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From warming up to working out, iPods keep you company and get you motivated.
But with all the products available it's hard to know which one's will stand the test of time--and your work out. Active.com combed the best of the web to help you customize your iPod to fit your active lifestyle.
Sennheiser PMX 70 Sport Earphones
For sport ergonomics and exceptional sound, the Sennheisers fit the bill and then some. They stay wonderfully in place for the workout, feature a long, single cord for easy management and the sound quality is far better than its price range. But the main plus is their comfort: the around-the-neck design and 90-degree in-ear transducers make them hardly noticeable. They are also sweat- and water-resistant, lightweight and iPhone and iPod compatible. $50. www.sennheiserusa.com
Apple iPod Radio Remote
The next best thing to a built-in tuner, the Radio Remote allows you to access your local FM frequencies on your iPod. Clip the Remote to your lapel, plug in your iPod, select "Radio" from the main menu and you're good to go. Offers crystal-clear reception, an easy user interface and also works as a bonus remote for managing shuffle. Powered by the iPod, no need for batteries. And the Remote comes with a pair of short-cord earphones for easy management. Downside: doesn't comply with iPod touch. $49. www.apple.com
Apple iPod Nano Armband
If you simply want some tunes for your workout, couple this armband with your Nano and head out the door. The flexible, lightweight design offers easy access to controls, features air holes for breathability and a snug armband without slippage. No frills here, but very functional for the minimalist. $29. www.apple.com
Incase Sports Armband for iPod Classic
Simply put, Incase has produced the best armband out there for the iPod classic. Constructed of breathable, reflective neoprene, iPods fit snugly in place without jiggle or slippage. The heavy-duty Velcro adjustment offers a tight fit around your arm with easy access to controls and click wheel. Completely washable without a reduction in performance, so you won't accumulate that workout funk. $35. www.goincase.com
Imoeba Eco-friendly iPod Case
Fitness buffs can now crank their eco-consciousness with environmentally friendly iPod cases. Imoeba released a line of iPod cases made with recycled materials. The bonded leather component of each case rivals leather for gym-worthy durability and style, without harming animals. Packaged largely in recycled and recyclable paper, Imoeba's cases transform any workout into a health boost for the planet. $20. www.imoebaworld.com