Sure you can clip your nano to anything within arms reach, but if you nod off at work while daydreaming of a top secret life as a double-o or reminiscing about inspector gadget, you know that the nano could be so much more. With music, photos, and all manner of Q inspired gadgetry tucked inside, it could easily be the ultimate all-purpose watch. First, however, you’ll need the ultimate watchband. Enter LunaTik’s CMYK TikTok watch straps for the iPod Nano. Are they worth the geek factor appeal? Are all Nano bands created equal? We took the TikTok CMYK for a spin to find out.
Created by the former Creative Director of Nike watches and famous for its Kickstarter success (over $1 million raised within the first month alone), the LunaTik TikTok is a well designed strap. That says a lot judging from most of the competing straps we looked at, many of which had a cheap and flimsy look to them. The TikTok on the other hand looks durable and well made. The rubberized material combined with the CMYK colors works well and keeps the default black from getting boring. The Nano snaps in and out fairly easily, but rests snuggly so there is no worry about it popping out. One thing to be aware of is that while LunaTik nailed the cyan and magenta colors perfectly, the yellow is significantly off, more of a greenish yellow, so if you are buying a TikTok primarily for that color you may want to reconsider.
My main concern when first looking into the TikTok was that it would be too big. In practice, the watch strap with the Nano inserted is about twice as thick as the Nano alone. It feels like a large watch, but anyone comfortable with g-shocks or sport watches won’t find it any different. Smaller wrists may have to move the adjustable nub to the last setting, but that still keeps the excess band snuggly in place. The band itself is wide, quite comfortable, and deals well with abuse. I also found that wearing it during workouts presented no problems, and after sporting it daily for over a month, the band still looks new.
And the Verdict Is…
After people recover from the shock that I’m actually wearing a watch in today’s world, most are equally surprised to learn that the watch is actually a Nano in disguise. I’ve received numerous compliments on the TikTok, which says a lot about the design, and the fact that I frequently forget I’m wearing it speaks to the comfort. If you’re looking to buy a Nano watchband and like to accessorize, check out the CMYK TikToks, but remember that go-go-gadget powers are sadly not included.