Reviews and Problems with Apple iPod Nano 3rd generation
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Apple iPod Nano 3rd Generation MP3 Player Review
5 February 2009
Summary: Audio and Video Quality
Apple includes a set of headphones, ear buds really. They are better than most sets of headphones that you see with MP3 players. They are nothing to rave about though, they get the job done. Apple has kept with the white design on their headphones that made them very popular in the first place. Audio quality on the Nano is great. You don’t need to turn the volume way up to hear music.
Pros: Slick design, 2inch 320 x 240 QVGA screen, Very easy to operate, 6 different color choices, Price
Excerpt: When the iPod nano was first released it took a lot of people by surprise. The 2G mini had only been out a few months and despite the fact that is was always the black sheep of the iPod family there was no telling that it would have one of the shortest lifespans of any iPod. The nano offered all of the benefits of the mini–namely flash storage, a small form factor, and an entry price that was less than the Classic–and threw in some advantages of it’s own, like the...
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 ...