Proporta Color Change Silicone Case for iPod Nano
Thanks to Lisa Fletcher (Photo please!!), I’ve had the opportunity to review this cool case from Proporta. Coming in at $20, it’s a good price for a very usable case.
The case does indeed change color! When it’s warm outside (or if your hands are hot and closed around the case for awhile), the color changes to white. If the temperature gets colder then the case turns to blue. Thus, you have the stock color plus two added colors. In a way this reminds me of the dated Mood Rings: If you’re in a warm mood the case/ring is white, and in a dark/cold/foul mood the case is blue.
You also receive a small circular wheel which screws into a small opening in the back of the case. Proporta’s standard belt clip (which is included) attaches to this wheel. The case adds virtually no weight at all to the Nano, which is a huge plus.
Since I’m always honest in my reviews, I do have two concerns. First, since the case is silicone and is designed to fit snugly, it was quite difficult to get the Nano in without forcing it a bit. While this is really not an issue, the Nano does not just “slide in”, and I suspect if it did, it would slide out just as easily.
The second concern is that screen and scroll wheel are left uncovered by the case. This does grant you full access but since nano screens scratch so easily (Apple may be hit with a class-action lawsuit on this), I prefer a case that offers screen protection. Of course you could also purchase Proporta’s Advanced Screen Protectors (ASP) to solve this issue, but I do not know if you could use this case while the ASP is on the Nano (UPDATE: This just in from Lisa Fletcher at Proporta: "...you can use the advanced screen protector (ASP) with all of our cases, for both PDAs and MP3 players. For the iPod we also offer a full device screen protector, which covers the front and the back of the nano." So there you have it straight from Proporta!).
Overall this is a good solid case that adds no extra weight to your iPod. I do recommend this case but if you do not mind extra weight and want more protection, I would recommend Proporta’s Ipod Nano Black Aluminum Case. I’ve raved about Proporta’s customer service on here previously, and I stand by my statements.