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Apple iPod nano 16GB (1st generation)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8759 reviews of Apple iPod nano 16GB (1st 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. Reviewers really like the durability and sound. The portability and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the size. Some have doubts about the storage and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Apple iPod nano 16GB (1st generation) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPod nano 16GB (1st generation)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 480 user reviews of Apple iPod nano 16GB (1st generation) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.co.uk.

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod nano 4GB - Black [MA107FB/A]Apple iPod nano 4GB - Black [MA107FB/A]

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPod nano 16GB (1st generation)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6126 user reviews of Apple iPod nano 16GB (1st generation) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com.

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

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod nano 2 GB Black (1st Generation) OLD MODELApple iPod nano 2 GB Black (1st Generation) OLD MODEL

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Apple iPod Nano (seventh generation, green)

 

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

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

iPod nano review (2012)

 

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.

Incredibly tiny and lightAluminum case feels solid, durable16:9 display and video playbackIntegrated Nike+ functionality

No cameraExpensive

The radical change in design here -- closer to the fourth- and fifth-generation nanos than the last -- won't be universally liked, but the seventh-gen iPod nano is absolutely the best yet. It brings all the functionality of the last nano to the table...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Apple iPod Nano seventh generation, yellow

 

Priced at $149 and outfitted with 16GB of storage, the iPod Nano offers most of the amenities we've come to expect from an iPod, and strikes an interesting balance between the simplicity of the iPod Shuffle and the smartphonelike operation of the iPod...

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.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

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 as a...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

iPod nano review (2010)

 

Apple's sixth generation of the iPod nano is essentially the first complete rethinking the product has had since its debut in 2005. The previous form factor...

New touchscreen UI is slickSmaller and lighter than ever beforeSound quality was very good

Still a bit priceySmall size makes it easy to loseLack of video playback could bother some

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Donald Bell (cnet.com)

Apple iPod Nano fifth generation review

 

The iPod Nano MP3 player continues Apple's legacy of packing a multitude of features into a colorful, impossibly thin design and comes reasonably priced at $149 (8GB) and $179 (16GB). This time around, Apple is branching out of its iPod formula in a...

Packed to the gills with new audio-video features such as a video camera, FM radio, voice recording, Genius Mixes, a built-in speaker, and a larger 2.2-inch screen; also gets a pedometer.

The Nano's camera can't shoot photos or HD-quality video and Apple located its lens in the most awkward location imaginable. Storage capacities remain stuck at 8GB and 16GB.

No other MP3 player on the planet packs more features, from video to a pedometer, into a smaller package than the overachieving Apple iPod Nano.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Donald Bell (cnet.com)

Apple iPod Nano fourth generation review

 

Editors' note, August 18, 2009 : Rumors strongly suggest that a new line of iPods will be unveiled early in September of this year. For those considering the purchase of an iPod, we recommend holding off until these new models become available. Check...

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.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Donald Bell (cnet.com)

Apple iPod Nano (third generation) review

 

Apple iPod (third generation)

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.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Edward N. Albro (pcworld.com)

iPod Nano 4GB Mp3 Player - Black

 

The first thing you notice about the flash-based iPod Nano, of course, is its tiny size. The slim 4GB Nano costs $249 (as of 4/13/06), and a 2GB model sells for $199. And its bright, crisp color display makes navigating your tunes a snap. But what's...

Elegant design High audio quality

Limits you to iTunes Music Store

But if you're an iTunes devotee already--or if you want a featherweight, fashionable MP3 player--you'll find plenty to love about the iPod Nano

May, 2006

Expert review by: Dan Frakes (pcworld.com)

Apple 1GB iPod nano

 

Excellent sound quality ; Responsive controls ; Color screen supports photo viewing ; Skip-proof flash memory ; Provides “full” iPod experience at the lowest price yet

No AutoFill feature ; No syncing via FireWire ; Review unit's screen not as bright and clear as that of 2GB/4GB models ; Cannot view photos on a television

