Griffin wins style points with its Trio for Nano iPod case. In the spirit of the player that it was designed for, the soft leather case is far from bulky, offering slim, slightly padded walls with rigid edges that should protect your Nano from just about any fall. The inside of the Trio is lined with smooth suede, while the outside comes in your choice of seven colors: light green, black leather, brown leather, gray high-tech, lavender, red leather, and fuchsia. We're particularly fond of the case's modular design. The simple main case protects the Nano's screen with clear plastic while leaving the Click Wheel, hold switch, dock, and headphone jack exposed. Griffin also includes two snap-on flip covers: one with an integrated belt clip and one without. At $24.95 for the whole package, this is quite a deal for a stylish Nano protector. If you want an even better deal, go for the gray version--oddly, that model costs only $19.99 (the explanation is probably that it's not leather).
August 3, 2006 2:36 AM PDT / Updated: August 3, 2006 2:37 AM PDT