-citiJ, August 14, 2012
Not as with any other IT gadgets, we are all over the place with our Apple friends, we have to admit. Covers for iPhones, countless sleeves, folders and cases for Ipads and Macs...all this puts a certain stress on us (we'd even say, some fashion stress). Sometimes, it can be easily dealt with by simple liking the look or not, but oftentimes, we need not only a pretty cover, but functional too...exactly, as functional, convenient and thought-through (our word — SMART) as our Apple IT helpers themselves.
Where are we heading with this exactly? Two words (better say, two accessory pieces): PodKit Watch + Clipclok — CitiJ's favorite SMART iPod Nano Watch Accessories which not to mention, are created by a Shanghai-based designer Simon Kwan (great contribution to a 'Designed in China. Made in China' movement, congratulations).
PodKit Watch (Piece #1) is a way to go if you look for a case for your newly-purchased iPod Nano. Why? Popular answer would probably be — Because it's fashion. But in our case it's not only a matter of fashion and simple eye appeal, but functionality too. To re-phrase characters from a popular TV show — SMART is the new fashionable. Bingo!
Since the introduction of Apple's 6th & 7th generation iPod Nano, people have enjoyed wearing the Nano as a touch screen watch. If you've worn any of those wristwatch bands or considered getting one, you may have noticed that:
* Even though it's called a Nano, it's a little bulky to wear as a wristwatch.
* You have to press the Nano's power button to check the time because the display powers off to save energy.
* Having the Nano on your wrist is awkward when your earbuds are plugged in to use your Nano as a music player.
* Some watch kits require tools to install or remove your nano.
* And at last, frankly speaking we have to admit the fact most gadget accessories are not really designed to appeal to women and thus, oftentimes those wristwatch bands are not simply pretty enough and lady-taste-appealing.
Good news, PodKit Watch soars above all these problems and this is exactly how — it's more user-friendly, versatile and can be worn in different ways; it's more elegant with a variety of graphic motifs and color combinations and in the end, it better protects your iPod Nano friend (please see all the details here >>> http://kck.st/OIMag4).
PodKit Watch is easy to insert or remove iPod Nano from PodKit Watch without the need for tools. Pressing the spring-loaded cover release button automatically wakes the Nano's display.
PodKit Watch encloses the iPod Nano in a solid, yet lightweight anodized aluminum case that protects the Nano's touch screen and ports. It's the same aerospace grade metal alloy that Apple uses for its products.
While most of the wristwatch style kits for Nano are industrial minimalist or geeky, PodKit Watch is an elegant and luxurious, modern retro update of the classic pocket watch.
You can wear PodKit Watch as a traditional pocket watch, clipped to your jeans, or clipped around your bag.
You can also wear PodKit Watch as a pendant (every PodKit Watch comes with both a clip chain and a necklace chain), which is a more natural place for it than on your wrist when your headphones are plugged-in through the headphone port. There are also volume control buttons on the PodKit watch.
And, because the back of the PodKit Watch is open, you can still use the iPod Nano's spring clip and clip it on you.
And at last, if you feel a little disappointed in Ipod Nano as a wristwatch (Nano isn't waterproof, etc.), Clipclok (Piece #2) should definitely be your first choice. ClipClok is a premium analog timepiece module in the size and shape of the iPod Nano. It fits perfectly with PodKit Watch but is also compatible with all other Nano watch kits, whether it's a clip-on or insert-into-case type. You can use ClipClok with PodKit Watch, as well as all of the iPod Nano watch kits that are already out there, and that you may already own.
ClipClok is waterproof to 3ATM (3 atmospheres/30 meters/98 feet), and has a hardened glass (not cheap plastic) crystal. The precision Japanese watch movement is from Miyota, which has been referred to as the Lexus of watch movements. It has a 5 year battery life, and is accurate to within +/- 20 seconds per month. Sounds convincing, isn't it?
Excited with what you see? Currently, this project goes under a crowdfunding initiative which means your interest and passion for these 2 products are important enough to give them a future life. CitiJ encourages you to join in the project, give it your votes and overall, support 'Designed in China. Made in China' movement.
Interested in supporting the project? Feel free to spread the word with a short http://kck.st/OIMag4!
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All Images: Courtesy of Designer, www.kickstarter.com