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Apple iPod nano (5th generation)

Apple iPod nano (5th generation)
alaScore 93

6639 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6639 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and sound. The build quality and design are also appreciated.

usability, design, durability, sound, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Apple iPod nano (5th generation) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPod nano (5th generation)

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 1206 user reviews of Apple iPod nano (5th generation) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on Amazon.co.uk.

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91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: New Apple iPod nano with Camera 8GB (5th Generation) - BlackApple iPod nano with Camera 16GB (5th Generation) - OrangeApple iPod nano with Camera 8GB - Black - 5th Generation

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Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPod nano (5th generation)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3507 user reviews of Apple iPod nano (5th generation) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com.

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod Nano 5th Generation (with Camera) Transparent Clear Snap On Crystal Plastic Hard Cover CaseApple iPod nano 8 GB 5th Generation (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Apple iPod nano 8 GB 5th Generation(Blue) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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Apple iPod Nano with Video Camera

 

Apple's new iPod Nano is a great DAP for the price with a rich array of new iPod features.

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Fifth-Generation iPod nano

 

The fifth-generation iPod nano packs new features into the world's most popular music player.

Built-in 640x480 video camera. FM radio, with live pausing and iTunes Tagging. Built-in pedometer. Voice memos. 16GB version is $20 cheaper than last generation

Video camera doesn't work well in low light, and it's easy to get your fingers in the way of the lens. Shiny, curved screen picks up some glare. Built-in speaker sounds tinny. Radio requires headphones. Included headphones don't support VoiceOver...

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iPod nano (5th Generation)

 

The fifth iteration of Apple's tiny portable media player keeps the same featherweight body as its predecessor but adds a bigger screen and video recording.

The Apple iPod nano is a great mini-portable media player for those that are fans of Apple's slick design aesthetic and iTunes. The addition of the VGA camcorder is more of a bonus than a Flip-killer, and competing players offer better audio quality....

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Apple 8GB iPod nano (5G, late 2009) Review - PCWorld

 

To shoot video, you simply select 'Video Recording' from the main menu, and you're ready. You can view your recorded videos by pressing the menu button on the navigation wheel. Recorded videos live in a subfolder of your video collection.

Slim design with larger screen

Can only shoot video, not still images

The ultrathin iPod Nano now has a video camera, a radio, and a pedometer.

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Apple iPod Nano (Product Red, fifth generation, 16GB, red)

 

The iPod Nano MP3 player continues Apple's legacy of packing a multitude of features into a colorful, impossibly thin design and comes reasonably priced at $149 (8GB) and $179 (16GB). This time around, Apple is branching out of its iPod formula in a...

Packed to the gills with new audio-video features such as a video camera, FM radio, voice recording, Genius Mixes, a built-in speaker, and a larger 2.2-inch screen; also gets a pedometer

The Nano's camera can't shoot photos or HD-quality video and Apple located its lens in the most awkward location imaginable. Storage capacities remain stuck at 8GB and 16GB

No other MP3 player on the planet packs more features, from video to a pedometer, into a smaller package than the overachieving Apple iPod Nano.

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iPod nano 5G Video Review

 

Apple's traditional September iPod event last week failed to deliver the all-encompassing camera update widely predicted, leaving the compact fifth-generation iPod nano as recipient of the most attention. With video recording capabilities, a new radio...

Yes, there’s no zoom or still-photography, and no the quality isn’t great, but it’s another string to the iPod nano’s bow and – given it would be hard to identify one are of the music experience Apple could address without treading on the toes of the...

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Apple 16GB iPod nano (5G, Late 2009)

 

Pedometer ; Buffered FM radio with iTunes Tagging ; Built-in video effects ; Larger display ; Video camera and microphone

Video shot indoors looks poor ; Same old earbuds ; FM reception adequate but not great

Editor's Choice!

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Apple iPod nano (5th Gen. With Video Recorder)

 

Remarkably, the latest iPod nano looks almost identical to its predecessor, but this player packs so much more into its small frame: A video camera, an FM tuner (a first for iPods!), a pedometer for joggers, and a larger screen. Priced at $149 for 8GB...

Built-in video camera, mic, and speaker. Larger display, but same-size frame as previous-gen nano. Excellent user interface. New Genius Mix and VoiceOver features. Adds an FM tuner, and a pedometer

So-so file support. Video camera can't capture still images. Ships with Apple's signature subpar earbuds ; Watch the Apple iPod nano (5th Gen) video

No other player offers video recording, but even without it, the iPod nano is still the most graceful device in its price range.

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Review of the Apple iPod touch (Gen 5) and iPod nano (Gen 7)

 

Smartphones seem to be everywhere, but for those of us who are still clinging to our good old-fashioned cellphones, there has been and continues to be a very fine alternative: the iPod touch. It's the iPhone without the phone and associated high...

Both the fifth-generation iPod touch and the seventh-generation iPod nano come with Apple's new earbud-style in-ear headphones, called EarPods. They fit more comfortably and more securely than Apple's previous generation of iconic white headphones, as...

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iPod Nano 5th Generation Review - More Than Just Music

 

The 5th Generation (5G) of the iPod Nano was released way back in September but our review unit arrived a little later than expected. No worries though because it is actually perfect timing. Christmas is just around the corner and by now people have...

The iPod Touch is only a few thousands away from the iPod Nano 5th Generation. So why would you buy this small player when you can go for the bigger catch? Well the answer is pretty simple: the Nano 5G is portable. It is small, stylish, and definitely...

Product Specifications

Configuration

Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-In Radio: Yes
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DIGITAL RADIO: No
Direct Radio Recording: No
Direct TV Recording: No
Radio Function: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:Unknown
Touchscreen: No

General Features

Operating System:Proprietary
Product Type:Audio/Video Player
Storage Medium:Built-In Memory
Type:Audio/Video Player

Playback / Recording

AAC Playback: Yes
AVI Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
H.264 Playback: Yes
MP3 Playback: Yes
MPEG 4 Playback: No
MPEG2 Playback: No
MPEG4 Playback: No
OGG Playback: No
WAV Playback: Yes
WMA Playback: No
WMV Playback: No

Power Supply

Battery Type:Li Ion
Replaceable Battery: No
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