Yes, really. It’s quite hard to admit this, but it looks kind of… cool. Kind of… desirable. Kind of.. like something you wouldn’t be ashamed to take out of your bag when there are people around.
Most flag-based merchandise is utterly shameless rubbish, but there’s something nice about the finish of the Case Mate 30GB iPod Video case.
The embroidered leather looks solid and shiny. It has a look of quality upholstery about it, harking back to the days when things were made to last rather than turn a quick profit. The stripy back is classy, the stars subtle yet stylish. It is understated and timeless.
And it sure has a purdy scroll wheel hole.
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