Product Type: Apple MP3 players
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Great for Basic needs
Apple iPod nano (6G) 8 GB
Member Name: James2807
Apple iPod nano (6G) 8 GB
Advantages: Size, quality useability
Disadvantages: cannot turn it off?
I am not a massive Apple fan but did find myself being roped into itunes *sigh *
My girlfriend recently bought an iphone and as a result was looking to get rid of her ipod nano. I usually use my phone for music but decided a nano would be a good idea as go to the gym affair amount and due to it size thought it would be handy, therefore I took it off her hands. I have been pleasantly surprised by the nano and its functions.
As I said the major appeal to me was its size. The nano is tiny at only
Width 4.1 cm
Depth 0.9 cm
Height 3.8 cm
And weights virtually nothing,
This means it is perfect for using whilst running or generally working out as does not get in the way. Some may be put off by the small screen but I find it perfect for its use. I feel an mp3 player is for music, something the nano does very well, not for videos, pictures etc which most of them now do (having said that the nano can be used to store and view photos, a function which I have not yet used). Whilst the screen is small the resolution is great and the overall quality fantastic. On the back of the ipod is a large clip, allowing the ipod to be placed on clothes etc.
I have the 8gb version which is more than enough for my needs but it is also available in 16gb and a wide range of colours (I have gun metal grey which looks great)
Despite its size there are some great features on the ipod. The classic ipod range of listening options are there, with shuffle, playlist etct etc. All songs have the ability to display pictures of the albums covers which I like. There is a built in radio which is fantastic especially as it works with any type of headphones. It also has a function to display and remember what song you are listening too on the radio and allows you to download it from itunes when you next reconnect which is a brilliant idea. There is also Nike Fitness which is excellent and tracking workouts, distances run, cal burned etc whilst listening to music.
The usability is good with the menu being easy to navigate. My one criticism is you cannot seem to turn it off fully. You can put it to sleep and it turns off fully after 3 days but that is all. However the battery seems to be decent with it lasting around 1 week with my use (around 2 hours 4 times a week)
I feel the sound quality is dependant on the headphones used so cannot comment, but with my headphones (which are not amazing, £17.99 form pc world) it works well, sounds great and can go very loud.
The price is decent and a new one can now be picked up for around £110 which for the quality is a very good price.
This is not one of those amazing multi media mp3 players. It is a simple MP3 player which is easy to use, works well and is perfect for basic needs.
Summary: Great little MP3 player
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