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5th Generation iPod Nano; My most prized possesion!
Apple iPod nano (5G) 16 GB
Member Name: alfiepeaches
Apple iPod nano (5G) 16 GB
Date: 28/06/12, updated on 28/06/12 (12 review reads)
Advantages: easy to use, easy to update, vast rang of colours to choose,
Disadvantages: features a little excessive and useless, especially camera and shaking action which doesn't work!
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
Summary: I would be very very lost without my iPod.
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