Apple iPods are great; dressing them up as video game characters is better.

This nauseatingly cute hand-knitted iPod case, a replica of Mario's signature red top and blue overalls, will protect your player from minor bumps and scratches. The straps keep the iPod snugly inside the case while maintaining the illusion that your music player is in fact a headless Italian plumber.

The cases, available via the link below, are currently sold out, but the seller offers to knit more at request. You can also ask for Luigi or Wario versions if Mario doesn't float your boat.

It should set you back $6 - a snip if you ask us.

mario ipod case

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