First Look: H2O Audio Amphibx Grip / Small Armband for iPod shuffle 2G/4G + iPod nano 6G

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Luck? Wise planning? We’re inclined to say that H2O Audio benefitted at least a little from both with the release of Amphibx Grip ($60, aka Amphibx Small), the first armband that looks as if it was custom-designed to fit the sixth-generation iPod nano. In actuality, this smaller version of the waterproof Amphibx armband we previously reviewed was created to fit the second-generation iPod shuffle with a little extra space above and below its face, but just happens to be perfectly sized to provide access to the display of the new square-screened nano. Accessing the top buttons of the nano will prove a little more tricky, requiring some strategic maneuvering of the armband — potentially before it’s wrapped around your bicep — but it is possible to activate them and use the screen while the device is inside. This version of Amphibix also has enough room to hold the fourth-generation iPod shuffle, but won’t work with the third-generation model due to its lack of integrated buttons. H2O Audio may need to release its own waterproof three-button remote control-equipped headphones to complement this and other armbands it sells; for now, its Surge series of earphones remains the best option for listening to devices wrapped inside of these sturdy, watertight cases.

First Look: H2O Audio Amphibx Grip / Small Armband for iPod shuffle 2G/4G + iPod nano 6G

First Look: H2O Audio Amphibx Grip / Small Armband for iPod shuffle 2G/4G + iPod nano 6G

First Look: H2O Audio Amphibx Grip / Small Armband for iPod shuffle 2G/4G + iPod nano 6G

First Look: H2O Audio Amphibx Grip / Small Armband for iPod shuffle 2G/4G + iPod nano 6G

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Our Rating

NA
Not Rated

Company and Price

Company: H2O Audio

Website: www.H2OAudio.com

Model: Amphibx Grip

Price: $60

Compatible: iPod nano 6G, iPod shuffle 2G/4G

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Jeremy Horwitz

Jeremy Horwitz was the Editor-in-Chief at iLounge. He has written over 5,000 articles and reviews for the website and is one of the most respected members of the Apple media. Horwitz has been following Apple since the release of the original iPod in 2001. He was one of the first reviewers to receive a pre-release unit of the device, and his review helped put iLounge on the map as a go-to source for Apple news.