Thankfully, the good people at Agent18 are coming to the rescue of Zune owners as they have developed a fantastic case to go with the Zune 80GB Media Player that we reviewed earlier. Dubbed the Dragon Shield, this polycarbonate case will protect the Zune from all the usual bumps, bruises, and scrapes. This way, you won’t have to worry about the occasional drop or brush up against a harsh surface.
Features and Specifications
Because this is “just” a case, you’re not going to find anything all that groundbreaking with the Agent18 Dragon Shield for the Zune2 80GB. Even so, it seems like Agent18 has done a good job with the construction and you can easily tell that the quality is better than some of those el cheapo iPod cases you may have at the dollar store or thrift store.
According to the official product page, the Dragon Shield — which retails for $24.95 — comes with the following features:
- Simple snap on/off design
- Clear carbonate back and front lens protection
- Access to all connectors and buttons
- Compatible with Zune 80 player
Yeah, it’s not the most exciting feature set you’ve ever seen, but it does what it needs to do and it does it well. I have to note that this is a hard case, as I’m sure you’ve noticed, so fans of silicon cases will have to look elsewhere. I have a generic silicon skin for my iPod nano myself and I enjoy the grip provided by the rubberized surface.
The hard plastic of the Dragon Shield does not afford this same level of grip, but there is a slight texture to the polycarbonate. This way, it’s not too slippery. Overall, I’m pleased with the choice of materials.
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