For the low price of only $40, a company called Itzkitz has assembled a nice collection of both functional and fashionable iPod accessories into a handy little tin case that they call iPodKitz. Not only is it a great deal, but an iPodKitz iPod accessories bundle from Itzkitz makes a nice gift for anyone with an iPod.
iPodKitz: iPod Accessories Bundle
Assembling like objects is a fairly common practice. Put a few band-aids and some gauze in a box and you have a med-kit. A couple of apples and grapefruit and you’re looking at a fruit basket. But throw some accessories in a box and what do you have… an itzkitz iPodkitz?
A Hong Kong-based company with the unusual name Itzkitz has bundled the basic charging and protection needs of every iPod user into a moderately priced survival kit. Each kit is packaged in a cute little tin box reminiscent of the way old English Tea companies used to distribute their products. The inside of each tin is lined with deep foam padding that helps keep the contents organized.
Personally I found the tin case a great place to keep all the little accessories and parts for my iPod. Just pull out the foam interior to use this tin for a variety of uses.
What’s Inside An iPodKitz Tin Container?
Once you remove the tin lid, you will find the following items inside the iPodkitz:
- retractable USB 2.0 cable
- hard leather iPod case
- belt clip for the case
- clear headphone Sumajin Smartwrap
Retractable USB 2.0 Cable: Many people use their iPods both at home and work. Anyone who doesn’t want to spend money on separate iPod Docks for two locations will love this cable. Its small and compact nature makes it very convenient to carry around everywhere you go with your iPod. The retractable USB 2.0 cable extends up to 2 feet, so that you can sync or charge your from almost anywhere on your desk.
Hard Leather iPod Case: The protective case bundled with each iPodkitz has a durable outer leather hard-shell with a velvety inside (to make sure your iPod doesn’t get scratched). The detachable clip system for this case allows you to very easily access your iPod while it’s securely attached to your backpack or belt.
The best part about this case is that it is actually pretty fashionable and looks nice with anything from jeans to khakis. It’s definitely an upgrade when compared to the cheap rubber or sporty looking cases most people have for their iPods.
One of the downsides of the iPodkitz is the limited color choice. The hard leather cases only come in Red, White, and Black, but this should be enough to satisfy the average user.
As you can see in the photo on the right, I have the black case with red velvet inside.
If you really want a leather case with fancy colors and designs, you will need to shell out a lot more money.
Headphone Wrap: In an effort to help save your headphones from getting tangled every time you take them off, all the iPodkitz include a Sumajin Smartwrap. Smartwrap is very easy to use. Just snap one end of your headphones in, wrap the slack around it and then snap the other end to secure it.
This item alone will probably save you hours of wasted time spent trying to untangle your iPod headphones.
Is The iPodKitz iPod Accessories Kit Worth It?
For the low price of only $40, Itzkitz has assembled a nice collection of both functional and fashionable iPod accessories into a handy little tin case.
Attempting to purchase the contents of each kit separately would cost you much more than $40 making this a tough deal to beat. The fancy tin case and Smartwrap are nice to have, but the real stars of the iPodkitz are the leather case and retractable USB 2.0 cable.
Finding a decent leather iPod case will cost you $80+ from companies like Vaja and a retractable USB 2.0 iPod charging cable alone costs $20. Attempting to piece together your own version of the iPodkitz will probably run you over $100 and just isn’t worth it.
The iPodkitz are a great deal and make a perfect gift for anyone with an iPod.
The iPodkitz are available for the following iPod models: iPod Mini, iPod 4G, U2 iPod, and iPod Photo and is available for purchase from Itzkitz.com