With so many different iPod cases available on the market it is important to stand out from the crowd… with style. The Canvas Sport case from Speck for the iPod Nano tries just that with ‘Converse’ type styling.
This case is designed to accommodate both the 1st generation and 2nd gen iPod Nano. It is available in a variety of colours: light green, pink, black, silver and blue, all with contrasting white detailing. The combination of canvas and rubber grip areas around the edges make for a nice quality feel. On the front there is a hard plastic screen protector stitched in, with contrasting stitching around this and the click wheel. On the back of the case is a nice strong belt clip, again with stitch detailing.
Getting your Nano into the case is a breeze. A simple pop stud on the back to undo, then 3/4 of the back hinges down, iPod slips in and then pop it closed again. There is no access to the dock port whilst your iPod is in the case, but this didn’t really bother me as it is so quick and simple to open the case. You do have full click wheel access (uncovered) and the top and bottom of the case have cutout for the headphone socket and hold switch. A minor niggle is that the top and bottom are quite thick textured rubber. This is nice to the touch, but it makes the hold switch quite difficult to switch on & off.
If you want to carry your iPod Nano in style then you should definitely consider the Canvas Sport case. The quality is nice, the screen protection is nice and clear and the belt clip is nice a strong. Styling is also very pleasing to the eye, especially the stitch detailing. The simple access to get your iPod in and out of the case is also a big plus point. The Canvas Sport for iPod Nano, from Speck comes with a 8.5/10 rating.