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      19.02.2014 20:36
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      iPod nano 5th gen stands out with not just music but a video camera ,fm radio plus other features

      I hade this Apple iPod nano 4th gen before this and I gave it always to my sister since I thought it wasn't much improvement on the iPod nano 3rd generation I hade. I got given some Argos vouchers a couple of years back and went to Argos and decided to purchase the new iPod nano. This iPod nano may look similar to the 4th generation but there is one big difference this has a video camera where you can record new memories and you can play back it on the iPod with the audio included. You can also play around and change the video effects and choose the effect you want to go with your video , the best thing is that once your done you can connect the iPod nano to an apple computer or PC edit videos before sharing. Unlike the previous models this is the first nano with fm radio which I use more than my own music. This is best nano so far.

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      26.10.2013 00:09

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      Great alternative to other apple devices.

      Hey expertreviewer here.

      So. Apple. Possibly the biggest cause for technology based arguments out there. But, when it comes to sleek, well designed MP3's / MP4's, most are in agrement that they have a certain knack for that. With the range of music players that apple have, you really have to chose which one best fits your usage of it. The nano is really the medium of two extremes; the classic and the shuffle. Whilst the classic offers a large capacity and size, the shuffle is the opposite of it. The nano falls somewhere in between. The nano is the perfect size for slipping on your pocket whilst you walk to the shop whilst listening to your tunes, or even going for a run. Its quick, responsive and easy to use. Combined with the brilliant looking design creates the almost perfect MP3. Almost. The camera is pretty damn poor, but this isn't the key thing to look for when searching for a MP3, but is certainly worth considering. Overall a great little device for those looking for a cheap alternative to the iPod touch or iPhone. Portable, simple, brilliant.

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      09.01.2013 20:04
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      Not bad, but it is showing it's age

      As my 6th Generation Nano (the tiny one) can't play videos, and the machines at the gym will play video from iPods on a big screen, I decided to dig out my older nano for gym service. I did previously use this for many years until I decided to get the newer one. Can't really remember why; I just did. Anyway, I got back to using this one again. It's remarkably simple to use, as all older iPods were, and 16GB is enough for a few episodes of my favourite TV shows, and a reasonably long 'gym playlist' of music. I would use the iPhone for the gym, but it is too big and bulky, and I've seen so many of my friends' iPhones with smashed screens, so I thought I'd be better not to risk it.

      The first thing you notice, it's a bit bigger and bulkier than the version that replaced it. As I'm solely using it for the gym, it isn't so much fun on the weight machines, or free weights, where it's size can make it a bit annoying, but it doesn't matter on the cardio machines (bikes, treadmills, cross trainers) where it plugs into the machine itself. It is compatible with quite a lot of different accessories, and luckily that includes my gym's cardio machines. I often get bored on a treadmill, so using this to have my favourite TV show to watch is pretty good. One thing I missed from the 6th Gen Nano was the Nike+ functionality, but it's a tradeoff between that and the video playback ability, unless I save up for the latest Nano, which I won't be doing as I have an iPhone.
      For music playback, you can also utilise the built in speaker; but it's a traditional tinny thing like you find on a phone. Better off sticking to headphones, or getting a dock.

      Outside of the gym, the only other notable function is the camera. But it's not very good, and seeing as you'll more than likely have your phone on you as well as your iPod, I don't see why you'd use it.

      However, all things considered, I have gone back to using the 6th Generation Nano for gym service. Yes, it doesn't have the video functionality, but in all other respects, it is better. It's size makes it perfect for gym use, and having built in Nike+ functionality gives it the edge over the older one, despite it having the video option.

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      11.09.2012 16:21

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      Very good iPod for those who don't want touch screen

      I got the Apple iPod Nano fifth generation about a year and a half ago. I have been a fan of iPods since the first mini came out and this was an upgrade for me.

