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Complete overkill. Why would I want to proudly display that little sensor? For better, and cheaper solutions, see all the shoe hacks and other solutions at podophile.com. My own personal solution was a $5 double usb flash drive case from Case Logic which holds both the sensor and the receiver when not in use. It snugs down under the laces and folds over on itself with velcro. Not 100% waterproof but you can always wrap the sensor in a teeny plastic ziploc baggie before you stick it into the case.

Posted by PurpleOctopus on October 31, 2006 at 6:12 AM (PDT)

2

i tried a solution that tucked under my shoe laces before too but found it to dig into the top of my foot. Perhaps my laces were on too tight but it is a little aggravating being under there. This is the first hard case solution that I know of so I'll give this one a shot. It won't break my piggy bank.

Posted by frankly on October 31, 2006 at 5:49 PM (PDT)

3

Has anyone actually gotten one of these? I ordered one and it hasn't come and the company has not responded to any of my emails.

Posted by pentheus on November 15, 2006 at 11:04 AM (PDT)

4

SwitchEasy waits for your PayPal eCheck to clear if your PayPal account is funded from a checking account. They air mail from Hong Kong.

I've ordered RunAways from SwitchEasy on two separate occasions. Both orders arrived here in California after about a week and a half. I received shipping confirmations via email when both orders shipped.

A friend of mine has experienced the lid popping off. I have not experienced this problem myself. You can always use some tape or glue to seal the case if you're really paranoid. The case provides access to the transmitter's power button so there's no need to remove it.

Posted by btn on February 8, 2007 at 3:44 PM (PDT)

5

My wife and I both have these to go with our nano/nike sport kits. I feel they work fine, and anything to keep from having to drop $100 on a pair of the nike + shoes. My current nikes (nike free 5.0V2) are not available in a nike + model. Plus they cost alot less.
Neither of us have had any problems with the sensor coming off, or not communicating with our ipods, etc.
I say for $10 of less, they will combine shipping for multiple orders, this is a super buy. I looks very clean, (and plasticy?) and keeps with the apple look.
I say it deserves a lot higher that a C, for the price it is a win-win.

Posted by JesseF on February 10, 2007 at 11:32 AM (PDT)

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I tried my Nike+ system for the first time today while trail running. After about a mile of running, I noticed the sensor was gone. The cap popped off and after back tracking about an 1/8 of a mile I luckily found it. I gave it another try and made sure that the cover was on correctly. Not more than a quarter mile later it popped off again. Next time I will tape it secure so hopefully I can get some data on my run. I really haven't decided whether I like this product or not but it seems a little lame that I have to use tape.

Posted by twogrenades on February 11, 2007 at 11:05 PM (PDT)

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I've had one of these for 6 months/500 miles. Mine has worked well, never had the clear cap come off accidentally (I did put my name & phone number under here). I like the ability to turn the sensor off (hold for 3 seconds) and back on (press for 1 second) so your 1000 hour battery life will be more useful. Otherwise any time you are doing a walking movement it will be using battery power (and sometimes I leave it on my shoelaces before/after workout).

I don't think the bottom part "locks" around the laces as well as I expected, so its come off a few times for me (and the one time I couldn't find it someone called me a few days later to return it). I try to make sure it is securely under the laces even if the flip out back clip "flips" open while I'm running. I do recommend this to friends.

Posted by mcnixon on May 28, 2007 at 12:47 PM (PDT)

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