Product Type: Apple MP3 players
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Fantastically Designed Product
Apple iPod nano (5G) 8 GB
Member Name: RKearins1
Apple iPod nano (5G) 8 GB
Advantages: Fantastic sound quality. Great looks. Small and lightweight. Easy to use. Alot of features.
Disadvantages: Track wheel can take getting used to, high cost.
Apple are known for making fantastic products, and this is no exception. They really have stepped up the nano generation of iPods here, with the slight curved body and sooth finish making this a very sleek and modern looking product.
Smaller MP3 players like the nano are very handy to bring around on the go, as they prevent your pockets getting overbulked with items. The nano is in my opinion the perfect size for an MP3 player, with a nicely sized screen and nicely sized interface (The touch wheel), without being large and taking up to much room. It's also very lightweight which is handy if you were to use it for physical activities such as jogging or using it in the gym.
Onto the function. The interface with iTunes is all very easy to set up once you know what you are doing and makes it a lot easier to synchronise your on the computer with the iPod. This is a big difference with iPods and other MP3 player because you have to use iTunes to upload music rather than just being able to drag and drop like with other MP3 players. Once you get used to iTunes this is a huge asset as it makes it easier to make playlists for you iPod and choose exactly what songs you want to put on it.
When it comes to physically using the iPod, it is very simple and easy to use. The interface is simple to understand and the circular track pad makes it easy to scroll through the menus quickly, although sometimes it makes it hard to stop on the exact item you want to (E.G. a certain song or album or artist etc). However you soon get the hang of it and it becomes easy to use. There are many different categories to select your music from such as artist, album, genre or even just by songs. This makes it very easy to listen to exactly what you want to be it a whole album or a specific song. The camera is also fairly good for just taking small snapshots although seems a bit irrelevant.
The sound quality is fantastic and can really be heard when used with a more upmarket pair of headphones or speakers.
The only downside is the price. It is a great product and you do get what you pay for but there are a lot of other MP3 players out there that are less than half this price and although not as good a product are still perfectly good to use. The iPod Nano is for those who want to treat themselves.
Summary: This is probably the best MP3 player of this size that you will get, definitely so in my opinion.
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