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I was bought this Ipod nano a few years back for christmas and i think it is one of my most used presents, its always on, whether it be with headphones in on the go, or on my speakers at home.
The ipod came in a small plastic box, with a clear plastic lid, enabling you too see the ipod and its colour without opening the box.
I have the pink ipod and the colour is very girly, suitable for anyone who loves pink as it is a very strong tone, not at all subtle. The sound quality is good but i think it really depends on which headphones or speakers you use, as to the extent of how good it really is. The features on the ipod are very good, its quick and easy to find a song through playlists, song name, albulm, artist or genre. It also comes installed with three games which you can play whilst listening to your music, ensuring you are never bored on long car journeys. The large memory capacity allows me to store a variety of films, all of which are of very good video quality, giving me more options of what i can do when traveling
Further functions of the ipod include alarms, calenders and clocks. I cannot comment on the calender function as i have never used it but i do use the alarm options daily to wake me in the mornings. The alarm function is good as it will pick a song from random on your ipod, giving you nice surprises in the morning, making things unpredictable, like a phone alarm where you have to manually change the song you wake up to.
Inside the box, the ipod's also come with a set of apple head phones. They are very good quality and are not broken easily like many headphones that come free with products. The only problem i have encountered is the white rubber round the edge making it soft when it goes into your ear began to full off, rather quickly and has now completely come off, so i can no longer use them as they were a bit painful to put in.
The ipod facilities are very easy to use, you just plug it into the itunes software you download onto your computer and everything is pretty much self explanatory as apple give lots of prompted advice along the way. You control the majority of your ipods facilities with the itunes and plug the ipod into the computer with the provided USB and the two will synch together transferring everything from your itunes to your ipod.
over the past few weeks i have noticed that some of the pixels have died on my screen so i now have rather annoying black squares and lines through it but this is the first problem i have encountered over the four years i have had this ipod, so i would say it is very durable.
Overall i would say i am very thankful i was bought an ipod nano for christmas as it has been my lifesaver in escaping boredom on journeys and in my room on my own. I would also say it is very good value for its money as it has lots of different options and as i mentioned earlier i have only had one problem with it over the past four years. I will definitely look into buying another one when my screen finally goes.
This is quite honestly the most fantastic piece of equipment I have ever owned. The memory is just large enough to mean I don't have to constantly remove and re-add music depending on my mood that day, I can have my entire collection on it (though obviously this depends how extensive your collection is). The sound quality is fantastic which is all you really want from an ipod. I loved having a choice of the colour, it meant it could be at least a bit personalised (and from some places you can even get them engraved). The battery life is fantastic and has lasted throughout its life (I have owned the ipod for nearly 4 years), it is only just beginning to die, and that is my own fault through leaving it to charge for too long, if properly cared for it would still be perfect.
The features on the ipod work perfectly and make it much better for music listening on the go i.e. shuffle by shaking is very useful as you don't have to fiddle around with the menus! Also the cover flow is useful to scroll through your albums quickly and easily!
The screen is easy to see even in sunlight, and has never been damaged despite being shoved into my bag without a case with my keys and dopped on the floor several times. This shows its durability and means that even after 4 years it still looks new!
One of the problems I have found with it is the headphones that come with it, Apple headphone peel and break within a very short time of having them and are very expensive to replace, to this end I would recommend buying your own head phones! Also the click wheel is no longer as smooth as it was, it sometimes doesn't work very well at all and it takes several attempts to scroll down to the song that you want, however, this doesn't happen very often and so it is a very minor issue. However, one of the more annoying problems is that my lock button has stopped correctly functioning so sometimes it won't lock at all and songs start playing to themselves or it runs down my battery when I am not even using it - I don't know if this is a problem with other peoples nano's, but it's just something to watch out for if you intend on getting one!
Also, if you are intending on using it for apps/more than just music, it would be better to go for an ipod touch as this has none of those features. This doesn't bother me as I can just use my phone or the computer, but if you want more than just music I would suggest looking at other (probably more recent models).
My iPod nano (4th gen) is now three years old and still going strong. I was originally not interested in getting an iPod, thinking that they were a lot of hype over nothing. However when my old mini-disc player broke I wanted to get something smaller, lighter and where I wouldn't have to carry a bag full of discs with me - I had been carrying bags full of tapes and discs since the 80s, I was more than fed up with it.
So what made me choose the ipod? Simply that at that moment in time I decided I was going to put quality first, I'd rather spend more on a device from a good company with a good reputation. And 3 years later I'm still very happy that the quality of the ipod has endured. The battery is still good enough to last for a couple of days of heavy use.
