Does much of this happen as people are using them? Any thoughts on safety while listening to an iPod on campus?
Thieves are constantly looking for unattended, easily transportable, and valuable property to take. iPods are all of the above. The best way to prevent your very expensive item from being stolen is to never leave it unattended in a public setting. We have not experienced any muggings where the offender took the iPod from the victim directly. However, we would suggest changing your headphones from the white headphones that come with the iPod to nondescript black or gray ones.