In the States, Master Lock has launched what it calls a first- of-its-kind range of "locking skins" for iPods, similar to the locks you can get for laptops.

The iCage range includes a durable, lightweight protective skin
and a three-digit combination lock for "lock-down" security when you're using your iPod in a public place.

Whilst in the skin, the iPod is fully functional with access to all ports available.

The new iCage is available for the 4GB and 8GB iPod nano and the 30GB, 60GB, 80GB or 160GB iPod classic. It has a suggested retail price of $14.99 for the nano models, and $19.99 for the classic models.