By Todd Bernhard on Tue, 05/10/2011
In the current 'How To' issue of iPhone Life Magazine, I wrote a column entitled 'How to get a grip on your iPad'. As a follow-up, i will be recommending options to wear your iPhone (or iPod touch) on your sleeve, literally! My iPhone is almost always attached to my belt, via a belt clip and case. But there are times when you want your iPhone more 'at hand.' If you're jogging, especially in the summer, you may not have a belt and might want your iDevice on your wrist or arm so you can listen to tunes.
The simplest solution to wear your gadget on your arm is the ActiveSLEEVE from NXE. These are remarkably well-constructed moisture wicking sleeves that can be worn on your arm, from the wrist to the bicep, as you see fit. The spandex and polyester fabric is high quality and stretches to fit, although they are offered in Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large sizes... see sizing chart below. Another nice feature is that you get two sleeves for one reasonable price ($30), a black sleeve and a white one, so you can color coordinate with your workout wear or you can share the second sleeve with a friend! There is a strong velcro closure and a rubberized grip to make it easy to open and close the 'pocket' which would be welcome while working out. There are gaps to allow earbuds to protrude and while you can't access the touchscreen, you could use your earbuds in-line controls, if available, to control music.
As a product reviewer, I see all kinds of excuses for "sleeves" that turn out to be nothing more than stretchy fabric sewn in a circle but this is the real deal. If Superman carried an iPhone, he'd do so in an ActiveSLEEVE!
SIZING CHART: (BICEP CIRCUMFERENCE IN INCHES)
S: 7"-10", M: 9"-13", L: 11"-16", XL: 15"-18"