There's no doubt that iPods need protection from bumps and scratches. But how much do you want to spend on a skin or case?

Proporta offers a range of cases for Apple iPods. Some, like the Ted Baker Leather Case, are rather luxurious.

Its Leather Style Protective Case (Apple 2G iPod classic 80GB/120GB) is similar but less posh - it's not real leather so the price is lower and vegetarians remain happy.

This case does a pretty good job of looking like leather, with the tan interior particularly realistic.

There are the usual cut-outs for iPod cable and headphones, although the Hold slider is covered. (Some might say that stops accidental usage of the Hold slider; others would say it means you have to flip open the case to access it.) The case shuts with a slim magnetic clasp.

There's two interior slip pockets for cash, credit cards or travel cards - but no belt-clip option.


Proporta’s Leather Style Protective Case for Apple iPod classic (80GB/120GB) does a good job of looking leathery while avoiding the higher cost. It’s neat and the card/cash pockets are handy.