Well, we told you there were going to be butt loads of new Apple products and accessories over these next few days. Today Speck announced their new ToughSkin for the iPod. The ToughSkin is a skin for your iPod designed for rugged usage. Its plastic bumpers are shock-absorbing and can hopefully survive drops from the waste. (I’m not going to try it)
The ToughSkin is available on Speck’s website now for a price of $34.99. It comes in five colors, including frosted clear, black, blue, red and orange.
See press release below.
Speck Products, which offers the largest collection of iPod cases on the market, today unveiled ToughSkin, the first ruggedized iPod skin. Designed with shock-absorbing, rubberized bumpers and a tear-resistant plastic skin, the ToughSkin provides active iPod users with a unique, personalized cover that can withstand the dust, knocks and scratches associated with even the most extreme lifestyle. ToughSkin, along with Speck Products’ entire line of SkinTight computer accessories, will be on display at Macworld Conference & Expo in Booth #433.
Speck Products’ ToughSkin cover fits all fourth generation iPods, including the 20 and 40 GB iPod with Click Wheel and iPod Photo, and will soon be available for iPod mini as well. Its slim, protective case features ruggedized bumpers, detachable belt clip, and screen and scroll wheel covers. ToughSkin is fabricated using Kraton thermoplastic elastomers to ensure skintight fit with a soft, tactile grip.
“Until now, iPod users have been limited to flat, one dimensional skins that do little to make a fashion statement or protect their device from heavy-duty use,” said Tim Hickman, general manager of Speck Products. “We know most iPod users take their player with them wherever they go, in their purse, briefcase, backpack or suitcase, and over time they can really take a beating. ToughSkin strikes the perfect balance between fashion and ruggedness, delivering a skin that’s tough but looks great too.”
Pricing and Availability
ToughSkin fits all fourth generation iPods, and retails for $34.95. It comes in five vibrant colors, including frosted clear, black, blue, red and orange. To purchase product online, visit www.speckproducts.com. ToughSkin will soon be available on retail shelves worldwide. For a complete list of Speck Products’ resellers, visit http://www.speckproducts.com/wheretobuy.html#. ToughSkin for the mini iPod will begin shipping in mid-February, and will retail for $34.95.