Nemo Memo – Last Minute Musical Gifts for Yourself!
18 December 2008
Excerpt: – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Kensington’s remarkably small, weatherproof FX 300 universal portable one-piece speaker is an instant favorite at MyMac. Washing the kitchen floor yesterday, I hooked its strong, flexible D-ring to my belt, as I listened to most of the current MyMac podcast with...
Conclusion: Apple's slimmed-down, slicker-than-ever iPod nano responds to your movements, creates playlists it thinks you'll like, and makes the competition look like a bunch of clunkers.
Pros: Sexy, thin, rounded design. Same excellent user interface as in previous nanos. Built-in accelerometer shifts screen for horizontal viewing (like on the iPhone and iPod touch) and lets you shuffle songs by shaking the player. Genius feature creates on-the-go playlists around a single song.
Cons: No built-in mic—you need to upgrade earbuds to use the integrated voice recorder. Apple hasn't upgraded those lame bundled earbuds.
Conclusion: We're in the fourth generation now so it's easy to lose sight of the understated marvel here. Although a different experience from the second-gen iPod touch , launched concurrently, the 4th generation iPod nano is a serious entertainer in its own right, somehow packing more functionality than ever...
Pros: Feels amazing in the hand, with one-thumb click-wheel control, Unique new convenience (and coolness) features
Cons: Battery life slightly shorter for video than previous generation, Some might squint at video on the two-inch screen
Conclusion: Pros: Accelerometer is useful and fun Easy to use Well made Lightweight and very portable Lots of content for it on the iTunes store Videos and pictures look sharp Cons: Earbuds don’t offer the best sound quality and they aren’t very comfortable Not exactly compatible with older accessories...
Pros: Well made, Lightweight and very portable, Lots of content for it on the iTunes store, Videos and pictures look sharp
Cons: Earbuds don’t offer the best sound quality and they aren’t very comfortable, Not exactly compatible with older accessories, Interface is touchy/over sensitive, Glass screen cover – possible to break easily
Conclusion: Overall, we’re pretty satisfied with the new nano, even though it’s nowhere near as sexy as the newly revamped iPod touch . And on a small, dedicated audio player that’s focused on slim design and pocketability, we don’t feel too slighted that the nano lacks wireless features like the Zune,...
Pros: Thin design; very good AV quality; useful new features
Cons: Lacks wireless features; no custom EQ; mediocre battery life
Conclusion: As an Apple-made portable media device, the 4G iPod nano is quite solid—surprisingly so, given the fact that half the world has already moved on to the iPhone and iPod touch. But the new nano gives potential buyers—including many of our own readers and forum posters—a reason to think of ways to work...
Excerpt: Here’s a hard truth: Even if Apple decided to carve its new Nano out of petrified poo and bless it with a Braille display, the interface alone would still make Cupertino’s latest flash-based music player leagues better than the competition. So what’s our opinion of the new Nano?
Pros: Enough colors to make you second guess dropping that third hit of acid before hitting the Apple store. Up to 16 gigs of storage. On the fly Genius (should be called Lazy) Playlists let you quickly suit your music mood. Energy saver mode is clutch. 8 gigs for 150 bones is our kind of upgrade.
Cons: Why no love for the squarePod? Shake-to-shuffle is a nightmare during parkour outings; switching off the much-needed French Hip Hop in favor of our knitting podcasts whenever jostled. Tapered design is just curvy enough to be fey, but not quite severe enough to be sharpened.
Summary: Apple iPod Nano 8GB MP4 Player is a part of the brand Apple which is known for its high popularity and trust. Even this smallest product of Apple stand high in competition and wins the hearts of many and this product is not an exception.
Despite its new design, the fourth-generation iPod Nano is more of an evolutionary step than a major overhaul.
Good Gear Guide.au
28 December 2008
Summary: If you are looking for a new media player, the fourth-generation iPod Nano certainly merits consideration, but if you already own an Nano — especially a third-generation one — you may want to think twice before upgrading.
Pros: Very slim and lightweight, supports voice recording
Cons: No FM tuner, must be turned sideways for video viewing