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      The Ipod nano comes in several different colours so there is one to suit everyone. The hard drive is 16gb which can hold about 4,000 songs. The interface is full colour and when playing a song, it give details of the song title, band name album name as well as showing picture of the album cover if you have added this to your itunes library. It comes with all the usual extras you would expect with an iPod nano, FM radio, games etc.

      The 5th generation also has a video camera with several different effects preloaded in. It also comes with voiceover which speaks the name of the song and artist to save you looking at the screen to find this information out.

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      For such a small device, the storage capacity is excellent, it can hold my music collection, several podcasts and all my pictures and there is still room. The click wheel technology that has been on all preceding versions is still present and works very well if the iPod is in your pocket. In my opinion, much preferable to the touch screen af the new iPods.

      The genius feature which chooses a list of similar songs to that which you're listening is also really good and works well. I have never had a genius list that wasn't at least similar to the type of music I wanted and it makes you listen to things in your collection you perhaps wouldn't have thought went together.

      The range of colours are excellent, and the metallic finish to them looks excellent. I have had my iPod for a while and even though I have dropped it several times and had it sitting in the bottom of bags, it hasn't scratched or dented and still looks as good as new.

      The video camera is a terrible idea. It is really bad quality and only useful for a novelty, once this wore off I have never used it again. Bearing in mind this is not what most people would buy this iPod for, it isn't too much of a problem though.

      The fact the only charger that comes with the iPod is a USB charger is a bit annoying. I like to be able to charge mine at work when I'm nowhere near a computer. Luckily I had my old wall charger from when they usued to come as standard. The plug adapter can be bought as an add on, but I find it's a bit annoying when you've paid this much money to have to fork out more.

      I would say this is a really good iPod. It's small and light without sacrificing storage space and quality. There are useless add ons which do not add anything to the iPod but these don't detract from the style and the ease of use.

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      28.06.2012 01:42
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      I would be very very lost without my iPod.

      I received my 5th generation nano for Christmas about 2 years ago in green. The year before I had been given a 4th generation, at first I was really put off by the case as it was a metallic shiny plastic and I much preferred the chrome bodies of the 4th generation. However I became used it when looking back at my 4th one it actually looked more impressive.

      As well as having a new body, the 5th generation has been updated with a lot more feature including a video camera, I find this feature very useless personally, I would much prefer it if it was a just a picture taking camera. It was fun for a few days while it was new but I haven't used it since.
      Another feature is that you can shake the iPod to change songs, however there is a special technique in the way you shake it which I only manage by luck! The iPod seems to think that dropping it (accidently of course but also from only a few inches of height) is you shaking to change the song which is very annoying; luckily you can turn this off. The other most important new feature is you can tilt the screen you can shuffle through all the album art, it's basically a more colourful way to find the album you want to listen to but does look impressive. This requires a slight technique too, the iPod has to up vertically, not flat in your hand, to tilt to the side properly, once you've figured this it's easy though.

      The iPod also has some games included, two which you need to move the screen around much like you would on an iPhone and one which is a solitaire card game which I get addicted to playing on long train journeys but this does eat my battery up very quick as the screen is constantly on.

      I prefer the 5th generation nanos to the classic as they are much easier to hold, have a wide choice of colours to choose from and most importantly (to me anyway) the cover art covers the whole screen which looks great. The only downside to this is that it makes you obsessive over your iTunes library art.

      This iPod is very durable, I've had it for two years and have dropped it several times and it still works as good as it did when I first used it, it has got one or two faint scratches on the screen but this is because I keep it unprotected in my bag most of the time but even then that's not bad for 2 years and I expect it to keep working for a few more too! The battery always lasts me forever even though I do listen to my iPod a lot, it would probably last weeks if you only listen to it for a short bus ride twice a day something!

      The only downside I can really pinpoint is the headphones as they never last as any others and maybe some of the added features are little excessive seeing as all I want is to listen to music but it's such a great product and I would recommend it to everyone who listens to music.

