I usually balk at accessories that go with popular gadgets; they’re usually overpriced and in many cases they are completely unnecessary. Oftentimes you can simply make a suitable facsimile yourself.
So, last year when I got a new iPod Nano (third generation) and an iRadio attachment (for getting FM radio through the iPod), I refused to pay the extortionate prices for carrying cases.
As it turns out, a humble Altoids tin makes a pretty good home for an iPod Nano. Best of all, the Altoids “tiny tin” holds the iRadio (with a bit of squeezing). The only drawback is that sometimes I reach for an Altoid and I get an iPod, and sometimes I reach for the iPod and I get an Altoid.
If you do this, I suggest putting a bit of bubble pack or other padded material in the tin that holds the Nano in order to keep it from rattling around.
That said, please take the survey below and tell me what you think.