capsule review

Contour Design iSee Classic

At a Glance
  • Contour Design iSee Classic

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If you want the bare basics, Contour Design's iSee Classic is...an option. It's a simple plastic (polycarbonate) two-piece shell that hugs the iPod, protecting its exterior from scratches and mild impacts. It comes with two different back panels to fit both the 80GB and 160GB Classic models, and a clear plastic belt clip that snaps on the back and holds the iPod horizontally in either direction. As with most of the clear cases we've seen, the iPod's screen is protected by the shell but the Click Wheel is exposed, protected only by a bezeled border.

The iSee Classic is a simple product for simple use; it's okay for it was designed to do, but there are a few things that make it Second Choice material: It feels a little flimsy, and its plastic is relatively clumsy and flexible for a "protective" shell; despite that, the boxy, square-edge design makes it feel unnecessarily clumsy. The plastic also scratches easily--as in fingernail-easily. Finally, the case is difficult to open for removing your iPod.--Dan Pourhadi

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At a Glance
  • Contour Design iSee Classic

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