      I want to give it 5 stars because I love my iPod so much but 4 stars because of the excessive features

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      18.05.2012 15:01
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      Great MP3 player

      I cannot function without music, especially in the morning. My daily bus trip to work is almost unbearable without a coffee and my ipod. Forget one, and the rest of the day is awful!
      I love my ipod, I have it in a nice brushed silver, and it's just ace!
      As you'd expect from apple, the sound is great. The design is so easy to use, and the screen is lovely. The "wheel" is really easy, and it has a lock so your volume/ song choice isn't mucked around with. And the shuffle is so good for discovering songs or albums that you have forgotten about. Many a time, i've gone into work telling colleagues "remember ...., how great was that album!"
      You can play games on it, you can look at photos on it... you can even film video using it!

      A fantastic MP3 player, and everything you could need. What on Earth did we all do before MP3 players?!

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        12.02.2012 20:37
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        Would reccomend. I personally tink it's worth the price

        I will start his review by declaring that I am not an apple fan girl, I don't own and iphone and my laptop is windows. My ipod nano however is one of my favourite possessions. I have a 5th gen I. My favourite thing about it is it's shiny and pink! Yes I'm a typical girl. It does also come in a range of other colours. You can pick one of these up for around £120.

        My ipod was a gift from my husband, I had previously had the older model but I fancied one with the video feature to capture quick memories of my daughter. I have the 16gb model and it's plenty for me. I currently have my whole music collection plus ALOT of photos. I don't store videos on here as it really eats into the memory. The video function on here is pretty cool. The video and audio are very good quality while played on the ipod but bear in mind the screen is tiny. You do lose a lot of quality if watching on the computer. Sound playback is clear although there is a preset volume limit on it, which is annoying.
        There are 3 preinstalled games with the ipod. I haven't really used these as I mostly use it to listen to music while in work.

        I personally think my ipod nano is fantastic, I wouldn't use another mp3 player now. I am an apple convert. For mp3 players at least. They are expensive but the quality is great. I have had mine for over a year now ad it still works perfectly and only has a few minor scratchs on it. Bearing in mind this is thrown into my bag, my changing bag and has ended up in my daughters mouth a few times. 5 stars form me!

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          01.02.2012 23:46

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          Great all round product

          I love this product!
          My favourite feature of this IPod is that it can record and play videos and sound clips. However one disadvantage would be that it does not allow pictures to be taken, which seems a natural feature when video is enabled. The screen is the perfect size for such a compact piece of technology and provides a clear crisp picture. It's so easy and straightforward to use, with a simple control panel in the middle which allows scrolling through songs/artists and selecting an easy process. Alternatively a simple shake (when not locked) will shuffle randomly on to the next song.
          I have the metallic black version which looks really sleek, however I have had mine for over a year now and it is beginning to become scratched from rolling around in various handbags amongst car keys etc. It's a great size, not too big to take to the gym/running etc and not too small that it loses some of the best features such as the video camera etc like the iPod shuffle.
          The battery life is great and has not worn out over time. I have replaced the headphones which came with the product due to wear and tear, and general deterioration in sound quality. They are cheap to replace, however Apple were happy enough to give me a new pair for free when I visited the store- which was nice of them.

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          29.01.2012 20:53

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          My favourite Ipod so far!

          Where can I start, i love this product!

          Holds hundreds of songs, you can have videos, games, and photos!

          Battery life is wonderful, lasts forever (unless you are playing the games that is). I took this on a weeks holiday and listened to it around the pool, i only had to recharge it once over the holiday!

          Great sized screen, just about big enough to watch videos, or I have even managed to watch a few episodes of a TV series on there without straining my eyes.

          Sound quality is second to none, plays through your headphones and has a speaker in the bottom. If played through the speaker the sound can become a little distorted but still pretty good for such a small product.

          This generation of Ipod even has a camera and can record videos and sound clips. I would recommend getting a protective case for it as the screens can scratch quiet easily, and dont let it get too warm. I had one previously and stupidly left it on a radiator and it fried the electrics. But as it was under warrenty Apple quickly replaced it for me which i was quite shocked about as it had been my own fault!

