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Apple iPod nano (1st generation)

Apple iPod nano (1st generation)
alaScore 92

17573 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17573 reviews of Apple iPod nano (1st 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 size and performance. The portability and design are also appreciated. There are mixed views on the durability and price, while there are some critical views about the reliability.

usability, design, portability, performance, size

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Apple iPod nano (1st generation) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPod nano (1st generation)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1310 user reviews of Apple iPod nano (1st generation) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the size and portability. The price and design also get good feedback, but there are some critical reviews about the durability and reliability.

usability, design, price, portability, size

reliability, durability

87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod touch 8GB (Model A1288 launched Sept 2008)Apple iPod nano 4GB - Black [MA107FB/A]Apple iPod touch 8GB (Launched Sept 2009)

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPod nano (1st generation)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9330 user reviews of Apple iPod nano (1st generation) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com. People really like the size and price. The portability and design also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the reliability. There are some mixed views about the connectivity.

usability, design, portability, price, size

reliability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod nano 2 GB Black (1st Generation) OLD MODELApple iPod nano 2 GB Black (1st Generation) OLD MODELApple iPod nano 4 GB Black (1st Generation) OLD MODEL

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Roman Loyola (maclife.com)

Apple iPod Touch

 

Apple's new iPod feels very much like a version 1.0 product. It does the job, but leaves you wanting more.

Nice screen. Innovative interface. Access to iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store ; Can't edit calendar. No volume control on device. No games. No email. Missing some apps found on the iPhone. Reports of display problems with early-shipping units

Can't edit calendar. No volume control on device. No games. No email. Missing some apps found on the iPhone. Reports of display problems with early-shipping units

As a media player, the iPod touch won't disappoint you, but when you hold one in your hands, it's hard not to think that the device could've offered more. Perhaps Apple will add new features with software updates.

Oct, 2007
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Expert review by: Tim Stevens (engadget.com)

iPod nano review (2012)

 

If you think Apple is getting a little predictable with its yearly device refreshes, you probably haven't been charting the progress of its iPod nano.

Incredibly tiny and light ; Aluminum case feels solid, durable ; 16:9 display and video playback ; Integrated Nike+ functionality

No camera ; Expensive

Apple's latest iPod nano marks another re-design for the company's littlest player, but still it brings more to the table than any previous iteration.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Nilay Patel (engadget.com)

iPod nano review -- as a watch

 

iPod nano watchbands -- they're everywhere! Seriously, ever since Steve Jobs said that an unnamed Apple board member jokingly planned to wear the new nano

Sturdy clip ; It's an iPod nano ; Extreme nerd factor

Slow to wake and display time ; Potential completely untapped ; Extreme nerd factor

Nov, 2010

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Expert review by: Nick Mokey (digitaltrends.com)

Apple iPod Nano Review (Sixth Generation)

 

Grey is the new black, and Apple's refreshed iPod Nano is… the new iPod Shuffle. OK, maybe that's oversimplifying a bit, but there's no denying the overwhelming resemblance of the new Nano to its much cheaper sibling, the Shuffle. A dramatic revamp of...

Almost impossibly tiny ; Ultra-intuitive touch interface ; FM radio, photo browsing and pedometer ; Sleek, solid design ; Long battery life

Missing camera, video playback, notes, games, etc ; Touch controls limit ‘blind’ operation ; Expensive

Apple strips features from the iPod Nano in favor of a smaller size for its sixth generation, but a slick touch interface helps negate the lost frills.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Joshua Topolsky (engadget.com)

iPod nano review (2010)

 

Apple's sixth generation of the iPod nano is essentially the first complete rethinking the product has had since its debut in 2005. The previous form

New touchscreen UI is slick ; Smaller and lighter than ever before ; Sound quality was very good

Still a bit pricey ; Small size makes it easy to lose ; Lack of video playback could bother some

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Mathew Honan (wired.com)

Why Lug a Laptop? E-Mail, Surf and Download From the To...

