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Apple iPod nano (1st generation)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26334 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and sound. The portability and design also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the reliability. There are some mixed comments about the durability and price.

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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 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Apple iPod nano (1st generation)


alaTest has collected and analysed 1567 user reviews of Apple iPod nano (1st generation) from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on

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87% of the reviews on 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)

Consumer review by: review summary for Apple iPod nano (1st generation)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 15253 user reviews of Apple iPod nano (1st generation) from 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

usability, price, portability, design, sound


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

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod touch 8 GB Black (4th Generation) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Apple iPod touch 32GB Black (4th Generation) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Apple iPod nano 2 GB Black (1st Generation) OLD MODEL

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New iPod Touch & iPod Nano Reviews


The iPhone 4S actually does have some killer new features. The 2011 iPod refresh, on the other hand, is just that -- a refresh. But sometimes good enough is plenty good enough. Though the newest iPods lack any whiz-bang new features, they're still the...

Now available in white. iOS 5 and iCloud baked-in. Lower- priced 8GB model

Camera is lower-quality than the iPhone’s camera. No bundled headset/remote, just standard Apple earbuds

If you need an iPod, these refreshed models are good buys. But the best news is that owners of previous models can gain all the new functionality with a software update-- so everyone wins! Thanks, Apple.


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iPod Touch


Quirks apart, the iPod Touch screams for attention - and scores over its competitors.

The face of the Touch is clean. There's a button at the bottom that takes you back to the main screen, and a button on top to lock or switch off the player. For the benefit of those who came in late on the iPhone hype, get a load of this: navigation is...

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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.

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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.

Editor's Choice!

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Apple iPod touch (2012)


It's cheerful, colorful and versatile, and though it technically has competition, Apple's iPod touch still stands alone. While we still classify it as an MP3 player, the fully redesigned iPod touch is more like a smartphone without the phone, bringing...

Terrific design and build. Slim and light. Beautiful screen. Tremendous number of apps. Bundled EarPods are much improved

Expensive. Not natively compatible with earlier models' accessories

Apple's beautifully redesigned iPod touch is still the leading do-it-all MP3 player, but the new $300 entry-level price might make it a tough sell.

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Apple iPod touch review (2012)


It all started with an iPod touch, a gift from my parents years ago. I've since bought a half-dozen more iPods, two iPhones, an iPad, and a MacBook Air. Somehow I'm sure Apple planned it that way. The touch is the entry point into people's worlds, the...

Great display ; Thin, light build ; Hugely improved camera

No good inexpensive option left ; Speaker and earbuds are unimpressive

Upgrades across the board, but for $300 I'd want the absolute bleeding edge

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Apple iPod Nano ( seventh generation, red)


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.

Editor's Choice!

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Apple iPod Touch 2011 (32GB, white)


Editors' note: On October 12, 2011, Apple provided a free software update for the iPod Touch bringing new apps and several refinements to existing features. Visit CNET's iPhone Atlas for an in-depth look at these changes.

Apple's iPod Touch comes with a new color, a new price, and feature-packed OS. It records HD video, chats over video or iMessages, checks your e-mail, keeps your appointments, connects to the cloud, rents movies, plays music, takes pictures, and plays...

Photo quality doesn't hold up to the iPhone 4's; there's no GPS, and no option for 3G data service.

The iPod Touch is the best iPod yet, offering all the fun of the iPhone experience without a carrier contract or monthly bill.

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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


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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.

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


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


Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Equalizer: Yes

Flash Memory

Installed Size:1GB/2GB/4GB


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



Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty