When will the Nano Tubes be in stores?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by johnbro23, Sep 11, 2005.

  1. johnbro23 macrumors 6502a

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    In the Apple Store online it says they ship in 4-6 weeks. Does that mean they ship to stores in 4-6 weeks, too?

    By the way, I love my iPod Nano. If anyone wants a gently used greyscale 20GB iPod, let me know. :)
     
  2. jamdr macrumors 6502a

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    Pardon my ignorance, but what is a "Nano tube"?? :confused: Is that like an iPod sock for the Nanos?
     
  3. DarkNetworks macrumors 68000

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    Not too sure, but will the iPod Nano fit into the iPod socks? I was thinking of getting the iPod socks...but will it be too big for the iPod Nano?
     
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  5. macbaseball macrumors 6502a

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    I waiting for them too. I believe they will be 4-5 weeks.
     
  6. johnbro23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The socks would be waaaay too big. The Nano is about the same volume as the Shuffle, just to give you a comparison.
     
  7. DarkNetworks macrumors 68000

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    Lol..k..then what can be done to PROTECT the new iPod nano before the tubes or whatsoever releases?
     
  8. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    take an old sock of yours, cut it up, and sew it together.

    10 minute job, max.
     
  9. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Take old sock: 5 seconds.
    Cut it up: 3 seconds.
    Sew it together: two hours to get sewing machine from whatever store sells programmable ones, an hour to learn to program it, another two hours going to buy the thread I forgot.

    Much more than 10 minutes. Yeah, I could sew it myself manually, but I'm a Mac user, not a Linux user.
     
  10. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    :D :D

    ok, fine! Duct tape it! :)
     
  11. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Useful but ugly solutions would make me a PC user. ;)

    I fear I must wait for the tubes....
     
  12. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Use colored duct tape?

    they have blue.. and red.. and green...

    all the colors of the Mini iPod! :)
     
  13. hana macrumors regular

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    Hmmm..... it would be interesting to see what people are using as cases for their ipod nanos until the tubes show up..... kind of like that homemade notebook thread we had awhile back.....knitted cases, silk cases...etc.

    I should have checked while I was at the store, but will a nano fit in a tin of Altoids Chewing gum (not the mints, the chewing gum) ????
     
  14. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    I think the gum one is a little too thin..

    maybe a different brand of mints would be a successful case?

    I'll make a scale-sized paper model and test some out. :)
     
  15. johnbro23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sweet. Tell me what you come up with.

    For now, I'm using the little black drawstring bags that the old cases used to come in (not sure if they still come with them or not), which works ok, but its still too big and the material is really thin, so I'm worried about the headphones scratching the back up.

    I just placed an order for the Tubes. I'm guessing doing that is the fastest way to get them.

    Kinda weird... huh? That Apple can develop the coolest iPod yet in 9 months, but they cant have some silicon thingys made in time for their announcment. :rolleyes:
     
  16. hana macrumors regular

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    Well, I got my white nano.

    Right now, I am using an old eyeglass case to carry it and my headphones. It's the kind my eye doctor gives me when I get new glasses - the one with the hinge on the long side. So it snaps shut really good..... and it's a hard case so it's pretty well protected.

    I also use the complimentary eyeglass wiping shammy and wrap it around the ipod like a little blanket...comfy...cozy.

    So if you have a bunch of four eyed family members, search around the house for an eyeglass case.... :D
     
  17. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Yarrrh, at the Houston Galleria Apple Store they had the socks in stock yest-arrrrr-day.

    Yarrr, I want a nano, I must plunder my bank account for cash for one.
     
  18. iEdd macrumors 68000

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    Oh you make me so jealous that you have a nano and I don't :p
     
  19. hana macrumors regular

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    One of my friends went to their uni today and actually found:

    - an ipod nano dock

    - a frosted silicon NANO case by ezGEAR http://www.ezgear4u.com
    It looks like they are actually shipping them and some stores may have them now... :D

    My friend did a double take because all those shuffle skins....look awfully close to the nano size......
     
  20. Apple!Freak macrumors 6502a

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    That's what the projection has been for 4-5 weeks. ;)

    I know the Apple store in Miami had the headphone lanyard in the other day, but they sold out within a few hours (before I could get my hands on a pair).
     
  21. ph0rk macrumors 6502

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    I am using this (forgive the image sizes, this machine is light on editing software).

    (Yes, it's the pouch they shipped with the 3G ipods)
     

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  22. jalagl macrumors 6502a

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    iPod socks

    Actually, the iPod socks fit the nano very well. A friend of mine with a nano just got them, due to the lack of carrying cases, and it actually looks pretty good in it.
     
  23. Moonlight macrumors 6502

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    Yea, i use the iPod socks for my nano too, the socks are very small, and they strech to fit the big iPods, so they just strech alittle less and fit the nano fine.
    Before that I was using Saran Wrap to protect my nano. Talk about a getto solution :)
     

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