If you’re a soccer fan and an iPod nano owner, AVA’s Lava World Cup for iPod nano may very well have you shouting “goooooooooooal!” Effectively identical to AVA’s standard Lava skin (http://playlistmag.com/products/complete/546-detail.php), the World Cup edition adds the flag of one of twelve different nations to the skin’s Click Wheel covering.
Like its flagless brethren, the Lava World Cup is a concave-shaped iPod skin with openings for your iPod’s screen, hold switch, dock connector, and headphone jack. The case is made of thick, dust-resistant silicone that feels smooth to the touch, and the concave shape fits comfortably in the hand. Also included are a magnetic cable grip for coiling your headphone cable and a clear, hard-acrylic screen protector.
I gave high marks to the standard Lava skin, and the World Cup version earns the same praise. Credit AVA, as well, for not charging a premium — the World Cup model is the same price as the ordinary Lava, making this case a no-brainer for soccer fans. –Dan Moren