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The DLO nanoTune is a desk stand, hard case, radio tuner, amp, AND a FM transmitter.  It also has a pass-through connector so the iPod can be charged while in the case. 

The nanoTune case has a clear, hinged hardcover which will protect the screen.  It also has a cut-out for the iPod's clickwheel. Our iPod has the InvisibleShield on it but there was no problem with the fit. 

Controls and ports (mode, volume, FM tuning, headphone jack, charging dock) for the DLO nanoTune are on the side of the case. 

The ipod plugs easily into the dock.  However, the cover on our unit had some trouble staying closed.  First we thought it may have been due to the iPod, but removing the iPod did not solve the problem.

Upon closer inspection, it appears to be a slight misalignment of the catch between the cover and the back.  This is not a huge issue, but a more positive catch would be better.  Althought unlikely, it is possible for the iPod to fall out if the cover unexpectedly opens.

There is a LOT to this DLO nanoTune.  We will power on the nano and work our way through the features.  Check it out in our FirstUse review.





By Wan Chi Lau

DLO's nanoTune arrived at the office yesterday. This case may be the last case you will need for the nano... or perhaps the first one you should buy if you don't already have a case.

DLO has packed quite a bit of features in this little package, any one of which may make this item worth having. 

For the FirstLook review, we'll show you the major functions of the nanoTune.  In the FirstUse review, we'll take this versatile iPod case/FM tuner/amp/etc. out for a test run and let you what we think of it.


1. FirstLook

2. FirstUse

3. InTheWild

Review Summary:

Initial Impression - great size

Usability - nano specific

Durability - TBD

Price - $70


Photography by Wan Chi Lau
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