I chose to get the Product Red one, which is my favourite colour, and a proportion of the sale goes to charity, so good all round. All of the colours are good. The metal cover feels very good in the hand, but I put it in a clear case to protect the glass screen from stratches.
The included Apple earphones are useless, they were uncomfortable and kept falling out of my ears. Also included in the box was a USB cable and a strange white piece of plastic which goes into an ipod dock.
I find the wheel incredibly easy to use, but can be slow if you have to scroll through a huge library. Having a physical wheel to click I find is a great advantage when driving rather than the touch screen of the iPod Touch which you have to actually look at the screen to use. However the screen is very small for watching anything other that a short music video, although you can watch TV shows or films, I think you'd be better watching them on the ipod Touch.
So I would recommend the ipod nano if you want a player for music or audiobooks and is simple to use. I liked the 4th gen Nano so much I bought one for my mother as well, who appreciates the ability to use a larger font size.
I received an Apple I-pod Nano Chromatic 4th Generation with 16 gigabytes of memory for christmas a few years back and it was my first I-pod but I have had MP3 players before that. I went for an I-pod not only because they're trendy, not only because I'm a bit of an apple fangirl but because of the amount of memory these little gadgets have. It comes in a good variety of colours including red, purple, orange, blue, yellow and more!
The software is wonderfully simple and has all the little extras that makes it clearly an apple product. It even has some games which come in handy when you're waiting somewhere, bored. You can view your pictures on it along with films, TV programmes, music videos and podcasts.
The metal casing keeps all the electronics safe when being dropped but when my mum put my jeans in the wash with my I-pod still in the pocket. Disaster? Not quite. I left it to dry out for a few weeks and the only damage was the screen. I used the I-pod for a good 6 months after until it finally gave up the ghost.
It colourful, its perfectly sized, its got plenty of memory and its wonderful!
I've had my ipod nano (4G) for two years now, having upgraded from the 2nd generation nano and I absolutely love it!
The small and sleek design on the nano 4G allows it to fit comfortably into even the smallest of pockets.
Cover flow allows you to browse through your music collection by album artwork.
Users can sync their favourite movies, music videos or tv series from itunes and view them from their ipod.
Shake to shuffle feature allows quick and easy shuffling by simply shaking the device from side to side.
Plenty of storage space for both music and video.
Very rarely freezes and requires re-setting.
Overall, I'm very pleased with my ipod nano (4G) as it has lasted me two years without any major problems. I don't think I'll be looking to upgrade to a newer model any time soon, as I like the shape of this one too much!
I recieved my ipod nano around two years ago. I had previously owned a much older model, so I found the interface easy to use - but I'm sure it would be simple for anyone. The nano-specific features are also excellent, I particularly liked the way you can put your entire music library on shuffle simply by shaking the ipod. This motion sensor technology is also seen in the games that come pre-loaded, which involve you tilting the ipod to control the game. The 4th generation ipod nano is certainly a welcome leap forward from previous models, and the fact that it comes with 16 gb of memory - enough even for a music collector like me - is definitely a benefit. However, in the interests of being as broad as possible I must mention that after around two years the click wheel of my nano has ceased to work, and in doing an internet search for the problem I found that this fault is not uncommon. Luckily replacement parts can be bought on the cheap. I found my 16 gb ipod nano to be a fantastic investment.
I received this Apple iPod Nano as a gift from my dad for my 25th birthday. The colour of the Apple iPod Nano is lightening blue and he brought it from curry's for £119. Please have a look at the picture of my Apple iPod Nano that I have uploaded. It is quite easy to learn how to use the iPod and apart from listening to music, the ipod has many other features such as a pedometer, video camera, stopwatch etc.
How to use the iPod?
To start using the iPod, you have to install itunes from the itunes website. Installation of the itunes software takes about 5 minutes. You can then buy your favourite tunes online and add them to your playlist. You can also copy songs from your favourite cd's and then upload them to your playlist. To add the playlist to your ipod, you have to connect the ipod to your computer using the usb cable provided. You then have to click synchronise and then all the songs will be transferred to your Apple iPod Nano. I found the whole process of uploading songs easy to follow and there was nothing complicated about it.
Evaluating the Features of the Apple iPod Nano
The features of the Apple iPod Nano are very good. Playing songs from the playlist is very easy. You can choose your songs by selecting album, artist, genre or playlist.
