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Apple iPod nano - 8GB - Black

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Price: £149.00 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • Only 0.26 of an inch thin and 1.41 ounces light
  • 8GB (2,000 songs) capacity
  • Battery life of up to 24 hours of music playback and up to 5 hours of slideshows with music
  • Customise menus, check capacity, change your language, change how your iPod nano sounds and more
  • Menu options let you browse by artist, composer, album, song, genre, or playlist
  • iPod nano makes your music look as good as it sounds, thanks to a 1.5-inch colour display
  • Album art appears alongside your song titles, so you see your music as you play it
  • Use the Click Wheel to scroll through photo thumbnails the same way you scroll through song titles
  • To see a photo full-screen, click the centre button
  • View photo slideshows, complete with music
  • Calendars, contacts, and the World Clock appear in the Extras menu
  • iPod nano features four fun games: Music Quiz, Solitaire, Brick, and Parachute
  • Tweak the built-in equalizer

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Product details

  • Item Weight: 159 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 159 g
  • Item model number: MA497ZT/A
  • ASIN: B000HZDE2Y
  • Date first available at 1 Aug. 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 32,315 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

Completely remastered with an anodized aluminum enclosure and space for up to 2000 skip-free songs. Choose the 8GB iPod nano and carry your favourite music everywhere - plus podcasts, audiobooks, photos, contacts, calendar, and files. Your album art, photos, and more gain even more brilliance thanks to a 1.5-inch colour display that's 40% brighter than before. Play your music even longer between charges - up to a full day. And recharge your iPod to 80% capacity in just 90 minutes. With its new anodized alum

Manufacturer's Description

A thinner design. A brighter display. Up to 24 hours of battery life. Just about the only thing that hasn’t changed is the name. The 8GB iPod nano puts 2,000 songs in your pocket.(1)

Look like a rock star

Your music says a lot about you. So should your iPod nano. A super-slim design says you always have room for music — up to 2,000 songs, in fact. Durable anodized aluminum says you won’t let the rough and tumble of everyday life ruin your groove.


Carry a tune (or 2,000)

Choose a 8GB iPod nano and add a soundtrack to your life. Just use iTunes to import your CDs, shop for songs on the iTunes Store, then sync them to iPod nano. Possibly the world’s coolest photo album, iPod nano holds up to 25,000 snapshots.(2) iPod nano plays audiobooks and podcasts from the iTunes Store, too.

Play more encores
Imagine what you could do in a day. Fly around the world. Watch two sunsets. Listen to your iPod nano. Up to 24 hours of battery life(3) means the hits just keep on coming. Whether you’re exercising, commuting, or rocking a road trip, iPod nano may just outplay you.

Light up the stage

While it can't stop the rain, iPod nano might make your day a bit brighter. 40% brighter, to be exact. Album art pops and slideshows stun on the iPod nano’s dazzling display. That means everything looks as good as it sounds.


Go on tour

Add accessories and your music stays with you at home and on the go. Of course, iPod nano itself makes a great accessory. Wear up to 2,000 songs around your neck. Run with up to five days of skip-free music on your arm. iPod nano is the new black.

1. Song capacity based on 4 minutes per song and 128-Kbps AAC encoding; actual capacity varies by content. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
2. Photo capacity based on iPod-viewable photos transferred from iTunes.
3. Up to 24 hours of battery life refers to music playback. Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced. Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by use and settings. See for more information.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

183 of 187 people found the following review helpful By Friendlycard VINE VOICE on 2 Feb. 2007
To judge by earlier reviewers' comments here, most people's views on the new iPod nano are cut and dried - they either love it (the majority) or they seriously dislike it.

For me, the reality lies somewhere between these polar extremes. It's a terrific product in many ways, but it has some glaring weaknesses, too. As well as looking at the good and the bad, I'll suggest some ways of getting the best out of it.

To start with the good stuff, let me say that this is the best iPod that I've encountered, and I very much prefer it to the full-size iPod. The memory is smaller but, at 8GB (of which about 7.4GB is actually usable), it will have more than enough capacity for most users.

