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Moftware Bifold Leather Encased for iPod nano

At a Glance
  • Moftware Bifold Leather Encased for iPod nano

Moftware's Bifold Leather Encased for iPod nano is a simple, no-frills leather case for the first-generation iPod nano. In closed form, it fully protects the nano from most damage. You can keep your headphones connected while the case is closed, and the iPod's dock-connector port remains accessible, as does the nano's hold switch.

To operate any of your nano's controls, you'll need to open the case, by undoing a small leather strap that slides through a loop stitched to the back of the case. Inside the case is a reinforced, leather harness for the iPod with openings for the iPod's screen and Click Wheel. You insert your nano into the case from the bottom of the harness, which is felt-lined to prevent scratching the iPod. There's also a small pocket on the inside of the case's flap for holding money or other small, flat items.

Although the internal harness doesn't protect your iPod's screen, with the flap closed and secured there's really not much to worry about in that regard. The design of the case does leave the top- and bottom-right-hand corners of the iPod slightly exposed, but the chance for damage seems minimal, especially with the front flap closed. The case's leather is supple and smooth, pleasant to the touch, without any unnecessary adornments.

For those looking for a simple, sleek case, the Bifold Leather Encased for iPod nano is a solid choice.
--Dan Moren

At a Glance
  • Moftware Bifold Leather Encased for iPod nano

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