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Apple iPod nano (3rd generation)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7256 reviews of Apple iPod nano (3rd generation). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and price. The size and design also get good comments, whereas there are some critical comments about the headphones and reliability.

usability, design, size, price, portability

reliability, headphones

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Apple iPod nano (3rd generation) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPod nano (3rd generation)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 726 user reviews of Apple iPod nano (3rd generation) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the portability and size. The design and price are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size, portability

reliability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod nano 8GB blackApple iPod nano 8GB black

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPod nano (3rd generation)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4129 user reviews of Apple iPod nano (3rd generation) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com. People really like the portability and design. The size and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews are divided on the headphones. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design, portability

reliability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod nano 8 GB Silver (3rd Generation) OLD MODELApple iPod nano 8 GB Silver (3rd Generation) OLD MODEL

Sep, 2016

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Mike Kobrin (laptopmag.com)

Apple iPod Nano (3G)

 

The world's most popular flash-based music player now does video, but it's the size and unparalleled ease of use that will win you over.

Much better screen than predecessor ; Good battery life ; Attractive new interface ; Best-in-class music-management software

Display too small for extended viewing ; Click Wheel partially obscured when used with some docks ; No FM radio

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Dan Frakes (pcworld.com)

Apple iPod nano, third-generation (3G) 4GB

 

Very good sound quality, excellent battery life ; All the features of the iPod classic—including video playback, video output, and games—in a smaller, less-expensive, and flash-memory-based player ; Bright, clear screen ; Improved user interface ;...

Incompatible with some existing dock-connector accessories ; Can't use previously-purchased games ; Shiny back surface not as rugged as anodized metal of previous version ; New visuals-heavy interface slowed by album art ; Cover Flow performance limited

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Melissa J. Perenson (pcworld.com)

Apple iPod Nano

 

Despite its new design, the fourth-generation iPod Nano is more of an evolutionary step than a major overhaul.

Slim, elegant design, Attractive video playback

Lacks radio and voice recording

Completely redesigned, the third-generation Nano adds video playback and redefines the portable media player.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Melissa J. Perenson (pcworld.com)

Apple iPod nano, third-generation (3G) 8GB

 

The first thing you'll notice about the third-generation Apple iPod Nano ($199 for the 8GB version as of 9/7/2007) is its 2-inch display. How can you not? The display occupies more than half of the device--fitting considering that one of the big...

Slim, elegant design ; Attractive video playback

Lacks radio ; Doesn't allow voice recording

Completely redesigned, the third-generation Nano adds video playback and redefines the portable media player.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Donald Bell (cnet.com)

Apple iPod Nano (third generation) review:

 

Apple iPod (third generation)

The third-generation iPod Nano offers crisp, bright video playback, an exceptionally thin all-metal body, above-average battery life, built-in games, and an advanced user interface.

We're not crazy about the wider body, the smaller scroll wheel, the lack of video output, and the average-sounding audio quality.

The shape may have changed, but Apple's relentless attention to detail remains. The third generation of the iPod Nano provides loads of entertainment for a down-to-earth price.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Apple iPod Nano ( third generation, 8GB, red)

 

The third-generation iPod Nano offers crisp, bright video playback, an exceptionally thin all-metal body, above-average battery life, built-in games, and an advanced user interface.

We're not crazy about the wider body, the smaller scroll wheel, the lack of video output, and the average-sounding audio quality.

The shape may have changed, but Apple's relentless attention to detail remains. The third generation of the iPod Nano provides loads of entertainment for a down-to-earth price.

Sep, 2007

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Apple iPod nano (3rd generation)

 

Since the iPod nano's inception, the only thing it ever really lacked was videosomething that didn't mesh with the iTunes Store's commitment to TV shows and film downloads. Sporting a bright, two-inch widescreen that shows video in the highest...

Widescreen video. New excellent user interface. Great new graphics. Extremely thin. Good (rated) battery life

Cover Flow loses some of its appeal without a touchscreen. Crappy earbuds ; Watch the iPod Nano (3rd Gen) Video Review

Apple's new video iPod nano is wider than the old version, yet the player remains very thin and sleek, with an excellent widescreen display, a beautiful interface, and (finally) video.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Bill Fulks (brighthub.com)

Apple iPod Nano 8GB MP3 Player Review

 

A review of the fifth generation Apple iPod Nano 8GB model and it's performance and features.

Jul, 2010

THINKCOMPUTERS - RECOMMENDED AWARD

Expert review by: Bob Buskirk (thinkcomputers.org)

Apple iPod Nano 3rd Generation MP3 Player

 

MP3 Players have evolved a lot since they first burst on to the scene. Apple really surprised people with their iPod MP3 Player and it really took off. You can see why too, easy to use controls, smooth menus, and the ease of syncing everything through...

Slick design, - 2-inch 320 x 240 QVGA screen, - Very easy to operate, - 6 different color choices, - Price

NONE!

The iPod is the most popular MP3 player and for good reason. Coming in a few different flavors the iPod Nano is a great player for someone looking for something a little bit better than the Shuffle and that has a larger capacity. The 8GB version will...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Jeremy Horwitz (ilounge.com)

Review: Apple iPod nano Fourth-Generation (4GB/8GB/16GB)

 

Click Below to Read the Rest of This Review:   Page 1 - Introducing the iPod nano (4th Generation)Page 2 - Physical Characteristics, Packaging, and Pack-InsPage 3 - Nine -- That's Right, Nine -- Different Colors, ComparedPage 4 - What's Inside: The 4G...

Apple's highest-capacity mid-range flash player to date, with an outstanding array of nine color options that for the first time are available at a $149 base price rather than as a premium option. Preserves most of the features of last year's flat...

Battery life for video and game playing has dropped from prior version, though audio playback time is roughly the same. New tapered shape feels like a dull knife in the hand, versus the softer curves of prior iPods and nanos, and requires rotation for...

The major reason for last year's shape change, a two-inch, 320x240 display, has been flipped on its side to become taller than it is wide, and in addition to changing the nano's interface, Apple has added an accelerometer to detect the device's...

Sep, 2008

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

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

Memory Card Slot: No
Operating System:Proprietary
Product Type:Audio/Video Player
Storage Medium:Built-In Memory
Type:Audio/Video Player
Video Playback: Yes

Playback / Recording

AAC Playback: Yes
AVI Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
H.264 Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
MPEG 4 Playback: Yes
MPEG2 Playback: No
MPEG4 Playback: Yes
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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