Along with the announcement of the
iPod Hi-Fi, Apple recently revealed a set of cases for today’s screen-bearing iPods—the Apple Leather Case for iPod and the Apple Leather Case for iPod nano. The cases offer what Apple describes as luxurious protection in hand-crafted Italian leather, the Apple logo, and a price tag of $99.
Google has failed me in my search for the MSRP on a crafty Italian cow, but my guess is that despite their Continental roots, these noble bovines couldn’t fetch a whole lot more than the 1,200 bucks you or I last dropped on an all-American cud chewer.
I’ll grant you that this is the only case you can buy today that sports the Apple logo—and for some, that may justify the price. But I can think of better ways to enhance my iPod for that same buck-under-a-C-note. For example:
RadTech Sleevz cases
• Waterfield Designs’
iPod Gear Pouch, Small iPod Gear Pouch, and
iPod Video Case.
iHome Audio iH5 clock radio
Klipsch ProMedia Ultra 2.0 speakers
JBL Creature II speakers
Podfreq FM Transmitter + Dock
• Two Griffin Technologies’
iTrip for iPod nano
Etymotic ER-6i earbuds
Future Sonics Ears EM3 earbuds
Beyerdynamic DT 231 headphones
iPod shuffle 1GB
• A donation to
H.E.A.R., a non-profit hearing information source for musicians and music lovers.
Have ways of your own to outfit an iPod for $99? Comments are free, post as many as you like.