iPod and cell phone cases keep electronic equipment safe and dry, during a short train ride to work, an overnight trip or a general outing. Designs that feature a front flap that simply unsnaps will protect devices, while enabling quick and easy access to gadgets. Cases also safeguard against abrasion, scratches and dirt. For hands-free transportation, choose a case with a clip that attaches to a belt or pocket and a detachable wristlet or neck strap. Many phone cases have precisely cut openings to provide access to the things like the charger and head phone plug in, speaker, buttons, camera and microphone. Additional features such as external zip pockets for tokens, coins, cash, identification or credit cards do double-duty as a wallet. Ipod and cell phone cases can be made from traditional materials like leather, nylon and canvas or more technologically advanced substances such as rubber, silicone or neoprene. Many cases come in nondescript cases, while others are available in bright colors and patterns.