Vaja Classic AP186 for iPod video (30GB/60GB) | iLounge



I received mine last week. It's a black on black plain aniline for my 60GB. The fit and finish is rather impressive. And by impressive, I mean it fits perfectly, but is so tight that it took me 30 minutes of pulling and shifting the iPod back and forth to remove it from the case again. This is my first Vaja product, so can anyone comment on the case stretching out just a bit as I use it? Will it always be this hard to remove the iPod from this case?

Posted by mp3m0nk3y on March 13, 2006 at 2:23 PM (PDT)


I own Vaja cases for my iPod photo 60gb and my iPod video 30gb and they're both fantastic. They are without a doubt the finest leather cases you can buy for the iPod.

The fit is quite snug but will loosen with repeated removal although you'd probably want to keep it in the case all the time.

Helpful hints for removal: push up with a finger through the dock slot on the bottom. Also try to pull back the case from the rear of the iPod. You'll probably hear some "sticking" noises. That's perfectly fine.

Posted by willy_b on March 13, 2006 at 2:34 PM (PDT)


Agreed. I've no regrets about this purchase. Vaja cases are wonderful. Thanks for the removal tips.

Posted by mp3m0nk3y on March 13, 2006 at 3:03 PM (PDT)


I received mine about a month ago and loved it ever since. Midnight navy aniline with biscotti aniline, ultra clip, wheel protector and custom embossing. The first time I put my iPod in, it took a little force but after a few times, the fit is snug but not tight. Also, despite what Vaja's website says, if you have crystal film on, it'll still fit nicely. Don't know if the film will do anything to the leather though. It's my first Vaja case but I know that it won't be my last.

Posted by cco805 on March 15, 2006 at 2:25 AM (PDT)


I've had my Vaja case for my 60GB iPod photo for quite some time (it's an earlier 60GB, when they still called them iPod photos, rather than iPod with color screen, and still came with a firewire charger, etc), and I think they're about the best cases available for iPods. If they put the same effort into their other cases, I'd guess they're probably the best cases for anything for which they make a case. They're pricey, no doubt, but worth it for the hardcore iPod-obsessed take-it-everywhere people like me. Mine has taken a certain amount of abuse as it's been with me on extended treks through England/Scotland/Ireland, Italy, and Greece, but it still looks pretty good, despite a few inevitable scratches. If/when Apple comes out with a new video iPod (the rumored full face screen ones), and Vaja comes out with a case for them, I'll be the first in line.

Posted by JonYo on March 15, 2006 at 2:36 AM (PDT)


I got mine about month ago also. Don't really intend on removing it from the case smile I love it.

Vaja actually sent me the wrong order at first (AP191), but it was dealt with immediately. So they have excellent customer service also.

Posted by mattv on March 16, 2006 at 11:50 AM (PDT)


How do you order the Classic flip case for the iPod video? Their web site only shows the one piece cases for the iPod video.

Posted by antirich on April 13, 2006 at 7:01 AM (PDT)

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