Ever since ordering my F807 from Japan a couple months back I have been wanting to find a suitable case to protect the player both from damage in case of accidental drops,and to keep it from getting scratched up in order to keep it looking nice and new for as long as possible.
I looked all over the internet even went to local phone stores and walmart and best buy etc in hopes of finding a close fit for the F800 series player,yet I couldn't find anything stateside (online or in brick and mortar stores) that fit the player and allowed access to the necessary buttons. So i finally said 'to hell with it' and went ahead and ordered the 'CKH-NWF800XM for NW-F800 series' from Japan off of E-bay as it comes with a screen protector and is made by Sony specifically for the F800 series Walkman's. and all i can say now is..Wow!...what a shameless and complete rip off on Sony's behalf !
In all honesty,I can't blame the seller (although a better (or rather ANY) description at all of the case would have been nice) but after all, what was he/she going to say ? 'Hi folks, here is a case which in the picture looks to be a thick malleable rubber material,although in reality it is nothing more than a thin piece of hard brittle plastic which will not only be easy to scratch up making it look like utter junk in the first few weeks,but if you drop your player,it will shatter into a hundred pieces offering absolutely ZERO amount of shock protection making this case useless!happy shopping!" .
so uh,no,obviously the seller isn't going to tell you that.
and yes (facepalm) i should have asked what it was made of first,i know that (now).
I suppose I could return it and ask for a refund of the $36 it cost,but I would not only forfeit the extra $15 I spent on expedited shipping (which is all that was offered),I would also have to pay another $10-15 to ship it back to the seller,wait for confirmation they had received it etc etc..,so in the end its cheaper just to keep it for now and chalk this unpleasant experience up to a life lesson.
Anyway, that's enough whinging from me,I just wanted to let anyone considering purchasing this case to save your hard earned cash and instead spend it on a better case such as the CKS-NWF800-L Blue Soft Case (pictured below) which at least won't scratch or shatter during a fall and costs the same. it may not show off the players color,but it at least has a little more shock protection.i know it's what I am saving up for now.
live and learn.
Edited by xylin6 - 10/6/13 at 4:21am