A tough case for your iPod nano. (July 20th, 2007)
Product Manufacturer: Speck Products
Price: $24.95 US
- Easy to grip. Solid protective case. Encloses the whole iPod nano.
- No instruction sheet. Face plate is a bit dark.
I am an older person, who has seen the better part of almost a two-thirds of a century, who has a problem sensing when I have a good grasp on something. Sometimes I think I have a solid grasp on my iPod nano only to have it slip out of my hand. Fortunately, the iPod nano usually falls on the chair or table. Since I put my iPod nano into the Speck ToughSkin 2Tough I have not dropped it and feel much more confident. The added weight and indented design makes my hold on the slipperly player more secure. If I do drop it, the patented DropGuard metal side bars should protect against any damage.
The Look and FeelThe ToughSkin 2Tough for the 2nd gen iPod nano (aluminum) is a little bigger than the iPod and encloses it completely. It is approximately 4 inches by 2 1/2 inches by 1/2 inches. Basically, the perimeter of the case is a black rubber-like substance. The sides have a metal framework which connects the cover and the back. An opening on the top provides access to the Hold switch. There is a larger opening in the bottom where one connects the computer cable and one for the ear piece cable. While I don't think the case is waterproof, these openings are small and probably minimize the possibility of the iPod getting wet if you get caught in the rain.
It has an almost clear but dark plastic face which makes it hard to see the screen. You can see the screen, but not well if you have any eye issues. I have to open the front so that I can see the screen better. The back of the case has a firmer plastic cover. The belt clip attaches to this part of the cover. The removable clip is a better solution than stuffing it my pocket with my keys, plus it is easy to remove.