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Apple iPod Nano (2nd Gen)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11121 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the battery and portability are generally positive. The design and sound also get good feedback. Views are divided on the value for money. Many are critical about the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Apple iPod Nano (2nd Gen) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Apple iPod Nano With Multi-Touch

 

I have always been a huge Apple fan, and have always endorsed their products in any way I could. I have a Macbook, iPod and an iPhone, and plan to keep buying Apple products for as long as I live. So when I got the chance to review the brand new 6th...

It’s cool, looks trendy and can also be worn as a watch, but sadly, it doesn’t really cut it for me. I hate to say this (being an Apple fanboy and all), but the new Nano has effectively ruined the iPod for me. It is no longer a Portable Media Player,...

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Apple iPod Nano 2011 (8GB, red)

 

Editors' note: The version of the iPod Nano introduced in October 2011 is physically indistinguishable from the version launched in 2010. A handful of new features have been introduced through a software update, including improved Nike Plus fitness...

The iPod Nano costs less than before, is easier to navigate, and includes more Nike Plus fitness tracking capabilities. It's also still the best clip-on music player money can buy.

Many features have disappeared over the years, including video playback, camcorder, microphone, speaker, games, calendar, contacts, notes, and alarm clock. The touch-screen interface is overkill, requiring more attention than the time-tested click...

The sixth generation of the iPod Nano is the smallest yet, but it comes at the expense of valuable features and practical controls.

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Apple iPod Nano (fourth generation, 8GB, blue)

 

Apple's fourth-generation iPod Nano returns to the original long, light, and slender formula that put the series on the map. Offered in an attractive range of nine colors for both the 8GB iPod Nano ($149) and 16GB iPod Nano ($199) models, Apple has yet...

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.

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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.

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Apple iPod Nano (second generation 2007, 4GB, silver)

 

Now in its third generation, Apple's iPod Nano gets a substantial redesign to accommodate games and video playback. Despite its changes--and Apple made many--the iPod Nano is still one of the smallest, thinnest, and most exquisitely designed MP3...

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.

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Apple iPod nano

 

The iPod nano is still the king of ultra-slim MP3 players.

Slim and sturdy ; Very good sound quality ; Simple controls and navigation ; Seamless software integration

Lacks FM radio ; No video playback

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iPod Nano

 

The second-generation Nano delivers top-notch audio, and has a brighter screen than its predecessor.

High audio quality, Elegant design

Limits you to iTunes Music Store

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Apple iPod nano, second generation (2G) 4GB

 

Like the first iteration of the iPod Nano, the 4GB second-generation Nano ($199 as of 1/9/07) is small. It weighs 1.4 ounces and measures roughly a quarter-inch thick--thin and light enough to be barely noticeable sitting in your shirt pocket. Its...

High audio quality ; Elegant design

Limits you to iTunes Music Store

The Nano has an elegant design and top-notch audio quality. But it limits you to using the iTunes Music Store.

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Apple iPod nano, second generation (2G) 8GB

 

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Apple iPod nano 8 GB (2nd Generation)

 

Amid all the hooplah at Apple's September 12 press event, the company released the second generation of its wildly popular iPod nano. Thanks to its new anodized aluminum casing, the new model looks much like the now-defunct iPod mini, but much, much...

Sturdy metal casing. Very slim. Bright screen. Supports Audible and lossless compression. Very good sound quality. Cool new search feature. Excellent software integration. Gapless playback. Long battery life

No integrated FM tuner, voice recorder, or video playback. Nonremovable battery ; Watch the Apple iPod nano Video Review

This is the finest flash player out there in terms of look and feel. Other players have the iPod beat in terms of features, but I like the iPod's lossless compression and Audible support, as well as the cool new search feature.

