4G iPod Nano cases

Discussion in 'iPod' started by superhuman, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. superhuman macrumors member

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    I am going nuts. I called all four Apple stores in the area incessantly to get a 16GB since the day they came out. After being told they were in stock, going to the store, and finding that to be false, I caved in and ordered mine online.

    Now it is here and it is a thing of beauty... but it is USELESS to me because I use my Nano for working out and I don't have a case for it. I had a 1G Nano and 2G Nano prior to this and had an incase leather sleeve for both that I loved. I see they also made this case for the 3G Nano so I'm eagerly awaiting the same case for the 4G.

    That said, the local Apple stores are telling me it will be WEEKS before they get cases for the 4G Nano. I already gave my old ones away as presents :) so I'm kicking myself right now.

    Anybody know if/when/where cases can be found, um, today?!

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. dborja macrumors 6502a

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    Here's some choices from Macally: http://www.macally.com/EN/Product/ipod4.asp

    I ordered the Bella from jr.com as it's cheaper there but it looks like you can order direct from Macally. I don't see it in stock at my local Apple, Best Buy and Circuit City stores and I don't know about your area.

    Good luck
     
  3. Torajima macrumors regular

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    Check Belkin's website.

    I think they have nicer cases than Macally...

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  4. ceehjayem macrumors regular

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    I'm currently waiting for an armband from either Nike or Incase to come out by the end of the month. Right now they have that Apple armband but I'm not really feeling the white colorway.
     
  5. dborja macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, InCase does make nice cases. My iBook and MacBook have InCase sleeves. I needed something right now so I went with the Macally. I'll keep an eye out for what InCase comes out with for the 4G...
     
  6. ipodtoucher macrumors 68000

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  7. superhuman thread starter macrumors member

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    Good responses. I have called: Walmart, Target, OfficeMax, Office Depot, Best Buy, Circuit City, 4 different Apple Stores, and various "one off" electronics retailers, but to no avail... the Apple Store said it'd be a few weeks before any cases were available, whereas Circuit City and Best Buy both said they were expecting to get cases next week... go figure.
     
  8. orangetrumpeter macrumors member

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    I too was curious about case availability for the new Nano. I went over to Best Buy here in Urbana, IL and they had the Griffin iClear (with belt clip and arm strap, $24), and a red/black Griffin Silicone Case.
     
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    Speaking of Griffin Technology, if you need to connect your 4G nano to your car stereo with maximum sound quality, use the Griffin AutoPilot accessory (US$49.95). AutoPilot plugs into your car's 12V accessory socket, has basic playback controls for your player, has true line-level output to your car stereo's auxiliary input, and best of all will properly charge your 4G nano because the charging is doing through the +5V USB connection. :) I use one myself and it works great with my 3G iPod nano.
     
  11. ipodtoucher macrumors 68000

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    Update on that... $99.99 USD :eek:

    I definitely need better sound quality, my aux cable is dying :(

    EDIT: after more research I found that the $99.99 one includes the "SmartScan" There still is a $49.99 one oops :eek:
     
  12. SactoGuy18 macrumors 68020

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    I use the US$49.99 model. It's the best car accessory for iPods with the iPod Data Connector because you get true line-level output for the audio and it doesn't "fudge" the charging by using the +12V IEEE-1394 line, but charges through the +5V USB line (which means it will work with all iPods that charge through true USB connections).

    There's also another good thing: you're not at the mercy of car stereo manufacturers, either--a lot of car stereos with their iPod connectors won't work with the newer models, especially the 4G nano and "6.5G" classic that dropped the +12V charging option.
     
  13. superhuman thread starter macrumors member

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    You damn thread hijackers! Just kidding.

    Since we're on the topic of FM modulators, please elaborate on the Griffin Autopilot. My problem with this solution in the past has been interference. I have several friends with various brands of these modulators and none seem to get a clear, high fidelity signal. I have a good stereo in my car, so that would unacceptable to me.

    How does the Griffin perform? I am starting to feel like my options for iPod integration are dwindling to the point that I may have to get an FM transmitter. My car's stock Bose head unit is sealed up pretty tight and I'm not skilled enough to modify it myself.
     
  14. SactoGuy18 macrumors 68020

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    Alas, the Griffin AutoPilot is designed primarily for people who have car stereos that have the 3.5 mm jack auxiliary input. I'm surprised more companies don't sell an iPod Dock Connector to 3.5 mm jack cable--they offer vastly superior sound quality over the output from the headphone jack.

    But getting back on topic, I am quite surprised that the various case companies already announced their cases for the 4G nano. Last year, it took over a month before the first cases for the 3G nano arrived on the market, much to the annoyance of many 3G nano purchasers. (In fact, the cases from the like of Belkin, Griffin and Speck sometimes didn't arrive until November 2007).
     
  15. superhuman thread starter macrumors member

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    Wow, I hope that is not the case this time... I need a case much sooner. I want the Incase leather sleeve, but I might have to buy an interim case if it's not out soon.
     

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