The Apple iPod Nano also has a video camera function, where you can record videos with the click of one button. You can then watch videos by selecting them on the list. The quality of the videos are excellent and you can transfer them to your computer by connecting the usb cable. You can also transfer photos from your pc to the Apple iPod Nano.
Podcasts can be in audio or video format. You can also sync any podcasts from itunes. I like to listen to motivational podcasts which can improove my confidence. My favourite podcast is from daretolivewithoutlimits.com. Similarly there are loads of speeches you can listen to in podcast format.
The radio works in conjunction with the headphones. The headphones contain the radio reception! Radio regions listed include America, Asia, Austrailia, Europe and Japan. The radio is very clear to listen to on the ipod.
Evaluating the other extra functions of the Apple iPod Nano
Other extra functions in the Apple iPod Nano include alarms, calenders, clocks, contacts, fitness, games, notes, stopwatch and voice memos.
I often use the alarm function on the Apple iPod Nano as an extra alarm in the morning as I need about 5 alarms to wake myself up! It is easy to create an alarm, you just enter the time and date. You can even label the alarm with predefined names such as wake up, work, appointment, phone call, breakfast, prescription, anniversary, birthday, party etc
The calender function is quite useful to check up on dates and it also has a To Do section where you can list items of things which you need to do!
The next useful function is the clock where you can store the times of different countries in the world.
In the games function there are three games installed called Klondike, Maze and Vortex. Klondike is a card game which is very addictive. I often play this one my home on the train. In the game Maze, you have to move all the balls to the goals. I don't play this game often. I do like the background music of the game though as its got a nice beat! In the game Vortex, you have to detroy bricks in the time given. This is another game I don't play often. I most often play Klondike!
I was shocked to discover a pedometer in the fitness function. The pedometer can measure how many step you have taken when walking, the amount of calories you have burned and how long you have been walking. I now regularly use this pedometer function when I go walking. This is one of the reasons I love this Apple iPod Nano!
The sound quality of the Apple iPod Nano is excellent and crystal clear. The white earphones provided are also of excellent quality and last much longer than standard earphones.
The accessories that came with the Apple iPod Nano includes earphones and a USB computer cable. After two months, I brought my self an external Apple iPod Nano charger so that I can charge up the ipod at work as the IT policy at work doesn't allow external cables to be connected to the work computer.
I am pleased that I brought the Apple iPod Nano. I have purchased other mp3 players in the past but I have found that the ipod is the most user friendly.
I have also posted this review on Ciao under my same username Angela150. I hope you enjoyed reading my review!
I am an absolute music fanatic. Music is invariably on my mind so it is important for me to have something to use to listen to my favourite songs. While I cannot comment on the price/value for money of this product since I bought it off my brother, I can certainly say something about its features.
It is aesthetically pleasing and very easy to use, especially if you have a Mac. After you've installed iTunes, if you're running Windows and don't already have it, it's a simple matter of plugging in the device using the USB cable provided and you're away. By opening iTunes and dragging and dropping songs onto the appropriate menu option, you can easily transfer files to your iPod.
When I first switched it on, I was first struck by the ease of use. The touch pad that you use to navigate by rolling your finger around is an ingenious idea! It does not necessitate that you repeatedly press a button to find your favourite song that happens to begin with a Z, be by an artist that begins with Z and get RSI in the process. The menus are elegant; the fonts and smooth movement of the menu selection bar is pleasing to the eye.
Songs are nicely organised in alphabetical order and can be found either by looking for a particular artist you are interested in (using the artist menu option), or if you don't know their name, looking for a particular song (using the song menu option).
What is so cool about this little gadget is the inclusion of a digital video camera - which records respectable quality footage - and lots of little applications like a pedometer and a stopwatch. The device's ability to play videos you download to it with great quality really impressed me; it's like carrying round a handheld television.
Most important of all aspects of an MP3 player if you love music is THE SOUND. The sound on the iPod touch is great. Songs come out clear and the ability to apply different EQ curves allows you to accentuate certain frequencies for different genres of music and maximise your listening experience.
One thing that took me by surprise was the built in speaker that allows you to listen to music without headphones. This is great if your headphones are broken and you're itching to listen to your favourite band, however, the quality isn't that great and there is no bass to be heard. But hey, what do you expect? It's a tiny device so there's not enough room for a speaker with a good response across all frequencies.
In summary, I'd say that this device has pleased me greatly. It is shapely, attractive and ergonomic and sounds great.
