Product Type: Apple MP3 players
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A Miniature Master
Apple iPod nano (6G) 16 GB
Member Name: Apple_Review
Apple iPod nano (6G) 16 GB
Advantages: Size, Touch screen, Features, Radio
Disadvantages: Apple earphones, Pricey
The latest iPod Nano is certainly of a small size, but it still has a screen and many functions, which makes it such a great choice from the iPod range. Not only does this iPod play your music, but also displays your artwork on a very fine quality little screen, and provides intention for personal fitness with a built in FM radio too. It really is a clever little gadget. It may be small, but it comes at a rather large price with a retail of around £160. However, you can find them for nearer the £130 mark online.
This iPod, like the latest iPod Shuffle comes in a little clear plastic box. The iPod is available in a range of colours including red, blue, orange, green and silver. The colours are very vivid, giving it an attractive look, which contrasts perfectly with the high resolution crystal clear screen. This iPod features a built in clip on the back side, so you can clip it onto your clothes. With all the advances from the iPod Shuffle (the screen etc.), this means you can clip it on during exercise and enjoy your music to the fullest whilst being able to view what's playing and make use of the many features.
The iPod is very easy to use. It has a touch screen, which is of the same quality as the iPod Touch and iPhone but on a much smaller scale. It is extremely responsive and you can tap and drag the screen to select and scroll through options. It's quite user friendly and can be picked up by anyone fairly quickly. There are several 'pages' on the iPod where you can view everything from the radio to your playlists and 'now playing' as well as the built in pedometer and podcasts. On the 'now playing' screen, which you will view when a song is playing, you can see the album artwork as well as all the song information by giving the screen a tap. The iPod has a built in motion-detector as you can give it a shake and it'll automatically select a random song from your library to play if you are bored of what you're listening to.
The pedometer is great, and ideal for runs or exercise. It is able to time you and give you an idea of calories burnt, which makes it all the better for fitness. I mentioned that the display is crystal clear. There is a 'white on black' option, in which you can switch round the background colours of the iPod for all menus and the home screen. I prefer it as the default, but it's still another option to be chosen! The 16GB capacity is more than enough for me and my music. I find it quite amazing that you can get 16GB on this iPod considering it's so small with a built in touch screen too.
The FM radio built into the iPod is excellent and I love making use of it when on the go. You can select a station and even do a live pause, for example if your phone rings. This is extremely useful. You can then fast forward to catch up with the live radio, or even go up to 15 minutes backwards. This iPod comes as others with the official Apple earphones. I'm not very fond of these - they are poor quality and uncomfortable to wear. I'd recommend a good pair of earphones with fair base - you can purchase a good pair online for under £20.
To conclude, this iPod has excellent potential. It's not cheap but you have to appreciate all the features it has squeezed into its 23g weight and 4.1 x 3.8 x 0.9 cm size! It'd make a great gift and is ideal for those who like to keep fit as it can clip onto your clothes and can store a large volume of music with many other useful features too.
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Summary: Some excellent features squeezed into a tiny iPod with a touch screen and good capacity
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