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Belkin Leather Folio Case for iPod touch

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Belkin Leather Folio Case for iPod touch - Case for digital player - leather - black, chocolate - iPod touch 16GB, iPod touch 8GB

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      31.10.2010 11:27
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      won't be buying another one

      I bought this case a back in January this year thinking it would protect my ipod nicely when it was in my handbag as it is a leather case and should be able to take the knocks, but today it has gone in the bin.

      I paid £15 online for this case which was no a bad price to pay at the time and it has lasted me nearly 10 months but looking at it when I first got it I thought it was a good strong quality item, but time has told a diffent story.

      The ipod goes inside the case which is black leather, you can get a brown one if you like and it had good looking stiching, it's like a booklet where you can pop your ipod into one side of it and then fold it shut.
      The screen is assessable from one side of the case so you can use your touch screen whilst it is held in the case and being protected from everyday knocks. You can stil plug in your charger and headphones whilst it is in the case so it looks practical and stylish.

      The front cover on my case hasn't lasted and the case won't close properly, I'm not sure if this is a common fault or just the way it has been designed but the case has velcro which is supposed to hold it closed and this has lost its hold and now the case can opens in my bag and the ipod is then at risk of being bumped and scrathed by pens, lipsticks, headphones and other things a girl holds in her handbag.

      I did like this when I first bought it as it looked stylish and durable but it has worn and torn and gone in the bin. I won't be buying a new one as it didn't last as long as I thought it might have, so I will be looking online again for something better to protect my ipod wilst it is in my bag.

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        05.09.2010 19:33
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        A good case, which provides great protection but isn't that practical in design

        I bought this case for my iPod (1st generation) originally and it was a great quality case. I didn't love it as it made my pocket a little bit bulky and the iPod did not fit in it very well, so I later updated to a more sleek leather sleeve made by Belkin. This case was quite posh though and had a fancy design on the front.

        The case is made from chocolate coloured leather with lighter brown sides and beige stitching around the part where the screen shows. There is a little curve in the case so you can still access the menu button of the iPod. Gaps enable you to access the audio port too along with the power button, but if you have a really large audio jack from headphones for example, it may be a tight squeeze getting them in!

        The front of the case, which folds over to protect the screen has a hexagonal design on it. It's quite simple but looks modern. Inside the case is a suede like material, which makes it very soft for great screen protection. The iPod Touch simply slides in when the case is open, but the only 'locking' feature is actually when you put your earphones in, as these prevent it from falling out whilst you have the flap open. Because of this, I think the design is poor as it's not properly held in place.

        The case provides great protection to the front (screen) and the chrome finish on the back, which is liable to scratches. If you keep taking your iPod out the case then you can still scratch it though. The whole touch screen can still be accessed although the very corners can be hard to get your finger into sometimes as the leather case rises a bit above the screen. The case does look good and unlike others, provides good screen protection as well as all round protection. It's quite sleek although a little bit of a bump in your pocket! You can buy the case for under £10, which isn't bad! I'd recommend it if you want top protection but it's not that practical.

        Thanks for reading!

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        28.06.2009 15:50
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        Not the best case out there but it does achieve its main aim, which is protecting your iPod

        When I originally bought my iPod Touch, I looked for some suitable protection, as I didn't want it to get damaged if I accidentally knocked or dropped it. I found this case on amazon.co.uk for around £13.00 so decided to give it a go. The case currently costs £17.99 but can be bought used and new from £10.00. There is a newer version of the case out for the second-generation iPod Touch too.

        The case comes in a plastic box, which is easily opened. The case is brown and black and of good quality leather. However, this quality falls over time pretty badly. The base colour of the case is black and there is a grey hexagonal design on the front of the case, which flaps over your iPod to protect it fully. The lining of the case is brown, which gives a nice two-tone effect, giving it a rather modern look too.

        Your iPod simply slides into the case and there are holes at either end so you can access the power button and earphone socket as well as charging input. The huge issue I have had with this case is that it doesn't firmly hold the iPod in place. You put your iPod in and it's free to move around and even fall out when you turn the flap open. The only thing holding it in place is the action of earphones or headphones being plugged into the iPod whilst it's in the case, which is stupid. This causes the iPod to stick out beneath the border when the case is opened, which can bring difficulty to accessing the side of the screen easily. I think the design is bad because of this. The shape of the case is otherwise designed to give access to all parts including the home button at the bottom of the screen.

        The case does do a good job and has prevented any damage to my iPod when it has been dropped. It looks good but the look worsens over time as the case undergoes wear and tear - quite literally. The brown border of my case started to tear away and the black leather became softer and weaker, so the case started to lose its firm shape. Your iPod will be protected back and front with this case once its closed and in your pocket. The flap closes by folding over the iPod's screen and with the use of Velcro, there is a small flap which bends round the side and fastens it in place to the back of the case. The case is quite compact too and doesn't give too much bulk to your iPod, which is a benefit. I still think a huge improvement could be done on the design aspect, so I hope the newer version is better. I am currently using other methods of protection such as a 'Gelaskin', which I have also reviewed.

        Overall, this is not the best case by any means and is definitely not worth its current price on somewhere such as amazon.co.uk. The look is good and the quality is initially impressive but the quality falls over time as the case rips and loses its shape and the design is bad as your iPod can slip out when you open the flap as it's not held in place.

