Proporta Aluminium Lined Leather Case (Apple 2G iPod touch) - Black
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Anyway, great item and great price. Packaging, just like the case is magnetized and very easy to crack open.
This fits the bill perfectly, the front cover contains a solid aluminium sheet so the screen is well protected. When the front cover is open the screen is uncovered so it can be used normally. Two magnets hold the cover in place effectively when closed.
The inside is lined with grey felt and the outside is black leather which looks great and feels nice in the hand. The stitching is discreet and looks like it will hold up well.
The front cover has a pouch on the inside which comes with a mirror inside - I don't have much use for a mirror myself but other people might find that useful. The cutouts allow access to all the sockets, on/off switch and volume rocker.
Overall the case looks very high quality and does the job well.
Never a truer saying in life as "You Get What You Pay For"
The only possible protection you could add if you were paranoid would be a scratch protective film for the screen - but i would recommend making this a later purchase only if you thought it necessary...personally, i only intend to apply one incase i scratched it whilst outside the case.
I've heard of some disadvantages with both silicon and hardcases as far as shock absorption goes, but sandwiched between leather and aluminum is about as good as it gets!
I guess it depends on what your looking for in a case, but for my needs it's perfect and comes highly recommended.
Update: Reading the problem mentioned with covering the ipod's light sensor was puzzling, since id never noticed this problem at all! Under close attention, it appears the covered sensor does slightly dim the screen in certain lighting conditions, but for me, it has never been problematic or noticeable in practice ...checking out the other reviews to date, no-one even mentions it (& you can always adjust the brightness level and turn on/off the light sensitivity anyway). Plus, a needlessly brighter screen will certainly drain your battery faster - one less unsightly hole in my leather case is only a unexpected benefit - but that's just IMHO :)
It's a very very well made case apart from 1 slight problem.
The area for the touch screen, whilst good, seems be be slightly smaller for the actual touchscreen itself. I found myself having to much the touch up a bit to access the bottom of the screen. This is more prominent when you are using safari and have to access the controls at the bottom of the screen.
Other than this slight problem, I'm very happy with this case and I'm still sure I made a good purchase.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Quality in look and feel. This cost less than 10% of the ipod touch it was bought for. A worthwhile investment and has lasted well..3 years on.Published 23 months ago by Michael
Nice quality Proporta leather case, I use it for my iPhone 3G, really does the job well protecting my iPhone. Read morePublished on 26 Feb. 2013 by Okmedave
A really smart case, well made and with really good grain leather. It's a perfect fit and was delivered promptly. Excellent product and excellent service!Published on 18 Sept. 2012 by Amazon Shopper
I have had several cases for my ipod, and this beats them all hands down. It is genuine, soft leather, and doesn't have any silly clasps or belt clips on it so that it slips into... Read morePublished on 6 April 2011 by Rambo
This product is excellent, and beautifully made; delivery was also very prompt. The leather is soft and the stitching very well crafted; the aluminium lining is a great protection... Read morePublished on 25 Mar. 2011 by Carol
It might be tempting to just spend a few quid on a cheapie case but as the title says you really are getting what you pay for with this case. Read morePublished on 28 Sept. 2010 by Graeme Rogers
Bought thinking that it would add that extra protection and style to my IPOD, disappointed, though the cover look good on look and feel, but on utility front, 1. Read morePublished on 16 Sept. 2010 by ash
Expensive it may seem but the quality is outstanding; high class leather and secure magnetic closure with a sturdy lined structure . Read morePublished on 29 July 2010 by riojaman
I have now had this case for the best part of two months and I am very impressed with the quality of it. Read morePublished on 5 May 2010 by S. R. Walker