Italian leather case for your iPod

MP3 players

If you’ve still not been tempted by a case for your video iPod and perhaps want something a bit more classy than a rubber novelty face, it might be worth taking a look at the Cambio case from Italian leather specialists Orbino.

Apparently these cases take inspiration from "hand-crafted yachts" – to me it looks more like a 1950s football or a baseball glove. But they certainly do look more stylish than most on the market – the leather is hand-stitched with a waxed thread that leaves no protruding seams or leather borders and finished with traditional edge staining, which means the leather is repeatedly buffed with protective polish, so it mellows with age and doesn’t split or fray.

It also features a removable Durashield – a heavy duty transparent protective shield, for full screen and click-wheel protection and a spring loaded clip for attachment to yourself or your bag.

The Cambio case is available now for around £60, with a similar case for the nano available for around £35.

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Dave Walker
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