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H2O Audio

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The H2O Audio Capture Waterproof Case allows you to utilize all of your favorite iPod nano (5th Gen) features including music playback and video recording, in, around, and underwater.

• Designed for the iPod nano with Video (5th Gen)
• 100% Waterproof
• Submersible to 12ft (3.6m) underwater
• Underwater Video Recording
• Polished polycarbonate lens
• Ultimate Portability
• Convenient Controls
• Commander™ scroll wheel technology
    - Provides full control of the iPod click wheel
• Engineered to Last
• Durable polycarbonate construction
• Protects against drops, impacts and scratches
• Includes Sport Armband and Removable Reversible Belt Clip


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    By from
    on 1/9/2012

    I followed all of the "before you use" instructions without a sign of leaking. However, only 10 minutes into my (easy) swim my ipod stopped working and the case was 1/2 full of water! Unless you like drowning your ipod - STAY AWAY!

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    By from
    on 9/13/2010

    This case peforms exactly as advertised.  It is very easy to use, the buttons control the ipod perfectly--there is no loss of functionality.  I think it may actually be able to change songs, volume, etc while the Ipod is inside the waterproof case because I am less likely to
    "fat finger" the thumbwheel on the ipod.

    I certainly haven't had any problems with leaks, either.

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    By from
    on 9/7/2010

    The button to release the lock sometimes sticks.

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    By from
    on 8/30/2010

    i've been using this product for over two years and haven't had a single problem with it.  Sometimes it's hard to open but I can live with that - better than opening too easily!

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    By from
    on 6/25/2010

    I followed all the tests and it leaked on my third swim

  • rating star
    By from
    on 5/28/2010

    Although this product initially worked well, it leaked after very little use and ruined my 16 GB iPod 5th generation beyond repair.  After one month of "testing" the product for leaks, H20 Audio reported their findings that the case did not leak and they could only offer regrets that my 5th Gen iPod was destroyed.  My observation to H2O Audio is that the rubber seal appears to be too flimsy to reliably protect  the iPod from water damage.  They reminded me that the rubber seal must be checked at every use to make sure that it is in place.  Unfortunately, the only way that I was able to discover the misalignment that caused water damage to this expensive iPod, was to hear the audio skip a few times and then completely stop.

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    By from
    on 4/29/2010

    The price is high when you add in the headphones and the ipod but it's by far the best product out there. I've used this product for several years and never had a problem. You can work all the controls on the ipod without ever opening the case. This is a problem with the other waterproof case I have by Overboard. You can't work the dial of the ipod while it's in the case. I mainly use the H2O Audio case for exercising in the pool but I've also used it a few times for swimming. I think if you swim long distance it would be rather bulky after a while but for my use it's perfect.   I had an older pair of headphones that I really didn't like so I recently purchased a different pair from H2O Audio and love them.

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    By from
    on 3/27/2010

    Wish earphones were included, but luckily I had ordered some.  It was expensive, but works well.  Says it includes extra gasket but didn't.  Called the company and they sent one right out.  Haven't hit the pool yet, but got hit by rain on a run and the IPOD stayed dry.  Love the armband/belt hook.  works well in the gym, too.


H2O Audio

H2O Audio, now known as X-1 Audio, features a line of rugged casings for MP3 players, which allows for the use of expensive and delicate digital music players during water sports activities. Partnering directly with leading MP3 manufactures, H2O Audio has created a line of sturdy and practical casings, patented waterproof headphones, and underwater accessories. Established by athletes for athletes, H2O Audio is made up of a team of avid swimmers, surfers, wake-boarders, sky-boarders, and kayakers.

H2O Audio began in 2001 as a graduate project at San Diego State University that aimed to bring music to Scuba divers. It just didn’t seem fair that runners and other terrestrial athletes could train with the benefit of music, while swimmers, surfers, divers, and other aquatic athletes were bound to silence. The company's beginnings pre-dated the widespread popularity of the iPod® and other MP3 players, so the first dive case was designed to house a portable CD player.

After many prototypes and adjustments, the first production model case was made for the iRiver MP3 player in 2002. It came equipped with the power-amplified diving headphones similar to those that are integrated into the current, state-of-the-art "iDive Underwater Apple iPhone/iPod MP3 Housing." More recently, H2O Audio incorporated in-ear technology into the "Surge" and "Surge Sportwrap" headphones.

In 2005, the company designed the first waterproof cases for iPod. For the first time, swimmers and surfers could take their music into the water. As the iPod evolved so did H2O Audio, which led to the innovation of the "Interval Waterproof Headphone System," which fits both the 3rd and 4th generation iPod Shuffle™. In a constant effort to improve sound quality and comfort, H2O Audio also introduced the "iPod Shuffle Swimbelt" and the "Amphibx Armbands," which come in three sizes to accommodate many sizes of MP3 players.

H2O Audio product design and development is based on years of prototypes and close collaboration with top athletes like Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin and triathletes Greg and Laura Bennett, and surfer Laird Hamilton.

Today, H2O Audio's corporate headquarters are just feet from the ocean (in other words, testing grounds) in Pacific Beach, California. The company is committed to developing the best high-performance waterproof and sweat-proof sport headphones, armbands, and other accessories on the market. H2O Audio doesn't want to be limited to producing a cheap, featureless player simply because it's waterproof. The company strives instead to create something that functions well in any conditions, providing high-quality sound, easy control of the audio device, and access to music no matter the conditions.