I found that an empty eye glasses case makes an excellent travel case for the 2nd gen ipod shuffle. This one is big enough to hold the shuffle, dock, and earbuds. Since the case is lined to protect glasses it does an awesome job of protecting everything.
And it makes it so much easier to find in my backpack! The first thing everyone says when they look at it is “I’d be so afraid of losing it.”
I bought this shuffle a few months ago after I’d quit smoking and reached the 3 week point. I love it, and it easily gets as much use as the 30GB ipod video my parents got us for Christmas.