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Contexture Design offers reclaimed cassettes as nano cases

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By Charles Starrett

Contributing Editor
Published: Tuesday, October 2, 2007
News Categories: iPod Accessories

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Contexture Design, makers of the “45” vinyl iPod cases, has announced 45 nano, a new line of cases for the first- and second- generation iPod nano made from reused audio cassette tapes. The cases’ backs feature a hollowed out area to fit first- and second-generation iPod nanos, shielded by a clear plastic window that includes openings for access to the iPod’s controls, headphone jack and Dock Connector. The front of each case has been retained, and looks like a “vintage” cassette. For added cushioning, the cassette-cases include foam padding and come enclosed in their original, clear plastic cases. “Reusing an old music medium to protect technology that surpassed it really resonates with us as music fans and sustainable designers,” says Trevor Coghill, Contexture Design co-founder. 45 nano cases are designed and constructed sustainably using reclaimed tapes and foam padding. Contexture Design 45 nano cases are available now and sell for $45.

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“a new line of cases for the first- and second- generation iPod shuffle”...

You mean for the 1st and 2nd gen. Nano, not shuffle…

Posted by jclandau on October 2, 2007 at 1:16 PM (PDT)

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The cassette case really puts the size into perspective . . . you can now fit hundreds of albums in the size of what used to hold ONE!

I don’t really like the case though.

Posted by jhart71 on October 2, 2007 at 4:02 PM (PDT)

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Err, $45 for someone’s trash?  That is what it is for all it’s claims reuse.  If this case appealed to me in the slightest, which is does not, for $45 I’d just make my own for a little bit of my time.  This product shouldn’t exceed $15.  I expect $45 for a product where some R&D cost were incurred, not for a couple of cuts here and there and a piece of plexi glass.

Posted by kaioslider on October 2, 2007 at 5:48 PM (PDT)

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