Product Type: Apple MP3 players
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Do you really want to be nano?
Apple iPod nano 2 GB
Member Name: Crazykid
Apple iPod nano 2 GB
Date: 07/12/05, updated on 08/12/05 (213 review reads)
Advantages: Ipod status , Fits perfectly in pocket
Disadvantages: Small, Flimsy, Screen, Price .
The iPod Nano is the new product released into the Apple iPod range, fitted with its own gimmick which will appeal greatly to the masses of folks who wish to be seen as being cool, trendy and popular. In all seriousness, who doesn't want an iPod?
The damn thing is flimsy, the covers scatched with ease, making the screen becoming unreadable. Why buy a rushed product, flawed beyond revival?
The battery only lasts about 5-6 hours when fully charged (it is meant to last for 12).
The size is a gimmick: why do I need an mp3 player this small? Why pay £130 for this when I can buy a mp3 player with real capacity (20 gig) for only a little extra? The nano can hold photos, but what is the use in that when your tiny screen cannot show them well? It cannot even show them at all considering how fast it scratches.
Which brings me on to the price. The Apple brand preys on the insecurities of the fashion concious consumer, charging inflated prices of around £40 extra.
The games bundled with the iPod are a joke - Brick, Music Quiz, Parachute and the classic Solitaire, the screen making the games near impossible to read. And with products such as the PSP being released, which have high quality games and serve as an MP3 player, why not pay £50 extra for a quality product?
Apple even try to force its dreadful iTunes product upon you with its music you get overcharged for...but that's for another time.
There are a few positives to pick from the pool. The sound quality I have noticed is better than most MP3 players, but is not something I would pay £140 for.
Ear phones are satisfactory, the earbud style is one I like, for a change, and it gives good sound quality.
And of course it has the iPod famous sleek style and "Cool" white colour.
And the speed of transfer is comparable to other players, can fill the thing in about 10-20 mins.
If you're willing to pay the extra for a fashion item which will last but weeks - go ahead. If not, glad to see some people are intelligent.
Edit : I used to own the product, got as a present, tis now sold.
Summary: A stylish but flawed product.
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