          Great Ipod!

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          30.11.2011 17:14
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          A great little gadget!

          I have the iPod Touch but I also have this one purely for listening to on public transport and travelling to and from work. I have the pink version of this and it looks lovely. It has a lovely shine to it and the colour is really vibrant. It has the usual Apple "wheel" to navigate the menus and this works really well. Selecting a song and/ or an album to listen to is really easy and almost effortless. The iPod responds well to your touch and you can have the shuffle turned on or off.

          The sound clarity is excellent. This iPod sounds crystal clear no matter what musical genre you are listening to. It has a good bass sound to it without creating too much of a "thump" and the iPod is really durable and long lasting. I've had mine for over a year now and it still looks brand new. One thing I would say about it is that it can stratch and dent really easily so I would recommend that you buy a case for it. I bought a standard plastic transparent one off an auction site and it really protects the iPod. If you don't use a case with the iPod dust can easily get into it and mess with the sound quality.

          This is a lovely looking iPod and it fits into the hand really well. It's easy to grasp and it's so easy to use. I would recommend it to all music lovers out there.

          Buy one!

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          10.11.2011 16:13
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          Overall brilliant product!

          A great way to carry around the latest music! This light weight model by Apple has made it a lot easier for consumers to enjoy music wherever they are. The memory is good considering the size of the Apple Ipod Nano. Its slim line shape means it can easily slot into a bag or a pocket. Apple also allow for a quote to be scripted onto the back of the ipod. The large selection of colours means that the nano can apply to male and females. An ipod allows access to itunes, to purchase music and makes syncing music so much easier. I believe the price to be good for what you get! I would however say that the video camera on the back of the product could be improved as it only takes videos and does not do still images. However, I would say great product and definitely one for a perfect Christmas present for the one you love!

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          12.10.2011 18:32
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          Super MP3 player, highly recommended

          I had my Ipod nano 16GB before purchasing an Ipod touch, however even though I upgraded to touch this is an amazing Ipod for those who just want to listen to music. It's very nice looking and comes in a range of super colour (I had the purple one and it was so nice!) The sound quality is amazing and it can store thousands of songs. This ipod is great for all ranges of music as it can handle all sounds, including more bassy songs.
          This is amazing for the money, and as it is smaller than some it's easy to carry around and I never felt frightened that i'd break it.

          The battery on this device is VERY good, it would last me all day at work (8 or 9 hours+) and still have life. That's with solid usage. This ipod is very easy to use and over all a great buy. As i said, I'd highly recommend this to anyone looking for an MP3 with sole use to listen to their music.

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            04.10.2011 21:29

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            Best iPod yet!

            As a great lover of music I like to carry my iPod with me at all times. This small, compact iPod is perfect. It's fits into all bags and pockets taking up barely any room. Don't be fooled by how small it is...It's holds thousands of songs. However if you like many have more songs than this device will hold there is no need to fret. iTunes makes it easy to chop and change which songs you have on it enabling you to change your music as often as you like. What makes this iPod different from many is the fact it has a camera. Not only does it have a camera but also a speaker on the back with brilliant sound so that you don't hav to wear earphones...Perfect for picnics and lazy days in the garden when you don't want your earphones getting in the way! So, music lovers everywhere I encourage you to take the plunge and buy this iPod, download all your favourate songs and listen to them wherever you may be!

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            02.09.2011 08:23

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            A great, easy-to-use ipod with impressive performance.

            This is the ipod i am currently using and i have never had a problem with it and dont think i ever will. I managed to get it in my favourite colour, for a decent price and it came with a good set of heaphones.

            With 1122 songs on it, a fair selection of One Tree Hill/Supernatural episodes and a few pictures on a slideshow i am still trying to fill the 16GB space it holds!

