So, I have now owned two iPods in my life. First I bought the iPod mini. Awesome piece of machinery. I had many hours of sweet music listenin’ and many a days at the gym sweating my butt of whilst listening to the mini. The mini was great for one reason. It differed from the regular iPods in it’s surface material. It seemed like a sort of anodized aluminum and didn’t scratch easily at all. I loved that iPod.
Then, came the nano, the second iPod I’ve owned. In terms of technology, it far supercedes the mini. Color screen, crisp visibility, thin as heck and much lighter. Also, with the ability to display photos, the nano definitely delivers. The nano has one downfall. It’s surface material is the most scuffy material I have ever worked with. It reminds me of the surface that the PSP uses. It is very glossy and seems to scratch so flippin’ easy, I can’t believe it. In addition, the background chrome material is fingerprint city. Sorry Apple, humans will never lose their oils, so I think you oughtta come up with a different material for your iPods.
So, nanos are a step in a great direction, but Apple needs to either step back to the mini material or start making iPods with carbon fiber or some other sort of fingerprint-resistant and scratch-resistant material. Shame on you Apple. You were doing so good. Anyhoo, on to the meat of the discussion. Apple did do one thing by making its uber scratch and fingerprint showing iPods. They have driven me to find the perfect nano case.
I’ve looked up all sorts of cases on belkin and apple to try to find a case that is worthy of the technological prowess of the nano. I think that I have found it, but I want to see if you can find one better. I get kinda snobby about human accessories, so this bad boy might be a wee bit pricey. The case is made by Vaja Cases and they look phenomenal! They are custom form-fitted leather cases and you can choose any color you would like. They’ve got em anywhere from a sleeve to a folding leather cell-phone type case and they are going to release the iVolution case in the near future hopefully. The iVolution is this sweet case that is to a nano as a glove is to the human hand. I can’t wait for that sucker to come out.
Anyway, if you find a better case, let me know. But for now, the Vaja Case is for me. :)