Product Type: Apple MP3 players
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IPod Nano (4G) - a great little MP3 player
Apple iPod Nano (4G) 8 GB
Member Name: chrisgs
Apple iPod Nano (4G) 8 GB
Advantages: Good value for money in comparison with other iPod models
Disadvantages: Still expensive in comparison with other MP3 players
I finally gave into peer pressure last year and decided to buy my first iPod. I'd initially resisted the idea, thinking that iPods are over rated, and far too expensive considering the alternatives available. However, having been given some HMV vouchers, I decided that it was time to give Apple a fair trial. I settled on the 4th Generation Nano as it seemed to offer the best value for money of all the iPods in terms of storage capacity (with the exception of the iPod Shuffle - but I wanted to be able to pick and choose my songs).
I must admit that, despite my initial reservations, I have been very impressed with the product. Starting with aesthetics - it looks great, and not cheap like some other MP3 players. Also it is small enough to carry around easily in a pocket, but not so small that you're afraid of losing it. Onto the functions - having never used an iPod before, I was very impressed with how easy the iPod is to operate. I'd looked at friends' iPods on the odd occasion and always been a bit confused by the wheel for scrolling - but as soon as I had my own and was able to fiddle about with it, I realised how simple and intuitive it is to use. Sound quality wise I have little to compare it to, so it might be unfair for me to make a judgement, but I have no complaints (and I use it for all sorts of genres, from rock to brass band). I was also impressed by the in-built games - yes they're gimicky, but very clever!
Overall, a product I have no regrets about buying. Undoubtedly I do not make best use of it as there are many functions I have never touched (such as photo storage and videos) - but even just for listening to music, I would say that it is well worth the money.
Summary: You may not make use of half of the features, but it's worth it just for the music
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