        Thanks for reading,

        Dan ©

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          17.06.2009 18:59

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          For the fashionable

          I own both this case and a similar one. The design and pattern on this particular model is excellent and really goes well with the stylish iPod Touch. It seems to suffer from no wear or tear and the seams have held well, a common complaint amongst my friends. however, it is not too versatile and I would just like to warn you that although the side door makes it feel like a book, the iPod isn't a book, it is a piece of technical equipment. Why go 20 years into the past deliberately. It is not very versatile as other cases have a well-designed clip and some even have the option to take out the door. This case is cheap though and it does do the job. If you have fallen for the looks, then there is little I can do to change it. An excellent choice fot the overly fashion considerate.

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          08.02.2009 20:38
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          A good case but not worth buying as there are better ones out there

          I own this case for my current iPod touch however I have recently placed an order for a different one made by Belkin. The case is of good quality but hasn't lasted the wear and tear for more than 9 months. Your iPod easily slides into the case when it is open. There is plenty of room for the charger to fit through the case as well as earphones.

          The case is black with a hexagonal design on the front cover. The lining is brown and the case is made of tough leather. As you open the case, the inside is made of a suede with the Belkin logo - 'Since 1988'. The case is excellent for protecting the screen and most importantly the chrome finish on the back from scratches. However, I have a couple of issues with this case.

          The edge of the case on the front where the cover flaps over has become damaged on my case. It has bent inwards so covers a part of the screen, which makes certain applications hard to use as the screen is covered on the edge by the case. The brown lining of the case is a lot softer than the rest of the case so has easily started to wear away and rip. Also, despite the protection on the back, the chrome finish has still scratched somehow. When you do not have earphones in the case and you open it with your iPod inside, the iPod can easily slide out as nothing is stopping it from falling out - there is just a gap.

          All these flaws for a simple case gives it a low rating overall from me. I am looking to buy the slip-on case from Belkin as I have seen it in real life from a friend and it's a lot more practical without the annoying flap over the screen. This case is nice when new but quickly wears on the sides and the shape seems to change. For around £13, I wouldn't recommend this case as there are better ones out there, even if they are still made by Belkin.

          Thanks for reading

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            18.10.2008 00:16
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            Can't go wrong at this price

            I treated myself to an iPod Touch last month - full review to come shortly, no doubt. One thing that drew me to the Touch was its looks: a beautiful, shiny stainless steel back and the large screen on the front.

            However, I soon noticed that the steel case soon lost its sheen and proved great at showing off finger prints! I therefore decided I needed a case.

            A quick online search showed a huge variety, ranging in price from a few pounds to fancy Italian ones at over £200. The Belkin was on Amazon at only £4.99, though had apparently been on sale at closer to £20. I thought it was worth a go as I was going to have to buy without seeing it in the flesh, and fiver seemed worth a punt.

            The case is leather, and comes in black or brown [mine is brown]. It's mainly plain leather, though there is a hexagonal pattern on the bottom quarter of the front. The cover is kept shut by a Velcro fastening and the whole thing looks like a credit card wallet.

            This has been around since the iPod Touch was introduced in version 1; mine is version 2 but it fits fine. There are gaps at the bottom to plug in the USB cable and for the headphone socket [this on is almost covered by part of the case, but is usable]. At the top of the case you can access the on/off switch, and you can also use the volume controls [though not when the case is shut].

            In the pack there is also a screen protector. I missed this at first, and had to rescue it from the re-cycling bag!

            It does the job, and at this price, seems a bargain!

            Also on Ciao.

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              28.09.2008 13:15
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              A great case to protect your ipod

              This is a really great case. It looks really nice and very simple, but the pattern on the outside adds to the look and is brilliant.

              It does it's job to protect your ipod touch from scratches, bumps and even smashes. The main part of the case is leather and will stop things damaging your ipod.

              It also comes with a screen protector that is almost invisible once stuck on - but it is very hard to put on.

              When you are using the case you have access to everything you need: the screen, home button, hold, headphone socket and even the dock connector.

              There are only a few tiny things wrong. The headphone socket is positioned where a bit of material goes over to hold the ipod in, so it can be a pain getting the headphones in.

              But, apart from that it is amazingly designed and does a great job.

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              24.09.2008 18:30
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              A good quality case for a good price

              This is a fantastic quality case and it makes a nice change to have a classic looking case, rather than the modern snazzy type that are directed toward a younger audience.

              This particular one if for the 1st generation iPod touch. It is made of reasonably soft leather, in either black or brown. I have the brown one, it is nice and dark and very evenly coloured. The inside is nice and soft too, so no chance of scratching. The front flap offers a decent amount of protection, so if you were unfortunate enough to drop your iPod, the screen should be OK. It is also worth noting that the front flap has a velcro tab sticking out, that attaches around the back of the case to keep it closed... so at least in my case, the design is slightly different to that shown on this page.

              Getting the iPod touch into the case is not too bad. Yes, it is a tightish fit, but then it needs to be, so that the touch does not easily slip out. You also get a clear screen protector with the case, so this is a real bonus as your screen is protected from smudges and fine scratches. I paid £12.99 for mine which I think represents good value.

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            This fashion-inspired leather case provides full protection from everyday scratches and scuffs. The sleek, portable design lets you slip your iPod right into your pocket or purse.