by Brendan M. Lynch | March 01, 2006

case holder by Lodis


Case closed: A holder by Lodis

Along with the exploding popularity of iPods has come a thriving marketplace of iPod covers, to protect those little music machines from all the abuse they take inside backpacks, purses and coat pockets. Curiously enough, some of the covers are as stylish as the gadgets they protect. Among the most eye-catching iPod armor we’ve seen:

  • iPod 5G/Video Flip Cases by Pacific Design ($30) are made of a leather-like polyurethane and fit all fifth-generation iPods. (888) 797-8755;
  • iSkin’s logo-ready eVo3 silicone case ($35) has a scratch-resistant screen and face protector for the iPod video, and it doesn’t add any bulk to the player. (416) 924-9607;
  • The elegant Lodis case ($47) is made of smooth-grain Italian leather and fits all newer iPods. (800) 627-6824;
  • Focus Merchandising prints logos and designs on durable plastic iPod covers of all sizes including those for the Shuffle. For a basic iPod case, expect to pay from $13 to $16. (212) 545-9000;