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5.0 out of 5 stars
Well worth the money, 7 Jun. 2007
I had been looking for an iPod case for ages which was really tough, great quality, and would keep my 30Gb baby looking as expensive as it did when it first came out of the packaging. I bought this one of the back of the other reviews here and it was a good move.
The leather is great quality and the stitching is beautiful. Unlike one of the other reviewers, mine does have the protection at the sides as shown in one of the product images.
Also, mine does not leave the front of the iPod totally exposed (as shown in another of the images of the inside of the case) - perhaps the stock has recently changed to a new design and there is a mix of product images here?
Instead, mine has a leather-stitched covering for the iPod face (you slide the iPod into it), just leaving the clickwheel and the screen exposed so no need for an Invisible shield.
The fit is really snug but not too tight and the aluminium sheets inside the leather make it really tough - can't see it getting damaged from the normal drops and knocks it gets.
Yes, it makes it bulkier but not excessively so and I have even found a way of storing the headphones using the case. I wind them around the section of leather which joins the back of the case to the flip front. Once the popper is done up, it holds them beautifully in place! I have not found another case that does this so neatly.
There is access to all the essentials when done up (hold switch, headphones jack, USB port).
This is a top purchase and well worth the high-ish price. I tried an iVak soft feel case before this - looked horrible, felt horrible. This is the other end of the spectrum - highly recommended.