• 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Arm Band NO Good!

    • Written by from Georgetown

    This band is not moisture sensitive which caused my nano to quit working. After letting it dry out I still got a white screen. I then went to the troubleshooting section and followed the instructions. I finally got it to work after 3 download tries but then had lines in it, sound was bad (became very drawn out and volume was very inconsistent), pictures where murky. I went running again using the armband and it died.

    The short of the long story is I had to send back the BRAND NEW GENERATION 5 NANO for repair. This is time I did not want to spend. I AM MAD!!!!

    Plus I have to invest in a new armband or something to put it in while I exercise otherwise there is no need for this product! Why else would I have it if I can't even workout with it comfortably.

    Save yourself some hassle DON'T BUY THIS ARMBAND!!!!

    577 of 659 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only if you DON'T sweat!

    • Written by from Riverside

    The first time I used this armband it was very difficult for the face to acknowledge any finger movement because the plastic is too thick AND being on the treadmill for 45 minutes and having sweat pretty good - I didn't expect the nano to be WET. It froze on me and I had to gently place it in a warm area to dry it out. Fortunately it still works, but I would not recommend this armband because of this serious issue when exercising. Too costly of a shortfall. I almost lost my brand new nano!

    611 of 676 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Many problems

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    This product is poorly designed and not well thought out.

    1. The whole point of getting an armband is to wear your iPod while exercising, so it seems ridiculous that this thing isn't more moisture resistant. After a one hour jog, I removed my iPod from the holder and it was moist with sweat. Not good at all.

    2. The hold button is covered up and unusable while in this sleeve. Don't know why they couldn't have designed a hole to make this accessible.

    3. The plastic that covers the scroll wheel renders the scroll wheel unresponsive or erratic.

    172 of 182 people found this useful