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Marware debuts cases for iPod nano 5G, touch 2G

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By Charles Starrett

Contributing Editor
Published: Thursday, November 19, 2009
News Categories: iPod Accessories


Marware has introduced several new cases for the fifth-generation iPod nano and second- and third-generation iPod touch. The MicroShell for iPod touch 2G and 3G is a thin, half-shell hard case offering a thickness of less than 1mm, a metallic finish with a rubberized feel, open access to all ports and controls, and an included screen protector and cleaning cloth. It is available now in six colors and sells for $25. The EcoSleeve for iPod nano 5G is an environmentally friendly case made from stretchy, black Eco-Fabric cotton canvas, featuring a clear vinyl cover for protection of the screen and Click Wheel, a thin bottom flap that opens to allow for access to the Dock Connector, wave styling on the rear, an included clear screen protector and cleaning cloth, and open access to the headphone port and camera. It is available now and priced at $20.

Finally, the Eco-Runner for iPod nano 5G is an environmentally friendly armband-style case made from eco-friendly materials. It offers the ability to function as a wristband or armband case, a clear vinyl cover for the nano’s screen and Click Wheel, reflective pieces for nighttime visibility, an adjustable bottom strap to allow support for the Nike+iPod Sport Kit Receiver, and an included clear screen protector and cleaning cloth. It too is available now in black, blue, or pink, and sells for $35.

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Re: the Eco-Runner case.  Doesn’t the 5G nano include the Nike+ feature built-in?  Wouldn’t this negate the need for a case with an adjustable strap since no extra receiver is required to be attached to the Nano?

Posted by BrennerM on November 19, 2009 at 10:10 AM (PDT)



The fifth-generation iPod nano features a built-in pedometer, but still requires the Nike + iPod Sport Kit to talk to a Nike+ receiver, unlike the iPod touch 2G/3G and iPhone 3GS, which have the hardware built-in. More information on the nano 5G’s Nike+ capabilities can be found here:

Posted by Charles Starrett on November 19, 2009 at 1:08 PM (PDT)


Thanks Charles.  I had checked the iLounge Guide 10 PDF info on the Nano but it wasn’t completely clear to me whether it was built-in or still required the receiver.  The link you provided has a picture with the receiver but the text is still a bit ambiguous/vague in my opinion regarding Nike+ integration, never specifically mentioning the need for the receiver.

Posted by BrennerM on November 19, 2009 at 1:42 PM (PDT)

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