Product Type: Apple MP3 players
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the little music library in your pocket
Apple iPod nano 1 GB
Member Name: JaketheReviewer
Apple iPod nano 1 GB
Advantages: Cheap,Easy to carry around, fast syncing
Disadvantages: Battery life, screen is fairly dull, memory size
Release Date: September 16th 2005
Memory: Available in 1GB & 2GB
Battery life (when new): 14 hours
Screen size: 1.5 inches
Weight: 1.5 ounces
My view: The world of technology is obviously very fast growing, changing, improving and competitive, so you may be reading this review now thinking to yourself why am i taking the time to write a review on an apple product that is almost 6 years out of date, and in answer to your question, this ipod nano was my introduction to digital music, it was the first product of its kind that i have owned, before this product i was carrying round a clunky ''portable'' CD player and a pouch of CDs, not very convenient at all.
I was not the original owner of the nano, however bought it off a friend who no longer wanted it for around £50 which i thought was a bargain, at the time i did not have much of a music library so 1GB was certainly sufficient for my needs, the 1st Generation nano is very small, thin, weighs virtually nothing, you can't even feel it in your pocket(which regularly causes you to go into a frenzy when you cant feel it in your pocket haha)
The nano is charged through a computer, as the original did not come with a wall charger, you had to buy that separately unfortunately, you can easily sync your itunes library to your nano within minutes, the screen is fairly dull, however i was only really using it for music so it wasn't too much of a disadvantage to me.
I found the screen was quite small and so syncing pictures to it, and taking up valuable memory was obsolete in my opinion, when i was occasionally very bored i would also play the games included with the nano, which i couldn't complain about, but they were not anything special either.
The one thing i have always found with this generation of nano is it doesn't matter how many times you drop it, it never seem to physically affect its performance and the tracks never jump as it uses flash memory technology, which is a godsend for people who use it whilst jogging or doing other physical activity.
This nano i have had for around 5 years and it still works, i actually think this has less faults than my 3rd generation nano which has problems with turning on after a few days of not using it, the only complaint i would have is the 14 hour battery expectancy is grossly over-exaggerated, and the most i have ever had out of it is between 8 and 10 hours.
Flash Memory (stops skipping)
Easy to charge & syncs fast
very sensitive and responsive control wheel
few simple games
can view pictures
Conclusion: Overall it is a superb and cheap little music player, yes it may be six years old and technically speaking cannot compete with newer models of apple products, nevertheless it gets the job done if all you are looking for is a simple music player, as it is cheap, easy to use, and more durable if you drop it.
I hope this review helps.
Summary: all in all i would rate this product 7/10
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