One thing I never thought of doing is protecting my iPod with a cover just in case it falls on the floor or even worse, on the concrete outside when there is a good chance it could crack and ne no more in use.
A few months prior to Christmas I got an iPod so my brother decided to give me an Init iPod Skins Case. The case came in three different colors-- purple, pink and gray. I didn't start to use the case until a couple of months later but when I did, my iPod went from ordinary looking to distinctive but it wasn't about the color of it. What was more important that it certainly protected my iPod from lots of scratches and it also included a hard plastiscreen cover that is not easily breakable? It is clear enough that no one will ever know there was a cover on it.
It is also easy for me to select a different song or turn the iPod off without taking off the skins.
I love the iPod skins and would recommend anyone to buy one.