Product Type: Apple MP3 players
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Great buy, not much to fault!
Apple iPod Nano (4G) 8 GB
Member Name: kayleighmcharris
Apple iPod Nano (4G) 8 GB
Disadvantages: no major faults
The great thing about the Nano iPod line is that unlike the touch and classic, it can be acquired in a range of different colours. The colours are all very urban and vibrant, with the exception of black. I chose the lime green colour, at the time I thought it would be cool and fun to have such a playful and vibrant colour to look at daily, however I will say that I regret my decision and I think that my taste has changed and matured through the years. The colour I chose is probably the main reason as to why I have updated to a sleeker black and silver iPod touch. So if you are looking into buying a nano, pick your colour wisely!!
Besides the colour, the product has many other visual aspects which make it sleek and desirable, for instance, the width of the product is unbelievably slim which makes it super easy to transport and slip into your pockets. The player also has a curved back to it which makes it more comfortable to hold in your hand, and just makes the whole experience of using it feel natural and pleasant.
The screen is of a reasonable size and has very vibrant and clear pixels, The great quality of the pixels bring any videos or photos you view on your device to life and makes the whole experience seem relevant and top of the range.
The last important visual aspect to mention would be the large circular panel which contains all the buttons and controls you'll need to use your iPod (with the exception of the power button located at the top of the device). Personally I think that this feature is what give the nano it's signature and makes it unique.
All in all the appearance of this product gets a thumbs up from me, that is if you choose your colour wisely!
Ease of use
Not a lot to put in this section as the iPod really is easy peasy to use. You basically switch the device on by using the button located at the top of the player. Once the device is on you just swipe your finger around the circular panel to move the selection bar up and down the menus, once the selection bar is highlighting the function you wish to use you just press the centre button. It really is as simple as that, which is great because I think that one of the most important things about MP3 player usage is to be convenient and efficient so you can enjoy your entertainment with no fuss.
Printed on the circular panel are the typical symbols for play/pause, stop, and skip, to use these functions when watching or listening, you just need to press on them with slightly more pressure than you would if you were sliding through the menu lists.
Unique Selling Point
There are various things that this iPod has to offer which makes it more appealing than other MP3 players on the market. Some of the more obvious features to mention are the abilities to upload and view videos and photos to your device. I love the fact that I can watch on this iPod as well as listen as it gives me more choice and options when it comes to waiting for he bus to come etc. Personally I don't understand the need to put photos on a device like this and I never use this function, however to those who love to carry family photos everywhere, this could be a great addition.
There are various games which you can play on this iPod, which to some can be an exciting feature, I don't use this function as much as I thought I would when I bought it, however when I am very bored it does come in handy and occupies my mind for a while.
One of my favourite features on this device is being able to shuffle the songs you're listening to by the shake of your hand! This is a gimmick which doesn't really need to be there, however it does make the iPod more exciting and fun. On the downside I do find myself having to re-set the song I was listing to because my iPod was shaken mistakenly and skipped to the next one!
For a new nano, you're looking at paying around £150, however some places charge more some places charge less, so do look around before investing your hard earned cash! I would advise to look for a good condition second hand nano as these device seem to last a lifetime, so it'll work as good as new. Don't be put off this product by the price, it may initially seem very steep, however they last forever and you will get your value for money. If in any case your iPod does break, Apply has a great gaurentee where they will fix your iPod or replace it as long as you purchased it within 2 years (as far as I can remember).
I think this device is very thoughtfully designed with us, the consumers in mind. Its easy to personalize a nano to suit your own preferences which makes it an ideal present etc. I love my nano however I don't use it as much asnymore as I foudn that I grew out fo this device quite quickly and preferred something with a bit more maturity. I can't fault much on this product, durable, great looking anf ull of features
Summary: Great buy
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