The iPod must be aligned with the headphone plug so that it inserts into the socket before closing the case. If the case is closed without inserting the plug, damage to the ipod or the case can result.
When everything was properly positioned, the iPod slid easily into the plug. The case snapped shut with a positive "click" sound. The iPod is held securely by the rubber knobs inside the case, and doesn't move.
We were able to turn the iPod on by pushing the "Play" button. The controller worked exactly as expected. The action was smooth and positive. There was no distortion from the window.
Now that we have the iPod in the case, the thing on everyone's mind is...yeah, but is it waterproof? Well, before we test this setup in the pool, we are first going to test it in a tub...check out the video :-)
The case worked just as advertised in our brief underwater test. We had no problems with leaks or seepage.
Our next test will be to take this case to the pool and see if we can get some bikini-clad babes to do the honors for us...
NOTE: We did notice one small mark when we removed the iPod from the H2OAudio case. Our iPod nano has the InvisibleShield applied and the case left a small mark which was barely noticeable.
We have digitally enhanced the contrast so it could be clearly seen. We would not expect this to be a problem on an unshielded iPod.