Product Type: Apple MP3 players
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Apple iPod Nano (4G) 8 GB
Member Name: sunny_rose
Apple iPod Nano (4G) 8 GB
Date: 13/11/11, updated on 13/11/11 (6 review reads)
Advantages: so simple and straightforward, good quality and reliable
Disadvantages: not great for games?,,
I cannot express any more love for my ipod nano. I've had it for well over a year now and have no plans on upgrading soon. Personally I'm not much of a gamer so if you are looking for something that will tie you over those boring times with games, then I'd recommend you getting an ipod touch. Because of that fact, this has honestly everything I need, it's great quality and is also reliable. I have not had my ipod ever go faulty on me or break and even though I don't have cover on it, it still in good condition and doesn't look that beaten up (although everything else in my bag does!)
I believe in the UK, the colours now available for the ipod 4th gen is limited (due to apple wanted everyone to upgrade to the 5th gen or the newest touch nano..) My friend wanted a green one like mine, but sadly had to settle with orange since the apple store did not cater it anymore.
If your like me and you don't need to faff about with apps (better on the phone, so what's the big deal?) or games, or even don't like touch screen (trusty ol' blackberry) and all you care about is easily transferring music from the computer to the ipod and listening to great quality music, then this is your cup of tea!
I would totally recommend it, though I'm not sure how much the price difference is between the 4th gen and the 5th, I don't really think the 5th gen is worth it; save the extra £10-20 and treat yourself! (:
Battery life: The manufactures say: "for audio around 24hours, video 4 hours" ~As my ipod is now beginning to reach the ripe old of being 2 years old, I've found the battery life has decreased, but it hasn't been a major issue. If I remember correctly, I don't think even at the very start it lasted 24 hours for me.I think I would have to wait for around 2-3 more years to really see if the battery life does decrease significantly over time. For me, I love listening to my music quite loud, probably more louder than most of others, therefore I can go around 6-7 hours before it either dies or running incredibly low. However that is spread over around a week, and not necessarily in one sitting.
Oh, I must add, for those who are thinking of purchasing an ipod for the first time; with the nano's there is no actually way of turning it on/off. The only way is to have it locked. I would normally put it to sleep mode and then manually lock it. And for that reason, and since technically it is constantly running, this will drain some of your battery.
*Experience & Features*
I had to download iTunes onto my computer since this was the first apple product that I purchased, but it was fairly straightforward and simple. Downloading music is super easy and transferring it to your ipod is even more simple. With the use of the USB cable, once you have connected your ipod to your iTunes, it will instantly sync, transferring all your music, videos and games you have downloaded. Making playlists are also a quick and simple. You can even create a playlist on the go straight from your ipod. Whilst listening to a song, there is the option of adding that particular song onto the 'On-the-go' playlist. I think this is a great feature, because it eliminates the time you might have to spend on the computer making the playlist by going to through all your songs.
Sadly one of the features that the 4th generation lacks and the 5th generation has got is speakers. Unfortunately, you can't play songs out-loud on the 4th gen, but for me and most of those who have a docking station, it really isn't much of an issue. The sound quality of the ipod is simple amazing. I've had quite a few MP3 players in my time, but with the combination of a good quality earphones and the ipod, it blows all others out the water.
**Whats in the box?**
-earphones (personally I'm not a huge fan of the apple earphones, they tend to wear quite quickly so I would recommend maybe getting a pair elsewhere that are reliable)
-USB 2.0 adapter (to connect to your computer to sync)
-and an Instruction manual that helps you set up your ipod.
Since you have iTunes on your computer and they regularly update you on the latest version of the software, you wouldn't be missing out on what apple have to offer
Summary: Totally would recommend it, worth the hype with ipods
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