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A Better Leather iPod Protector

The first thing I wanted to do when I got my iPod was cover it; I like a bare body as much as the next guy, but my iPod's shiny rear looked too vulnerable naked. After looking over several possibilities I settled on a Belkin Leather Flip Case. My reasoning was simple: I wanted a case that would give me adequate projection for my music playing baby, had a decent belt clip, and did not use sticky substances to keep my iPod secure.

The Belkin Leather Flip Case fits the bill: The case is made of stiff, yet pliable leather, which is actually a bit larger than the iPod so that the sides and corners get some protection in case of a fall, there's a belt clip with the grip of a pro wrestler, and the case uses a non-marring suction cup that tenaciously holds the iPod in place. Velcro fasteners allow easy access to controls and there's an opening in the bottom of the case to allow a docking plug to be attached without opening the case. Sweet!

The down side is that the Belkin Leather Flip Case is a bit bulky, and you can't get to the controls without opening the case. Still, I think that this cool black leather case gives my iPod stylish good looks and protection at a price (US $29.99) that didn't leave my pockets bare. �

Just The Facts

Belkin Leather Flip Case from Belkin

MSRP US$29.99
Street Price: $14.99 - From

Pros:Looks great, suction cup hold iPod in place, easy access to dock port.

Cons:Must open the case to access controls, bulky.

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