If you’re looking for a simple, professional-looking transport option for your iPod, XtremeMac’s Verona Holster is your case. There’s nothing particularly special about it: it’s a basic belt-clip pouch, made of leather, and reminiscent of a businessman’s BlackBerry holder. Your iPod slides in through the top–which is open for access to the headphone jack and Hold switch–and rests on a leather strip at the bottom. The upper and lower portions of the sides are exposed to allow for easy removing of the ‘Pod from the holster. The inside is lined with a soft fabric to protect your iPod from scratches, and the exterior consists of two fairly-sturdy leather panels that act as a rudimentary repellant against dinks and minor impacts.
Its downsides are mainly those obviously associated with pouch holsters. Since there’s no front-side access to the screen or any of the iPod’s controls, you need to remove the player from the case to actually use it. And the Verona Holster is designed for transportation; it’s not a protective case–the leather panels safeguard against minor bumps and bruises, but not major impacts, and the exposed corners leave your iPod more vulnerable to impact than with many other cases.