Standard Technical Merchandise (STM) has launched the Cocoon — a chic pouch to keep iPods safe, snug and dry. Made from a combination of military-strength materials, according to the vendor, the Cocoon features two layers of protection. The first is a clear plastic skin, available for both sizes of iPod, with holes allowing uers to access buttons and ports as well as velcro on the back to stick it securely to the Cocoon itself. The second, a hard outer shell, completely encloses the iPod. The Cocoon also has a pocket for ear buds, lanyard for wearing the iPod around the neck and a belt clip for those who need it. Available in grey, the Cocoon is distributed by Tech Pacific.