The iPod Nano's camera isn't the greatest, but now I see its virtue: With this waterproof case, it's a perfect surfing companion. Why let someone else capture your painful aquatic bails when you can do it yourself?


The H20 Audio Capture Case is specifically designed for the current-gen iPod Nano, allowing full use of the video camera up to 12 feet underwater. Seems pretty cool—you can listen to the latest NPR Planet Money podcast while you catch some waves (that's what surfers like, right?) and then when you fall, you can take a video of the pretty fish while you grope your way to the surface. They'll be available next week for $80, which is fairly reasonable, but they don't include waterproof headphones—you'll have to buy those separately.

Oh, and that guy up there? That's Laird Hamilton, friend of Gizmodo and expert surfblogger. [H20]