Pelican Cases for MP3 Players (i1010)

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When I fly I usually pack several MP3 players but only one for the seat since is such a pain to dig around in those tiny seats. In the past I have used a simple soft case to hold the player and the Shure SE530s (Amazing isolation and sound quality for flying, ‘eff Bose!) all in one neat package. Though I did always worry about smashing it in between a seat or dropping it in the boarding and unboarding chaos.

So I stumbled on this little gem today at Best Buy. It’s made for the iPod (Ew, I know right?) but will work with anything that will fit. There is also a headphone cable leading from the inside to a plug on the outside for waterproof use.

What makes this case interesting to many of the audio enthusiast is that it would make a perfect case for a headphone amp, plus player combo. There are a few example photos in the Top 5 of 2008 list or check out the headphone amp forum. Though the cable connecting to the outside is a bit cheap for higher end setups, but the rubber back can easily be removed and better plugs can be installed. A military grade and audiophile grade Neutrik plug might be a great upgrade for those who want a little extra something.

One quick note that the Zune 120 just barely fits with the audio jack plugged in. It will close just barely and I wouldn’t be comfortable putting stress on the headphone jack for extended periods. It does fit perfectly without the jack plugged in. The Zune 4/8/16 fits lovely as you can see from the photo.

You can find this case at Amazon for around $30- very reasonable for such a rugged case. Same price at Best Buy as well.

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6 Comments

Fuzzypits on December 6, 2008 4:37 PM

Wow, that looks pretty nice for travelers. It would be cool if they included (Or you could buy) foam inserts for other popular players that are to small and would move around a bit in there. Or would it be possible to make some?

1.9 TDI on December 6, 2008 5:13 PM

Does anyone know if it will accommodate a Samsung P2?If so I’ll be looking into these…

mojo on December 7, 2008 4:01 AM

any idea where to get this gem in asia? i am in Singapore or Malayisia.

Grahm on December 7, 2008 9:28 AM

@TDI- i added the P2

1.9 TDI on December 7, 2008 2:57 PM

Thanks Grahm!

Jason Rasmussen on December 8, 2008 6:25 PM

Perfect for snowboarding when you bail. My local Fry’s was blowing them out (the exact same ones pictured above) for $7.40. I use Pelican cases for work & personal use, they are military grade rugged, and come with a “you break it, we replace it free forever” case warranty.

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