Get Better Gear!

Premier Sponsors

Other World Computing

TechRestore

Top 5 Free Apps

Release Date: August 05, 2009
Genre: Games
Release Date: May 22, 2009
Genre: Games
Release Date: August 29, 2009
Genre: Games
Release Date: March 27, 2009
Release Date: August 07, 2009

iTunes New Music Releases

Release Date: September 29, 2009
Genre: Rock
Release Date: September 20, 2009
Release Date: September 15, 2009
Release Date: August 25, 2009
Genre: Rock
Release Date: August 25, 2009

Top 5 Paid Apps

Release Date: April 22, 2009
StickWars $0.99
Release Date: March 31, 2009
Genre: Games
Bloons $0.99
Release Date: April 05, 2009
Genre: Games

Discover New Music

  • One Word Extinguisher

    • 8 out of 10
    • Prefuse 73
    • It's an album about a breakup, done with beats instead of mopey lyrics. But the beats are raw, and the emotions are there, even if there aren't many words on top of it. While possibly not Scott Herren
  • Rift

    • 8 out of 10
    • Phish
    • This quasi-concept album (the only of its kind) from these Vermonters finally showcased their ability to convey a message with a studio album, whereas previously they only succeeded in doing so live.
  • The Dresden Dolls

    • 10 out of 10
    • The Dresden Dolls
    • The energetic duet of Amanda Palmer and Brian Viglione that make up the Dresden Dolls have created a wonderfully haunting sound in their self-titled album. They have been able to construct an imme

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Once More, with Feeling

    • 10 out of 10
    • Various Artists
    • Most musical episodes of TV shows frankly stink. They are usually little more than ill-conceived vehicles intended to let the stars show off what musical talent they have. Once More, With Feeling,

  • Another Day on Earth

    • 10 out of 10
    • Brian Eno
    • In his first proper solo release since 1996's relatively cold "The Drop," Brian Eno has constructed a whimsical and ecclectic masterpiece which is arguably one of the year's strongest records thus fa

Reader Specials

Visit Deals On The Web for the best deals on all consumer electronics, iPods, and more!

In-Depth Review

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 Amazon.com.

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

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

Post Your Comments

  Remember Me  Forgot your password?

Not a member? Register now. You can post comments without logging in, but they'll show up as a "guest" post.

Commenting is not available in this section entry.