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Apple iPod nano (3rd generation)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7429 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 really like the portability and price. The size and design also get good views. Many are negative 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 91/100 = 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 are impressed by the portability and size. The design and price also get good feedback, but many are critical 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

Nov, 2017

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 also get good feedback. There are some negative views about the reliability. There are some mixed reviews about the headphones.

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

Nov, 2017

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: (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

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

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Apple iPod Nano (3rd generation)

 

Apple's wider (but still slim) iPod nano reigns supreme with a new user interface, cool graphics, and games.

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!

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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

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in speaker(s):N / Y
Built-in speakers:No / Yes
Equalizer: Yes
Frequency range:20 - 20000
Impedance:32
MP3 bit rates:16 - 320

Camera

Built-in camera: Yes
Frame rate:30
Second camera: No
Video capture resolution (max):640 x 480
Video recording: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Blue / Green / Orange / Pink / Purple / Red / Silver / Yellow

Display

Backlight: Yes
Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:1.5 / 2 / 2.2
Display Resolution:176 x 132 / 240 x 376 / 320 x 240
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

Battery recharge time:3
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:24
Continuous video playback time:4 / 5
Rechargeable: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, AIFF, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV / AAC, AIFF, MP3, WAV / AAC, MP3, WAV
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, PNG / BMP, GIF, PNG, PSD
Video compression format:H.264 / H.264, m4v, mov, mp4 / H.264, MOV
Video formats supported:H.264 / H.264,m4v,mov,mp4 / H.264,MOV

Headphones

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone frequency:20 - 20000

Networking

Bluetooth: No

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 45

Other Features

Battery Type:Built-In
Bit rate:128 Kbps / 16 - 320 / 16 - 320 Kbps / 320 kbps
Compatible operating systems:- Mac OS X v10.4.9 +\n- Windows Vista, Windows XP Home / Professional SP2 + / Mac OS X v10.4.11, Windows Vista, Windows XP Home/Professional SP3 / Mac OS X v10.4.11, Windows Vista/XP Home SP3/XP Professional SP3 / Mac OS X v10.4.11\nWindows Vista\nWindows XP Home/Professional / Mac OS X v10.4.8, Windows Vista, Windows XP Home, Professional Service Pack 2. / Mac OS X v10.4.8, \nWindows Vista, XP Home, Professional SP2 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition\nMac OS X v10.4.8 + / Windows Vista / Windows XP Home / Professional SP3 / Windows Vista/XP\nMac OS X v10.4.8 / Windows XP Home or Professional Service Pack 2 or later, or Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):2.05 x 2.76 x 0.276 / 2.06 x 0.256 x 2.75 / 2.75 x 2.07 x 0.256
Headphone outputs:1
Media types supported:AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible 2, 3 & 4, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV / Apple Lossless, WAV, AAC, AIFF, Audible, MP3
Product weight:36.8
Product weight (lb):36.8
Slide show: Yes
USB powered: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired

Packaging Content

Bundled software:iTunes 9
User guide: Yes

Performance

Type:MP4

Ports & interfaces

Interface:USB 2.0
Line-out connectivity:3.5
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery recharge time:3
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:24
Continuous video playback time:4 / 5
Rechargeable:Y

Radio

FM radio:No / Yes
Supported bands:FM / No
Supported radio bands:FM / Not supported

Record Modes

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording:No / Yes

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Music memory capacity (songs):2000
Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:4 / 8

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Minimum system requirements:- USB 2.0 port\n- iTunes 7+ / iTunes 7.4 / iTunes 8
USB required: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.244 / 0.256
Height:2.06 / 2.75 / 3.57
Weight:1.28 / 1.3 / 1.73 / 1.74
Width:1.52 / 2.06 / 2.75