Rating: ★★★★☆

Remember those iPod Nano Watch Straps that we told you about in December of last year?  They come from the folks at a brand, with a strange name nonetheless, called Richard Tracy, and they sent us a few samples for a quick hands on review.

The leather straps are a bit stiff upon initial use, but we’re confident that after a few weeks of wear and tear they’d loosen up.  To use the “laser-cut and anodized steel clip” bottle opener, you’ll of course need to remove the strap from your wrist, but it’s a small inconvenience to pay for added versatility.  Sure, the chances of you using this feature will be few and super far between, but you can’t knock an option that only adds value and versatility.  

In terms of styling our Blue iPod Nano didn’t mesh so well with the brown or black leather straps, but that’s purely a taste issue and shouldn’t necessarily reflect poorly on the product.  While the Nano appears adhere to the strap in either direction, it in fact only fits one way, so you’ll want to make sure it clips fully in before you start swinging your arms around.  After that it’s snug as can be.

You can pickup Richard Tracy iPod Nano Watch straps from Thinkgeek for $50 each.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."