updated 09:20 am EDT, Thu October 18, 2007
PDO Classic, Nano cases
Accessory maker PDO has announced two new sets of iPod cases, the Aluminum V2 for Classics and the Aluminum N3 for 3G Nanos. The V2 is said to be the only aluminum case that covers both the screen and the clickwheel, the former with clear plastic, the latter with a colored silicone layer that still allows interaction. The inside of the case is lined with neoprene for shock protection, while openings permit access to the dock connector, hold switch and headphone jack. Accessories include a neckstrap and swiveling belt clip. The case is available in silver with a black clickwheel cover, or in black with blue, black or red clickwheel covers. It should ship towards the end of October, though pre-orders can be made now for $30.
The Aluminum N3 is nearly identical to the V2, but omits clickwheel protection, as well as any accessories. Black and silver colors should be available towards the end of October, but are again pre-orderable, here for $25. PDO also notes that it is now shipping its screen protector kits for the Touch, Classic and Nano, each actually containing pieces for the back and/or clickwheel as well. Spare protectors and a dust cloth are included at a cost of $9.