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Sena iPod Video Dockable

At a Glance
  • Sena Cases iPod Video Dockable

Sena makes cases for a variety of mobile devices; the company's case for the 5th-generation iPod (with video), called the iPod Video Dockable, is a thin leather version with a removable belt clip, available in eleven different colors.

The top of the case has a large cutout for the headphone port, making use of any set of headphones easy. A hard flipcover protects the face of your iPod, secured by two strong magnets, an elegant solution. The leather is thin, making the case feel inferior to some of the other leather cases we've tested; however, this thinness allows you to use your iPod with many dock-cradle accessories while still in the case.

With the flipcover open, the face of your iPod is protected by a thin piece of plastic that adds a bit more distortion than most plastics of this type, making video watching difficult at time. The iPod's Click Wheel is exposed for easy acess.

The case's belt clip fastens to a circular piece of plastic on the back of the case; with the belt clip removed, this plastic doesn't protrude much. The clip is easily removable, but almost too much so -- there's danger of the case being pulled from the clip.

The iPod Video Dockable is a good leather case with several innovative aspects, but video watchers may want to investigate something with a clearer view of the screen.
--Derik DeLong

At a Glance
  • Sena Cases iPod Video Dockable

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