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Moshi nanoPouch

At a Glance
  • Moshi nanoPouch

We previously reviewed Moshi's miniPouch for the iPod mini and iPouch for standard iPods. The company has since released their nanoPouch for the iPod nano. Since the nanoPouch is fairly similar to the previous Pouches, we reprint a modified version of those earlier reviews here:


Although there are many iPod cases on the market that protect against dents, drops, and other such damage, more than a few iPod users simply want a thin pouch. These people generally keep their iPod in a pocket, purse, or bag where it's unlikely to be dropped or otherwise victimized by serious impact; their main concern is that the player doesn't get scratched by keys, coins, and other objects likely to mar the player's shiny surface. And they don't want to have to use a bulky case to get such protection.

Fortunately, more and more pouches for the iPod are becoming available, and Moshi has produced some of the best. Made of the company's own "Terahedron" fabric -- which feels a bit like a thin but tough layer of fleece or suede -- the nanoPouch protects your iPod nano's finish without adding much bulk. The fabric is soft enough to be used to polish your iPod's screen and body, and is "splash-resistant" (the company's term) and anti-static. A pocket on the outside of the pouch holds your earbuds, and a sturdy drawstring lets you close the pouch so your iPod doesn't fall out.

The nanoPouch also includes a feature not found in its larger siblings: a sturdy lanyard for carrying your iPod nano around your neck (in the nanoPounch, of course).

If you're looking for a thin layer of scratch protection that lets you operate your iPod in the case, something like RadTech's PodSleevz is likely a better option; but if you're really just looking for a pouch, the Moshi iPouch is among the best options I've seen.--Dan Frakes

At a Glance
  • Moshi nanoPouch

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