            As for performance, it is as good as new and i have had mine for just over a year now! Like i said before, i have several tv series episodes stored on mine, which run perfectly, you just have to adjust to the screen size!

            If you're me and get annoyed with the constant clicking you hear as you scroll around the nano, problem solved - it can easily be muted along with more settings available. The touchpad used for scrolling and volume is still perfect to this day and isn't wearing away in the slightest.

            All in all, i am perfectly happy with the Ipod Nano, I take it everywhere with me, its great battery life has got me through many dire journeys and i have no intention of upgrading anytime soon!

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            10.08.2011 20:21
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            Great device recommend to anyone looking for a good mp3.

            At first glance I really liked the look of the nano, it was small, sleek and stylish and unlike my previous mp3 I wouldn't know I had it in my pocket all the time. Setting up the ipod was really easy it was as simple as plug it into my computer and let itunes update the firmware and set it up.

            My first apprehension was indeed itunes because I had alot of trouble using the software with my iphone it was however so much easier for the nano, to put music onto the device it was simply a drag and drop and watch it sync.

            The device itself comes in a variety of colors and is roughly 3.5 inches long and 1.5 inches wide as far as compact goes you don't really get much better than that. You can buy the nano in either 8GB or 16GB which will hold up to 2,000 or 4,000 songs, 7,000 or 14,000 photos, 8 hours or 16 hours of video. A nice feature is you can use part of the memory as a USB flash drive for portable data. The screen has a 2.2 inch screen which is really clear and easy to see and even a delight to watch videos from.
            One of the main selling points to this device would be the camera on the back, I should say though however this is a video camera and cannot be used to take photo's. The video recorder in itself is a cool feature but one which only really a novelty on my own ipod and something I very rarely use.
            The main reason its used of course is for the music I have the 16GB version and this can hold more music than I can think of and even after all my music and 3 films i'm still only using 7GB of space leaving me with more than half still to use. The sound quality with the headphones is really good this will of course depend on what headphones you are using but with the standard headphones that come with the ipod the sound is more than satisfying. The speaker however I think really lets the nano down the sound is tinny and its really quiet but again that's not something that gets used a whole lot.
            It also has the option to play some games, it has 3 games already loaded onto it and the option to buy many more from itunes there are always new games coming out and most of them are really quite cheap.
            The nano also comes with a radio which is suprisingly good, ive used some mp3 radios where the signal is just no good and you keep loosing the sound this however does not seem to be the case with the nano as it can hold the radio quite steady.

            Along with all this the nano also has an alarm clock, a stopwatch and a pedometer! This truly is a nifty little device and I never leave the house without it, I have nothing but good things to say about this as I have been through many mp3's most of which always have something that bugs me until I get rid of it. The nano on the other hand is just the perfect way to carry around my music and even a few films for those longer journeys.

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          Say you're listening to a song you really like and want to hear other tracks that go great with it. The genius feature finds the songs in your music library that go great together and makes a Genius Playlist for you. It's like having your own highly intelligent, personal DJ.

          Tilt or turn iPod nano on its side, and you'll listen, watch, and play in new ways. You can flip through your album art with cover flow. Or, vertically speaking, see more albums and artists on the screen at one time.

          Pull hundreds of photos from your pocket and share them wherever you go. Hold iPod nano upright and see your photos in portrait view. Turn it on its side to see them in landscape. Your photos look beautiful in their proper aspect ratio on the vibrant, 320-by-240-resolution display.

          It's even easier to find the song you want to hear. Now you can view your album art in cover flow. Or just press and hold the center button to browse by album or artist. When you find the right song, press the center button to add it to your on-the-go playlist.

          Sometimes, people could all use a little unpredictability. And now you can shake to shuffle your music. Just give iPod nano a shake and it shuffles to a different song in your music library. You'll always be surprised by what you'll hear.

          Watching movies, TV shows, and videos is big fun on iPod nano. And the high-resolution picture looks crisp and vivid on the 2-inch widescreen display. So you can always have a little video with you.