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TuneWear Prie TouchStand

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  • TuneWear Prie TouchStand

    Macworld Rating

It doesn't get much more non-descript than TuneWear's Prie TouchStand. It's your standard black-leather iPod touch case. No fancy stitching, patterns or designs. The leather doesn't get in the way of the sides of the iPod touch screen, unlike some cases I've tested, so you can easily access on-screen button along the edges of the screen. TuneWear also includes a TuneFilm, a clear-flim overlay that protects the screen without hindering your finger taps.

The TouchStand uses magnets, located near your iPhone's Home button, to keep the flipcover closed. It's been my experience with similar magnetic-flipcover cases that the leather covering the magnets eventually shows some scuffing from the constant opening and closing. After a few weeks with the TouchStand, I noticed a little bit of wear, but I successfully retouched the leather with a little bit of shoe polish.

The only unique feature of the TouchStand is its belt clip. You can't remove it, but it has a nifty little latch that holds the clip open for use as a stand, handy for watching video. Also, the combination of the non-removable clip and the protective flap makes for a bulky case, so you'll either clip it on or stash it in a bag. All in all, the TouchStand is a good everyday case.
--Roman Loyola

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At a Glance
  • TuneWear Prie TouchStand

    Macworld Rating
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