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Apple iPod Nano (4th Gen)

Apple iPod Nano (4th Gen)
alaScore 88

3605 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3605 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the portability and sound are generally positive. The design and value for money are also appreciated.

usability, value for money, design, sound, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Apple iPod Nano (4th Gen) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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iPod nano Fourth-Gen

 

The first-gen nano, in retrospect, was no great shakes. It had limited functions and the small screen went against it. The second was cool too, while the third-gen nano had a new chic look, with video

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Apple iPod Nano 8GB (4G)

 

Apple's latest iPod nano continues to loom over the heads of its competitors despite players with better sound and more features from companies like Sony and Microsoft. The redesigned body almost seems like a brush of nostalgia, though it definitely...

Thin design; very good AV quality; useful new features

Lacks wireless features; no custom EQ; mediocre battery life

Apple's latest iPod nano continues to loom over the heads of its competitors...

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Apple iPod touch 2G and nano 4G: The Engadget Review

 

It's been just over a week since we ran a smash-and-grab at Apple's unveiling of its newest entries to the iPod family, the nano 4G and touch 2G. The devices, both set along an evolutionary (rather than revolutionary) path have certainly been nipped,...

Access to Apple's App Store ; Wide functionality in one package ; Solid hardware design

Storage quantities are limited ; Expensive ; Did we mention they're expensive

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Apple iPod Nano 8GB MP3 Player Review - Intro

 

The iPod Nano has undergone quite a transformation since it was first released. The last iteration was short, squat, and obliterated the iPod Mini from existence. The new Nano is ridiculously small and thin, and somehow manages to fit an accelerometer...

Cute, durable, portable, and supports a lot of files ; Good controls. The screen and battery life are impressive for a device this size ; Simple, intuitive layout, all basics covered.; Good sorting options, easy to use, better scroll wheel than the...

If you're sick of the way iPods look, the redesign won't do much to win you over ; Most people would rather have a mediocre large screen than a tiny one.; Not much covered besides basics ; Scroll wheels are only good for short lists, and the Nano...

Conclusion When we first looked at the Nano, we just assumed it was a flashy gadget that would favor stylish looks and a slim silhouette over functionality. It surprised us, however. While the Nano can't compete with smart phones, we couldn't help but...

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

 

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 (4th generation)

 

Apple's slimmed-down, slicker-than-ever iPod nano responds to your movements, creates playlists it thinks you'll like, and makes the competition look like a bunch of clunkers.

Sexy, thin, rounded design. Same excellent user interface as in previous nanos. Built-in accelerometer shifts screen for horizontal viewing (like on the iPhone and iPod touch) and lets you shuffle songs by shaking the player. Genius feature creates...

No built-in micyou need to upgrade earbuds to use the integrated voice recorder. Apple still hasn't upgraded those lame bundled earbuds ; Watch the iPod nano (4th Gen) and touch Video Preview

Apple's slimmed-down, slicker-than-ever iPod nano responds to your movements, creates playlists it thinks you'll like, and makes the competition look like a bunch of clunkers.

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Apple iPod Nano 8GB MP3 Player Review

 

The iPod Nano is the portability-focused option from Apple, and is available for $150. This device has evolved quite a bit in size and shape over its different iterations. This particular iPod Nano is a is impressively small and thin with a large...

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Apple iPod Nano 4th Gen 8GB

 

The iPod Nano is the portability-focused option from Apple, and is available for $150. This device has evolved quite a bit in size and shape over its different iterations. This particular iPod Nano is a is impressively small and thin with a large...

The iPod Nano had great audio performance. It had a nice even frequency response, whihc means the device isn't adding or subtracting emphasis from any given frequency. The Nano had impressively low distortion and noise, which means your music will...

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4th Generation iPod nano Review - 4G iPod nano Review @ MP3 Player Edition

 

Whatever gadget lust I feel for other modern gismos, Apple's iPod holds a special place in this techie's heart. Sure, it has limitations, and Apple's penchant for myopic control generally bums me out, but every iPod I've owned has served me well. ...

Very Impressive Sound; Titanium Drivers; MSRP $99; Comfortable, Stable Active Use; Long, Non-Restrictive Wire

Ear Loops Can Be Difficult; to Position; Does Not Include Wire Manager; for Arm Band Use

I wish I could come up with a few negative things to say about the 4th Generation iPod nano, but there really isn't much to complain about. Maybe I'll find something I can ridicule the 5G nano about. Check back in September 2009.

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Review: Apple iPod nano Armband (4th Generation)

 

Thankfully, the fourth-generation version of the iPod nano Armband ($29) takes cues from its immediate predecessor, rather than the earlier versions. Once again, there's a synthetic fabric covering most of the device's body, clear plastic on the...

Overall, Apple's iPod nano Armband (4th Generation) merits the same high recommendation that its immediate predecessor received. We're pleased to see the company creating accessories that do more than just meet the bare minimum standards of...

Product Specifications

Only 0.26 of an inch thin and 1.41 ounces light, iPod nano packs a lot into its diminutive design. A brighter color display. A dock connector that fits an entire ecosystem of iPod accessories. With features like these, iPod nano changes the way you experience your music and more. Finding and playing music on iPod nano is simple. Menu options let you browse by artist, composer, album, song, genre, or playlist. Want to mix things up? Click Shuffle Songs. iPod nano makes your music look as good as it sounds, thanks to a 1.5-inch color display. Album art appears alongside your song titles, so you see your music as you play it. And when you dare to wear iPod nano, that display guarantees you'll say a lot without saying a word. The iTunes Store features thousands of free podcasts - radio-type shows you subscribe to - including indie favorites and offerings from such big names as ABC News, Comedy Central, ESPN, PBS, NPR, and many more. Browse and subscribe to podcasts, then sync them to your iPod nano and listen anytime, anywhere. Podcasts appear in their own menu on your iPod nano, so you can navigate them easily. The digital shelves of the iTunes Store are stocked with thousands of audiobooks - including such exclusives as the entire Harry Potter series - so you can catch up on your reading wherever iPod nano takes you. Browse audiobooks in their own menu on your iPod nano. iPod nano automatically recognizes where you left off reading and bookmarks your place. You can even change the reading speed to suit you. iPod nano holds up to 25, 000 photos you can sync from your Mac or Windows PC via iTunes. Use the Click Wheel to scroll through photo thumbnails the same way you scroll through song titles. To see a photo full-screen, click the center button. You can even view photo slideshows, complete with music. Just select Slideshow Settings and choose the time between slides, the transition effect, and the music. Calendars, contacts, and the World Clock appear in the Extras menu, along with a few more handy items. Take the Screen Lock, for example. Spin the Click Wheel to choose a four-digit combination and protect your iPod nano from prying eyes. If you forget your combination, you can reset it at your next sync. Or use the built-in Stopwatch to log your best times. When it's finally time to play, iPod nano features four fun games: Music Quiz, Solitaire, Brick, and Parachute.

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/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/Apple Lossless / MP3 / Audible / AIFF / AAC / WAV

Digital Storage

Capacity:16GB/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:16GB/2GB/4GB/8GB

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/Mac / PC
Country Kits:Australia / New Zealand
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Apple
Model:(PRODUCT) RED Special Edition/Personalized
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Apple iPod nano

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Blue/Green/Orange/Pink/Purple/Red/Silver/White/Yellow

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty