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May 15, 2008
Congratulations on your new iPod nano! You're going to enjoy it. There's a couple accessories you'l want though, and the first is usually an iPod nano holder. Here's some tips to help you get started.

Choosing an iPod nano holder can be more complicated than you might expect. There's a huge variety of cases out there, for different purposes, and in different styles.

At the low-price range you'll find silocone film coverings, faux leather flip cases, and all sorts of plastic belt clips. Beyond that you'll see workout holders, fashion beauties, and wind/weather protectors.

How will the iPod nano fit into your life?

Stop and think for a minute. How will you use the nano in your day? Will you listen during your commute? During a workout? While working around the house? Are you likely to drop your iPod nano or bump into it?

Now that you've thought about it, you probably realize you need a couple different holders. For example, I use a leather and snakeskin holder during my commutes and have a Belkin neoprene armband for my workouts.

While You Exercise:

Exercisers look for how to keep the iPod nano out of the way while still having easy access. We need to protect the nano from the bumps and drops that inevitably happen when exercising.

A hard workout usually means getting a sweat-resistant armband. (You don't want the moisture to ruin your nano.) My neoprene armband also has a cord keeper. The downside of using armbands is trying to see the display if you need to adjust anything.

Maybe you'd rather carry your iPod nano when working out. If so, get a holder with a slip-proof exterior (silicone works wel). Make sure it's thick enough to cushion against bumps and drops.

At Work (or While Commuting)

In my consultant days, the details of my appearance mattered (perhaps too much). If you need a conservative, put-together image you should get a leather nano holder. Protect it from scratching by getting a holder with a lining. My favorite is made of nappa leather and has a velvet liner.

If you're lucky enough not to be in a conservative job you get a lot more leeway in your choices. You just need to decide if you're more interested in being practical or stylish and go from there. The next paragraphs will help.

Common-Sense Features:

If you'll be outside much you might consider waterproof cases. Also think about whether you need a belt clip or perhaps a snap to help you keep track of the case.

If you're a klutz like me, you'll want to protect your iPod nano against bumps and drops. Ditto for if your nano will be rattling around at the bottom of your purse or briefcase. Look for a hard case, or at lease one with reinforced corners.

Fashion options:

Most nano owners are more worried about practical stuff. Some of us like to look good with the nano as well. You can get designer cases, cases with Swarovski crystal accents, even cases made with high-energy prints. My website has a review of designer iPod nano holders to give you some ideas.

Know what you want now? Go forth and buy! If you're still not quite sure, stop by my website for a few ideas. Whatever you decide, you'll enjoy your new iPod 3G nano.
About the Author
See Lydia's website for more iPod nano Cases and to learn more tips and reviews for the iPod nano life.
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