This case is made to view your iPod video comfortably. (June 8th, 2007)
Product Manufacturer: Body Glove Technology Accessories, a div. of Fellowes, Inc.
Price: $29.99 US
- Repels liquids. Adjustable kickstand. Rapid release belt clip. Soft interior.
- Bulky belt clip. Clip housing is not well shielded inside case. Internal snap cover peels off easily. Pricey.
The Fellowes Body Glove iPod Case with Kickstand isn't the most elegant solution, nor the slickest looking case in the pack; but it is one of the more functional cases out there. If simplicity is your preference, this case deserves a closer look.
According to the PR firm, Fellowes, Inc. entered into a licensing agreement with Body Glove International to produce this specialty case. It is available for the all of the iPod video models, but only comes in one size. I found that I had to wrestle with it a little to make it fit the iPod video 80 GB comfortably.
The Case in detailThe Body Glove encloses the iPod in what Fellowes refers to as Ion material, a black synthetic fabric that feels like plastic. It repels surface liquids and does not attract dust and debris. This simply designed case includes a built-in plastic screen protector and a Click Wheel cover, plus cutouts for the Hold button and earbud port. The bottom snaps closed, so the covered Dock connector is not exposed until you unsnap the closure. The snap closure surprised me, because it takes some amount of pressure to close a snap, so take care you don't bear down too hard to engage the snap. The glued in circular cover over the inside of the snap came off easily. I think a Velcro closure might have been a better choice.
The case's utilitarian look is enhanced by a weave-like pattern with some contoured lines on the front. Your iPod's protection is limited to surface scratches, carefully spilled liquids, and dirt. This is not a case that protects your iPod from the shock of being dropped or from pressure from another object. The interior is a soft material that looks and feels like thin velvet.