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Apple Ipod Nano 3g, the god send i love to hate
Apple iPod nano (3G) 4 GB
Member Name: f18nfz
Apple iPod nano (3G) 4 GB
Date: 08/01/08, updated on 21/07/08 (1273 review reads)
Advantages: its funky monkey fashionable, video quality greaT!
Disadvantages: so unecessary, and its APPLES not MINE !
Got this for £60 on amazon thanks to dooyoo!! I used like £30 of amazon vouchers earned from dooyoo to get the ipod nano (3g) 4gb for £30 less than £90 the original sale price.
Ok Im not a fan of ipods never have been and never will be. Apple are clever and stingy, you have to use itunes to put videos and stuff on the ipod, this was my first ipod ive had it for ages and put loads of my own movies on it already (not apples's!)
The picture quality is absolutely SUPERB! best ive seen on any small device, considering the screen is a tiny 2" you'd think you could never watch the full length movie on it, but your wrong you can, and with style.
This device is excellent for long car journeys etc, the sound is good and can pump up a fair bit, you could insert speakers to the headphone socket thingy I have done that but its nothing too special unless the speakers are connected to the mains and can be amplified.
The music or whatever you listen to is great quality, its easy to move from track to track the the buttons and the scrolling thingy is fun for playing 1 of the 3 games you get on the ipod, its especially good for reading e-books on the ipod. Yes i said ebooks, you can put a simple txt file on your ipod and read it, the ipod can also be used as a mass storage device, you can get more games for the ipod but theyre usually quiz ones and aren't exciting, Im regretting rushing into spending my dooyoo amazon vouchers on this ipod, I shouldve got a psp, it does all that and much more (with the wifi) and the gameS!
The ipod nano is tiny, and gets scratched EXTREMELY EASILY! however it seems strong - thought im afraid to test its limits by throwing it, i have dropped it a few times and it scratches but its fine.
The thing i dislike about the ipod nano the most is what i mentioned earlier about apple being clever and stingy, they want to make money by making you download itunes and stuff, so you have to download itunes software to put stuff on the ipod.
The ipod makes a great video/media player, you can view pictures and stuff but lets be honest, loads of devices can also do this, most phones allow you to do this, (when they take memory cards you can easily fit movies (in 3gp format)) and heres my little secret, if you have a GBA/ GBASP like i do you can get a gba sp movie player FOR ONLY £10 which takes an SD memory card and you can put any movie, picture, ebook, nes game, sound whatever easily. (though you do have to run it through a converter first to get it into gba format (the software is obviously included) (its not an official nintendo item, get it from ebay).
On the subject of conversion, with the ipod you cannot put any old videos on there, luckily you can put mp3s and your not limited to itunes only, but movies have to be converted to mp4 format specially for the ipod, luckily as the ipod is so popular there are loads of sites that do conversion online for free. You can also put youtube videos onto your ipod using vixy.net and many other sites.
But lets be honest the thing that annoys me the most is t that you cannot just open the device and drag and drop items there, you have to use itunes, for this reason and others i may have stated I am officially not a fan of the ipod....why i havent returned/sold my ipod yet and continue to use it is a mystery even to me.... (i love the headphones! :0)
the ipod has become an item of fashion where i live (london) ....
is it your cup of tea...let me know!
have any questions/problems let me know!
p.s. i didnt give ease of use full marks because sometimes the little turning thing gets excited and jumps/goes quicker than i want it to!
Summary: its one of those things that i dont know if i love or hate! agh!
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