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DLO's Relaxed Leather for 5G video iPod

At a Glance
  • Digital Lifestyle Outfitters DLO's Relaxed Leather for 5G video iPod

The Relaxed Leather from Digital Life Outfitters (DLO) is a leather flipcase for the 5th-generation iPod (with video) featuring one of six unique flipcover designs. The cover is secured by a magnet, a mechanism we particularly like, and the back has a belt clip that's permanently attached but doesn't add much bulk.

Elastic sides keep your iPod firmly in place. Both the screen and controls are exposed while the flap is pulled back, allowing for easy viewing and use. A large headphone jack hole accommodates larger third-party miniplugs, and your iPod's dock-connector port is exposed, allowing for quick access but little protection.

DLO's Relaxed Leather is functional with few flaws, a description applicable to a number of flipcases we've tested. But the Relaxed Leather stands out for its unique available styles -- not to mention a relatively low price for a "style" case. Highly recommended.
--Derik DeLong

At a Glance
  • Digital Lifestyle Outfitters DLO's Relaxed Leather for 5G video iPod

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