Product Type: Apple MP3 players
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3rd Gen iPod Nano, 8GB
Apple iPod nano (3G) 8 GB
Member Name: grey0220
Apple iPod nano (3G) 8 GB
Advantages: So easy to use and can't overestimate how awesome it is having music at fingertips
Disadvantages: Pricier than other options on market (but genuinely so much better!)
I have had my 3rd generation 8gb iPod nano since 2007 - it is red, as it was part of the special (Red) campaign, with a percentage of the proceeds going to fight AIDS in Africa. It is my second iPod - my first iPod was a 20gb (4th gen) iPod click-wheel which I had from 2004 to 2006, and which died before I had filled it with 15gb-worth of songs. I refrained from buying another iPod for a while, as I was wary of having lost all the music on my original iPod, but was soon lured back into the promise of having all of your favorite music on hand, all the time. I opted for the nano, as like I said, in my experience there was no point in getting the higher capacity iPods, as they seemed to break or become redundant before you realized their full capacity. I'll say now that I am a big music fan, though maybe not a full blown fanatic.
Like I said above, I have had this iPod for coming up to 3 years now and it still (touch wood) works a treat. I have used it to store photos and videos as well as music, and am now just reaching the 8gb mark - I will occasionally go through "cleanses" where I'll delete songs I have not listened to for a while (or never got around listening to), and this allows me to keep updating and renewing my music.
My favorite feature of the iPod is the on-the-go playlist feature. This means that if I am en route to the gym and want to make a so-themed playlist, I can easily do it on the Tube - without having to plug it in to any computer. Once you plug it into iTunes, it automatically saves the playlist, allowing you to rename it and reuse it later.
I also really like how you can choose to turn on your shuffle (either by album or by song) whilst listening your music - with the click-wheel iPod, you had to go all the way back to the menu to change the settings. Now, if I'm listening to all my songs on shuffle (by song) but then realize I want to listen to the entire album, it's as simple as double clicking the centre of the wheel.
I love this iPod, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking to buy a refurbished or used iPod.
Summary: Check out Apple's iPod refurbs and eBay for this great, reliable alternative to a new iPod
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