 

With its beautiful screen and Wi-Fi, the touch subtracts your computer from the song-management equation. Throw in Web browsing and this gizmo may even remove

Movies are simply delicious on the huge, 480 x 320 screen, and it doesn’t get hot during playback. So feature-packed it's almost a stand-alone computer

Version 1.x owners have to pay for upgrade to OS 2.1. Battery life could be better, and 8 video playback stops when power dips below 10 percent

Oct, 2008

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

Apple 32GB iPod touch (early 2009) Review - PCWorld

 

To be sure, the lower prices make the Touch a more attractive purchase than before, coming in at $229 for 8GB (previously $299), $299 for 16GB, and $399 for 32GB (down from $499). The prices are more in line with what Apple and AT&T charge for the...

Includes a Web browser and Wi-Fi

Expensive

The iPod Touch remains the class of the field, with beautiful design, useful apps, a touch screen, and built-in Wi-Fi.

Sep, 2008

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

Apple iPod Touch Audio/Video

 

With its latest iteration of the iPod Touch, Apple has added two highly coveted features--external volume controls and a speaker--and lowered prices, too. However, the Touch's physical changes are incremental, and they don't bring the device up to the...

Includes a Web browser and Wi-Fi ; Beautiful design, easy to operate

Expensive

The Touch remains a tremendous and innovative device, with enticing features, unparalleled ease of use, and plenty of expandability through the App Store. As attractive as it is, though, I still believe it has room to improve. New features coupled with...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: (pcworld.com)

Apple iPod Touch Flash-Based MP3 Player

 

The iPod Touch's beautiful design, useful apps, touch screen, and built-in Wi-Fi outweigh minor audio-quality issues.

Includes a Web browser and Wi-Fi ; Beautiful design, easy to operate

Expensive ; Dark videos can be difficult to see

The iPod Touch is beautifully designed and incredibly fun to use. It still suffers from some performance hiccups, but I'd gladly recommend it to anyone looking for a mobile video player, a portable Web browser, or a high-class way to cart around the...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Eric Dahl (pcworld.com)

Apple iPod touch 16GB

 

The Touch is certainly an amazing piece of technology. Mobile Safari is the best portable Web browser around, Cover Flow works great on a device with limited storage capacity, and the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store is extremely slick for a first-generation...

Includes a Web browser and Wi-Fi ; Beautiful design, easy to operate

Expensive ; Dark videos can be difficult to see

The iPod Touch's beautiful design, useful apps, touch screen and built-in Wi-Fi outweigh minor audio quality issues.

Mar, 2008

Product Specifications

Say you're listening to a song you really like and want to hear other tracks that go great with it. The genius feature finds the songs in your music library that go great together and makes a Genius Playlist for you. It's like having your own highly intelligent, personal DJ. Tilt or turn iPod nano on its side, and you'll listen, watch, and play in new ways. You can flip through your album art with cover flow. Or, vertically speaking, see more albums and artists on the screen at one time. Pull hundreds of photos from your pocket and share them wherever you go. Hold iPod nano upright and see your photos in portrait view. Turn it on its side to see them in landscape. Your photos look beautiful in their proper aspect ratio on the vibrant, 320-by-240-resolution display. It's even easier to find the song you want to hear. Now you can view your album art in cover flow. Or just press and hold the center button to browse by album or artist. When you find the right song, press the center button to add it to your on-the-go playlist. Sometimes, people could all use a little unpredictability. And now you can shake to shuffle your music. Just give iPod nano a shake and it shuffles to a different song in your music library. You'll always be surprised by what you'll hear. Watching movies, TV shows, and videos is big fun on iPod nano. And the high-resolution picture looks crisp and vivid on the 2-inch widescreen display. So you can always have a little video with you.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Digital Photo Playback: Yes
Digital Player Functions:Photo playback
Digital Player Type:Flash based
Functions (KB):Digital player
Recommended Use:Digital player
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player/Headphones

Battery

Run Time (Up To):14hour(s)

Digital Player (Recorder)

iPod Generation:1G
Supported Digital Audio Standards:AAC / AIFF / Apple Lossless / Audible / MP3 / WAV

Digital Storage

Capacity:1GB/2GB/4GB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.3in
Height:3.5in
Weight:1.5oz
Width:1.6in

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes

Flash Memory

Installed Size:1GB/2GB/4GB

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:Denmark/United Kingdom
Localization:Danish/English/Spanish
Manufacturer:Apple
Model:Lanyard Headphones
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Apple/Apple iPod nano

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/White
Refurbished:Refurbished

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty