Digital Lifestyle Outfitters (DLO) on Friday introduced a new line of hard shell cases for new iPod models. The cases are priced from $19.99 to $24.99 depending on the model.
The MetalShell for iPod nano costs $19.99. It features a colored metal faceplate and clear video screen protection, providing open access to the Click Wheel, iPod hold switch, earbud jack and dock connector. It comes in either blue or red.
The UrbanShell is a $19.99 case designed to fit the iPod classic. It combines a hard-shell case with a rubberized surface, so it’s soft to the touch but rigid to protect the iPod from bumps and bruises. It comes in black and integrates a chrome-like kickstand so you can set the iPod classic down for video viewing.
The HybridShell comes in versions for the iPod nano and iPod touch. It’s a clear polycarbonate case with a textured silicone back — the textured silicone makes the case easier to grip. The HybridShell for iPod touch comes bundled with a “Surface Shield” screen protector that keeps the iPod touch’s display smudge-free; the version for the nano integrates a clear window. It’s available in white or black for the iPod nano and costs $19.99. For the iPod touch it costs $24.99 and comes in black or gray textured rubber “dots.”
The VideoShell is designed for the iPod classic and iPod touch. It includes a snap-in adapter to make it fit for both iPods, and provides access to the earbud port, hold switch and dock connector, integrated kickstand and DLO Surface Shield. It costs $19.99.