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Casing it

February 20th, 2007 · No Comments · Gadgets, iPod

For Christmas, my wife gave me a very beautiful Ted Baker leather case for my 5G iPod. I had been using my older iPod case with it, but it was much too big, and the viewing window in the case was too small.

At first the only issue I had with the case was the covering flap. I found I didn’t really like it, as it was just a nuisance to open and close to access the controls or watch a video. The second issue, which developed only two weeks later, was the plastic inside the attached belt clip snapped. It may have been the cold weather which made it brittle, but it’s not like it’s minus twenty degrees outside. Without the clip, the case was rendered sadly useless.

We went together to the Apple store, and I opted for a less pretty but more functional Incase Leather Sleeve for iPod 5G. It completely covers the iPod, but all the controls and display are visible, and you can tell that the clip must be a piece of metal under the leather. It is strong and firm, which means I can clip it to my bag strap and it doesn’t budge at all, a bonus.

Too bad Incase, which seems to make very well designed and functional cases for a variety of needs, has the most useless and stupid web site on the planet. Free tip for the folks at Incase, that “Apple Online Store” link seems to only show the Ted Baker cases, which I don’t think you even make. My one wild and crazy suggestion for Incase is maybe it would be a good idea to show your product line on your web site?

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