Want to give your iPod nano all the love in the world? Take a look at the new Matias Armor for an excellent combination of protection and usability but keeping to the personal desire for a sleek look. Light-weight and rugged aircraft grade aluminum makes up the outer shell of the case and protects your iPod nano from possible scratches or impacts while in use. You can still gain access to all the features of your iPod while the case is on, so don’t worry about the little things.
This Armor comes in six different colors, which I like, because this allows for some personalization.
Vibrant, anodized aluminum colors like black, blue, pink, green, red and white, will give you a choice and might just have you purchasing more than one case. Use the colors to compliment your already colored iPod or to snazz up your plain white or silver model. The Armor still allows full access to the scroll wheel (as one would expect), the hold switch, headphone and docking ports. The designer realizes that a case is rendered useless if you have to remove it to recharge or utilize the functions, and we all appreciate that forethought.
The case also has great screen protection and a soft neoprene lining that will hold your iPod securely in place. This also helps with the previously mentioned “impact protection”. The order placed with Matias will include not only the Armor but also a neck strap which attaches to the case via a loop hole in the back of the Armor case. The company says that “every Matias Armor case is inspected by hand before leaving our workshop” and that makes me warm and cozy inside, knowing the case is up to standards before shipping out to the customer.
The specs. are:
3.62″ x 1.89″ x 0.43″, and it comes in at a lightweight 0.88 oz.
Now comes the selling point. On the Matias site they offer an optional belt clip with a 100 year warranty (nice!) that is rated for weights of over 100 times the weight of your iPod and case together. They have it patented with a release mechanism that is designed to eliminate those accidental releases that everyone hates when carrying a cellphone via this method. No dropped iPods here, the site says you can still remove the iPod easily using just one hand but you won’t have the risks involved with other clips on the market.
“Once you apply the hook for the clip, that sucker isn’t coming off, and let me tell you–I tried really hard! The belt clip seems really rugged and well constructed. It’s much better than the belt clip that comes on Apple’s case which I’ve seen break on two occasions.” – Envy News
Looks like this Armor might be a great alternative to the “comes with Apple” option. The silver case has a special clearance price for the iPod mini.