A wicked new concept to house the iPod Nano and turn it into a slick wrist watch from MINIMAL whose diverse work spans industries ranging from technology, interaction and consumer products to fashion, furniture and environments. From brand-defining icons like the Nike Presto Watch and Ooba Bassinet to game-changing new experiences like the Xbox Kinect, MINIMAL is helping define some of the most anticipated new products and experiences for brands such Xbox, Nike, Dell, Microsoft, Apple and Steelcase.
The project has been funded through Kickstarter and has 24 days left before it’s “final”. There are two equally awesome concepts, TikTok and LunaTik.
TikTok is a simple snap in design. It allows the user to easily and securely snap the Nano into the wrist dock. It cleanly and simply integrates the Nano and transforms it into a modern multifunction timepiece.
LunaTik is designed and intended to be a premium conversion kit for someone that wants to dedicate their Nano to being a watch and the newest conversation piece with their friends. It is forged from Aerospace Grade Aluminum and then machined via CNC into its final form.
The straps are made from high grade silicone rubber and the hardware is solid stainless steel not some chrome plated brass that will wear off. The quality of these watch cases and straps will be scrutinized very carefully and produced in the same factories that produce the best watches for companies like Nixon, Diesel, Vestal, and Nike.
The Hex watch band is made out of a custom premium silicone strap. It features a great pop in and out design as well as integrated button controls onto the watch itself. It also includes an audio port cover with an inline orientation so it covers up from unwanted fuzz and whatever else you could get caught in your sleeve. The HEX iPod strap comes in 9 different colors to fit every taste.
Griffin Slap Wristband ($24)
Remember the slap bracelet? Remember how much fun it was? We’ve brought it back. We’ve wrapped a memory-metal wristband with soft silky silicone. Slap’s flexible, spring-steel band lies flat and rigid until you slap! it onto your arm. Snap Slap open, then snap Slap shut around your wrist. (Say that 10 times real fast.) The Slap band self-adjusts to a comfortable fit, exactly your size.
For your iPod, we’ve equipped Slap with a generous frame of silicone that holds your iPod securely and shrugs off bumps and jolts. Slap protects the dock connector and volume controls but leaves the headphone port open so you can plug in and listen any time. Speaking of time, you can press the Sleep/Wake button through the frame to check the time or control iTunes. The watch face display of your iPod nano turns Slap into a fun, handy classic timepiece.
- Flexible spring-steel band wrapped in soft silicone snaps securely around your wrist to keep your iPod nano close at hand
- Thick silicone frame protects your Multi-Touch display, volume controls and dock connector
- Frame covers the volume and sleep/wake buttons with protective silicone but still allows touch-through control of your iPod nano