Product Type: Apple MP3 players
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Apple iPod nano (2G) 4 GB
Member Name: helen190390
Apple iPod nano (2G) 4 GB
Advantages: Good quality, brilliant memory
Disadvantages: Headphones hurt my ears
I've had my ipod nano for 5 years now as my dad had bought me one for a gift for passing all my GCSE's.
I was so shocked he'd got me something so expensive! I think around that time it was about £145-£165.
I have the silver version and it works like a dream. I am always putting new music on it and adding CD's on it so i can have all my music in one place.
It holds a lot of music and i don't need to keep deleting my old things off it.
If you're new to Ipods, they are an mp3 player which stores music on for you to listen to with either headphones or you can buy an Ipod docking station which you can plug it into and it will play through the speakers. You use a programme called Itunes which you will need to download then import your music from CD's, downloads etc. to your Itunes library. The Ipod nano is slimline at about 8-9mm thick.
You need a lot of practice using one as it is very touch sensitive on the click wheel which you navigate up and down to find tracks. You can group your music into play-lists which you can choose which tracks you would like to listen to and find them in one place. You can store up to 2,000 songs on it depending on the track length and can delete/add by just plugging it into the USB of your computer and updating your Itunes. It features some games, clock, artwork for your tracks/albums, 35mm colour screen and a search function.
WHY BUY AN IPOD NANO:
When you have finally understood how to get music onto your Ipod and figured out Itunes, the Ipod beats any other MP3 player out there. They have also made other Ipods which can play videos and music videos too with was soon called an MP4 player. An Ipod isn't very easy to use if you're not very good with technology unless someone can guide you through the instructions.
INFORMATION ON BUYING:
I'm not sure where you can purchase this 2nd generation ipod nano from anymore as it is 5 years old and there have been lots more new models out since.
I'm sure there would be some hanging around on Ebay or Amazon.
GETTING SET UP:
If your planning on using CD's to put onto your Ipod, Gather them and burn them all to you computer.
Once you've loaded up Itunes, import all your tracks and then plug in your Ipod. You will have to set up the Ipod, you can give it a name too! You need to then "sync" your Ipod which will transfer all your music onto it. If your using downloaded music you need to do the same by importing them to Itunes.
The ipod doesn't require batteries, you simply plug it into the computer and it automatically charges while you are syncing your Ipod. It will take about 2-3 hours to fully charge from a nearly dead battery.
If you have access to a docking station they also usually charge them up for you while your listening to music.
In my opinion, the Ipod is the best music gadget to have. They are definately worth investing the £100-£200 on. (depending on the age and memory of the ipod).
Summary: Good value for money
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