Excerpt: The Good Brilliant display and user interface. Exceptional battery life. Much improved game support. The Bad Initial manufacturing glitches with some units. Chrome shell is a step back from 2G models. Sheds some of its legacy accessory and game support. Apple was faced with a unique dilemma when tasked with yet again remaking the iPod nano.
Pros: Brilliant display and user interface., Exceptional battery life., Much improved game support.
Cons: Initial manufacturing glitches with some units., Chrome shell is a step back from 2G models., Sheds some of its legacy accessory and game support.
Summary: Despite its shape and size changing dramatically, the new iPod nano still manages to be the best designed player on the market. Under the hood lies an excellent music player, and a capable video player representing great value at this price.
Pros: Excellent interface, brighter and larger display for video playback, anodised aluminium front, improved battery life, Cover Flow feature
Cons: The screen is a little small for comfortable video playback, chrome backing shows scratches and fingerprints easily, small and stubborn hold switch
Conclusion: On the whole, we like Apple iPod nano 3G. Some users may dislike its new proportions -- but it will change, as they start using it. The player will be a good Christmas present both to men and women, especially considering various colors and low prices. We can recommend it to those users who want to use this player for audio playback and sometimes watch videos, podcasts, or even movies.
Summary: See our hands-on video of the iPod nano. Life is full of uncertainties but one thing we were sure of was that the iPod Nano did not need to play video. Surely, video on a device of that size with that screen would have been ludicrous. But with the 3rd generation Nano, Apple has moved the goalposts. It’s decided to squash the Nano, making it shorter and wider, resulting in a far larger display.
Conclusion: While we're still not bowled over by its looks, by almost every other measure the new nano is a far better device. For the first time you won't have to be a feature pauper to enjoy a compact iPod. And it's reasonably priced too: the silver-only 4GB model is priced at AU$199 and the 8GB model, available in silver, black, blue, green and PRODUCT(RED), is AU$279.
Pros: ... but still not great, New look doesn't appeal to everyone, Video out cables cost AU$79!, Thinner Click Wheel hard to use
Cons: Bigger, brighter screen, Video playback, Cover Flow and preview pane look sweet, Better value than ever, Audio quality much improved ...