Product Type: Apple MP3 players
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Bought the week it was released, still going strong!
Apple iPod nano (3G) 4 GB
Member Name: haco
Apple iPod nano (3G) 4 GB
Advantages: Perfect working order, simple to use
Disadvantages: Rubbish headphones come with it!
This 3rd Gen iPod Nano was bought for me in 2007 to replace my 1st Gen model which was sadly stolen by a couple who were viewing our house (It was left in a drawer in my bedroom, which is beside the point). I remember being extremely exciting as this was the iPod Nano which had the Cover Flow function and video playback! Now, obviously in 2013 being able to play a video on a handheld device is the norm, but when these were released the idea of being able to download music videos from the iTunes store and watch them on your iPod was very exciting indeed.
When these were released you could get them black, silver, turquoise, mint green, red and later, pink. I was purchased the wonderful red colour and remarkably 6 years later it still look exactly the same colour as when I first got it. I like to take extremely good care of any gadgetry I own, so aside from a very small scratch on the metal back it looks as good as it did when it left the shop! I even have the Apple drawstring bag, receipt, and original packaging - now that is dedication!
Personally I've found the 4GB enough space for my music collection. I have a much larger collection on my computer, but I went through and selected the ones I was more likely going to listen to whilst out and about. I've never found 4GB to not be enough space, although if I did purchase a model with more storage space, I'd definitely be able to fill it up as well. It's entirely dependent on whether you're the type of person who wants ALL their music on the go with them or not. For me, it's not too much of a big deal. My iPhone can always take on the overspill if it needs to!
The screens are so simple to navigate through, and I still believe that for the iPod the classic click-wheel is the best way to navigate through the menus. I personally don't tend you use the Cover Flow function as I prefer to scroll through my music by Artist rather than album, but it's still a really nice little feature to use.
The build of the iPod Nano is truly exceptional, in the 6 years which I've owned this little beauty nothing has ever gone wrong (touch wood), well nothing apart from the screen freezing on occasion which is ridiculously easy to fix yourself anyway. A lot of people I know who owned these always complained of the metal backing getting extremely scratched, but I've had no such problem as I've used a silicone case the whole time I've had it. Slightly off topic - InCase silicone iPod cases are magnificent. The one I'm using now is the one which was bought with the iPod and is still perfect! The only thing which has changed on the iPod is the headphones and the gradual increase in the quality of the music stored on it. As I have mentioned in another one of my reviews, iPod headphones are absolutely terrible. Don't bother with them!
Basically, if you're thinking of buying an iPod and don't want the lastest generation, consider a 3rd Generation. They're still small by today's standards, and still work perfectly fine! Consider something designed when Apple were still innovative..
Summary: Consider this if you're looking for a pre-owned iPod.
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