updated 01:05 am EDT, Fri September 3, 2010
Cases, armbands, screen protectors, socks offered
In the wake of Apple's announcements of a new iPod touch and iPod nano come a slew of case announcements from Scosche, iLuv and Easyishop. Scosche is launching multiple cases, six designs for the Touch and two for the Nano. Scosche is leading with its kickBACK t4 case, featuring an integrated kickstand for landscape video viewing on the 4th generation iPod touch. The new kickBACK t4 has a glossy polycarbonate exterior and an impact resistant rubber interior. It will be available in black, grey and white with grey molding. The Scosche switchKASE t4 combines a kickBACK t4 and a smooth silicone skin with a removable sport armband.
Scosche's switchBACK t4 comes with interchangeable backs -- it starts with a white or black frame and ships with three interchangeable backs in color choices of blue, red and black or pink, purple and white. Two of the backs are smooth surfaced while the third is hinged with a kickstand. The metalliKASE t4 is a low profile metallic polycarbonate case available in chrome or dark metallic. The case features a mirrored screen protector to complete the metallic look. The company's beefKASE combines a leather back with a polycarbonate shell and the glosSEE t4 is a flexible rubber case 3-pack in blue, red and black. Additionally three screen protectors will be available for use with the 4th generation Touch -- The satinSHIELD t4, a two-pack of anti-glare screen protectors, the proFlect t4, a two-pack of mirrored screen protectors, and the klearCOAT t4, a three-pack of ultra-clear protective films. Scosche's cases range in price from $20 to $40 and the screen protectors range from $15 to $20 - most items ship anywhere from mid-September to early October.
Scosche's Nano offerings are the soundKASE n6 and tightGRIP. The tightGRIP is a silicone case with a textured grip that ships in packs of three in either pink, purple and clear or red, blue and black while the soundKASE combines silicone and neoprene with an armband. The soundCASE features a key slot for carrying a house or car key while exercising. All the Nano cases will cost $20 and are due to ship in late September.
iLuv has five new cases for the Touch and new screen protectors for the Touch and Nano. The Tinted PC Case with Soft Coating is a two–piece case with a soft rubber coating, front edge protection and an enhanced grip, while the PC Clear Case is a scratch-free-coated two–piece case with front edge protection. The Flexi-Clear TPU Case with Pattern is a flexible, high gloss case with an embedded pattern, while the Flexi-Metallic Case with 3D Pattern features a high gloss design and a metallic appearance. The Silicone Case with 3D Pattern offers an easy grip and wrap-around protection for the Touch. There are also Anti-Glare and Clear protective films for the Touch and Clear and Glare-free films for the new Nano. Prices range from $15 to $35 and are expected to be available in September.
Easyshop is launching two socks, two shields and a slim case for the 4G Touch. The socks are the Bench Sock, made from polyester with a microfiber lining that cleans the screen and protects the iPod from scratches, and the Cashmere Sock, a cashmere mix cable-knit sock. Easyshop is offering a self-healing Screen Shield and a Full Body shield that covers both the screen and the back of the iPod. The final entry is the Incipio Feather case, an ultrathin polymer case with a matte finish. The products range from $15 to $33.
Scosche kickBACK t4
Scosche switchBACK t4
Scosche metalliKASE t4
Scosche glosSEE t4
iLuv Tinted PC Case with Soft Coating
iLuv Flexi-Clear TPU Case with Pattern
iLuv Flexi-Metallic Case with 3D Pattern
Easyshop Cashmere Sock
Easyshop Incipio Feather