These days, a lot of people wouldn’t conceive working out without their iPod. It is understandable being that it is where a lot of our favorite music is stored. And if you’ve been working out for a while now, you may realize that music and exercise have a lot in common. Yet, when you’re doing all of that jumping, hopping, running and moving about, it can be a bit of a danger zone for any kind of electronic piece of equipment. Therefore, it’s best to take some proactive steps to prevent your iPod from being in harm’s way.
Do you want to know how you can keep your iPod safe while you’re working out? If so, keep reading.
Keep it in a safe place
Perhaps the most obvious thing to think about is where you’re going to put your iPod while you’re exercising. If you’re working out at home, you can probably put it on a counter or desktop, but there are also iPod stands that you can purchase that will work much more effectively being that they are specifically designed for your iPod. You can purchase them at stores like Wal-Mart and Target or even on Amazon.
Keep it in a case
It seems that with every upgrade in technology, there is a new carrying case for it as well. The iPod is certainly no exception. There are snap cases, slider cases, flex wristbands and even sports armbands. It basically just depends on your preference of style and the amount of money that you want to spend. If you’re not sure where to start your online “window shopping”, GoInCase.com is a great starting point.
Keep it with a screen protector
Does it seem like every time that you even graze your iPod, something changes on the screen? That speaks to how sensitive your iPod actually is and so you would definitely need to get a screen protector to shield it from anything that might happen to fall on it (a ball, your jump rope, etc.) while you’re exercising. For less than twenty bucks, a screen protector can keep you from having to stand in the line for hours at the Apple store to get your phone repaired or replaced.
Keep it clean
Moisture and electronics have never worked well together. Although you may not keep your iPod as close to you as, say, your iPhone, that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t get drops of sweat on it from time to time. It’s not a good idea to clean it with soap and water, but there are cleaning wipes that are specifically designed for iPods that you can purchase at most major department and electronic stores. Make sure to get a few.
Keep it close by
If you do happen to take your iPod to a gym, don’t leave it on a piece of equipment or on the floor while you’re taking your aerobics or Zumba classes. Make sure to always have to close to you and to have a passcode lock programmed into it for extra safe measure. You don’t want to be paranoid, but an iPod is a nice piece of equipment that just about anyone would like to have. So, while you’re working out, do all that you can to make sure that yours is not an option.