Turn your iPod nano into a watch with Hex's Icon Watch Band, $39.95

Turn your iPod nano into a watch with Hex's Icon Watch Band, $39.95

Summary: With this Hex Icon Watch Band, your 7th-gen iPod nano can double as your "iWatch" for just $170.

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With Apple adding 16 new watch faces to the new seventh-generation iPod nano, you might as well turn the device into a full-fledged watch with a Hex Icon Watch Band (pictured above).

The Hex Watch Band is essentially a wearable case for the nano where you pop in the media player from the back, and can still interact with the nano via the touchscreen and buttons along the side. This is a one-piece design where the straps and case are attached together, as you tell from the photo below.

While the straps and nano enclosure are made of custom polycarbonate, the clasp is stainless steel and has a ceramic-like feel so it should be quite secured on your wrist. Like a real watch, the links in the strap are removable so you can customize the fit. It comes in a range of colors: black, white, green, blue and purple, and is available from both Hex's and Apple's websites for $39.95. Considering the just reduced 8 GB nano is $130, plus $40 for a Hex Watch Band, a multi-function "iWatch" can be had for just $170 this holiday.

Personally, I prefer Hex's Vision Metal Watch Band as it looks more professional and less like a toy. What about you?

[Source: Hex press release]

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  • That's nifty

    I just ebayed away my iPod nano, otherwise I'd get that.
    HollywoodDog
  • RE: Turn your iPod nano into a watch with Hex's Icon Watch Band, $39.95

    That watch would look awesome... on a lego character.
    dsf3g
  • RE: Turn your iPod nano into a watch with Hex's Icon Watch Band, $39.95

    who still wears watches? i use my phone as a pocket watch..lol... thou i do have a few that I use when I "Dress up" for special occations... this would not be good for that...
    mjlaverty@...
  • A watch that needs charging almost everyday?

    I lost my watch 2+ years ago. I was very angry but gradually I was surprised that I didn't miss it that much. Time is displayed in car, computers, MP3 players or just asking someone.

    Without wrist watch also means no more worry washing the straps, the wrist or simply to lose it again.

    This cool iPod watch has a big inconvenience which is not mentioned here: it needs to be charged frequently (almost everyday ?). I will lose patience on such a watch.
    RelaxWalk
    • RE: Turn your iPod nano into a watch with Hex's Icon Watch Band, $39.95

      @RelaxWalk If you use the nano as strictly a watch the charge lasts one week.
      Partners in Grime
  • RE: Turn your iPod nano into a watch with Hex's Icon Watch Band, $39.95

    call me ignorant but is nano water-proof?
    gundam_0083
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