updated 12:50 pm EST, Fri February 9, 2007
Padlocked iPod case debuts
Elecom has introduced a padlocked iPod case designed to guard Apple's portable media player against theft. The case is made from ABS resin and sealed with a dial lock that users can only open with the proper four-digit combination. The lock includes a loop to hook an iPod to a more secure object, such as a desk or carabineer, and iPods are fully functional within the case. Elecom also provides non-adhesive skins to protect the iPod screen and clickwheel, with black and white cases available for all fifth-generation iPods as well as first- and second-generation iPod nanos. The cases are slated for shipment later this month for $42.