The Apple iPod: The Perfect Sports Companion?


Although the main purpose of the iPod was originally to listen to music, there’s no reason why you can’t combine this with sports – or even use the iPod touch as a personal trainer! The iPod is the perfect partner for anyone who’s into running, going to the gym, cycling and more. Here’s a guide to the various features you’ll want to take advantage of.

iPod Sports Armbands

If you like to listen to your music while you’re running, then you’re going to want to get your hands on one of the many sports armbands available for the iPod and iPhone. Not only do the armbands help keep your iPod secure and out of the way while you’re exercising, they also help to protect it against damage, including moisture damage from your own sweat! Here’s a quick guide to the choices available to you:

iWatchz Watchband for iPod Nano: If you’ve got an iPod Nano then this is probably the most convenient of all the “armbands” you can get. In fact, the Nano is so small that it fits onto the face of this stylish watch design to be worn around the wrist. It still leaves full access to all controls.

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A Guide To Replacing Your iPod Headphones


Although the original Apple iPod headphones are some of the most stylish and coveted available, due to their plain white design, they aren’t necessarily the best when it comes to creating the perfect listening experience. Many iPod users will eventually choose to upgrade their earphones, and there are a huge number of options available when they do so.

Apple Earphones With Remote And Mic

If you don’t already own these then there are a number of reasons why you might consider upgrading from the standard Apple earphone offerings. These earphones are compatible with the iPod Touch and iPhones 4 and 3GS. They come with buttons that’ll let you adjust the volume, control which music or videos you’re playing and, if you use them with the iPhone, answer and hang up your calls.

Higher Quality Earphones In The Style Of Apple’s Own

If you don’t want to give up the stylish white original earphones because you love the way they look on you then don’t worry, as there are a number of manufacturers creating higher quality earphones in line with the looks of the original. For example, JBuds sell in-ear earphones in a wide variety of styles, and some are specially marketed to match the white Apple iPod earphones.

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iPod Nano 6th Generation Review: Not A Nano In The Traditional Sense


iPod Nano 6th Generation Vs. Older Generations

The inevitable question for owners of an older Nano is whether it’s worth upgrading. And, for those new to the Nano, whether to go with the newest generation or not. The latest generation brought in a number of very visual changes – including the fact that Apple decided to forgo the wheel navigation and implement a tiny touch screen instead. While this helps to make the 6th generation Nano look as sleek as possible, it’s not enough – alone – to warrant the cost of upgrading.

In fact, there has even been a downgrade with the latest generation – the lack of a VGA camcorder. If you’re used to making your own videos then that’s one reason why you won’t want to upgrade.

However, if the size really matters to you (and, lets face it, that’s the major draw with the iPod Nano) then you’ll notice a lot of difference with the latest generation. It’ll easily fit into your pocket or clip onto your clothes, and it looks great in a whole range of colors.

Pros Of The iPod Nano

The newest generations of the iPod Nano come with more than enough storage space for people who want a good selection of MP3s on the go. Even the lower 8GB model will let you store 2,000 songs. It may not hold your entire MP3 collection, but it’ll hold more than enough to keep you busy!

The size makes it ideal for people who just want something simple that’s easy to carry around. It’s perfect for sport and now works with the Nike Plus fitness trainer tool for advanced tracking of pace, distance, timing, calories burned and more. Some extra features include the ability to pause and rewind live FM radio.

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