pdatrends has launched its SkinArt Winter ’04 Collection (US$18.95) for the Apple iPod 20GB, 40GB and iPod mini. SkinArt is a silicone case designed to protect an iPod from minor dents and scratches while still maintaining the slim form factor and shape of the iPod. Each case features an open top to accommodate accessories, allows full access to the iPod’s functions, and has a bottom opening for music synchronization and charging without taking the iPod out of the case.