 

ipodphoto30

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well if you wanna swim with it, how are you gonna listen to music with earbuds? why not just get some speakers for it. actually otterbox is pretty good and it keeps out the water.
 

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I don't think the people at the Y are going to appreciate listening to my music...Plus can't really hear it under water if I just hook it up to speakers. They make earbuds that are specifically for swimming as well as cases that work with those specific kinds of buds. I'm just looking for feedback from others who might have used a similar setup.
 

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Go for it. I don't have any experience with otterbox to give my input. But, I do have the Marine Pack for my Sony digital camera. I loved going to waterparks and taking videos while riding down water slides. And of course, everyone had to take notice, and want to buy it off me. If I had the opportunity to be swimming as often as you do, then I would probably get an otterbox also. I like the design more than that of others, like the lillipod.
 

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Sounds like a great way to extend the iPod's life. I wish I could help more but this is an area that I haven't explored.
 

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I have the Otterbox with my 20gb photo. I bought it mainly because I scuba dive and am usually in wet environments plus it is one tough case. However, I have not taken it in the water with me so cannot really comment on that. It is a large case however and it is bulky overall...definitely will effect your trim when swimming those laps
 
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