11. 22. 2005
Belkin kickstand case for video iPod
I am trying very hard not to succumb to the allure of the iPod with video, considering I haven't even half filled my 4G iPod, and I've already been through several portable media players from Archos, iRiver, etc...none of which I ever really used because of the painstaking process involved in getting video converted into a playable format. I am so tempted, though, predictably, and my one holdout argument against getting the 5G is that there is no stand for holding up the iPod in a good screen viewing position. Having had a few of these things, I know that way before your eyes cross and go dead from staring into a 1" screen, your hands go numb and drop the player before you can get through a single show. Seems like a weird oversight on Apple's part, but is more likely a very studied decision to make sure the iPod still looks like an iPod.
No matter because Belkin has stepped in once again and provided a solution. The kickstand case, in iPod matching black or white leather, flips open to prop up the iPod for easy screen viewing. The plastic screen cover protects the screen when the case is closed, but moves out of view when the kickstand is in use, for clear video.