Whether or not you have the latest ipod, a 3rd gen or a nano, you’re sure to find a case to match your personality, or for fashionistas, every outfit. And if you pay a visit to your local gym, you’ll also find a whole range of cases out there which fit snugly in whatever body part you choose, in a multitude of colours and designs.
So for the sake of fun, here’s an iPod case to match each personality:
1. The Cutiepie
Ok, so you don’t necessarily have to be under 20 to be in this group, but you do have to have an unhealthy penchant for cuteness, and you probably also have to be female or gay. Well, these cloyingly sweet “monstre”-like cases were designed by two sisters from France, and can not just to swath your iPod in cuteness but your Mac Book as well. The felt-made designs come in an assorment of sunny colours and retail for $40-50. For more information, contact the sisters at: [email protected]
2. The Metrosexual
For understated unisex chic, Dior has the answer for making your iPod match your discerning sense of style. The Black Tie iPod Case costs about the same as the iPod itself, but worth every penny for the ultimate in stylish masculinity that money can buy.
3. The Fitness Guru
For those who find themselves enslaved to the gym, the sports club etc. -an iPod which withstands profused sweating and calorie-burning movement is in order.
The ezGear ClearCase SPORT protective Case is admittedly not the most attractive of cases, but it does a fine job for the sporty and the price is pretty decent as well at $33-36. The crystal clear acrylic protects your iPod from the elements, giving you an unobstructed view of the screen as well as an opening for the clickwheel for easy access to your playlists. Included is the all-important removable armband and 2 neck straps which give you the options to where you’d like your iPod to be. Think Tom Cruise climbing a canyon to the tune of Iko Iko. According to Charlie Bernstein, President of ezGear:
“Our customers told us they wanted to use their iPod nano at the gym, but still wanted a strong sturdy case they could store and use their iPod in. Having a case that can also be used as a stand alone case was a bonus. Now iPod nano owners have the best of both worlds… a great everyday case and a great sport case.”
4. The Urbanite
You live in an urban jungle, like browns and monochrome, wear a bookbag and listen to the soundtrack of The Life Aquatic. Well, to kit out your 2nd generation Nano and video are Belkin’s cool designs, one to suit every aspect of city life. From canvas holster and flip cases to sports armbands and slider cases, the attractively hip designs and unbeatable prices ($14.99-$29.99) will have the urbanites cooly heading to their laptops to make a purchase. Dan Frakes at Playlist comments-:
Overall, Belkin’s Flip Case for 5G iPod is an attractive and protective flipcase. Besides the minor issues I’ve mentioned, it’s only real drawback is that flipcases in general lend themselves to infrequent access to your iPod’s controls and screen, whereas the 5G iPod biggest draw is its large screen for watching video. So if you plan to use your 5G iPod’s video features often, plan on having to hold the flipcover open during use.
5. The Fashionista
Fashion savvy citizens are actually spoilt for choice with all the top designers now creating their own iPod case to suit all hip tastes. Yes, most of the ultra luxe designer models will cost you as much as the iPod itself, so for style, quality and price, one of the best buys is definitely Kate Spade’s Broome Street Mini Case. This smart little number comes in gold or pink, with a smooth cowhide exterior with contrasting color calfskin interior and can be girlishly held like a mini handbag because of a wristlet which can easily be attached to a handle or shoulder strap – effortlessly chic for a mere $64.95. Playlist also gives this a thumbs up-:
For those who crave a designer label on their accessories, Kate Spade’s Broome Street line of iPod cases is sure to please. Each model is available in one of seven hip color combinations —- smooth leather of one color on the outside, textured leather of another inside —- with gold-colored metal hardware. A trendy strap lets you tote your iPod like a miniature handbag or clip it onto another bag or a belt. But the Broome Street cases also give your ‘Pod some protection: The iPod shuffle and mini versions cover most of your iPod, with the exception of the shuffle’s controls and the mini’s Click Wheel and screen, respectively; the model for full-size iPods adds a full flip cover to protect the player’s face. And what would a designer case be without the label? The shuffle version features an official “kate spade” charm.