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Apple iPod nano (1st generation)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8696 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. Views about the price and size are overall positive. The portability and design also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability, while views about the connectivity and durability are mixed.

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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 86/100 = Very good 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 403 user reviews of Apple iPod nano (1st 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. Comments about the sound and portability are generally positive. The size and design also get good feedback, whereas the reliability and durability get less positive reviews. Reviews are divided on the battery.

usability, design, size, portability, sound

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85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod nano 4GB - Black [MA107FB/A]Apple iPod nano 2GB - White [MA004FB/A]Apple iPod nano 2GB - White [MA004FB/A]

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6126 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. Opinions about the size and price are overall positive. The portability and design also get good opinions. There are some mixed reviews about the durability, and the connectivity and reliability get less positive opinions.

usability, design, portability, price, size

reliability, connectivity

87% 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

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Donald Bell (cnet.com)

iPod Nano review: Being small isn't enough

 

The seventh-generation Apple iPod Nano is a fun, cute, capable MP3 player. With it, you can take virtually all of your iTunes media on the go -- your music, videos, audiobooks, podcasts, and even photos.

The iPod Nano's new home button and longer screen offer a familiar smartphone-style interface, and the added Bluetooth compatibility opens the device up to a number of wireless audio accessories.

The screen resolution is mediocre, there's no integrated headphone remote, and it still lacks the camcorder, microphone, speaker, games, calendar, contacts, notes, and alarm clock that Apple cut from the Nano last year. And let's not forget that...

The seventh-generation iPod Nano is an incredibly compact portable media player with gym-friendly features, but it's overshadowed by the superior value of Apple's iPod Shuffle and fourth-generation iPod Touch.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Donald Bell (cnet.com)

Apple iPod Nano fifth generation review: Apple iPod Nano fifth generation

 

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.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Donald Bell (cnet.com)

Apple iPod Nano fourth generation review: Apple iPod Nano fourth generation

 

Editors' note, August 18, 2009 : Rumors strongly suggest that a new line of iPods will be unveiled early in September of this year. For those considering the purchase of an iPod, we recommend holding off until these new models become available. Check...

The fourth-generation iPod Nano is more attractive and colorful than its predecessor and includes Apple's new Genius playlist tool, a tilt sensor, and accessibility features for the visually impaired.

To use the new Nano, you must upgrade to Apple's iTunes 8 software with its laundry list of hardware requirements; the rounded screen invites glare; sound quality is only average.

The fourth-generation iPod Nano is easy on the eyes and the wallet, and you can't beat its hardware and user interface design. Just be sure to give iTunes 8 a spin before committing.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Donald Bell (cnet.com)

Apple iPod Nano (third generation) review: Apple iPod Nano (third generation)

 

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: Edward N. Albro (pcworld.com)

iPod Nano 4GB Mp3 Player - Black

 

The first thing you notice about the flash-based iPod Nano, of course, is its tiny size. The slim 4GB Nano costs $249 (as of 4/13/06), and a 2GB model sells for $199. And its bright, crisp color display makes navigating your tunes a snap. But what's...

Elegant design High audio quality

Limits you to iTunes Music Store

But if you're an iTunes devotee already--or if you want a featherweight, fashionable MP3 player--you'll find plenty to love about the iPod Nano

May, 2006

Expert review by: Dan Frakes (pcworld.com)

Apple 1GB iPod nano

 

Excellent sound quality ; Responsive controls ; Color screen supports photo viewing ; Skip-proof flash memory ; Provides “full” iPod experience at the lowest price yet

No AutoFill feature ; No syncing via FireWire ; Review unit's screen not as bright and clear as that of 2GB/4GB models ; Cannot view photos on a television

Feb, 2006

Expert review by: Christopher Breen (pcworld.com)

Apple iPod nano, first generation (1G) 2GB

 

No skipping thanks to flash memory ; Responsive controls ; Support for photo viewing ; Clear and bright screen ; Syncs quickly

No support for viewing pictures on an attached television ; No syncing via FireWire ; Can't boot a Mac from it

Sep, 2005

CNET Editors' Choice

Expert review by: James Kim (cnet.com)

Apple iPod Nano review: Apple iPod Nano

 

Apple's new iPod Nano is really small Just when you thought Apple's standard iPod was overly saturating the public consciousness, Steve Jobs and company pull another beauty from the company's bushel. The Apple iPod Nano sets new standards for gadget...

The iPod Nano has a gorgeous, superslim design with a bright, photo-friendly screen. It is easy to operate and works seamlessly with iTunes and the iTunes Music Store, which has the world's largest selection of music. It boasts a nimble processor and...

The iPod Nano suffers from unspectacular battery life, and though the device is durable, it scratches easily; blemishes show up more drastically on the black version. The Nano is pricey in terms of gigabytes per dollar, and its 4GB maximum capacity is...

Thanks to its limited capacity, the gorgeous iPod Nano isn't for everybody, but it sets the standard for MP3 players to come.

Sep, 2005

Expert review by: Christopher Breen (pcworld.com)

Apple iPod nano (1G, Late 2005)

 

No skipping thanks to flash memory ; Responsive controls ; Support for photo viewing ; Clear and bright screen ; Syncs quickly

No support for viewing pictures on an attached television ; No syncing via FireWire ; Can't boot a Mac from it

Sep, 2005

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Michael Kobrin (pcmag.com)

Apple iPod nano (4GB)

 

Once again, Apple has come up with a design that turns heads. Enter the iPod nano. But this was a relatively easy one for the designers, if not the engineers: They took the full-size iPod and made it really, really slim. We measured it at just 80 cents...

Very thin. Excellent sound quality. Color screen.

No photo pan or zoom. No FM tuner or voice recording.

Sure, it doesn't have an FM tuner or voice recording, but it does have an unsurpassed interface, excellent sound quality, and an undeniable cool factor.

Sep, 2005

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