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Vaja intros AP181 case for 5G iPods

imageVaja has introduced the AP181 case for the fifth-generation iPod. Made of high-quality Argentine leather, the new case features a screen protector, access to all controls and ports, and is available in numerous colors. The AP181 can also be ordered with an optional click wheel protector, name or logo personalization, and clip system. Vaja’s AP181 case sells for $50 and is available for both the 30GB and 60GB iPod.

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They dont say what the screen protector is made of… and whats with the exposed bottom corners!?

Posted by WldBluYonder21 on November 23, 2005 at 1:32 AM (CST)


why would someone spend 50 bucks on an ipod case…it’s not worth for a $300 device…besides that, are you actually take the ipod out of the case to look at it?

Posted by mike on November 23, 2005 at 2:17 AM (CST)


mike, you have not seen or touched a vaja case yet, have you?

Posted by Bad Beaver on November 23, 2005 at 4:22 AM (CST)


Vaja makes excellent cases. The highest quality I have ever noticed from a manufacturer of leather cases.

Posted by keith on November 23, 2005 at 6:50 AM (CST)


Not Dockable! The new Sena case which is just as good can go straight in the dock.

Posted by John Quinn on November 23, 2005 at 7:40 AM (CST)


$50 is a little much.  I know their cases are top quality, but to take advantage of iPod owners by gouging for accessories is unethical.

Posted by Armie on November 23, 2005 at 9:17 AM (CST)


They don’t take advantage of iPod owners. All their products are expensive, not only the iPod ones ! :)

Posted by Steph on November 23, 2005 at 9:27 AM (CST)


Just noticed the new Video iPod cases are now posted on Marware’s web site.  They all say “temporarily out of stock” but they look pretty good.  Hopefully ilounge will review them soon.  They have about 6 of them listed.  Think I’ll go for one of the CEO Classic’s when they’re in stock…

Posted by Kank on November 23, 2005 at 9:39 AM (CST)


I am just enough of an idiot to spend $50 on a case…but this one doesn’t look like it affords any protection against dropping, so what is the point, beyond protecting against scratches? And what’s going to prevent the fancy leather from getting stained/scratched?

According to the Vaja website though, it is a dockable case.

Posted by Waynewrite on November 23, 2005 at 10:11 AM (CST)


I thought I was crazy for spending $65 on my vaja case but I’m very glad I did.  A little expensive yes, but in my mind its worth it to protect an expesnive investment in style.

Posted by adam lange on November 23, 2005 at 10:40 AM (CST)


Vaja separates you from the yahoos, it is finely crafted and screams luxury. I’ll treat my precious IPOD to one.

Posted by Boyet on November 23, 2005 at 10:41 AM (CST)


i dont see white one ><

Posted by nosaru on November 23, 2005 at 11:31 AM (CST)


they don’t seem to have them on the website yet

Posted by chris on November 23, 2005 at 11:33 AM (CST)


Waynewrite, nothing will protect your leather from looking used after a while. It’s called patina :) I think my next iPod will again get a Vaja case, although I thought about “just” an invisishield.

Posted by Bad Beaver on November 23, 2005 at 11:48 AM (CST)


OK, yes, I understand the appeal of the broken-in leather look…but still I would like to know, do the Vaja cases protect the Pod against impact/droppage?

Posted by Waynewrite on November 23, 2005 at 1:28 PM (CST)


I bought the Vaja case for my 60g Ipod Photo, travelled and dropped it a number of times, the leather has cushion in between, it protects it except getting wet.

Posted by Boyet on November 23, 2005 at 2:21 PM (CST)


itzkitz is saying that they will have a ipodkitz for the video out in Jan. Their cases are of a similar construction, except that they are not handmade, nor have the same color choices, but go for $30-$40.

Posted by YpoCaramel on November 23, 2005 at 3:07 PM (CST)


Yay!!!! This is on my x-mas list for sure! Is it out yet?

Posted by PimpyMicPimp on November 23, 2005 at 4:01 PM (CST)


That case shown is the basic model. You can preorder the “Ivolution” at You think $50 is step..this case starts at $65. I ordered mine today…this is by far the best case you can buy. Only downfall is its not dockable, but I can live with that.

Posted by Stavs on November 23, 2005 at 7:04 PM (CST)


Yeah! I just ordered my customized Vaja case! I have a Vaja case from about 4 years ago for my PDA and it is fantastic. It has held up great and is so distinctive. Everyone who sees my Vaja pda case immediately asks where I got it and how can they get one. I’m so pleased to put a case on my iPod that is as classy and distinctive as the device. As a business professional, it’s nice to have a case that looks “business professional.”

Posted by Kailess on November 24, 2005 at 11:58 AM (CST)

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