I wanted to review my Apple iPod nano (4th Generation) because Apple sometimes gets stick for iPods being prone to breaking shortly after the warranty runs out. I must admit, this did happen with my Apple iPod nano 3G, but I have had this iPod for almost 2 years now since it came out in 2008 (I got mine in December 2008) and it still works perfectly.
Firstly, the deisgn of this iPod nano (I am only comparing it to other iPod nanos, not the touch etc) is the best of the series. The thin, lightweight design with curved edges, an improvement on the 2G model and a wise step away from the awkward and ill thought out design of the 3G model in my opinion trumps all the designs thus far. Granted, the 5th generation model was similar, however the idea that iPod users care for a camera on the back seems bizarre to me. iPods are for music - and this one does it best. It baffles me to see that the new iPod nano touch has returned back to the poor design of the 3rd generation model which puts being small over usability. When will apple realise that the nano is already a decent size? It doesn't need to be any smaller, if we wanted to go smaller, we'd get a shuffle!
The aluminum casing on the nano 4G is exceptional. It draws on the success of the 2G and then improves it, making the larger screen flush with the aluminum casing preventing any build-up of dust. The clickwheel is an optimum size, giving room for a larger screen without compromising ergonomic design, there is also of course the 'hold' slider on the top to stop it shuffling or changing tracks in your pocket.
That brings me to my next point - the shuffle function. This is possibly the only 'gimmicky' feature of the iPod 4G, although it can be turned off so doesn't cause any problems. I find that the shuffle feature is more of a nuisance than a benefit. If I want to change the track, I'll press the next track button. If I want to change the track in shuffle mode, I'll change the track with shuffle on. The whole 'shake the iPod' feature in my opinion was something they had to throw in to make it look like it was more 'different' and 'original', but not needed because in my opinion it already qualifies as the best in the nano series.
One downside to the nano is that apps are pretty much a waste of time. The clickwheel certainly does not make a good tool for playing games and in this sense it has nothing on the touch. Also, it has no internet connectivity like the iPod touch, the screen isn't as good or as big, and navigating your library is more of a task. But I think it important that I don't compare this iPod to the touch. This iPod is cheaper, smaller, and my guess based on my usage is that it would also be more reliable, although I stress that this is just a guess. For the price difference, I think you have to have some perspective and compare this to other iPod nanos and similarly priced mp3 players - and I think that this iPod beats its competition hands down.
The iPod nano 4G can be picked up for a relatively small price now since everyone blindly wants the newest version, my advice would be to take advantage of this and get the best nano in the series for a great price!
I have no idea what I'd do without my iPod. Its my must have essential wherever I go. I love love love it!
I got this two Christmases ago in bright yellow. Admittedly, this is not the colour of my choice, but that's what you get for having parents who do their Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve. As well as yellow, it comes in red, orange, pink, green, blue, purple, grey and black. The colours are all super bright and cool, and were marketed as "nano-chromatic".
Now for the technical stuff. The screen is longer and generally bigger than previous generations, which I like about it. As well as 16GB it also comes in a 8GB model. It's a lot thinner than the 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation models. An accelorometer was also added, which means that by shaking the iPod, the Nano will shuffle your songs for you, without the inconvenience of having to go to the menu an scroll down to the shuffle option.
All things considered, this is a nifty little mp3 player with a huge amount of space for all your music, photo's and music video's. I highly recommend it!
I got this ipod as a present in December and it has to be the best mp3 player i've had so far. You just can't beat apple! the ipod is really thin and fits into any bag or purse perfectly. Although it scratches pretty easy you just have to be careful how you keep it in your bags. The ipod looks really cool and it really easy to use, the screen shows the album artwork and then has the track name and album name etc at the bottom, it looks really neat and fancy haha. The first time i got hold of my ipod it just slipped through my hands onto the kitchen floor and dented the top, so you have to be careful with it. But i have had no trouble at all with this ipod. It holds tones of songs and movies and games on it and the battery lasts for quite a while, but i've found that if you turn the brightness right down when your battery is getting low it turns the battery bar back to green. The sound quality is really good and i just can't go anywhere without my ipod!
I love iPods. I couldn't live without one, and this is my third now. I received this iPod in blue a couple of years ago as a Christmas present from my lovely parents, after breaking my previous two iPods very easily (Both 3G Nanos). I actually managed to break my first iPod within a couple of hours, which shows they're very fragile and not for people as clumsy as me! I'm so impressed with the fact that this iPod has lasted me two years, I've had no problems, no breakages, no accidents (although I have dropped it plenty of times), not even a crack in the screen! Fantastic!
