4G and iPod mini iPods
If you’ve been drooling over a
iVod case for your 4th generation iPod, but didn’t want to shell out
$70-100+ dollars just for a case, then you must read the rest of this review.
ipodkitz from itzkitz give you not only an
iVod-like case, but also a USB 2.0 retractable sync / charge cable and a nifty
earbud cable wrap. Here’s the good part: you get all this in a cool metal tin
for less than $40! Too good to be true?
The hard-shell leather case included in the ipodkitz could easily be mistaken
for the Vaja iVod. Of course the color choice for the ipodkitz version is
extremely limited at Red, White and Black, but hey you’re getting it for $40.
Don’t whine about it!
Left to right: Vaja iVod, itzkitz ipodkitz
Side by side, the ipodkitz case looks practically identical to the Vaja case.
The Vaja has a slightly padded top while the ipodkitz case isn’t. Both cases are
made of quality materials, both are equally rigid, both have a perfect circular cutout for the touchpad. Both have a
clear plastic window over the display, both leave the top open for access to the
earphone jack and hold switch, and both have a rectangular cutout for a sync /
charge cable. The only real differences between the two cases is that the ipodkitz case has a velvet lining while the Vaja is satin.
Left to right: Vaja iVod, itzkitz ipodkitz with belt clip post
The back of the ipodkitz case has a threaded cavity that accept the optional
belt clip post. Adding or removing the post requires a flathead screwdriver. The
belt clip included with the case is the familiar black plastic squeeze style
The other items included in this kit are the USB 2.0 tractable sync / charge
cable which is almost identical to the
cables reviewed here. The earbud cable wrap is a helpful widget that keeps
your cable neat and secure.
If you’ve been struggling with the temptation to order the iVod case for your
4G iPod, you should really consider saving some $$’s and checking out this very
similar case. You’ll thank me…
Almost identical to the much pricier Vaja case
Included sync / charge cable
Only 3 colors to choose from