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Pimp my nano!

Do fingerprints on your iPod nano's screen cause minor palpitations? And do scratches bring on cold sweats? Kiwami Studios have the solution for you.

Fractron re-nano

Do fingerprints on your iPod nano's screen cause minor palpitations? And do scratches bring on cold sweats? Kiwami Studios have the solution for you.

If you're like some of us in the office and can't bear to have your second-gen iPod nano besmirched by stray fingerprints or -- heaven forbid! -- have its metallic body mutilated by a scratch, the guys and gals at Kiwami Studio in Japan might have the solution for you. Called the Fraction re-nano, it's a skin for your nano. But not just any skin, mind you. It's a padded, two-piece metallic exoskeleton fastened by four gorgeous looking screws -- one for each corner of your nano -- which also double as lanyard hooks.

There are two versions; for bargain hunters there's a duraluminium version with a crystal screen cover, which is a snip at Y39,900 (AU$395). If you're curious, duraluminium -- alternatively duraluminum, duralmin or just dural -- is a hardened alloy of aluminium. And for those of who you quaff Cristal and light cigars with hundred-dollar bills, there's a titanium version featuring a sapphire screen protector retailing for a cool Y99,750 (AU$980).

Good, now that we've got our AU$199 iPod nano safely protected from the elements, what are we going to do about our AU$980 titanium cover?

Fractron re-nano
Fractron re-nano