Protect Your iPod Classic With These 4 Great Cases

Originally published: Nov. 2008

The iPod Classic is a powerhouse iPod, able to play music, podcasts, videos, and display photos. With its 160 GB of storage, almost anyone's entire music library can fit on the Classic and travel anywhere.

But travel comes with risks: dropping the Classic or letting it bounce around unprotected in a bag can lead to scratches and dents on the screen, clickwheel, or back of the iPod. And no one wants that. To protect your iPod Classic, check out these 4 cases that use materials like suede, silicone, and hard plastic to keep your iPod pristine.

NOTE: This list refers only to iPod Classic cases I've reviewed, not all available cases.

1
Case Logic Pop Flower Case

Case Logic Flower Pop iPod Classic Case
Case Logic Flower Pop iPod Classic Case. image credit: Case Logic

Stars: 4 out of 5
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The Case Logic Pop Flower Case for the iPod Classic provides pretty good protection for the device, including a cover that protects the clickwheel and screen when you're not using them. Those who are most drawn to it are likely to be primarily attracted to its stylish design. 

2
Core Cases Aluminum Slider

Core Cases Aluminum Slider iPod Classic Case
Core Cases Aluminum Slider iPod Classic Case. image credit: Core Cases

Stars: 4 out of 5
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Core Cases' Aluminum Slider iPod Classic case provides reasonable protection for the iPod, but loses marks from me for not protecting the clickwheel and for its somewhat plain styling. Still, it's a solid choice.

3
Case Logic Traditional Tin Case

Case Logic Traditional Tin iPod Case
Case Logic Traditional Tin iPod Case. image credit: Case Logic

Stars: 3.5 out of 5
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Case Logic's Traditional Tin Case is a fascinating product. As far as iPod Classic cases go, I've never seen anything quite like it. That's both a positive and a negative in this case.

4
Case Logic iPod Classic Silicone Cases

Case Logic Silicone iPod Classic Case
Case Logic Silicone iPod Classic Case. image credit: Case Logic

Stars: 2.5 out of 5
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Though iPod cases that lack clickwheel protection are still fairly common (though I think there’s no excuse for not protecting it), it’s rare to come across a case that doesn’t protect the iPod’s screen anymore. In the Case Logic iPod Classic Silicone Case we have both—a case that protects neither the clickwheel nor the screen.