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Apple iPod nano (2nd generation)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6470 reviews of Apple iPod nano (2nd 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 are impressed by the size and price. The portability and design also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the connectivity and reliability.

usability, design, portability, price, size

reliability, connectivity

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

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Apple iPod nano (2nd generation) from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Opinions about the performance and size are on the whole positive. The portability and price are also appreciated.

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83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod nano 4GB BlueApple iPod nano 4GB Blue

Mar, 2017

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Apple iPod nano (2nd generation)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 4949 user reviews of Apple iPod nano (2nd 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 People are impressed by the sound and price. The design and portability also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the connectivity and reliability.

usability, portability, design, price, sound

reliability, connectivity

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

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod nano 8 GB Black (2nd Generation) OLD MODELApple iPod nano 8 GB Black (2nd Generation) OLD MODEL

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: (

Apple iPod Nano 2011 ( 8GB, graphite)


The current seventh-generation Nano was introduced way back in 2012, but still lists for $150 (£129, AU$219). Even with Apple's built-in pricing premium, it feels like it should cost about 40 percent less at this point.

The Apple iPod Nano has a sleek aluminum design, FM radio, Bluetooth and long battery life.

With no Wi-Fi, you're stuck syncing music via USB from a PC or Mac running iTunes. It doesn't work with Apple Music subscriptions, and the low-res screen is tiny.

The iPod Nano is an aging music player that's hurt by its outdated reliance on iTunes and lack of subscription music compatibility.

Jun, 2016

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Apple iPod Nano 2011 (8GB, graphite)


The iPod Nano is an institution that rivals the iPod Classic in terms of legacy, and arguably exceeds it in popularity. It's a technological Goldilocks that has endured by holding to the middle ground, always sitting right in the middle of Apple's...

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.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: PC Magazine (

Apple iPod nano


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.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: Eric Butterfield (

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.

Jan, 2007

Expert review by: Christopher Breen (

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

Sep, 2006

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Mike Kobrin (

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.

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: Christopher Breen (

Apple iPod nano (2G, Late 2006)


Bright screen ; Support for voice memos ; Rugged exterior ; Improved Center button “feel ; Bright colors ; Solid battery life ; Alphanumeric overlay browsing feature

Takes longer to sync than previous nano ; Text search can be tedious ; Earbuds won't fit everyone

Sep, 2006

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Jasmine France (

Apple iPod Nano (2nd generation) review:


The second-generation Apple iPod Nano takes on a new scratch-resistant aluminum body, which is available in a variety of bright and shiny colors; it's still superslender but more durable, thanks to a seamless construction. It supports photos (with...

The iPod Nano still doesn't play video, not that you'd want to watch it on the small screen, and there's no built-in FM tuner or recording capability; not all color options are available for all memory sizes.

The second-generation Apple iPod Nano is like the successful offspring of an iPod Mini and a first-generation iPod Nano. It's small, stylish, user-friendly, and competitively priced--a great player all around and suitable for a variety of users.

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: 411Team Specialist (

Apple iPod Nano Review


The Apple iPod has been one of the standard MP3 players for a while now, and every once in a while they throw out an upgrade to keep things interesting. The iPod Nano is a very small and flat version of the iPod, and while it doesn't hold as many...

The Nano is a great addition to the iPod family. It's easy to carry around everywhere, because it's so small, durable, and light. The screen is small and it doesn't play video which is a definite downside, but if the only thing you want to do is listen...

Jan, 2007

Expert review by: Jacqui Cheng (

iPod nano (second-generation)


Return of the iPod mini?

Sep, 2006

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


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


Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Type:Digital graphic

Flash Memory

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


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



Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty