Way in the back of the MacWorld Expo floor I came across
Case-ari, a new company that's offering a choice product at a reasonable price.
Case-ari makes premium leather iPod cases for the iPod with
video 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.