You can't watch movies on it but, then, would you want to? I bought this product as a music player, not as something to give me eye-strain by watching films on a tiny screen. As a music player, it is excellent. The sound quality is outstanding, and can be improved even further if you invest in some better headphones (see below).

The design is not only iconic but superb. It's wafer-thin, ultra-light, beautifully styled and has a good scratch-resistant black finish (unlike the full-size iPod, which is heavy, and looks as though it would tarnish if you so much as looked at it). The click-wheel navigation system is brilliant, enabling you to move easily between songs, change settings, create playlists and so on - extremely user-friendly.

The iTunes software programme has improved steadily over the years. It can rip music off your CD collection, and can also burn CDs (though not very well - see below). The organisation and functionality of the software is much better than it used to be.

So far so good, then, but there are some notable shortcomings, too.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By M. Bridges on 15 May 2007
I bought this iPod Nano to use on the train, as I usually have an hour long commute when I'm working in London. It replaced a fourth generation 15GB iPod which I found was just a little to big to carry around everywhere. This one is a much better size, absolutely tiny, so small you can carry it everywhere!

I bought my girlfriend the pink 4GB one, and after trying it out I had to get one for myself. The 8GB one I found is plenty of space to carry a large collection of music around (personally I found that 4GB was not really enough).

I'm sure many of you have tried these or at least seen one before. I found that the most surprising thing about it was the tiny size. I really couldn't believe how small the latest iPod Nano was when I first saw it. The battery life is also astonishing, I have had mine nearly a month and the battery has only had to be recharged once!

The screen is really bright and perfect to display the album artwork for the songs. I doubt that many people will use the iPod to carry around photos, which is one one of the tasks it seems geared up to do, but it can be used for this all the same.

Sound wise, its great (although the supplied headphones don't do it justice) and personally the volume issue that some people have talked about has not been a problem for me. Rock, dance, hip-hop, they all sound great on this.

There have been a few issues for me however. One is that is that the headphones you get with it are terrible. My girlfriend does not agree with me on this but, in my opinion they are rubbish. They are really flat and do not the iPod Nano justice at all. The biggest shame is that they look great, and go with the iPod really well, but do not sound good enough.
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64 of 66 people found the following review helpful By I. Urquhart on 5 Feb. 2007
I've bought this player to succeed my trusty yet ageing Creative Zen. I thought i'd dabble in the Apple iPod, something i shunned 3 years ago when buying the Zen.

I've been very impressed thus far. The controls are a whizz, much better than the Zen with it's over sensitive scroll panel, this was the bane of an otherwise excellent player.

Sound Quality is top notch, though as mentioned time and again don't even consider using the earphones supplied - They're cheap cost-down phones and a magnet to any devious types who want an ipod but don't fancy paying for one. Buy a decent set of Sennheiser or similar headphones.

I sympathise with the previous reviewer on the location of the headphone socket. It does seem rather dumb but being an Electronics Engineer I can see why (in theory) they've done it. The Nano is so thin that you can't place the headphone jack under the LCD screen, there simply isn't the space. You would have to move the LCD screen or elongate the top of the unit. I imagine this was down to the styling department at Apple and whilst every Engineer jumped up down to get the screen moved, styling said no. Welcome to my world....

Another minus point actually comes from one of the main selling points of the device, it is exceptionally tiny (and black in colour) so therefore really easy to lose! I've already had few desperate searches through my bags, terrified i've dropped my (very expensive) player. I think my next investment will be a belt holder so I can rest more easily.

Oh and before i forget, it is 7.45Gb AFTER formatting, the disk needs a file system (known as a FAT (File Allocation Table)) in order for the procesor to know where to look on the disk for each file. This unfortunately takes up a set percentage of your disk. It is identical for the Hard drive on your PC, or on you HDD recorder, DVD-ROMs, flash drives and so on.
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