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Frying IPODS

Postby Annelizabeth » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:13 am

So I keep on frying ipods, cell phones and other electronic devices. I have bought otter boxes to protect them and I fry those as well.
I keep my ipod in my bra and seems to be just too damp in there.

Otterbox has stoped making hard cases for ipods soo I am wondering what other people do. Oh and the ziplocked bag works for a week before I fry the ipod.

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Re: Frying IPODS

Postby Ironboy » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:29 am

With some onions, a bit of curry and a light rosé sauce, they are quite yummy.

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Postby Ironboy » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:30 am

Maybe a top with an iPod holder on the outside would help?

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Re: Frying IPODS

Postby NewFinnLoper » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:39 am

I've used one of these - never with any moisture issues:

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Re: Frying IPODS

Postby tgilpin » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:42 am

I have been using the ipod arm band for 4 years and never had a "frying' problem.
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Postby purdy65 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:53 am

tgilpin wrote:I have been using the ipod arm band for 4 years and never had a "frying' problem.


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Re: Frying IPODS

Postby candlerun » Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:01 am

I used to fry my cells and that by carrying them in my pocket...
Now I use either an armband or a drop in cell phone waistband holster (hope that made sense) for
my iPhone. Easy access for me and no frying. I have cordless earbuds for it so no problems with wires.
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Re: Frying IPODS

Postby Annelizabeth » Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:12 pm

But my arms are too weak to carry it. I like it in my bra.

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Re: Frying IPODS

Postby jemez » Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:29 pm

I use a shuffle that clips to my shorts, 2 years and no problems (so far).

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Re: Frying IPODS

Postby Jwolf » Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:37 pm

Water damage will definitely do it, so the bra is not a great option.

I keep my iPod or iPhone on my belt pack when I'm doing long distances. If I'm worried about rain I put it in a plastic bag. I can't risk the iPhone getting damaged by water, so the plastic bag does the trick. That should work, so the fact that it didn't for you means maybe it was leaking-- perhaps around the headphone jack? If I'm doing a short run I can carry my mp3 player or iPod in a pocket or in my glove. The mp3 player is tiny enough that I can just hold it lightly in my hand with the headphone jack threaded under my Garmin strap.

It gets pretty rainy here, and I've never had any problems.
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Re: Frying IPODS

Postby RA. » Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:37 pm

Annelizabeth wrote:But my arms are too weak to carry it. I like it in my bra.

I'd suggest one of three things:

1. Start working out so your arms are stronger
2. Accept that you will fry iPods when running with them in your bra
3. Get a new nano next time you fry the old one - it's smaller and clips onto your clothes (i.e. doesn't have to go in your bra)


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Re: Frying IPODS

Postby eme » Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:38 pm

jemez wrote:I use a shuffle that clips to my shorts, 2 years and no problems (so far).


I have the new Nano - clipped it to my shorts on a TM run. I sweat a lot and I managed to fry the screen. Luckily it did not trip the moisture sensor, so Apple replaced it under warrantee.

Anywhere that there is a lot of sweat, you run the chance of frying your iPod. You think that Apple would address this, since they promote the heck out of using their products for running (Nike + system) :roll:

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Re: Frying IPODS

Postby Jwolf » Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:44 pm

eme wrote:
jemez wrote:I use a shuffle that clips to my shorts, 2 years and no problems (so far).


I have the new Nano - clipped it to my shorts on a TM run. I sweat a lot and I managed to fry the screen. Luckily it did not trip the moisture sensor, so Apple replaced it under warrantee.

I wondered about that with the new nano. I think I would be worried about it if I clipped it to my clothing.

My old 1st generation nano still keeps working... if it ever gets fried I think I might replace it with a shuffle that doesn't have a screen. I also have an iPhone so that I can use when I actually want to control what I'm listening to better. :)

Annelizabeth- the bra seems like the worst possible location for an electronic device. The new small ones are so light that your arms must be strong enough. :)
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Re: Frying IPODS

Postby Doonst » Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:46 pm

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Re: Frying IPODS

Postby jemez » Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:46 pm

I didn't even realize they HAD moisture sensors. Maybe I've gotten lucky with my shuffle, since I've gotten caught in some pretty nasty rain storms while running. I got mine for $35 as a refurb, when they intro'd the one with the controls in the headphones I went for the one they were discontinuing (which is the same size as your nano), at the time they had a ton of refurbs on the apple web site. I also have a gen 2 nano, but that needs the armband or a pocket.

