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4.0 out of 5 stars Scared the cat, October 27, 2011
This review is from: AXION Slap-On Band for iPod Nano (AN-1111) (Electronics)
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My iPod Nano generally lives in the left front pocket of my cargo shorts when I'm posturing at the gym or watering the garden. This works fine except that I'm compelled to empty the pocket of other stuff that would otherwise scratch or ding the Nano's screen or case. I do have a silicone Nano holder designed to hang from a cord around my neck, but that dangly cord and the headphone wires look just too geeky, especially if I'm pushing a punishing pace on the elliptical to impress the babe on the next machine over.

The AXION SLAP-ON BAND is a serviceable, sweat-proof alternative. True, it's inelegant - ok, ok, tacky and cheap looking - but I doubt it was ever intended to be a dress-up fashion accessory. If that's what you want, try for something more poncy on Rodeo Drive in the 90210.

The AXION is comprised of a soft silicone frame for the Nano mounted on a strap band that is of a stiff, inner material also covered in silicone. The band can be flattened out into a straight, elongated configuration. Then, when the straight band is slapped onto your wrist, it snaps smartly into its curved configuration that circles your body part. The curvature's tension holds the band firmly in place without additional hooks or snaps. It's one size fits all as the diameter of the encirclement is adjustable.

I found that inserting the Nano into the holding frame, if not done carefully, may cause any accessory screen-protecting membrane to be peeled away, a minor inconvenience for which I'm subtracting a star. Once mounted, however, the headphone jack and recharge cable plug-in readily and the on/off and volume buttons work easily underneath the silicone.

At one point, I flattened out the AXION and placed it on the floor to see what our most rambunctious cat, Sissy, would do with it. She immediately saw a new toy and began pawing at it. Then, when Sissy put her weight on the strap and it snapped into its circle, she jumped a couple of feet into the air in alarm. So there! That's for waking me up this morning - and many previous mornings - nagging me to be fed.

The AXION SLAP-ON BAND does well what it was designed to inexpensively do, which is simply passively house your iPod Nano and allow normal use of the command and control functions. It pretty much met my expectations, which were low to begin with. Sissy, purring next to my computer keyboard has on her enigmatic face and isn't talking about hers; I suspect she's plotting a settling of the score.
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