• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do NOT Buy

    • Written by from Albuquerque

    Poorly manufactured - I purchased the armband 26 Feb 13. The first thing to go was the plastic face screen (it provides some structural support to the top of the armband so I had to rig it back in place). The next thing(s) to fail were the soft velcro pads (10 in total) spaced along the armband. Once the third one fell off I had no other options to use the armband due to spacing of the velcro pads and my arm size. This all occurred in approx 3 months of at most bi-weekly use. I deployed for 6 months and finally called Apple Support today and was told 30 days only for returns. It's sad to see that Apple does not stand by the quality of the products purchased on it's website. I'm searching for a different type of armband now...

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth $29.00

    • Written by from Seattle

    No moisture protection- I-pod had condensation on it after every workout.

    No button sensitivity with the clear plastic cover. I-pod was often unresponsive thru the plastic. Also, the plastic wore out after a few months and eventually came completely off, which made the band useless. The I-pod doesn't stay in the band well without the plastic cover.

    I would have expected to pay $5.00 the way this band held up.

    76 of 86 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disgusting Product!!!!

    • Written by from Columbus

    This product is not good at all!!! Do NOT, I repeat, Do NOT waste your money on this. It is not worth it. You can just sacrifice putting the iPod in your pocket.

    114 of 148 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    negative star

    • Written by from Richmondville

    The plastic cover is so stiff. selecting a tune was a major project. Once I had made my selection, controlling volume or changing the selection on the go was virtually impossible. I just "fixed" it by cutting away most of the plastic. Doesn't anyone test these things? ( I had one for my first nano which worked great.)

    112 of 133 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Are you kidding?

    • Written by from Nürnberg

    We got the iPod nano for our colleague for her wedding. She's an avid runner, so we got the armband to go with it. But, if you stick the iPod inside the pouch, the hole where the cable for the ear phones is supposed to go through is on the opposite side of the actual plugin for the cable on the iPod. How on earch does this make sense? It's really frustrating because we thought we were getting her this great gift and now she's stuck with a device she can't actually use.

    85 of 108 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Alternative to this junk

    • Written by from Redondo Beach

    Wish i coul give a lower star rating!!! seriously, doesnt fit with my ipod cover, sweat gets in it, and its called A POCKET. use ur pocket! dont need a ripoff like this. simple as that, use ur pocket!!!!

    38 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced, but wonderful!

    • Written by from EMMAUS

    I recently started working out intensely at the gym and purchased this armband. While I admit that the white isn't very practical for aesthetics after a few wears, especially for females with lotions/makeup, i've found absolutely no problems with the armband at all. I've never experienced moisture getting though to my ipod, nor have i ever found it inconvenient to take my ipod out or put it in. PLUS, i can charge my ipod without taking it out of the armband because of how the ipod slides in. In all, a great buy, just overpriced.

    25 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap, flimsy product. Can't believe I paid $30.

    • Written by from Palatine

    This is a chintzy, cheap product. First, could they not give 1mm more of material so that I don't have to spend 5 minutes cramming my nano into it. I had to take the skin off the nano so that it would fit. Ridiculous. The plastic cover is cheap and gets bends easily, thanks to how hard it is to get the stupid nano into it. And even then, it doesn't fit well. Don't waste your money, if I could return it, I would, but I bent the heck out of the plastic cover thanks to how hard it is to get the nano into it. What a waste.

    51 of 62 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Just ok

    • Written by

    Pros: The armband itself is nice looking. It doesn't slide down when working out.

    Cons: There is no way to lock or unlock your ipod unless you take it out of the case. Also, its really hard to move the wheel through the plastic. When you sweat the back of the ipod gets wet.

    58 of 71 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sweat problems

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    As everyone else has been saying, this isn't a good arm band for running or exercise which causes you to sweat. The case absorbs the sweat from your body and pulls inside to rest on the nano. In addition, it reeks after about three uses. I used it all winter so it is fine for cold weather activity--provided you have the appropriate layers to absorb the sweat--but as soon as I broke out the tank top, its useful life was over.

    48 of 56 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    dirty deal...

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I got this product in white a few months ago and thought it was beautiful: it fit my nano nicely, and I admit I liked the way it looked. It was a little large on my (small female) arm, but it's far better than most other cases on the market and is aesthetically in keeping with the ipod design. However, after sitting a month in a drawer at work - not exposed to heat, light, etc - it turned YELLOW(ish). It's not a stain, but there's nothing - not age, heat, or otherwise - that should have affected these materials so badly. So much for its good looks... and mine! This thing didn't even last as long as the technology it was meant for... a box of rubber bands from Office Max would have held up longer!

    38 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good 4 runners

    • Written by from Flushing

    I am a runner, 5-7miles, 5 times a wk at least. Not only did this armband allow sweat to get in, my ipod nano 4th generation shuts off after 1 hour of workout. It is ruined from this armband. also, the velcro does not connect properly anymore.

    43 of 50 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    How wonderful arm band is

    • Written by from Ladysmith

    the arm band is WONDERFUL creation! you can use it when your cleaning, jogging or going for a walk. People can actually multi-task now! thank-you for all the fantastic work you put in these phenomenal days!

    19 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This one not worth it

    • Written by from phoenix

    I think aftermarket armbands are far better than this one

    35 of 46 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't protect your iPod from sweat!

    • Written by from Englewood

    There are 4 things wrong with this product:
    1) It is NOT sweat-proof (After a good workout the back of my iPod has sweat all over it)
    2) The plastic interferes with your ability to use any of the controls accurately
    3) No access to the hold button
    4) It only comes in white and it gets dirty very quickly

    The only reason I still use this armband is because I'm waiting for a new one and I don't want the iPod to get scratched in the meantime. I wish I could return this lousy product

    105 of 116 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    iPod Nana Armband Isn't Great

    • Written by from Pelham

    The white gets really dirty and the velcro doesn't work very well.

    63 of 66 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a great buy.

    • Written by from Regina

    I've used this armband everyday for the last 2 years and never experienced an issue with it. The plastic doesn't interfere with any clickwheel functions. Sure, it gets sweaty but i've handwashed it and let it dry. The only alteration I performed was to clip the corner of the armband that sits over the lock button. It was well worth the money !

    36 of 50 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Oregon City

    this is so awesome and great armband that i have ever used!!!!!!! i love it!

    23 of 69 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Submarine with a screen door

    • Written by from Denver

    That's the worth of this hunk 'o junk. You should be able to give it zero stars. Like most posters said below, it doesn't repel ANY sweat, it slips on the arm unless you pull it so tight you lose circulation, you can't access the lock button, and the clear plastic renders the wheel useless. It basically turns your Nano into a shuffle that is vulnerable to skipping and destruction (see sweat).

    156 of 172 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Difficult to use when you run!

    • Written by from Washington

    While the armband does do the trick in keeping your iPod on your arm, the plastic layer that protects the wheel is so thick that the wheel isn't responsive when touched - which is frustrating if you're trying to change songs or volume mid-run. Also, you have to pull your iPod out of the band to unlock the lock button at the top, which is crazy since I generally keep my iPod in the armband locked between runs so it won't get hit in my bag and use up battery power. Or you can do what I did which was to try to unlock it from the outside of the band - this has resulted in the whole band splitting along the top seam. Finally, the color and material do not hold up on the smell/sweat test. Apple needs to seriously reconsider its running audience and redesign this armband!

    157 of 172 people found this useful