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Handstands iSnug Armband

At a Glance
  • Handstands iSnug Armband

The iSnug Armband is a fairly standard sports case that covers most of the bases. It has a black neoprene cover with a clear plastic screen and clickwheel protector, a belt loop on the back side, and and armband that lets you take it running, biking, or hiking. It will protect your iPod screen and face from scratches, and offer at least minimal protection from bumps and drops. The clear plastic on its front side allows full access to all controls. Yet despite its basic nature this is one of our favorite sports cases for one simple reason: the band isn't designed for bodybuilders. Several armbands we've seen have either been too large for thin arms, made from uncomfotable material or too bulky to exercise with comfortably. This band gets it just right, adjusting to a small enough size that it fits on a child's arm, while the soft thin neoprene band absorbs moisture and doesn't feel bulky on our arms. What's more, for the same price that many companies charge for one case, Handstands throws in a case for a full-sized iPod and an iPod mini. --Mathew Honan

At a Glance
  • Handstands iSnug Armband

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