iPod nano

Apple file iPod nano patent for screen-off gesture controls

Apple file iPod nano patent for screen-off gesture controls

An Apple patent covering the touchscreen interface for the iPod nano has surfaced, suggesting that the company is considering alternative ways to control the compact PMP even when the display is out of sight in your pocket or bag. According to patent 20100328224, "Playback Control using a Touch Interface", the nano touchscreen could be used to recognize taps and gestures even if the display itself is switched off.

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HEX Releases Watch Band for iPod Nano Gen 6

HEX Releases Watch Band for iPod Nano Gen 6

Ohh! Pretty Colors! Just when you thought there couldn't possibly be any more iterations of the idea that the iPod Nano acting as a watch face, here comes along HEX with a super awesome (and super inexpensive!) version in not one, not two, but NINE different colors. This band has a "Pop-in, Pop-out" design that lets you toss your iPod Nano in and out of it with what we can only assume is ease, and majority of the watch being made of premium silicone. There's integrated control buttons and a fancy pattern around the edge so you'll be sporty and fully functional.

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iPod nano hack removes apps; Jailbreak work-in-progress [Video]

iPod nano hack removes apps; Jailbreak work-in-progress [Video]

Apple's latest iPod nano hasn't inspired quite the frenzied hack atmosphere as its iPod touch and iPhone siblings, but that doesn't mean the tiny touchscreen PMP is completely devoid of modification. James Whelton won a nano and spent little time in cooking up an app hack; while so far he can't add software to the PMP, he's figured out how to modify the Springboard UI to remove apps.

Video demo after the cut

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Griffin Slap is the Newest iPod Nano Watch, Probably the Coolest

Griffin Slap is the Newest iPod Nano Watch, Probably the Coolest

As far as watches go, there's usually just one main design element: it wraps around your wrist, gets secured in some fashion or another, and then you go about your day. But, way back in the day, there was this crazy thing called slap bracelets. No, they weren't watches, but they were cool in their own right. So, why not put the two things together? In fact, why don't we take this growing trend of making an iPod Nano into a watch, and combine it with a Slap bracelet? Someone at Griffin asked that very same question, and luckily enough, they've got the means to actually make it happen.

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Ode to the Nano, V to the izzA

Ode to the Nano, V to the izzA

I was once stranded in Amsterdam for more than a week with my iPod nano and only 4 albums of music. I started the week at a Microsoft Mobius event, from which I got to visit Amsterdam coffeeshops with some fairly interesting and important people from Microsoft, Qualcomm and some of my other favorite tech blogs. After that event ended and most of my compatriots went home, I stuck around for a while to try to crash Nokia World, to which I was not actually invited or approved. In between, I had to wander the city and avoid getting into trouble.

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Incipio Linq turns the new iPod nano into a watch

Incipio Linq turns the new iPod nano into a watch

Over the last few weeks since the new iPod nano has been introduced I have seen several new accessories that turn the nano into a wristwatch surface. I never saw this sort of accessory before the new nano surfaced. If you like the idea of the nano on your wrist, Incipio has the latest offering and it is slicker than many of them that I have seen.

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