Product Type: Apple digital audio accessories
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Wear your iPod like a watch!
Apple iPod nano Wristband
Member Name: SusanLesley
Apple iPod nano Wristband
Date: 06/02/12, updated on 06/02/12 (72 review reads)
Advantages: Keeps the iPod safe, cheap, comfortable,easy to use
Disadvantages: None for me
Before I start this review I will just point out that the strap that I am reviewing is the one to fit the new square iPod nano not the older rectangular one shown on the picture at the top of this page.
Towards the end of last year hubby had an email from Apple to say that they had found a fault with the iPod that he had and, if he returned it to them, they would replace it. He returned the iPod expecting a reconditioned one back but no, he got a brand new iPod nano.
As he now has a Smartphone on which he can store music he gave the iPod to me. As my mobile music was still being provided by my Sony Walkman which is one of the originals that take cassette tapes the iPod nano was a bit of a culture shock to me to say the least!
Dave also bought me a silicone sleeve to protect my iPod and I have been using it in the pocket of my jeans with the wires of the headphones tucked inside my coat. Although it has been safe and sound I find myself constantly checking that it isn't working its way out of my pocket - I am terrified of dropping it!
I had a look online to see if there was anything else that I could use to make me feel more relaxed when using my iPod and I found a wrist strap.
I wasn't sure how good one of these would be so I decided to just buy a cheap one to start with and see how I got on with it. The one that I chose was from EBay at a cost of £2.99 plus 99p postage. That way if I didn't like it I hadn't wasted too much money.
The strap is black although they are available in lots of different bright colours and, at that price, you could have a few to match your mood or your outfit.
It is made from silicone and looks like a thick, black watch strap complete with silver coloured buckle and NINE holes so that it can be fitted comfortably to any size wrist.
The strap has a square frame where the face of the watch would be on a normal watch strap and the iPod fits inside this frame with the silicone wrapped over the edges of it to hold it safely in place. It was easy to fit as the silicone is very pliable. It is worth mentioning that there is no cover to the screen with this strap so that would need to be purchased separately if wanted,
The frame has a hole in the side so that the headphones can be plugged into the iPod through the wrist strap. The buttons on the other side can be pressed through the silicone with no problems. This does mean that when the strap is being worn the iPod is actually sideways to the viewer but I don't find this to be a problem at all.
I wear the wrist strap with the wires of the headphones threaded up the sleeve of my jacket at the moment but, in the summer, the wires will be loose.
I have found big advantages of using this wrist strap over keeping the iPod in my pocket are as follows:
I can see the display and so change the music or volume at any time with the minimum of fuss.
The iPod has a clock feature on it so I can wear it as a wrist watch whilst still listening to my music. This is a good thing as, if I am wearing this, I wouldn't have room to also wear my watch.
The iPod also has a built in pedometer too so I can set that and check the amount of steps that I have taken.
As with adjusting the music, it is very easy and convenient to change between the various features without having to worry about dropping the iPod.
I find the wrist strap very comfortable to wear. The number of holes in the strap means that I can have it at exactly the right fit and the silicone does not irritate my skin at all.
I am very impressed with this bit of kit especially at the price that I paid. I had initially intended to buy a more expensive one once I had decided that I liked the idea of wearing the iPod on my wrist but I am so happy with this one I don't think I'll bother with the expense of buying another.
Summary: A great buy!
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