There are now more iPod accessories than one can shake a stick at, but Japanese company Temas has (quite literally) taken this situation to heart, grasping the aforementioned stick and fashioning a case out of it.
Ok, it might be more of a pole than a stick, but regardless of semantics, this bamboo case for the iPod Shuffle is certainly a bit out of the ordinary. Nice to look at too.
There are more images of the ‘Take’ here, plus for nature lovers a rather nice picture of some bamboo. The cases it has to be said aren’t cheap at 6,000 yen (30 pound) each, but I suppose the chances of sitting next to somebody on the train who also has one are slim to say the least.
Yet as attractive as the bamboo box is, check out this lacquerware beauty for the iPod Mini.
Needless to say it’s even more expensive than the Take Shuffle, retailing at a hefty 9,800 yen (almost 50 pound). However with the Mini now officially dead due to the arrival of the nano, a discounted price tag could be just around the corner. Until then it can bought at the full price here.