Feb, 2006

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No
Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:20
Frequency range:20 - 20000
Impedance:32

Camera

Built-in camera: No
Frame rate:30
Second camera: No

Design

Battery full indication: Yes
Battery low indication: Yes
Color of product:Black / Blue / Gold / Green / Grey / Orange / Pink / Purple / Red / Silver / White
Housing material:Aluminium
Volume Control:Digital

Display

Backlight: Yes
Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:1.5 / 1.54 / 2 / 2.2 / 2.5
Display Resolution:176 x 132 / 240 x 240 / 240 x 376 / 240 x 432
Pixel density:202
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / Y

Energy Management

Battery recharge time:3
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:12 / 14 / 24 / 30
Continuous video playback time:4 / 5
Rechargeable: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAX, AAX+, AIFF, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV / AAC, AIFF, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV / AAC, AIFF, MP3, WAV / AAC, MP3, WAV
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF / BMP, GIF, PNG, PSD
Video compression format:H.264, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG4
Video formats supported:H.264,M4V,MOV,MP4,MPEG4

Headphones

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone frequency:20 - 20000

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 95
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

Battery Type:Built-In
Bit rate:16 - 320 Kbps / 16-320
Compatible operating systems:-Windows 2000 SP4;\n-Windows XP Home/Professional;\n-Mac OS X v10.3.4; / -Windows 2000(SP4)\n-Windows XP Home/Professional\n-Mac OS X v10.3.4 / Mac OS X 10.5.8 +\nWindows 7/Vista/XP / Mac OS X v10.3.4\nWindows 2000 SP4, XP SP2.\n / Mac OS X v10.4.11+\nWindows Vista/XP Home/Professional Service Pack 3+ / Mac OS X v10.5.8\nWindows 7, Vista, XP Home/Professional (SP3) / Windows 2000 SP4 or later\nWindows XP Home/Professional\nMac OS X v10.3.4 or later / Windows 2000 SP4+\nWindows XP Home/Professional\nMac OS X v10.3.4+ / Windows 2000 SP4\nWindows XP Home/Professional\nMac OS X v10.3.4
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Connector(s):1x 30-pin
Dimensions (W x D x H):1.5 x 0.24 x 3.6
Dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):1.5 x 0.24 x 3.6
Dimensions (WxDxH):1.52 x 0.244 x 3.57 / 1.57 x 0.266 x 3.44 / 3.5 x 0.268 x 1.6
File type:AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4), Apple Lossless, WAV, AIFF, JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD, PNG / AAC, ProtectAAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV, JPG / 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:- Dock connector\n- 3.5-mm headphone jack / -Dock connector\n-Stereo minijack / Dock connector\nStereo minijack(3.5mm) / minijack(3.5mm)
USB powered: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired

Packaging Content

Batteries included:No / Yes
Bundled software:Instalation CD / iTunes / iTunes (Mac & Windows) / iTunes for Mac & Windows
Cables included:Lightning
Headphones: Yes
Headphones included:Y
Quick start guide: Yes
User guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes
Type:MP4

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Interface:Lightning
Line-in: No
Line-out: No
Line-out connectivity:3.5
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery recharge time:3
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:12 / 14 / 24 / 30
Continuous video playback time:4 / 5
Rechargeable:Y

Radio

FM radio:No / Yes
Supported bands:FM
Supported radio bands:FM

Record Modes

Built-in Microphone: No
Voice recording: No

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Compatible memory cards: No
Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:1 / 16 / 2 / 4 / 8

System Requirements

Mac compatibility: Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Minimum system requirements:iTunes 10 / iTunes 9+ / Mac OS X v10.3.4 / Windows 2000 SP4, XP SP2.
USB required: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.213 / 0.244 / 0.266 / 0.346
Height:1.48 / 3.01 / 3.44 / 3.57
Weight:0.744 / 1.09 / 1.28 / 1.41 / 1.5
Width:1.52 / 1.56 / 1.57 / 1.61