Product Type: Apple MP3 players
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Surprisingly Good and Surprisingly Expensive.
Apple iPod nano (6G) 8 GB
Member Name: TobyD
Apple iPod nano (6G) 8 GB
Advantages: Size and Features.
I bought this before i got an iPhone so i could listen to music on the go in a small form factor. This is the 6th generation is tiny and is most certainly pocket sized. It was designed for portability and still holds plenty of songs.
In my opinion the iPod nano looks great and i prefer this to the previous generation. I have heard many criticisms of such a small touchscreen and such a small device in general but this negativity is not the case. The screen is just big enough to be able to navigate and the size is perfect for exercise as you can clip it onto a shirt or ten wear it as a watch. There are also volume buttons on the top along with the power/lock switch found on almost all the iPods. There is a 30pin connector for syncing the iPod and it also has a clip on the back so you can attach the iPod to your clothes.
I will admit that i questioned the usability of such a small tough screen. However saying this it really does work well and the iPod is easy to navigate despite the small form factor. The screen swivels with the iPod so it is never upside down and the operating system works well with the device and four icons are displayed. The os is similar to iOS on iPhones with the looks but this iPod cannot download apps like the touch or iPhone.
This iPod is budged with features like clock faces, fm radio and genius for music. Apps cannot be downloaded so these apps are what your are stuck with. However this is just an iPod and all these features are great to have. If you buy a wrist band adaptor this iPod makes a perfect watch and looks very stylish. There are many clock faces to choose from so you don't get bored. There is also the fitness app which has many features to monitor your fitness like a pedometer. This is useful as i mainly got this iPod for the portability and fitness purposes. It would be nice to see some apps from independent developers on the app store but the funded apps are more than sufficient.
The price is the downside for me as this 8gb model costs a whopping £115. 8gb can only store a limited amount of songs so i would recommend the 16gb for music lovers as that will let you store more on the nano. This iPod's price is far too high and i think that it should retail at around £80 to be competitive. However there are not many alternatives with these features and portability.
Summary: Good iPod for fitness but at a hefty price
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