Technocutie Felt Case for iPod Nano and 4G/Video

by PocketGoddess on June 13, 2006

Today I’m reviewing two iPod cases made of felt, with fun designs. Each case is handmade and is sure to add some fun and style to your daily routine.

Leaf Me Alone Case for iPod Nano

This case is made of forest green felt, with lighter green “leaf” accents and dark blue stitching. The felt is thick and of good quality; it wasn’t too “fuzzy” as some of the cheaper varieties sometimes are. Clear plastic overlays protect the screen and click wheel, so you don’t have to worry about any cosmetic damage. There’s a small flap at the top of the case that is secured by Velcro; open it up and you can slide the Nano right into the case. The fit is snug but not too tight, and when I closed the flap I could see that all of the openings were in the right spot and were just the right size–no problem at all accessing any of the controls. You’ll need a charge/sync cable unless you happen to use an “old” 4G dock for your Nano, because otherwise it won’t fit unless you remove the Nano from the case.

Technocutie Felt iPod cases, front Technocutie Felt iPod cases, detail

Green Stars Case for 4G/Video iPod

This case has a light blue background with bright yellow/chartreuse stars (three small ones on the front and one large one on the closure flap in the back) and light green stitching. It’s very similar to the Nano case above, though obviously larger to fit a full-size iPod. The fit for this case is much tighter, and it was a bit of a struggle to get my 40GB 4G device into the case. I think part of the problem was that the clear plastic overlay stuck to the screen protector, which made it just a bit more difficult to get the case on just right. After I got it in, the case worked just fine. It completely covers all of the iPod except a small portion of the top corners of the device. I also noticed that the charge/sync port opening was a bit larger than it needed to be, and that there were a few extra threads here and there. The stitching is all very fine and even on the outside of the case; there are just a few spots on the inside where there’s a little extra backstitching for reinforcement.

Conclusion

I really like both of these cases–they’re fun, and they do a surprisingly good job of protecting the Apple iPod. The Nano case rates slightly higher than the 4G/Video case, because the fit and workmanship are slightly better; but they both work well. If you’re looking for something just a bit different from the same old black or brown leather case, check out Technocutie’s fun designs. There are several different felt case choices for Nano and 4G/Video iPods, and custom orders are also accepted (starting at $25). You can get a Nano case for $16 and a 4G/Video iPod case for $20, plus shipping at the Technocutie online store.

4.5 out of 5

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