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This review is from: Apple iPod nano 8GB - Graphite - 6th Generation (Launched Sept 2010) (Electronics)
I have had my ipod nano a few days now and here is my review:
Appearance and general:
This thing is tiny! It has a 1.5 inch screen and is very thin and light. I got mine in a pink colour and it look fantastic!
The battery life is impressive. You can get hours of playback- I think I get about 20. Loading music on is very easy. You need to install iTunes and load up any CD's and then they can be synced onto the device.
Playlists. You simply let your favourite songs and create your own albums. I find this feature very useful when I just want to listen to half an hour of my favourite songs.
Genius mixes. This is a feature where, from what you have been listening to and what is in your library, it suggests new songs and albums for you to try. I found this feature good at times but it mostly goes unused.
Music. This, obviously, is the main part of the iPod. You can select what songs to play via Artists, Songs, Albums, Genres or composers. Music quality is excellent, but I would recommend that you buy some half decent headphones. You can shake to shuffle. There is a voice-over feature, by holding on the button on the apple earphones, it can tell you what song you are listening to and who it is by in a robot voice. I do not use this feature and so did switch to better quality earphones.
Radio. Not the best. But what, really, can you expect? Some stations have decent quality, like the local stations the nano finds for you. You can select certain stations as your favourites, and then you can find them easily. You can also stop and rewind the radio.
Podcasts. High quality stuff. There are loads of podcasts to choose from, for free, on the itunes store. It does not play any podcast that are video and not audio, instead you can listen to it whilst you see a freeze frame.
Settings. You can basically change the brightness wallpaper, set a pedometer goal, change photo settings and other settings.
Photos. The photos are incredibly high quality. You can play slideshows where they zoom in on the photos.
Fitness- A basic pedometer. You can also view your pedometer personal bests and your workout totals.
Clock. As you would expect. Also includes a stopwatch and timer.
The bottom line is that it is a very good device. Some people may be missing the video and camera features. But I do not. The small size and shape just wouldn't be suitable for video or a camera.
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Initial post: 27 Oct 2010, 14:48:49 BST
J. Hill says:
Thanks for the review....simply told me everything I needed to know! Now a decision on whether to pay 6 or 7 pounds more buying it from apple to have something written on the back....hmmm....
Posted on 3 Nov 2010, 14:40:08 GMT
A J. Love says:
Does this definatly come with apple earphones? i ordered it for my birthday but cant open the package till my birthday, theres only a box but it feels like there is no earphones??
In reply to an earlier post on 3 Nov 2010, 15:34:34 GMT
J. Hill says:
yes it definately comes with apple earphones.....
Posted on 3 Nov 2010, 16:01:57 GMT
Yes, the packaging is really small and the earphones are tied up really small and put in the box...
Posted on 4 Dec 2010, 10:35:45 GMT
Mr. R. P. Walker says:
£125 for an mp3 player with a touch screen- get real!
at least the old one did play video and the screen was the same size.
Posted on 1 Jan 2011, 10:27:56 GMT
J Grainger says:
You say the radio is not the best but which radio of the same size do you think is better? The sounds quality is not the best either - but I can't carry my Bose sound system around with me.
Posted on 1 Jan 2011, 22:19:24 GMT
Lh Carmona Trejos says:
hey can you download notes on this new nano ??
In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jan 2011, 11:07:51 GMT
A creative player that I owned had a much better radio and truly excellent sound quality. That is mainly what I am comparing it to. There were many things that it couldn't do but this ipod can, however.
Posted on 28 Apr 2011, 14:05:18 BST
Twiggy Ju says:
Great, you have just made me make up my mind. It was betweeen a shuffle and the NANO.
Posted on 9 May 2011, 18:10:27 BST
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