4iTorq Watchband For IPod Nano Review

Posted: Mar 9 2011, 1:01pm CST | by , in Reviews | I4U Gadget Reviews

 

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Specifications

The 4iTorq is a stainless steel band that is wrapped like a bracelet with an opening on the side to put it on a wrist. The top of the band is stamped with the design that allows the nano to be clamped onto it without any issues. There is nothing that wraps around the device to block ports.

In Use

There are tons of watchbands on the market today that allow you to make a watch out of the iPod nano. Most of them look like normal watchbands with buckles and are typically made from leather or silicone material. The 4iTorq is different in that it is made from a piece of stainless steel that pops on your wrist sort of like a bracelet.

The 4iTorq doesn't open and close, though the metal is flexible to some extent. The version the company sent me is a pre-production sample in natural stainless steel finish that is brushed. The production version will come in other colors as well including red, pink, blue, green, and gold.

On my wrist, the 4iTorq would fit, but it was tighter than I like things to be and it took a bit of work to put it on. My wrist is about 7.25" in diameter. My wife on the other hand could slip the 4iTorq on without any issues if your wrist is larger than mine is, you may not be able to wear the 4iTorq.

The iPod nano fits onto the band without any issues and stays on securely. The different colors the production version will be offered in are intended to match the color of the cases available for the iPod nano. The only other downside to the 4iTorq is that it is expensive at right under $50. You can get many of the other nano watchbands on the market today for considerably less than that amount. Some of the silicone ones are in the $25 range. That said the 4iTorq would certainly hold up longer since it is a chunk of metal with no hinges.

Verdict

Pros

  • Rugged
  • Looks good

Cons

  • Tight on my wrist
  • Expensive
 

Conclusion

The 4iTorq should fit most people without issues, but if you have a large wrist, you might find it uncomfortably tight. Other than the issue with it being too snug this thing is bulletproof.

8.0
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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/3" rel="author">Shane McGlaun</a>
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