updated 06:15 pm EDT, Wed May 11, 2005
KeyChainPod for Shuffle
The is a protective aluminum case for the iPod shuffle that doubles as a keychain. All the Shuffle's buttons are easily accessed when mounted in the case. To plug the shuffle into a USB port, users simply pull the two halves apart. No tools are required because the halves are held together with magnets. The KeyChainPod greatly increases the iPod shuffle's durability, enabling users to bring their Shuffle skateboarding, rollerblading, mountain biking, snowboarding, skiing, and so on. The manufacturer says KeyChainPod remained intact during a test that involved driving over the KeyChainPod five times with a car. The $35 case is available in red, blue, gold and polished aluminum. Each case weighs 27 grams, equal to the weight of five nickles.