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593 of 635 people found the following review helpful
on 28 December 2012
I bought this on a whim yesterday to replace my third generation Ipod Touch. After three years with the touch I realised that I never use wifi, I never download apps, I never watch movies and I never play games. All I want is a touch screen music player. With the same memory as my old 16gb Ipod Touch, this does the job.

Whereas with the Ipod Touch I constantly guilt-tripped myself for not making the most out of it's fancy functions (apps, wifi etc.) the very fact that you cannot download extra things on this 7th generation nano, is comforting. Saying that, if you're really into your internet browsing, app-usage and game playing then steer clear of the nano.

Further, I'm sure many of you, like me, are waiting for your mobile phone contract to end so you can sign up for an Iphone. With a year to go on my current phone contract this provides a great transition to an Iphone. I won't feel like I've wasted my money on this Ipod when I eventually get an Iphone because this is a music player, pure and simple. In my eyes, buying an Ipod Touch and signing up for an Iphone contract would have been a complete waste of money as they are fairly similar.

So for me, this works but as with anything it totally depends on what you want from the product. I just like listening to music and for that, the sound quality is great. However, one thing I will say is that if you are used to a decent pair of headphones, then the new earpod headphones that come with the nano are a little disappointing. However, this isn't really a problem as you can always hook up your preferred headphones to the device.
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97 of 104 people found the following review helpful
TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 9 June 2014
I bought one of these for a friend who wanted a good quality mp3 player, and is a bit of an Apple fan (ie they like their stuff)
First thing that hits you is just how tiny this little beast is, it's a mere 5mm thick too which makes it very portable and easy to carry around.

It's a very solid player overall, though it's not cheap...
A quick summary of the good and bad points

Good:
+ Very compact, nicely made case feels quality in the hand
+ Headphones much improved over previous Apple buds (new "Earpods" are quite good) though not as good as some stand alone sets
+ Screen is a fairly respectable 2.5" 432x240 pixel display quite sharp and clear, very good touch screen response quite accurate
+ Pedometer is built in if you fancy keeping track of your fitness/walking
+ Bluetooth 4.0, range is excellent and I had no problems with streaming music

Not so hot:
- Radio function is a bit crude, lacking presets and no auto search (also requires the headphones to be plugged in) It does have a live pause function though (which is unusual and useful)
- Wifi would be handy (maybe the next version)
- Have to use iTunes to sync, drag and drop can be handy for video

Other notes:
Lightning connector is a change from the older iPods so you have to buy an adapter (which isn't cheap) to fit most iPod docks. However you do have bluetooth which can make that a non issue.
Battery life is good for music playback (Apple say about 30 hours it's not far off that) expect a fair bit less with video playback though (enough to watch a movie or 2 at best, say 3 hours or so)

You can watch movies and look at photos (display is quite reasonable for movie watching but it's not super high res either)
Sound quality is good, though not high end audio by any means. Some people will find the new Earpods not their taste, I get on ok with them but some friends are not keen at all. Comfort wise it's down to taste.

It's quite a simple player in many ways no fancy features really, but it does the job well overall. Price wise, there are certainly cheaper options out there, but many feel Apple deliver in terms of quality and style.
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44 of 47 people found the following review helpful
on 7 January 2013
I absolutely love this product, it is perfect. Nice sleek design, nice colour, easy to use and good sound quality.
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174 of 189 people found the following review helpful
on 11 July 2013
I think its a great little piece of electronic equipment, it may surprise you to learn that I am 80 years old but I love pop music of all kinds, I previously had an mp 3 player but this does far more ...
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on 16 February 2013
Just "Brilliant". Can get so much music on it. Large screen makes it easy to operate even for the likes of me with glasses.
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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
on 2 November 2013
Looks great small and light brilliant present for my girlfriend and very quick to get to me would recommend to others
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 4 November 2013
its a very light ipod and small enough to go in a pocket
its got a good tone
would recommend for any age
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55 of 61 people found the following review helpful
on 3 March 2014
This is by far the best nano to date. It is easy to use with the touch screen making quick access to your music and settings. The volume control/pause play buttons on the side are a great feature. I would recommend this to anybody who loves music.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on 19 January 2014
Wanted something small and light for when I take the dog out. Simple to operate but I needed help to set it up ( I am not very IT). As for the seller, the delivery time was well in advance of suggested delivery date. All round very happy to recommend it
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 23 June 2015
1. The last model I had allowed me to stall, and rewind the music/talk I was listening to - this feature appears to be absent in this model. I had used my last model to write up interviews, etc. - as well as my music.

2. The last model also had a facility for linking it upto some speakers - again, not obvious if its here.

3. Last model showed me a timer, ie how long hte album had been playhing, etc.

4. I thought the whole point was that this was a device you could walk around with - it does have a fitness area - but when you've teh radio on and are walking, it constantly changes stations - so the radio is useless while mobile.

Now, after those gripes, it's an effective, small music device - just seems to be a case where 'improvements' are designed by people who haven't read a dictionary.
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