01. 18. 2007
CES: iFrogz and Tadpoles - iPod cases
Ribbit! I have no idea what frogs have to do with this product. I suppose I don't know what apples have to do with computers either, so that was a bit of a silly thing to say. iFrogz was another company to have a nice person demo their product at CES. They had two brand new lines of silicone iPod cases for all to see. The first was their fully customizable option that allows you to change all three components of the case - the wrapz, the bandz and the screenz. The wrapz are the "main shell" of the cover that come in almost 40 different colours, while the bandz are the silicone rings that wrap around the body for extra support. More interestingly however, are the screenz. The screenz are sheets of transparent plastic used to protect the face of the iPod, but with one unusual feature - they have a "decal" that allows you to style your click-wheel from hundreds of options. I like the vinyl record one. You can buy case pieces individually or as complete set for $29.
Wait! There's more! Don't trust your video iPod with your child?
Good, because I don't trust my iPod with your child either. In fact, I don't trust anyone with my iPod, no matter what age they are. The iFrogz Tadpole is a special iPod case designed for young kids. The cover completely encases the device (yup, silicone again), while adding large handles on the sides for easy gripping. Why listen to your child waffle on when you can stick an iPod loaded with cartoons in front of them instead?
The Tadpole costs $19.99 or $24.99 with screen protector. If you're thinking of purchasing this item, ask iFrogz about their child-friendly headphones that are due to start shipping with the Tadpole soon.