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Belkin unveils four new cases for 5G iPods

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By LC Angell

Contributing Editor
Published: Monday, November 7, 2005
News Categories: iPod Accessories

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Belkin this week will announce its new line of cases for the fifth-generation iPod. “Designed to reinforce Apple’s latest iPod that displays video, Belkin’s cases specifically address various aspects of user functionality while still maintaining a sleek-yet-simple aesthetic design,” says the company. The new cases will be available in early December, and will be on display at the Portable Media Expo in Ontario, California, later this week.

imageKickstand Case
The leather Kickstand Case (iLounge Rating: B-) can be folded back to create a stand for watching videos on the 5G iPod without holding it. The case comes with a detachable carabiner clip, plastic screen cover and click wheel protector. It’s available in black or white for $30.

imageClassic Case
Belkin’s Classic Case “safeguards your iPod with a durable, protective, plastic screen cover and a sturdy, double-stitched case design in fine-grain leather construction.” The $20 case provides access to the screen and click wheel and features a belt clip with earbud cable management.

imageHolster Case
This black case is constructed of high-grade PVC and encloses the front and back of the iPod with a durable, double-stitched design. It has a rotating belt clip and detachable lanyard. The Holster case is also priced at $20.

imageFlip Case
Belkin’s Flip Case (iLounge Rating: B) “completely protects your iPod with a sturdy design that fully envelops your iPod” and has a clear plastic screen and click wheel cover. It sports a built-in belt clip that can also be used with an adhesive knob to secure the iPod on the dashboard of a car. The $30 case is available in black and in white.

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1

They all look good for a decent price. I am really liking the Classic & the Flip. But why do they insist on exsposing the corners!

Posted by BENTON on November 7, 2005 at 12:20 PM (PDT)

2

funny, i was going to say they all look like complete garbage.
not a single one of those designs looks good.

Posted by mdwsta4 on November 7, 2005 at 1:42 PM (PDT)

3

I think the “basic” is one of the best designs I’ve seen.  In the past getting a scratch on your screen wasn’t such a big deal - now as a video playback device, scratches on your screen are dreadful.  I like the screen protection and the $20 price tag is very fair compared to what people are charging for cases out there.  Fluffer, I’m looking at you…

Posted by promdata on November 7, 2005 at 1:46 PM (PDT)

4

The designs all seem very standard to me.  The only thing that has some originality to it, and is a great idea to me, is the kickstand case.  Would like to see that functionality, just done in a style and quality that stands out a little more.  I’m thinking from a company like Vaja smile

Posted by LilAlienD in Maryland on November 7, 2005 at 9:05 PM (PDT)

5

That’s your opinion, but I don’t see garbage. Yeah the aren’t all fancy & “stylish”. Just nice & basic & that’s all you need. As long as it protects the iPod. I think the cases that cost $50+ look like overpriced garbage.

Posted by BENTON on November 8, 2005 at 12:03 AM (PDT)

6

For the price, these are the best cases for 5G I’ve come across, and there’s some nice features there too.  The exposed edges are a shame, but if theres a perfect case out there for the money and features I’d appreciate a link.

Posted by Stickboy on November 8, 2005 at 4:43 AM (PDT)

7

that black kickstand case looks really nice.  gonna grab one of those.

Posted by wmurch3 on November 8, 2005 at 7:49 PM (PDT)

8

“Classic” looks good. Understated and functional. Plus at a great price.

Posted by siteseer on November 8, 2005 at 7:57 PM (PDT)

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