updated 05:00 pm EST, Thu November 10, 2005
Belkin unveils four cases
today announced four new cases for the fifth-generation iPod, designed to reinforce the device while maintaining functionality. The Kickstand case ($30) integrates a stand display to ease the process of watching videos, and provides a detachable carabineer clip to secure the device to clothing. A protective plastic screen cover offers full access to the screen and clickwheel. The Kickstand case is constructed from fine-grain leather, and will be available in black as well as white.
The Classic case ($20) features double-stitched fine-grain leather construction with a plastic screen cover that also offers full access to the screen and clickwheel. The Classic case will be available in black only, and will ship with a built-in belt clip to manage excess earbud cabling.
The Holster Case ($20) is constructed from high-grade PVC to protect the iPod with a fully-enclosed design, and offers a built-in rotating belt clip that attaches the device in various positions. The case features a detachable lanyard, and will be available in black only. The Flip case ($30) envelopes the iPod, and includes a plastic screen cover that provides full access to the clickwheel and screen. A built-in belt clip manages earbud cables, or can be used as an adhesive knob to secure the iPod on a dashboard. The Flip case will be available in both white and black.
All four cases will be available in North America in early December, and will also be on display at the Portable Media Expo in Ontario, Canada on November 11-12th at Booth #311.