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XtremeMac Verona Flip

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  • XtremeMac Verona Flip

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XtremeMac's Verona Flip looks more like a small pocketbook than an iPod touch case; in fact, a Verona Flip-encased touch is well over twice the thickness of a naked one. The main reason the Veron Flip is so thick is that it uses two leather cover sections: one wraps around the front, covering the iPod touch's screen, while the other snaps to the back of the case. You can unsnap the back panel, and then wrap the front panel around and snap the two pieces together (as shown here) to create a stand--handy when you're watching videos.

The Verona Flip's uses good-quality leather, but the soft, pink-colored lining in our review model looked dirty after a few weeks of use. Your iPod touch slides in easily and is kept in the case securely. Fortunately, the case's opening for the screen is wider than that of the Verona Sleeve, above, so I didn't have problems accessing the sides of the touch's screen. As with the Verona Sleeve, XtremeMac includes a TuffScreen overlay.

Besides the case's bulkiness, the only other major quibble I have with the Verona Filp is the built-in belt clip: you can't remove it. Otherwise, the Verona Flip is a solid case you might consider if you carry a purse or if you plan to stash your iPod touch in your luggage during a trip. The case is available in dark brown with a pink interior and pink stitching (pictured, right), or in black with a black interior and gray stitching.
--Roman Loyola

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At a Glance
  • XtremeMac Verona Flip

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