It has only been three days since Apple's Let's Rock event where Steve Jobs announced all the new Apple goodies, and before we can say "Apple's New Nano" ten times, Belkin has already whipped up a slew of new cases for the iPod Nano 4G, the iPod Touch 2G, and the iPod Classic 2G. From sport armbands, to silicone sleeves and even mother earth friendly cases, they've got a ton to choose from. You can expect to see these cases in stores across the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia come mid-September.
Not only am I a techie fiend, but I'm a crafty gal to boot! That means that I love making things with my hands, not just filling them with shiny gadgets. Gimmie some credit here; I've shown you lots of ways that you can be crafty, too, from repurposing old favorites to making new cases for your tiny new iPods. Check out my slideshow of my favorite ways to get crafty — so easy anyone can do it!
With colors like apple, graphite, sapphire, scarlet, and terra-cotta, how can you not love these Angie device cases by Aster+Sage?! As you already know, I'm a case-on, case-off kinda girl when it comes to my gadgets, but I'm always looking for new retro-chic cases. And as much as I cringe saying it, aren't they perfect for Fall?! Just throw me a supersized version Aster+Sage and I'm all set!
Cotton corduroy lined bags measure 3.25-x-5 inches and include an outside pocket. Find these cases at an Aster+Sage store near you! No word on pricing just yet.
I've featured some cool DIY projects, as well as some interesting iPod cases on the site before, but I don't think I've ever seen anything like this mashup! I caught this How-To on Crafty Crafty yesterday morning, and thought that if you were as much as a Mario fan as I am, that you'd flip over this adorable Mario Super Star Nano case, too. Although I've yet to try my hand at the project, I've certainly got it on my to-do list for the next time I'm stuck indoors, and will be keeping an eye out for some bright yellow felted fabric on my next trip to the fabric store!
Thankfully, the crafty maker posted a super in depth how-to on Cut Out + Keep so we can all get our sew on and keep our precious iPod Nanos nice and warm!
To see your simple, yet detailed list of materials to make your own star case, just read more
New iPod cases by Marubeni have just surfaced on the web, and I'm curious to know what you think of them. My initial reaction was a yay, especially since Summer is right around the corner and the zesty lime green is totally calling my name. And the woven material on the outside adds a nice "earthy" touch, which would compliment my woven beach bag nicely. The cases are said to fit the iPod classic, Nano, and the Touch and will come in red, blue, green, and brown. Pricing hasn't been announced just yet, so I'll have to be patient to see if I can add it to my Summer gadget wardrobe. What do you think?
Free People has just come out with some hip new carrying cases for your iPod Touch and/or iPhone. These multi-colored embroidered Checker Board Holders are sure to protect your beloved gadgets while offering a uniqueness other cases seem to lack.
If you're not loving this pattern, but dig Free People's designs, check out the Encrusted Ribbons case — it's the same size (4 1/2" long x 3 1/4" wide) and a bit cheaper, this one is priced at $28, whereas the Encrusted Ribbons case only costs $24. I think what excites me the most about these cases is the fact that they actually fit an iPhone — finally!
Do the terms "ballistic nylon" and "neoprene" totally bore you when you're looking for a camera or iPod case? Do the craftier cases get a little too Holly Hobby for you? Swedish designer Kikki.K, normally known for designing stationery, is coming to the rescue with her simple but adorable gadget cases.
Check out my slideshow of Kikki.K's felt and canvas iPod, camera, and laptop cases!
There are a ton of soft silicone iPod cases on the market. Problem is, they all look the same and lack any personality or flair. I can't say I'm a hippyish flower-power kind of gal, but at least these FlowerVest cases by Agent 18 offer up something new to look at. Featured on Chip Chick, these floral patterned slip-on cases also come in brown and gray and cost $20 for the Nano version and the $40 for the Touch size.
If you're still searching for some great Valentine's Day gifts for your geeky girlfriends, I suggest paying a visit to Incase—The sleeves, cases and folio experts. Thanks to
Popgadget, I've realized that Incase has beefed up its selection of colors, which now include many pink accessories for Apple products. For $30 you can pick up a pink iPod Touch case or a pink iPhone case. And for $25 you can protect a new Nano in a pink iPod case. There's always the MacBook Neoprene Case, which is priced at $35. All of the above products are available in a variety of other colors, so the men in your life can get in on the fun as well!
I thought I'd seen all the creative and clever possibilities in iPod cases, but it seems my prayers for something different have been answered. I know some of us worship at the altar of Apple, but this may be taking things too far.
The Hymn Book iPod Cover from Urban Outfitters can hide your secret media-player obsession while everyone on the street just thinks you're practicing your hymns. What do you think: ironic statement on the relationship between tech and religion, or holy-rollin' blunder?