This iPod Nano Watch Gives the iWatch Bluetooth Power

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There are a lot of great things that you can do with an iPod Nano watch. You can listen to music, you can check the time, you can track your footsteps with a pedometer, but, as much as I like to focus on the things it can do, there are certainly things it can't do. For instance, the iPod nano doesn't have built in Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, so wirelessly connecting it to your audio systems is out of the question.

Well, at least, that was a problem. A new Kickstarter project, named The Proof, has the lofty goal of changing all of that by including not only Bluetooth into their iWatch case design, but also waterproofing.

Designed by Boombotix, an audio startup based in San Francisco, the Proof will ship with three distinct adapters, should they reach their goal of raising $17,000 on Kickstarter to get the project off the ground.

The first adapter would be a simple waterproof adapter that would close up all the open connection jacks (headphone, and dock connector), thereby making is waterproof. The second adapter would carry a Bluetooth transmitter that would allow you to pair your iPod Nano with any bluetooth equipped audio speakers or headphones. Finally, the third adapter just closes out the design, and lets you use the iPod Nano in the way it was intended, Bluetooth-free.

I'm not new to iPod Nano watches, having rocked the Slap case from Griffin Technologies for over a year now, so I'm pretty intrigued by this potential iWatch band. Last December I wrote an article highlighting my thoughts on the Slap case for the iPod Nano. It was pretty apparent then that the iPod nano, moving forward anyway, desperately needed Bluetooth and AirPlay capabilities. It's taken a full year for one to land on my radar, so I'm being honest when I say that The Proof has certainly gained my attention.

Can you imagine being able to control your music from your wrist instead of your phone? This small difference could easily change the iPod nano from iPod to an iLife device, opening a whole new realm of integrated technologies in our life. Push Siri to the nano, and you're in a whole new world. "Siri, change the song, this one sucks." "Sorry Josh, I can't do that." Wait, what?"

[Kickstarter, Boombotix]

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