Vakaadoo iVak Cases Review - Vakaadoo iVak Cases Review


The design of the case is clever. The case comes in two halves, a front and back, which before you put the iPod in can be easily separated with the fingers. You simply pop the iPod into the back and click the front on – simple.

That done you’ve got a cover that protects your iPod completely, including the screen, which is quite unusual. Despite this, it any harder to use the iPod. Indeed, as it matches the shape on the iPod, it doesn’t even change the look. It’s essentially a hard outer shell that makes it a little more bulky, but not unattractively so. On more than one occasion people commented that they didn’t realise my iPod was in a case until they actually picked it up.

If would be cool if the rear section was clear as then you’d still be able to see the iconic silver back, which you’d definitely want to if you had an engraving on it.

The downside of the tight fitting case with the click in place design is that it does feel as if your never going to get your iPod out again. You will need to however, as after a couple of weeks the inside of the screen had gathered some dust and I wanted to wipe it clear. To that end, Vakaadoo has included an ‘iVak key’, which is actually no more complex than a extra thick credit card. Slide that into the small gap in the sides and you can free your iPod again. It’s just like opening a walnut.

Personally I prefer the lacquered Domino case – it feels more like the iPod itself but the Soft Feel will have its admirers, not least because they come in a range of colours – pink, green, blue, purple and bizarrely, black and white. Either way, the iVaks are now top of our list as our favourite iPod case, and my 60 gigger (not a word) hasn’t left the safety of its new shell since it first went in there.

An iPod nano version is flagged on the Vakaadoo web site as coming soon, so those with the non hard disk based iPod, which is probably most of you, should get something as good soon.


A refreshingly simple iPod case, that literally covers all bases, without making your iPod harder to use, or that much less attractive to look at. It’s even quite affordable. Highly recommended.

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