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Review: iStik iPod Holder

Having not upgraded my armband iPod holder when I upgraded my iPod, my workout wear has been limited to pants, shorts and running skirts with pockets to hold my beloved music player. Heading out for a run shouldn't be a fashion dilemma, so I tried the new iStik ($27). Using powerful magnets embedded in a hard plastic face plate, you can put your music wherever you want it. I found the best spot for the iStik to be on the top of my pants, but you can really stick your iPod anywhere with this simple product.

The iStik is made of three pieces: a clear face plate and a backing with magnets, these two pieces encase your generation two or generation three iPod, and a magnetic fastener. All you do is place your encased iPod where you want it, and put the magnetic backing on the other side of your clothes at the same spot. Voila, your iPod is stuck in place by the magnets. Work out hands free, and the magnets don't interfere with the function of the iPod. You can purchase an iStik directly from the iStik website.

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True-Song True-Song 8 years
Ugh, I tried an arm band once and hated it. It didn't fall down, but it just felt like it was going to. It seems weird (to me) to spend $26 on this when for $13 more, you could just buy a ipod shuffle. The built in clip thingie is amazing, and I don't need the screen and all my music when I'm running anyways. They sell the old models on the apple store website for $39.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
you know, this really is a great idea cause i have to say that sometimes even my armband gets to be annoying. i guess i got it when my arm was bigger so now it slips sometimes which is so irritating to adjust during a run.
fit-diva fit-diva 8 years
I got my iStik a couple of months ago and it works great at the gym, and when I go out jogging. And bonus no more tan lines from my armband. If you look on the website at the FAQs it says that the nano's don't have a hard drive they use flash based memory. So the magnets don't affect the iPod. Oh yeah my nike + chip works great with it too.
Fitness Fitness 8 years
Hey all. The iStik stays in place when I run. I wear on the top of my pants, a place with not a lot of fabric give. It stays in place when I lift weights too. It is much better than putting the iPod in my pocket, where it can slid out and bang around. It is also way better than holding the iPod. The magnets don't interfere with the iPod.
itsme3683 itsme3683 8 years
I was thinking the same this as chameleon. I mean I'm sure they worked out all the kinks if they're selling it, but I'm always nervous about magnets being anywhere near my electronics or credit cards. I'd be afraid it would do something maybe not actually damaging to the iPod right now, but maybe make it wear out faster or something. But I'm also paranoid.
chameleon7 chameleon7 8 years
I wonder if the magnet would screw up the ipod. Ipods are a mini harddrive, I know they usually say static is bad for HD. I think magnet are also bad for them. Yes, you have a cover over the HD, but is not that thick. I was also wondering the same thing has tidalwave.
gemini7827 gemini7827 8 years
cool product. I added the site to my bookmarks. Thank you FitSugar!
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I probably wouldn't put it between my boobs like the girl in the looks pretty annoying. I would probably use it on the waistband of my pants or shorts, but only if it's not too uncomfortable. Does it stay put? Does the back part of the plastic thing irritate/chafe your skin? Just curious. Sounds kind of neat though.
nancita nancita 8 years
Cool idea. Glad to hear it works!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Myeh, I'll stick with my armband thingie. It's been working for me for two years now, so why switch?
glossyveneer glossyveneer 8 years
AMEN TidalWave. This wasn't a review so much as it was informing us of a product available for the iPod.
Hill82879 Hill82879 8 years
Yay! I agree, TidalWave. Is it worth the $26?
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
also, does it feel heavy?
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
That's a review? Did it move at all while you were running? Could you feel it (since it is under your clothes)? Did it irritate your skin? That is what I would be afraid of most. In the picture above, the girl has it over her boob. That would be extremely annoying to have a piece of plastic against/hitting my boob while i was running. Is it waterproof? Was it still easy to use your nano - you can push all the buttons? oh is the slot on the bottom open? Because I use the nike thing, so I would want to be able to put in the receiver. Maybe a more complete review of a product next time you call an article a review.
JessicaLE JessicaLE 8 years
most definitely. i hate to admit it, but there's a whole lot of jiggle when i run. :blush:
psychobabble psychobabble 8 years
I would be so afraid of it falling off when you're running!
xtinabeena xtinabeena 8 years
could this fall off with intense running/jumping?
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