Way in the back of the MacWorld Expo floor I came across
a new company that's offering a choice product at a reasonable price.
Case-ari makes premium leather iPod cases for the iPod with
and iPod nano
. The sheepskin leather is buttery
soft and comes in luscious colors made from pure vegetable extract. The sheep hide is molded around impact-resistant
plastic to protect your iPod. The iPod slides easily into the case, which is lined with soft felt. The cases comes with
a full-face screen protector, a removable belt clip with 360-degree swivel, and even a microfiber cleaning cloth. Cases
for the 30GB or 60GB iPod with video sell for $29.99. The iPod nano case is $24.99.
I've been lusting after
a good leather case for my 60GB iPod with video for some time now. Vaja
makes some beautiful leather cases too, but I hesitated because
of Vaja's hefty $50 to $70 price tags. Although I haven't compared the two brands side by side, Case-ari looks to be a
more affordable, yet still classy alternative.