Product Type: Belkin digital audio accessories
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Protect Your iPod With Quality Style
Belkin Leather Sleeve For iPod touch
Member Name: DocDan3
Belkin Leather Sleeve For iPod touch
Advantages: Quality, Leather, Good Shape, Design, Protection
Disadvantages: Disfigures After Lots Of Use
Belkin are famous for their electronic accessories including iPod cases. I originally had a case for my iPod Touch (1G) that had a flap, which folded over the iPod. I found this really annoying as when the iPod was in use, the flap always hung there on the side and the iPod was free to fall out if there were no earphones plugged in, holding it in place artificially. It was soon after that this one also got excessively damaged that I decided to purchase the Belkin Leather Sleeve. It's much better than the full case in my opinion, as it gives just as much protection, is less bulky, has no flap and is more stylish.
You can currently buy a black sleeve on amazon.co.uk for just £1.85! This is a stunning price and well worth the money. Personally, I have a chocolate brown coloured sleeve, which looks great too. The case comes within cardboard packaging in a plastic packet. The case is pure leather with a suede-like inside. The case looks very posh and of superb quality, which it is. The case fits tightly to your iPod Touch causing no bulk. There is an off-white neat stitching on my case on the inner and outer sides of the case and down the centre back. There is also a very small belkin tab sticking out from one side of the case, but it is barely noticeable.
The case has a flap on top, which can lift up when you take your iPod out and put it back in. The flap secures round onto the back of the case using two Velcro pads. If the case is empty, you can see that inside it where the back of the iPod would be is the Belkin logo - 'Los Angeles, Since 1982'. There is also a hexagonal modern design, which isn't actually seen when the iPod is in there but it adds a modern and stylish look to the case. There are holes on the top and bottom of the case so you can easily reach the power button, earphone socket and charging input. The case looks really good unlike most other cases.
The case is made of good quality leather and will last a long time. However, through a lot of use, it does tend to get slightly disfigured. Whether it's your hot hands handling the case or being in your pocket all day, the case loses its firmness and becomes slightly softer and a bit disfigured. I would say this is the only drawback for the very simple yet stylish case. The front face of the case surrounds your iPod Touch screen so you can still tap away at the corners of the screen and it will be recognised. The case does not cut off any of the screen.
This case is well-worth buying as it will protect your iPod as a whole - especially the chrome back, which scratches very easily. However, if you are looking to JUST protect the back, I would suggest a Gelaskin (read my other review), which are adhesive stickers with unique designs. The case will prevent your iPod from getting absolutely ruined if it is dropped whilst in the case, so it does give some protection if you drop it however you can't guarantee your iPod will survive the fall. The case provides very good general protection to knocks and scratches from keys or whatever else in your pockets. I would highly recommend this case if you have an iPod Touch and are looking for some quality protection.
Thanks for reading,
Summary: An ideal case to protect your iPod Touch from knocks, scratches and drops
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