Leather Case full review

Along with the announcement of the iPod HiFi, Apple recently revealed a set of cases for today’s screen-bearing iPods – the Apple Leather Case for iPod and the Apple Leather Case for iPod nano. The cases offer what Apple describes as luxurious protection in “hand-crafted Italian leather”, the Apple logo, and a price tag of £69. Yes, £69!

At nearly twice the price of the previously most expensive iPod case (not including specials by Gucci, Prada and so on), Apple’s leather case costs more than the entry-level iPod shuffle! But it smells fantastic.

I’ll grant you this is the only case you can buy today that sports the Apple logo – and for some, that may justify the price – but I can think of better ways to enhance my iPod for that same price.For example:
• Three Incase leather iPod sleeves
• Four Belkin Flip Cases
• JBL Creature II speakers
• Apple iPod AV Connection Kit
• Kensington Stereo Dock & remote
• Belkin TuneSync and Nike Sport Armband
• Dension ice>Link FM iPod car adaptor
• Monster iCase Travel Pack and Xtreme Mac car charger
• Apple Radio Remote and Camera Connector
• Griffin iTalk, AirClick and iBeam
• Shure E2c Sound Isolating Earphones
• Two £25 and one £15 iTunes Music Cards
• iPod shuffle 1GB
• A donation to the RNID (Royal National Institute for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People)

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