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Apple iPod nano (2nd generation)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6718 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. Opinions about the size and price are generally positive. The portability and design also get good feedback. The connectivity and reliability get critical reviews.

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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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


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 People are impressed by the performance and size. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, portability, size, performance

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, 2018

Consumer review ( 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 really like the sound and price. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably, 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, 2018

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

Expert review by : Christopher Breen (

Updated mid-sized iPod finds inspiration in the past


The 2G iPod is both a welcome step back to more colorful (and scratch-resistant) days of the iPod mini and a moderate step forward in functionality. This middle-child iPod feels and looks great with its rugged aluminum finish and bright display.

Bright screen ; solid battery life ; alphanumeric overlay browsing feature ; support for voice memos ; rugged exterior ; bright colors ; improved Center button "feel

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

Though the newest iPod nanos look positively Lilliputian when placed next to an iPod mini, they're very much a restatement of the former. Available in capacities of 2, 4, and 8GB (priced at $149, $199, and $249, respectively) these iPods bear the same...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Sal Cangeloso (

Apple iPod Nano


While the Shuffle was a somewhat questionable call, Apple surely knew they had a hit on their hands with the iPod Nano. Apple designed this device to be the perfect marriage of size and functionality- a device which is essentially the combination of...

Apr, 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.


Equalizer: Yes
Frequency range:20 - 20000

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)


Video capture resolution (max):640 x 480
Video recording: Yes


Color of product:Black / Blue / Green / Pink / Silver

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



Display Diagonal:1.5 / 2.2
Display Resolution:176 x 132 / 240 x 376
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:14 / 24
Continuous video playback time:5


Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Type:Digital graphic

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, AIFF, MP3, WAV / AAC, MP3, WAV

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


Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm



Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 45

Other Features

Bit rate:16 - 320 Kbps
Compatible operating systems:-Windows 2000 SP4;\n-Windows XP Home/Professional;\n-Mac OS X v10.3.4; / -Windows 2000(SP4), Windows XP Home / Professional(SP2);\n-Mac OS X v10.3.9; / Mac OS X v10.3.9, Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Windows XP Home, Professional Service Pack 2. / Windows 2000 SP4\nWindows XP Home/Professional\nMac OS X v10.3.4 / Windows 2000/ XP\nMac OS X v10.3.4+
Dimensions (WxDxH):1.52 x 0.244 x 3.57 / 1.57 x 0.256 x 3.54
File type:AAC, Protected AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4), Apple Lossless, WAV, AIFF, JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD, PNG
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:3.5-mm.
USB powered: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:iTunes (Mac & Windows) / iTunes 7 / iTunes for Mac & Windows


Sleep Timer: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Line-in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:14 / 24
Continuous video playback time:5


FM radio: No

Record Modes

Voice recording: No

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:2 / 4 / 8

System Requirements

Minimum system requirements:Mac: \nUSB 2.0 port,\nMac OS X v10.3.9,\niTunes 7,\nPC:\nUSB 2.0 port,\nWindows 2000 SP4, Windows XP Home / Professional SP2,\niTunes 7.

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.244 / 0.266
Height:3.44 / 3.57
Weight:1.28 / 1.5
Width:1.52 / 1.57