Product Type: Apple MP3 players
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Great for music
Apple iPod nano (6G) 8 GB
Member Name: jetty79
Apple iPod nano (6G) 8 GB
Advantages: Light, great for music
Disadvantages: Perhaps too small, easily lost, not ideal for those with troubled vision
I got this sent to me by apple as a replacement for a faulty ipod nano generation 2 model, and at first thought i had been sent the wrong product.
The first thing that strikes you about the 6G model is its size. Apple have succeeded in turning the nano into a micro-nano. I could easily rest 4 of these just in the palm of my average-sized hand. It's about 1.5 inches wide and roughly square in shape.
It's light as a feather. Sometimes, when I have it in my pocket, I forget that it's there. This is a both an obvious advantage AND disadvantage. Maybe it's just me, but i find it slightly disconcerting to have an expensive piece of equipment on me, and to not even realise it's there most of the time. That said, it's fantastic if you are a frequent traveller or an enthusiastic runner (not me!).
You frequently see joggers with their nano's attached, and it also has a pedometer, which keeps track of all your steps. Helpful for planning an exercise regime, and also has added benefits for those wishing to keep track of their daily movements, if they have any associated health concerns.
The other striking change is the lack of the spinning wheel from previous nano models. Like most techno things these days, you have to rely on a touch-scree to navigate yourself around. Not ideal if you have chubby fingers, or have dodgy eyesight.
That said, the interface is easy to use and there are plenty of music options. Not only can you listen to your downloaded music, but also to the radio where you can actually initiate a live pause, just like you can on a sky plus box (or similar box's) for tv. Also 8GB allows for a good amount of storage.
There is no video options this time round. That's fine by me, as i use my phone or laptop for any videos i want to watch, but may annoy others. Clearly, this has been designed for music lovers only, and particularly those who like to be on the go.
Summary: Great for music and for those on the go. Not great for those who want other features besides music
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