GEAR4, the UK-based provider of iPod accessories, today announced the X-Clip Sports Armband – The latest addition to the X-Clip collection, a cushioned and adjustable armband for iPod nano, with a detachable protective case, to keep your iPod safe whilst giving you the freedom to be active.

The X-Clip Sports Armband allows you to enjoy your tunes on the run - literally! Its adjustable, cushioned strap fits any arm size and features a SmartClip to keep messy wires out of your way for comfort and ease. The hard, protective case and emergency RainJacket ensure your iPod is safely protected while the reflective strips look out for your safety in the dark, allowing you to get active whatever the conditions!

Tom Dudderidge, managing director of Disruptive Technology Channels, commented: “This great new addition to the X-Clip collection is perfect for when I’m out jogging or cycling on these warm summer evenings. I used to hate to have to put my iPod in my pocket or around my neck and feel it moving around with every step I took. The sports armband means this doesn’t happen anymore, plus I can easily change tracks and turn up the volume without having to stop”.

Dudderidge continues: “It allows you to keep your iPod protected in its hard protective case and simply clip on interchangeable X-Clip accessories, without ever having to remove the iPod from its case … We were a bit concerned about protecting our iPods from the all too regular English summer (or winter!) rain, so we’ve added the emergency RainJacket feature”.

X-Clip Sports Armband – Adjustable, cushioned armband for iPod nano with a detachable protective case. The Armband comes with an emergency RainJacket to ensure the iPod is protected from the weather and reflective strips so you can be seen at night. Also included with the case and armband is a belt clip and lanyard, allowing the case to also be used on its own in any day-to-day situation.

The X-Clip case allows full access to dock connector, headphone socket and click wheel. There are now a number of interchangeable X-Clip accessories, for the full range please visit