Let's say you want to show a video or some music to your friends.. Oh wait, I have a 1st gen with no speaker! Well, this GREAT CASE I just ordered, should be coming in a week or less, is a case that has a speaker built in and plugs into the headphone jack. Even if you have a 2nd or 3rd gen with speakers, this one is HELLA louder!!! Here's a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYmIR6X15qE&feature=related Newer model of this case: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002C0BZBO/ref=oss_product Pretty sweet, I think they even have ones for nanos and classics!!