Product Specifications

This season's must-have accessory? Your music. Listen in style with iPod mini. Like any classic fashion icon, iPod mini goes with everything: Macs, PCs, sequins and tees. And with up to 18 hours of battery life, it'll outlast the latest trend. Weighing in at just 103 grams (3.6 ounces) and showing off in three new shades, iPod mini fits your lifestyle and your bag, whether it be cocktail purse or messenger duffle. The chic, matt anodized aluminum case resists stains and scratches, all the while protecting your iPod mini - from, say, the jostle of over-zealous paparazzi. Recessed in the case to keep its surface pristine, the 4.2-cm (diagonal) backlit screen displays full song and album titles, artists' names and more. And iPod mini lasts up to 18 hours on a single charge: enough for a transatlantic flight, the limo ride to your hotel and a few solid hours of shopping. Of course, iPod mini works just as well for your everyday pursuits. With up to 25 minutes of skip protection, you can even walk the dog in style. Set your iPod mini to stun with more vibrant color choices to fit every mood (or outfit). Whether you prefer "Pretty in Pink" or "Yer Blues", iPod mini turns heads with every tune you play. Find the hue that suits you. Love The Clash but hate to clash? Not to worry. Now even the Click Wheel control icons match your iPod mini. So light and colorful, iPod mini yearns for the limelight. Indulge in a little scene-stealing yourself when you wear your music on your sleeve... or around your neck. With optional accessories, including a stylish lanyard and mix-and-match armbands, your iPod mini becomes an ensemble essential. Wear it while jogging, or walking the red carpet. iPod mini complements any look, from tracksuit to tiara. Always striving for perfection, Apple engineers moved the iPod's buttons under the wheel. The iPod mini Click Wheel - complete with color-coordinated icons - takes best advantage of minuscule space and lets you scroll single-handedly through up to 1,500 songs from your iTunes music collection. You'll find such thoughtful construction only from Apple. Because, try as they might, the competition can't touch this. Build a collection of music on your iPod mini with songs downloaded from the iTunes Music Store. Choose from more than 1.2 million songs, 9,000 audiobooks and 3,000 podcasts, any of which you can preview and download with just one click. The iTunes Music Store stays open 24/7 - right on your Mac or Windows PC. Within a minute of finding a song you like, you can own it. Make unlimited playlists, burn individual songs to CD as many times as you'd like and take all your music with you wherever you and your iPod mini rove. With iTunes you can easily organize your music on your Mac or Windows PC and automatically transfer it to iPod mini. Whether you've imported your CD collection in MP3 format, bought music or audiobooks from the iTunes Music Store, subscribed to free podcasts from the iTunes Podcast Directory or created your own original compositions with GarageBand, you can take it all with you. Your iPod mini includes a USB 2.0 cable for high-speed transfer from your Mac or PC. In fact, you can move an entire album from your computer to your iPod mini in seconds flat. With the industry's only true Auto-Sync, your iPod mini is always up-to-date, mirroring the latest changes you've made in iTunes. And if the collection on your computer is bigger than the capacity of your iPod mini, you can let iTunes automatically choose a selection of songs, podcasts or audiobooks to fill it up.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

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

Battery

Run Time (Up To):14hour(s)/24hour(s)

Digital Player (Recorder)

iPod Generation:1G/2G/3G/4G
Supported Digital Audio Standards:AAC / AIFF / Apple Lossless / Audible / MP3 / WAV

Digital Storage

Capacity:1GB/2GB/4GB/8GB

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.2in/0.3in
Height:2.8in/3.5in/3.6in
Weight:1.3oz/1.4oz/1.5oz/1.7oz
Width:1.5in/1.6in/2in

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Type:Digital graphic

Flash Memory

Installed Size:1GB/2GB/4GB/8GB

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:Canada/Denmark/Sweden
Localization:Danish/Swedish
Manufacturer:Apple
Model:(PRODUCT) RED Special Edition
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Apple iPod nano

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Blue/Green/Pink/Red/Silver/White
Refurbished:Refurbished

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty
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