Product Type: Apple MP3 players
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Apple iPod nano (5G) 8 GB
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Apple iPod nano (5G) 8 GB
Date: 19/06/11, updated on 21/06/11 (4 review reads)
Advantages: Crisp action, attractive
Disadvantages: Scratches easily
The size of this nano may be the same as its predecessor but the simple changes make all the difference.
The slightly larger screen size allows a crisp look with the strength and clarity of colour that was often lacking before. Whilst this compact nature is ideal for taking movies away on holiday, I did find that after watching two hours, it easily gave you a headache!
Ease of Use:
This nano is simple to use - almost identical to the previous generation, the wheel allows an easy use with the lock preventing any unintended change of track. Though a drawback of the nano is this - when unlocked and placed horizontal, the screen changes to allow a skim of the tunes with the given images. This is a good idea which would make it easier in the long run, however it can be irritating if you accidentally lean it to the side whilst choosing tracks in a traditional manner.
The addition of the camera is good in terms of resolution, but it is rather awkwardly positioned on the nano itself - plus with lack of clear instructions, it can be hard to work out on first use. The indication of battery life is a good idea in concept - however, it gives little warning of when it will actually die, whilst it changes colour as expected, these can be altered by merely turning it off and back on, giving no concrete idea of its battery life.
With the radio giving out the same crisp sound as the headphones, it is fair to say that this version of the nano is a lot better than the others. However, one slight drawback is that of the speaker - whilst it seems to be a good advance and competition for the ipod touch, it is hard to get away from the metal-like sound that it emits. For the best quality, it is better to stay with the headphones.
Summary: Good all round model!
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