PDAir iPod nano Aluminum Case


PDAir now has hard shell protection for your Apple iPod nano with their silver and black anodized aluminum cases. These are play through cases that totally enclose the nano to help guard against everyday wear and tear that the average Joe and JoAnn can dish out.

These cases are molded and sized to perfectly fit the nano. They are lined with cushioning Neoprene and have accurate cutouts for the click wheel, hold switch and dock area.

The display has a clear plastic window over it to help keep it from scratching.

On the bottom at the back of the case, there is a cutout that can accommodate the included neck strap. If you want to turn your nano into a necklace, here’s your chance!

This case is hinged on the right side and opens like a book. The latch snaps securely shut on the left side. The case is pretty slippery, so opening the latch can be a little difficult.

Accessing all the features while my nano was housed in this case posed no problems. Using the click wheel to navigate through my tunes was just as easy while in this case as it was while the nano was outside the case. Syncing and charging with a dock or cable was equally easy. The only problem I encountered during the review period was trying to use this case with my DLO TransPod. The metal case created just enough distance between the connectors that I would get intermittent failures. This is not the fault of this case, but just something to keep in mind if you don’t like to take your digital audio player in and out of its case to use other accessories.

All in all, this is a nice accessory to protect your scratch magnet otherwise known as the nano.

The silver version of this case is $25, while the black version is $27.


Product Information

  • Apple iPod nano
  • Hard shell protection
  • Play through
  • Protection for display
  • Slippery / difficult to open
Posted in: Audio, Video, TV
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  • Julie October 27, 2005, 3:34 am

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  • MitchellO October 27, 2005, 11:29 am

    What are you going to do with the black nano case? 😀 😀 😀

  • Julie October 27, 2005, 12:41 pm

    If you want it, I’ll send it to you. Just email me your mailing address.

  • tthiel October 27, 2005, 3:01 pm

    I can’t wait for a black case for my Video iPod.

  • Julie October 27, 2005, 3:45 pm


    I’ll bet Innopocket will have them in a jiffy.

  • MitchellO October 27, 2005, 9:19 pm

    Julie wrote:

    If you want it, I’ll send it to you. Just email me your mailing address.

    Thanks Julie, you’ve got mail!

  • Sze October 31, 2005, 7:52 pm

    I have bought PDair :wow: metal case for iPod nano (black) in the last Saturday, Yesterday already has received, very slim, light weight, protects my iPod nano,I just go http://www.pdair.com :love: help my brother and uncle to buy 4pcs again, I send a letter to pdair enquiry, They are very fast response :wow: , they said in Stock, My classmate will buy within this two days because they see me to use metal case, Thought this slim , protects device, important is display screen :love: .

  • zil01 November 1, 2005, 4:40 pm

    I got my case at pdaextreme.com.
    They sell black or silver case for 21.99.. and I got free shipping 🙂

    Silver -> http://www.pdaextreme.com/product_info.php?products_id=335
    Black -> http://www.pdaextreme.com/product_info.php?products_id=334

    Case is great too and protects my screen.

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