When Apple released the current iPod Nano there was some initial dismay – they’ve changed the form factor again and again rendering many accessories useless – that is until folks realized it could double as a watch with the proper case. The result was an assortment of Kickstarter projects and products that turned the touchscreen music player into a timepiece that could boast a variety of faces. However, one sustaining shortcoming of the iPod Nano is the lack of Bluetooth. Which means that anyone exercising with the device will still have to drape a cord from wrist to ear. Not an ideal setup for a serious runner.
Enter the SYRE. At first blush it appears to be yet another watch case for the Nano. And don’t get us wrong, for the most part it is. However, what you can’t see is the integrated Bluetooth chip into the SYRE case, enabling Bluetooth headphones and those alike to wirelessly connect to the player without the hassle of wires and tangled cords getting in the way of your rigorous exercise – see our list of Best Headphones for Working Out. Playing second fiddle in the feature department is a casing that protects the Nano’s ports from sweat, as well as bump and drops.
The SYRE is currently awaiting approval from Kickstarter to go live, which should happen in a matter of days.