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Re: Frying IPODS

Postby Jwolf » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:31 pm

jemez wrote:I didn't even realize they HAD moisture sensors. Maybe I've gotten lucky with my shuffle, since I've gotten caught in some pretty nasty rain storms while running.

I think the ones with a touch-screen are more susceptible to water damage.
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Re: Frying IPODS

Postby eme » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:34 pm

jemez wrote:I didn't even realize they HAD moisture sensors. Maybe I've gotten lucky with my shuffle, since I've gotten caught in some pretty nasty rain storms while running. I got mine for $35 as a refurb, when they intro'd the one with the controls in the headphones I went for the one they were discontinuing (which is the same size as your nano), at the time they had a ton of refurbs on the apple web site. I also have a gen 2 nano, but that needs the armband or a pocket.


Yup, for the new Nano it is in the headphone jack.

When I was getting mine replaced, I say someone with an iPhone/iPod Touch getting told that he was basically out of luck since the moisture sensor had changed colour on his (they use a little flashlight to check).

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Re: Frying IPODS

Postby Andes » Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:03 pm

I also use the Shuffle and clip it to my shorts. If your ipod is to heavy to use an armband, I can't imagine wanting to carry it around in my bra! Does anyone else have problems with burning their skin when clipping the shuffle or nano to their shorts in hot weather? I've had to start tucking in my shirt on one side so that the shuffle isn't sitting against my skin on the inside of my shorts.

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Re: Frying IPODS

Postby VDoT » Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:18 pm

I fried a shuffle and 2 new nano's, all when clipped to my shorts under my shirt. I am a heavey sweater and The Apple store told me they all fried because of moisture problems. I have since swithced to an armband and so far, no further problems.
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Re: Frying IPODS

Postby Darth Tater » Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:34 pm

Annelizabeth wrote:But my arms are too weak to carry it. I like it in my bra.

Your boobs are stronger than your arms? :shock:
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Re: Frying IPODS

Postby Jwolf » Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:37 pm

VDoT wrote:I fried a shuffle and 2 new nano's, all when clipped to my shorts under my shirt.

Why do you clip it under your shirt? Because it's on the waistband?

Has anyone had better luck clipping it on the outside of their shirt somewhere? I have seen a lot of people using the shuffle this way.

I'm asking because I've been eying the new nano for some time now, but won't get it if there are these problems. But it sounds like the shuffle also has this issue?
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Re: Frying IPODS

Postby RA. » Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:50 pm

I actually usually put it in a pocket of a coat... I don't clip it to the bottom of a shirt as it has fallen off that way. I do the waistband, but maybe I won't anymore.
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Frying IPODS

Postby Jwolf » Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:09 pm

RA. wrote:I actually usually put it in a pocket of a coat...
hmmm...
I hardly ever wear a jacket while running, and the pockets of my shorts or pants would surely put the iPod in a sweatzone. :(
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Re: Frying IPODS

Postby NewFinnLoper » Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:15 pm

Jwolf wrote:
RA. wrote:I actually usually put it in a pocket of a coat...
hmmm...
I hardly ever wear a jacket while running, and the pockets of my shorts or pants would surely put the iPod in a sweatzone. :(


My Sugoi running jacket has a cute little iPod pocket on top of the left sleeve with a small hole for the ear-buds to feed through the sleeve inside the jacket. BUT...it's way too hot for any temperatures above 2 degrees....
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Re: Frying IPODS

Postby jemez » Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:08 pm

Anyone in Ottawa remember that torrential downpour, combined with a windstorm that knocked out power to a bunch of Ottawa a month ago? I was running in that, with my shuffle on my shorts (which may say as much about me as the ipod). My kids have those touch screen nanos, I can imagine those being less hardy than the shuffle, plus the shuffle costs so much less.


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