If you have a previous generation iPod nano (the touchscreen one), you’ve probably seen the straps and kits to make it a watch (you know I never did see one that made a nano look like a pocket watch). Since I had the chance while working for an Apple retailer to see lots of samples of these straps and kits, I can tell you something with authority—most of them were junk.
Most of the samples I saw looked awful on your wrist or looked cheap or…just bad. The ones that looked best were the ones that employed more “watch-like” features like…screws, links, real bands. This is what I like about the Lynk Watch Kit, it looks like a watch band—The Lynk Watch Kit By LUNATIK (Black): Get an Ultra-Lightweight, Stylish & Comfortable Watch Piece That Will Fit Any Occasion.
So the watch kits for nanos I saw that looked the best, also cost the most (makes sense). They use metal, real clasps, and screws to hold things together. Yeah I know I’ve mentioned those features already, but I don’t think you can ignore those features. I’m pretty hard on watches—many people are too—so having a strap that’s cheap or your nano (which isn’t cheap) held in with just pieces of plastic doesn’t seem like a great idea to me.
Now, you might be wondering about the whole “hey Apple changed the nano away from this style…” thing. Sure, but there are lots of people who already have touchscreen nanos and this might be the right time to pick up a watch kit while the getting is good (or they become hard to find).
This deal is for a watch kit at 50% off ($70 instead of $140)—sorry nano not included—that really looks cool. Your nano is securely bolted into the whole contraption so no worry that your nano will pop out if you bump it. Essentially you get a great looking way to have your nano on hand (hee hee) all the time.
Now if there were only a pocket watch version…