Conclusion: This is the finest flash player out there in terms of look and feel. Other players have the iPod beat in terms of features, but I like the iPod's lossless compression and Audible support, as well as the cool new search feature.
Pros: Sturdy metal casing. Very slim. Bright screen. Supports Audible and lossless compression. Very good sound quality. Cool new search feature. Excellent software integration. Gapless playback. Long battery life.
Cons: No integrated FM tuner, voice recorder, or video playback. Nonremovable battery.
Excerpt: Take everything you love about iPod and shrink it. Now shrink it again. The pencil-thin iPod nano packs the entire iPod experience into an impossibly small design. So small, it will take your music places you never dreamed of.
Excerpt: Like the iPhone 4S, the updated iPod nano is a subtle enhancement of a much-loved predecessor, rather than a revolutionary tear-down. In fact, only the software has been modified, and by plugging in and updating, owners of the 2010/2011 nano will be able to get all of the upgrades featured here.
Conclusion: The 2G Nano doesn't really bring anything new to the table in the fast-advancing world of MP3 players, but the improvements over the original are certainly welcome. This player is sure to be a top choice among a wide range of users, and it's a stellar option for first-timers.
Pros: Still doesn't play video, not that you'd want to watch it on the small screen, No built-in FM tuner or recording capability, Not all colour options are available for all memory sizes
Cons: New scratch-resistant aluminum body, Available in a variety of bright and shiny colours, Still superslender but more durable, thanks to seamless construction, Supports photos (with thumbnail grid) and album art, Great sound quality