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A great armband!
on May 27, 2009
I am currently deployed to Iraq and I needed an armband for my new iPod. I had a Belkin armband for my previous 3G Nano (which was stolen but I won't go into that discussion!), which was so-so: the armband itself was a little too short and it was difficult to use the scroll wheel through the plastic. I just happened to find the Tuneband and after all the great reviews I thought I would give it a try (not too many product reviews out there with so many 5 star ratings!). I am thoroughly pleased with this purchase. First of all, the silicone cover is super easy to put on the iPod; very flexible. I love the fact that it has a hole in the bottom to plug in the charger (that was another issue with the Belkin; every time I wanted to charge it I had to take the iPod out of the cover). The velcro strap is the perfect size for guys with larger arms (I'm no bodybuilder, but the Belkin was still a little short for my preference).
The one thing that kept me from buying this product right away was the cut-out plastic covers for the screen and scroll wheel (or is it click wheel?). I didn't really like the idea of having to cut out some plastic, but I went ahead and bought it anyways. Well, it did come with a sheet of sticky plastic covers to cut out...but Grantwood also includes pre-cut plastic covers! I was very happy when I saw this in the box. They are cut to the perfect size; just peel the backing and press in place. And they're not so sticky that you can't reposition them. Alot of the people writing reviews said they just left the scroll wheel cover off. I went ahead and put on the pre-cut wheel cover and you would never even know it's on there! It only covers the wheel itself, so it moves with the wheel, and it's very thin. That little feature had me completely sold on this product.
Some other reviews also make comment about the durability of the velcro itself. I've only had this product a short time but no issues whatsoever.
If you are looking for a simple, inexpensive armband that will fit larger arms with ease, this is the one!