Product Type: Apple MP3 players
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Introduced me to the world of Apple
Apple iPod nano (2G) 4 GB
Member Name: sammy00
Apple iPod nano (2G) 4 GB
Advantages: Easy to use, small, compact, sound quality
Disadvantages: This generation's software seemed to be slow and had a few bugs
I was brought my first Ipod by my boyfriend for Christmas in 2006. The 2nd generation was brand new out then - only released in the September and it cost around £117 from Argos.
It came in a perspex plastic case. Clear on the top half which showed the ipod then a white base which held the instructions, headphones and USB lead. I had the ipod in grey, but it was also available in black, silver, green, blue and pink. The Ipod is roughly 90 mm x 40 mm by 7m. It has a 176×132 screen at the top and this was around 40% brighter than the 1st Generation nano. It has grey click wheel to control the Ipod in the middle. It weighed just over 40g so was very light and compact. Mine was a 4GB which was advertised as holding over 1000 songs! The ipod is cases in an anodized aluminium case which is scratch resistant.
The Ipod was very easy to use and the wheel on the front glided through the various menu's easily. The Ipod itself links to your PC/Laptop via a USB lead which is supplied. You have to download Itunes - which is free and can then begin to load on your songs and albums. To set both this and the Ipod up is very easy and an onscreen tutorial talks you through every step.
The Ipod syncs with your PC easily and loads music at lightening speed. It processes quickly and plays at the touch of a button. The music quality is second to none and going from a CD to an Ipod really highlight the difference in the sound quality. Everything is crisp and as clear as you are in the room where the artist is playing. 4GB is plenty of memory for a music lover and I found I was constantly updating it adding and removing music all the time. This Ipod will allow you to create playlists and even play games so you have may hours of entertainment.
It's battery life is amazing. It will last up to 24 hours and charges up quickly. The battery life was really impressive. When I took it on holiday for a week, I used it around the pool and only had to re-charge is once!
On a few occasions my Ipod locked up and froze, and I regularly had to re-boot it by pressing the menu and play button down. This didn't loose any music, but just seemed to reset the software. This ipod did seem to have a few bugs, but these were always just minor and resolved within a couple of seconds. There was also one time when it did totally shutdown and wouldn't play anything. Then I did have to reset the ipod and lost everything, but as it was all on Itunes backed up so this wasn't to much of an issue. Five years on the ipod is still going strong and has been passed onto my brother and then my dad when I upgraded to the 5th generation.
It really is a solid product and made well. You pay for what you get and the Ipod 2G really shows this. It durable, easy to use, and a great MP3 player. You can no longer buy the 2nd gen Ipod as when Apple release a new generation they discontinue the older ones. This is a shame because the 2nd Gen is really a great Ipod to start anyone off in the world of Apple! You can still find used ones on Amazon and Ebay which just shows how long they last!
Summary: My first every MP3 player - I found my Apple Ipod love!
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