The Best Cases for the iPod Classic

Durable cases to protect your device

The iPod Classic was the final device in the original iPod line, released in 2007 and discontinued in 2014. This powerhouse played music, podcasts, and videos, and displayed photos. With up to 160 GB of storage, the iPod Classic was popular with Apple fans, and it's still in use today. Find one on eBay or Amazon, as well as secondhand retailers.

If you want to protect your iPod Classic, you'll need a good case. We looked at eight iPod Classic cases sure to keep your device stylishly shielded from scratches and dents.

This list refers only to iPod Classic cases, not cases for the iPod touch or any other type of iPod.

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Unicorn Innovation's iPod Classic Leather Flip Case

Unicorn Innovations iPod Classic Flip case

Hide and protect your iPod Classic with this leather flip case from Unicorn Innovations.

This case closes magnetically to secure it when shut. It also includes a removable belt clip and has ports for headphones and a charger, so you don't need to remove the iPod to listen to music or charge the battery.

This case retails for about $15.

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DLO's iPod Classic Case With Cord Management

DLO Jam Jacket for iPod Classic

It can be hard to keep track of your headphones when dealing with a small iPod, but this case fixes that problem by attaching your earbuds to the back.

This case provides cable management, and it's easy to grip, preventing your iPod from slipping through your fingers. The case fully protects the iPod, including the click wheel.

Like all great iPod cases, this DLO case lets you charge and use your iPod without detaching it from the case. It retails for about $10.

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Paddsun Black Leather Case for iPod Classic

Paddsun black leather case for iPod Classic

This stylish leather case fits 80 GB, 120 GB, and 160 GB iPod Classics. It features a moveable belt clip, which is helpful when jogging or working out. It offers full access to all controls, and you can access the earphones when the case is closed. This case is great for traveling with your iPod, and it's a bargain at less than $10.

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V-TOP Leather Case for the iPod Classic

V-Top leather case for iPod Classic

This solid iPod Classic case fits 30 GB, 60 GB, 80 GB, 120 GB, and sixth-generation 160 GB models. It gets high points for attractiveness and sturdiness. It features a detachable belt clip, in-case charging, and earphone access. This case retails for less than $10.

This case doesn't fit the older, thicker 160 GB iPod Classic released in 2007.

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JNSupplier Clear Hard Cover Case for iPod Classic

JN Supplier clear iPod Classic Case

This case is a full, protective, crystal-clear iPod Classic case, fitting seventh-generation 120 GB and 160 GB iPod Classics, sixth-generation 80 GB and 120 GB models, and fifth-generation 30 GB iPod Classics. Its plastic snap-in case keeps your iPod Classic protected in style. The snap-in case also allows easy access to all buttons, controls, and ports.

This iPod Classic case retails for around $12.

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Aiboco Arm Band iPod Classic Case

Aiboco arm band iPod Classic Case

This 15-inch elastic arm-band-style iPod Classic case works with seventh-generation 160 GB iPod Classics as well as sixth-generation 80 GB and 120 GB models. With open access to the click wheel and button, this case makes it easy to use the device's headphone jack and power controls. It's perfect for sports, jogging, cycling, and going to the gym.

This iPod Classic case retails for around $7.

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Maberry Leather Case for Apple iPod Classic

Maberry iPod Classic leather case

This wallet-like case is stylish and sturdy, fitting 80 GB and 120 GB iPod Classics. It features a magnetic closure, classic detachable belt clip, and full access to all controls. It also has a stand for propping up your iPod Classic and listening to music.

This is a well-made, great-fitting case that retails for less than $10.

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Purple for Apple iPod Classic Hard Case

Purple for Apple iPod Classic hard case

If you're looking for a colorful iPod Classic case option, the Purple for Apple hard case has aluminum plating. On the front half of the case, there's a clear plastic window to protect the iPod screen and a round opening for the click wheel. There are also openings for the dock, headphone jack, and hold button. 

For around $8, this is a nice option if you're looking for a little pizazz in your iPod Classic case.

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