Silicone cases range from the gaudy to the simple: Fruitshop’s Nano2 Cube for the second-generation iPod nano falls mainly into the latter category, though its black and white chessboard pattern is, well, interesting. As cases go, though, the Cube is pretty much average.
The Cube doesn’t go in for a lot of extra bulk or features. Made of washable silicone, the case has openings for the iPod’s screen and hold button as well as open bottom so you can slide in your nano and have access to its headphone jack and dock-connector port. There’s also a thin, adhesive film included to protect the screen, as well as a pair of silicone earbud covers. The bottom right corner of the Cube has a hole for attaching a lanyard (not included), and there are markings over the Click Wheel’s controls so you can pause, hit next or previous, or navigate the iPod’s menus by touch. The chessboard design is also formed by raised markings, so it’s less likely to rub off after protracted use.