It looks like there will be a settlement in the ongoing 4 year, $22 million class-action suit against Apple. The company must set aside that amount for first-gen nano owners with scratched screens. According to the suit, many of them weren’t “coated” and were subject to “excessive scratching.” Those who received a slip case with their iPod may be entitled to $15.00, while those who did not can get $25.00. A judge still needs to sign off on the suit and a hearing will take place April 28. More information is available here.
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The Northeast Maritime Institute has developed Golden Shellback coating. This waterproof polymer repels oil, dirt, dust, synthetic fluids, hazardous materials, and water based solutions. It can be applied to plastic, metals, ceramic, glass, and other types of sufaces to also become anti-corrosive. While the coating is not yet available to the public, it would appear that the process would involve sending the gadget to them and paying ~$50.00 to $75.00, depending on the size. To see it in action, catch the video featuring lots of electronic devices, including an iPod touch.
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