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GREAT things always come in small packages
Apple iPod nano (6G) 16 GB
Member Name: jezzyjay18
Apple iPod nano (6G) 16 GB
Advantages: Small, amazing memory, multiple new features
Disadvantages: shake to shuffle is sensitive.
Having been faithful to my ipod 3rd generation for several years when my 18th birthday rolled around i knew i wanted this new edition to the apple family. Whilst the 3rd generation had served me well it just wasn't fun anymore, plus, i fell in love with just the look of the nano 6th generation. With its tiny size you would imagine it hard to use, let alone have room for fingers sliding across it for touchscreen use, but it holds its own, with 4 main pages available ranging from playlists, and now playing, to Genius mixes (a brilliant addition) and Pedometers (which as a typical teenager, i havent really used). And if you thought it would be tiresome to swipe away at a tiny screen to find what you want, again, you'll be wrong, if you hold your finger onto an icon and wait for the image to jiggle, you can rearrange the icons into which ever order you fancy.
The biggest selling point for me was of course the GB. At 16GB Im in musical heaven. 1700 songs on and still plenty of room left. Not only can the ipod hold an extraordinary amount of songs, but you can also have photo albums, audio books and podcasts on the tiny device. Although I personally have only used the photo albums which was brilliant as I could create a slideshow of them on my ipod.
The radio app has also been upgraded since the 3rd generation (unfortunately for you poor readers i can only compare to this one other ipod, im not THAT much of a geek) and now allows you to favourite stations, tag songs and view recently played songs that you have listened to on the ipods radio.
Another brilliant advancement on this ipod is the ability to create playlists directly on your ipod, instead of having to plug your ipod in to your computer or laptop to do so. The ipod also allows you to edit the playlists away from the computer by letting you remove and add songs from playlists.
I probably only have about 3 flaws with the ipod. The first being that i can no longer search for a song by typing it in, i have to use only artists, albums or genres to search for a particular song which, when faced with nearly 2000 songs and no recollection of which of the multiple artists on the track the song is under can be tiresome and fustrating. The second could possibly be just a fault with my own ipod and not necessarily all of them in general but i find that if i havent turned my ipod on in a while (4 or 5 days), when i do turn it on, it gives me the apple screen, which on the 3rd generation always meant it had frozen and was resetting the ipod which meant all songs would be lost. Thankfully on the 6th generation it hasn't done that, all songs and playlists remain intact, however i havent quite figured out exactly what it means its doing. My final one is with the shuffle technique. With the 6th generation ipod, a quick and easy way to shuffle every song on your ipod and then play, all you have to do is shake the device. This is brilliant for when you are bored etc, however, i have discovered, (and this may only apply to the younger owners) that when i plug my ipod into a set of speakers to blast my "awful noise" at a ridiculous volume, the vibration causes the "Shake to Shuffle" to kick in. Not a devestating flaw however embarrassing at house parties to one minute be dancing to R&B then the next Glee blaring out revealing your guilty music pleasure (not that theres anything wrong with a bit of Glee). Overall the ipod nano 6th generation 16GB is a magnificent piece of technology and i highly recommend it to anyone, one can only imagine how Apple expect to better this!
Summary: Brilliant. Can foresee this ipod lasting me many years
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