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Company: Simplism

Website: www.Simplism.jp

Model: iPod nano Cases

Price: $15-$20

Compatible: iPod nano 5G

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Simplism Cases for iPod nano (5th)

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By Jeremy Horwitz

Editor-in-Chief, iLounge ()
Published: Monday, December 28, 2009
Category: Cases - iPods + Accessories, iPod nano

Though Japanese brand Simplism has an even larger array of cases for the fifth-generation iPod nano, we're spotlighting a handful of the more interesting ones here. The Sport Armband for iPod nano ($25) includes a black armband and a silicone case in your choice of four different colors, each with a detachable Dock Connector cover, screen film, and cloth; the armband splits into two pieces to accommodate super-small arms and medium-sized ones. Simplism's Crystal Shell for iPod nano ($15) is only available in clear, a hard plastic shell with a frosted white Dock Connector protector and included Click Wheel film. Two different leather cases, the Leather Collection Carabiner Style ($20) and Leather Collection Simple Style ($20), both come in your choice of four colors and differ in other ways; the Carabiner version has full-face plastic protection and a light metal hook on the bottom, while the Simple version includes separate pieces of front-protective film and no hook. Both have metal rings in the back to expose the Apple logo, a touch we really don't like. Finally, the Starter Pack for iPod nano ($20) comes in nine different colors corresponding to the nano lineup, each with a silicone rubber case, lanyard, wall adapter, earbud covers, Dock Connector protector, film, and a cleaning cloth.

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