Radically Redesigned iPod Nano Announced

Today was a big day not only for the iPhone, but also for Apple's iPod lineup. The 7th generation iPod Nano has been completely redesigned once again. It features a 2.5" multi-touch screen with the resolution of 240x432 (202ppi) to display what appears to be a completely new UI as well. It is obvious that the Nano has taken many of its design cues from the iPhone, such as the home button. The new Nano has an aluminum unibody frame and is even slimmer than the new iPod touch with the thickness of just 0.21-inches (5.4mm), and features a white glass front. Some other features include Bluetooth and an FM tuner. The new iPod Nanos will also come with Apple's latest lightning connector.

Along with the newly redesigned iPod itself, you can expect to find the new "EarPods" that will start to accompany Apple's mobile devices in place of the old Apple earphones.  

The iPod Nano is available in 7 different vibrant colors and only in 16GB at $149 beginning sometime in October. They will be available for preorder on Apple's website on September 14th, along with the iPhone 5 and iPod Touch. 

Turn Your iPad Nano Into A Classy Pocket Watch With iPocketWatch

Wearing your iPod Nano as a watch just got boring. With the iPocketWatch you can class up your geekyness like the olden days. The iPocketWatch was designed by an Australian industrial designer and is machined from aluminum and designed with to be slim enough to effortlessly slip in and out of that small jeans pocket of yours. I always thought that small pocket was meant to keep small change, but as it turns out, it's actually a specially designed watch pocket first introduced by Levi Strauss (Levi's) and that's a fact.

The iPocketWatch comes with an 11-inch (30cm) long metal chain with a belt hook and is available in two different variants, one a square facia and the other a round facia. Both designed to fit over the many watch faces of the iPod Nano and retain full access to all of the iPod Nano's ports and buttons including the back clip. The iPocketWatch is currently a crowdfunding project like Kickstarter so you'll be able to pre-order yourself one of these for $39 and hope it'll reach its funding goal so you can keep time the old school way.

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Nir Schneider


Deckster Time:Piece iPod Nano Watch Band Strikes Nostalgia

Meet the Deckster Time:Piece, a stylish iPod Nano watch conversion accessory with a hint of nostalgia that stresses that it is made in North America. But not just another watch band, the Time:Piece is a premium iPod Nano watch band made out of machined aluminum housing paired with the most amazing recycled rubber wrist straps made out of rubber tire tubes and motorcycle tires that are finished with stitched trimming. Each one of these is made unique and assymbled by hand. You've never seen this much awesomeness in an iPod Nano watch band guaranteed. These watch bands turn your iPod Nano into a worthwhile timepiece with some retroness thrown in like a cassette tape inspired loading mechanism called the Pop+Lock, which lets you easily slide in your iPod Nano in and out of the Time:Piece using a dual push or slide switch button that smoothly flips open and closes shut like an old-school cassette door 

Deckter's Time:Piece is one of the most expensive iPod Nano watch bands we've seen to date and come in a few different aluminum color finishes along with wrist straps ranging from leather to tire tread rubber for $150 to $165 Canadian. Now that's pricy. On second thought, Made in China sounds much better. Check out the video below!

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Apple Announces First Generation iPod Nano Replacement Program

Do you have a first generation iPod Nano that’s on its last legs? Well good news for you Apple has announced a replacement program to address an issue (in “very rare cases”) which may cause your Nano to over heat and possibly cause serious safety risk.

Apple recommends that you stop using your iPod Nano immediately and follow the process directions to receive your new iPod Nano free of charge. Those of you with the first generation Nano can fill out a claim form to confirm eligibility for a replacement. 

Click below to see the full press release.

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The AnTik Analog Watch Fits Into Your LunaTik & TikTok Watch Bands

Chances are that you're already familiar with the LunaTik and TikTok watch band conversion kits for the iPod Nano that have made everyone lust over Apple's tiny Multi-Touch iPod. Up until recently, Minimal has been making quality watch bands for the iPod Nano until it decided to make its own clock dubbed the AnTik. But this time it isn't digital. The Antik is an analog clock module with a 2-hand Quarz movement and designed as a iPod Nano clone. Why? Because Minimal wants it to fit in all of its existing LunaTik and TikTok watch band accessories. The best part of all is that the AnTik is water-resistant for up to 30 meters. Minimal's creative yet more costly solution is swapping between your non-waterproof iPod Nano and the water-resistant AnTik when needed. The best of both worlds? We'll call it the costly way of doing things for the time being. 

The AnTik does look sharp there's no denying that. It's also designed with quality in mind just like all of Minimal's products. The AnTik is made with machined aluminum casing with a satin finish with a knurl textured, stainless steel adjustment crown and finished off with a hardened mineral crystal watch face.

We're a bit disappointed to see no efforts being made to create a waterproof LunaTik and TikTok watch bands to be used with the iPod Nano. There is however a rather ugly alternative for a waterproof iPod Nano watch band like the Proof. Don't get your hopes high just yet though, the AnTik is only a solid concept for now with no release date nor price announced just yet. We'll be sure to let you know once more details are released.

Nir Schneider


LunaTik Lynk Aluminum iPod Nano Watch Band Looks Too Good

The people who started it all, the same guys who brought us the brilliant iPod Nano conversion watch band kits made out of high quality materials and glamorous design have yet another fascinating watch band in the pipeline for the iPod Nano called the LunaTik Lynk. This is not your typical watch band accessory. The LunaTik Lynk might be the Omega of iPod Nano watch bands. It's made up from the original aluminum LunaTik permanent conversion kit designed for those who want to wear their Nanos as an everyday multi-touch iWatch, but the LunaTik Lynk replaces the silicone rubber wrist band with for an upgraded lightweight anodized aluminum band with a silicone underbelly for added comfort and a classy butterfly closure clasp. 

The LunaTik Lynk will be available for the iPod Nano 6G and 7G in silver or black. You can pre-order yours now and expect your eye-catching Lynk to ship out on December 5 if you want to put those 16 new clock faces to good use at $129.95 for silver and $139.95 for black. 

Apple Drops iPod Nano Price, Adds New Watch Faces

Today's Let's Talk iPhone event wasn't all about the iPhone after all with Apple dropping the price of the Multi-Touch iPod Nano down to $129 for the 8GB model and $149 for the 16GB model. Apple hasn't changed the overall design of the Nano, but it did get rid of that quad-icon grid interface for a sleeker larger single icon interface. Also, a built-in accelerometer will replace the Nike shoe sensor for keeping track of how much calories you've burnt, distance, number of steps and time.

The new iPod Nano now comes with a slew of 16 new clock faces that will make wearing your new iWatch that much more better. It seems Apple has brought back the faith in the dying wrist watch accessories for its little touchscreen enabled iPod Nano. Current iPod Nano 6G owners can now download the 1.2 software update in iTunes starting today adding the new user interface together with the 16 new clock faces, so get downloading! The updated iPod Nano is now shipping at full blast.

Nir Schneider