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I don't know if I'd call them first to market. http://www.decalgirl.com sells nano skins (I got mine the week after I got my nano), and http://www.theinvisibleshield.com has a version of their product for the nano. I'm currently using theinvisibleshield on my nano. Just got it in earlier this week. So I'd say that both of them beat Power Support's time to market with protective covers for the nano.

Posted by Joo on September 23, 2005 at 5:00 AM (PDT) Comment 1

There is also iCondom's for nano available on eBay (search for "icondom nano" on eBay to find listings). These have been out for a while and I have them on my nano and they are pratically invisible. Most people don't even notice it when they check out my iPod. However, it only covers the back and screen. It doesn't cover the rest of the body. But, for me, this is exactly what I wanted. I have iCondoms for my regular iPod also and I really like it. I hate the idea of covering the beauty of the iPod more than needed. The only part I really care about scratches is on the screen. And I like having the back covered mainly to keep the fingerprints off. I'm one of those that don't understand tha point of a full case. Why cover the beauty of the iPod? I tried skins on my full size iPod when I first got it but I would always remove the skin when showing it to people so they would get the full experience. I then decided to go without any case and just use these protective films. I find I enjoy the iPod much more that way and love showing it off without any added bulk to take away its beauty.

Posted by Shadow on September 23, 2005 at 6:59 AM (PDT) Comment 2

I checked, and the Power Support Crystal Film for the iPod nano is not on their website yet. Does anyone know when it will be available?

Thanks -

Posted by dewarner on September 23, 2005 at 4:04 PM (PDT) Comment 3

We've pulled a couple of obnoxious comments regarding this product, but to answer questions: we were provided a final reviewable sample (in packaging) at the beginning of this past week, and told that it was on the market. To the best of our knowledge, it was available at Apple Expo Paris throughout the week. Regarding other options, we have not seen reviewable samples from either of the companies mentioned above, and strongly caution vendors of competing products not to attempt to use our comments areas as a forum for advertising or gripes against their competitors.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz on September 24, 2005 at 11:03 PM (PDT) Comment 4

Check Japanese website,
http://www.pawasapo.co.jp/default.php

Power Support Crystal Film for the iPod nano will be available on the beginning of next month.

Posted by koichi on September 26, 2005 at 3:29 AM (PDT) Comment 5

I'm using a Decalgirl skin with screen armor. The screen armor is not perfectly clear, and it distorts the briliant color screen. The skin is primo and they have some nice choices (about 150). I'd like to have the Powersupport film for the screen cover, then you'd have a pretty good combo

Posted by runningman on September 29, 2005 at 6:49 PM (PDT) Comment 6

runningman brought up a point that wasn't covered in this review. How does Power Support's Crystal Film look on the screen? Is it perfectly clear, or does it distort/tint the image?

Posted by blufire on September 30, 2005 at 2:48 PM (PDT) Comment 7

http://www.miyavix.co.jp/Product/miyavix/overlay_ipodnano/index.html

I've tried OverLay Brilliant for iPod nano.It is perfectly clear! not distorts anything.It concealed tiny scratch.Now I can handle my nano without care than before.

Currently available film kit in Japn,there are two perfect clear film kit for frontside,one not cleard film kit as I know.
I guess Powersupport's Crystal Film is perfectly clear.

Posted by koichi on September 30, 2005 at 6:39 PM (PDT) Comment 8

Okay, here's an update. I bought the Power Support Crystal Film for the front of my nano (skin on the back). It is clear and it gets better with time, but I must tell you, it's the most difficult thing to install I've ever seen. Unless you live in a dust free environment, you're going to get some kind of speck under the film that leaves a bubble. I have removed, cleaned, dried with a 'lint free' cloth, and reinstalled this thing 10 times (you can clean these nicely with good old Windex). I can't get a good seal - even after sitting all night (this does help with most of the bubbles). I've even cleaned the Nano with cleaner specifically for this type of plastic, and still no luck. The scroll wheel cover will never be right - it just does not fit over the center button. I am way not happy with it, especially given the price. Thumbs down for me.

Posted by runningman on October 25, 2005 at 3:39 PM (PDT) Comment 9

I also bought the product and I agree with runningman. I was luckier on applying the front without any major bubbles but the edges are always rising. Also, the wheel cover doesn't stay attached for long. It doesn't attach itself to the center button and the textured click wheel is an even worse adhesive surface. I almost lost the wheel cover many times from it falling off without me knowing.

These faults aside, the product is very clear so the nano screen comes through brightly. Has anyone else found anything better?

Posted by CVuPlay100 on November 1, 2005 at 9:49 PM (PDT) Comment 10

I bought the Crystal Film screen protector and wheel cover for my 60GB and I loved it. I bought this set for my nano and I'm not as impressed.

I have not found a way to get the film to adhere to the face of the nano smoothly -- the edges lift up and there's always ALWAYS a spec of dust creating a big bubble. However, where it does stick well (currently over my entire screen) it IS crytal clear with no distortion or coloring and my photos look great. The back has a couple of tiny dust specs but otherwise looks great.

The wheel cover looks horrible when applied. It does not cling tightly to the textured surface of the wheel, so the result looks as if I used sloppily-applied foggy glue to stick it on.

Basically, the front and/or back screen work great if you want to use them with an opaque case that does not have a screen protector (like the A-1 keychain). The screen is then protected, looks great and you can't see the loose edges of the film because of the case (and you have that extra protection for the times you pull it out of the case). You can use the wheel cover if you want to, but it looks pretty cheesey.

Posted by sarandipt on November 22, 2005 at 7:21 PM (PDT) Comment 11

It suddenly occurs to me that the color of your nano may have a bearing on your satisfaction with this product. The comments that I made directly above were in regards to application on my black Nano, which really shows "wet spots". This means that the bubbled area where it does not stick look bad compared the smooth, wet look where it does.

White may stand up better to bubbles, and the wheel cover may look just fine on the grey click wheel.

Posted by sarandipt on December 14, 2005 at 12:35 PM (PDT) Comment 12

Rating: B
This film works well and i use it even though i have my nano in an aluminum case from Corecases. The film is slightly rigid and i believe will provide good scratch protection but it has a few issues that reduced the grade to a B. The Pros: rigid, good scratch protection, once in place is invisible, simple. The Cons: very difficult to put on without some dust, hair, dirt, or fingerprints getting on the film, impossible to clean because once you try cleaning, you will have dirt, lint, etc... Also, it does not cover the sides and leaves about 1 millimeter of the front and back sides unprotected. I would buy it again but will also look for a better one. Note: if you get this, you have one shot to put it on right. clean your ipod with a lintfree cloth, peel a corner of the film away from the backing and apply to the ipod making sure it is perfectly aligned. keep as little of the film exposed as possible until it is aligned, then peel away the back as you apply the film, keeping as little exposed as possible.

Posted by functionality on February 25, 2006 at 10:25 PM (PDT) Comment 13

Based on the positive reviews, I bought the Crystal Support nano film when I bought my black nano. The film went right on out of the box. I had all of the same problems - bubbles on the front, particularly around the wheel. I was able to get it perfectly adhered to the screen. Definitely protects the nano surfaces, but not the sides. I'd look for other options. As pointed out above, a black iPod does cause its own problems. I'd also probably buy a white one in the futue.

Posted by rhodia on September 7, 2006 at 9:56 AM (PDT) Comment 14
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