For people who always carry a bag or backpack, this iPod case is a contender for the most practical option. Its padded, plushly lined pouch fits your iPod like a glove, and you can securely attach the case to the strap of your bag or your belt. A small pocket on the front holds your earbuds or an ID and some cash. You can’t access the iPod’s buttons, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing in a case designed to protect the iPod when it’s attached to a messenger bag or backpack.
Bonus: thanks to elastic sides that stretch to fit, the Timbuk2 iPod Case is also a perfect match for many small digital cameras.–Dan Frakes