Thanks for the review nanorookie, there seems to be a lot of items that are similar to the iSee nano... Have you tried PowerSupport's Crystal Case or XtremeMac's MicroShield?

Posted by Leo+ on January 14, 2006 at 12:02 PM (PDT) Comment 21

No I haven't. I've visited MacHouse and an Apple authorised reseller, both only got Agent 18 and iSee nano. They won't open the package for a closer look nor have a showmodel, that really sucks cuz you absolutely can't judge on the cases in their package, can't see the rear-piece well and don't know how it looks like with your iPod in it.
Before I buy no-preview-no-pre-touch-stuff I usually browse for pictures, that's why I noticed the different belt-clip of XtremeMac's Microshield.

Posted by nanorookie on January 14, 2006 at 5:35 PM (PDT) Comment 22

I purchased the iSee nano for two reasons, protect the screen and to attach my nano to my belt. For the two months that I used it was a wonderful solution, it fit my needs perfectly. I have discontinued its use because the belt clip is not as durable as I thought. In the process of removing it from my belt I had somehow stressed the belt clip enough to break. I did not think that I had put that much stress on the belt clip, but it broke none the less.

I have since purchased the Xtrememac Microshield for the nano. This case feels more durable and the belt clip is superior to the iSee nano's.

Posted by skreech412 on January 17, 2006 at 10:35 AM (PDT) Comment 23

Bought today. Didn't fit with my nano which has decal sticker on it =(
The surface turned bad. "Wet Spots" are everywhere!! =\ =\
Sigh I have to do another research for transparent case... (hoping that the store could refund my money...)
Does anybody who used other brands + sticker have similar "wet spot" problem like iSee nano case? Any feedback for XtremeMac IceFrame or PowerSupport Crystal jacket? Thanks.


Posted by HanSL on February 6, 2006 at 11:25 PM (PDT) Comment 24

I use the PowerSupport Crystal Film on my nano and use it in this case (iSee).
There are a couple of small patches along one edge - I think you'll find that other cases of this type could well have the same issue as they tend to be a snug fit, so any film will contact the inside surface. If you want to fully scratch protect your nano these "wet patches" might have to be a necessary "evil"...

Posted by Bob Levens on February 7, 2006 at 4:11 AM (PDT) Comment 25

The wet spots are just the case touching the iPod and there barley noticible. To get rid of the wet spots make sure you press on the two plastic peices evenly. If the nano is all the way up against the back and barley o the front its going to have a bunch.It only took me two tries to make it have no wet spots. Agent 18 has un needed molding lines that are somewhat distracting considering the man point of this case is that its cyrstal clear and the only thing you notice is the pod. This case all the way.

Posted by Starbucks on February 8, 2006 at 6:15 PM (PDT) Comment 26

anyone have any tips on getting this thing off? I'm having some trouble and don't want to break it.

Posted by randall311 on March 4, 2006 at 12:45 PM (PDT) Comment 27

I've finally got around to using my iSee nano and experiencing first-hand the realities of its functions as touted by Contour in the products package graphics.

Firstly, the case is a good solid case. I've already dropped the nano and the case provided solid protection.

Secondly, though the belt clip supposedly can be used as a cord wrap, it has not practically worked out as well as the manufacturer makes it seem: The cord is longer than the clip can fully accommodate, so there's at least a good foot of cord left over to figure out what to do with. Namely, you must wrap the excess around the body of the nano, which is presumably what one would do without a nano anyway.

Additionally, though the manufacturer suggests that the center of the clip can be used to stow the earbuds, the standard ones provided by Apple do not fit in that space. So, they, too, are left to dangle.

The manufacturer also shows how the cord can also function as a lanyard to allow the nano to hang around the neck. This is accomplished by hooking a section of the cord through a small catch in the iSee case. Unfortunately, its grip is not that firm and the cord can easily slip out.

Other than these cord issues, the case is everything one would expect: shows off the nano, adds little to the overall thickness of the unit, is lightweight, and providing screen protection while still providing crystal-clarity for screen viewing. However, if its made of the same clear plastic that used in Contour's Showcase which I've been using with my iPod photo, it's only a matter of time before it gets scratched to hell.

Posted by ioff13 on March 5, 2006 at 4:36 PM (PDT) Comment 28

Might be too late to post this for ya but checked the contour website for removal of the case..
See below

Btw to anyone else I love this case. Can't see how I would ever need to remove this tricky case but I guess eventually it will get scratched up and I suppose I am expecting that over time. When it does I am sure for the mere 20.00 I spent on it I will replace it with a duplicate.
The only reason why I am removing it now is because I did not pay attention to the lint or the dog hair from the three dogs I have before putting it on, this trapped some fuzzies between the black nano (which shows everything) and the case.
Also for those who mention the "wet" look. I did purchase the power support film to go with this but haven't removed that from the package yet as I am still trying to decide if I need the exposed wheel coverage or any additional coverage for that matter. With no film there is absolutely no wet look to this case against my nano. It is truly beautiful (once I get rid of the dog hair) This case is almost like it was meant to spotlight the nano.

Posted by Kadaysa on March 15, 2006 at 6:31 PM (PDT) Comment 29

Newbie me again.
I could not submit my comment post. I kept trying and trying. Deleted my link to the contour webiste and hit submit and yep it went through so the above post isn't as helpful without the line. No matter what I do I cannot give the link here so I will try and direct you appropriately. You need to go to the contour website which is under contourdesigns, once you get there go to FAQ's and then to ISee nano. You will get the instructions on how to use the belt clip to remove the case.
Sorry for my newbie post. Just trying to help

Posted by Kadaysa on March 15, 2006 at 6:39 PM (PDT) Comment 30

Big Question: Can the NANO work in the JBL Onstage, while inside the ISEE? The ISEE appears to be a slight amount too thick for the Nano "slot" to "mate" with the JBL Onstage slot. Not sure if there is a workaround, and I did not want to start "jamming" everything together. Anyone run into this, and anyone have a solution? Don't want to take off the case every time as the JBL does not have a "Nano" clip, so when it is on its own in the JBL, it wobbles. Thank you.

Posted by JBL Question Man on March 25, 2006 at 12:52 PM (PDT) Comment 31

I am using this case with a Sendstation pocket dock and it doesn't fit well with the Contour case on. The pocket dock kept coming out so in order to use it I have to remove the case which is inconvenient. Other than that, I think it's a pretty nice case.

Posted by Tenchi211 on May 28, 2006 at 11:28 AM (PDT) Comment 32

Urm..will the plugs on the Sony "Studio Monitor" MDR-V300 headphones fit in this case? If anyone has the case and the same headphones, I would really appreciate a reply. Thanks.

Posted by Caffiene Addict on May 31, 2006 at 9:15 PM (PDT) Comment 33

The first case I owned for my iPod Nano was a silicone "sports" cover that came with a Velcro band (for wrapping around my arm while running). It was pretty cheap protection for the iPod, but it actually worked for several months until I accidentally ripped through the thin silicone when I tried to pull the iPod out of my bag by the Velcro strap. Looking for a new cover, I purchased the iSee. I liked the looks and functionality of the iSee a great deal until I tried to use the belt clip. The very first time I clipped it to my belt part of it broke clean off! I was very shocked since I had not applied any undue pressure and I had not even taken one step. Based on the flimsy nature of the belt clip I cannot recommend this case.

Posted by CatBlue on July 9, 2007 at 1:09 PM (PDT) Comment 34
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