I didn't chose the blue iPod, it was a complete surprise, but the colour is a striking electric blue which looks lovely in contrast with the clean white headphones and Click Wheel. The sound is very clear with the 'Apple' headphones which are included.
To people who have had iPods before, this iPod is equally simple. To people who haven't, this may be tricky at first but doesn't take long at all to get used to. To select a song, you just chose options from different menus: albums, artists, songs. It is equally as simple to select and play games or watch videos. As well as this, there is an easier way to shuffle with this iPod, simple shake! I like this as it saves a lot of time and makes shuffling more fun!
Well, I'm very impressed. With 16GB, there is plenty of space to store all of my favourite albums and plenty of music videos, in fact you can even store films and TV shows so that you can watch them on the go. I also think that the battery life on this iPod is impressive and I'm very pleased with how long it has lasted me without dying like my other iPods. Recommended!
I've had the iPod Nano 16GB for about a year now, and still think it's great. I've never had any problems with it, and still think the battery holds its charge after a full charging session. 16GB is enough memory for me, it certainly fits all my favorite albums and more. I've never really been an Apple fan, and would always look for an alternative as i consider iPods to be generally quite expensive, but now i'm a firm believer in you pay for what you get, and the Apple iPod Nano's certainly deliver. They look good, they fit nicely in your pocket, and the sound quality is fantastic. I do have a nice pair of Sennheiser earphones, but the quality is still good on the iPod earphones supplied. My only minor concern is the iTunes setup and synchronisation process. I'm quite IT savvy so managed ok, but i can imgaine a few complications occuring at this point for some people. I'd certainly recommend the iPod Nano, well, infact, thinking about it, i'd recommend any model from the iPod range.
This is a fantastic product. I got one just over a year ago, in red, and have had very few problems with it. It's slim and attractive, the screen is a good size with adjustable brightness. I couldn't imagine using it to watch tv or videos on, but it's perfect for using as an mp3 player. Unlike previous mp3 players that I've owned, the software doesn't slow down as you fill it up. Itunes and indeed the ipod itself are both very easy to use. The one problem that I have had, twice, was that the software seemed to crash and the ipod was unresponsive, this was quickly resolved by googling a fix for the problem which was a straightforward reboot by holding the central button. I was reluctant to get an ipod for a long time due to their stranglehold on the market, but the fact is that they know their consumer and have made an mp3 player that meets their (and my) needs very effectively.
I had resisted buying an ipod for about three years after they became really popular, convincing myself that a £20 nondescript 1gb mp3 player would suffice. In September 2009 however I gave in and bought a pink 16gb, 4th generation ipod nano.
First the appearance. I love the colour, very pink and girly but if thats not your thing iPod nanos come in alot of different colours including a sleek black model, which would look more at home in the pocket of a manager or professional. My dad owns a silver one which does not look out of place on a proffessional. The nano is quite thin but it doesn't seem breakable, which is always good as I am rather clumsy.
The earphones the iPod comes with are really good quality, both loud and durable (my mum has had hers for a year and hasn't had to buy new ones yet). I sadly will have to buy more as mine were on the floor and I trod on them. I won't think twice about spending more money on Ipod earphones than on normal earphones because they are such good quality and the white colour looks good with the Ipod.
Although it looks great I did have trouble with Itunes, I consider myself quite computer literate but i had to get someone to show me how to use itunes in the end, although this may have something to do with being so used to windows media player. I still have some problems with knowing what to do with Itunes but as with everything its all a learning curve and I can use it reasonably well now.
The podcasts on offer are brilliant, I have everything from interviews of philosophers, to football match commentaries to comedians shows. They are great to listen to, easy to download and update when you attatch your iPod into iTunes. I really like browsing through them to see what is available and if you don't like them you can just delete them from your list. Although I struggled using iTunes I found it quite easy to navigate through the podcasts and download them
One thing I haven't tried yet is the Genius application, matching songs together. This is done on the itunes account and to me seemed a bit longwinded and pointless as I usually just make playlists (another feature that is easy to use) or choose songs at a whim. However if I do get round to using it I will update this right away.
The iPod has alot of other features such as games, calender, notes, contact list and a place to view photos and videos. However apart from the games, which have come in handy when I have to wait along time for something, the other applications seem unnecessary. Apart from the games all the information has to downloaded from your computer and I personally cannot be bothered to download all that aswell as music.