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Apple iPod Nano (4th Gen, 2008)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7321 reviews of Apple iPod Nano (4th Gen, 2008). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and price. The design and portability also get good reviews. Many are critical about the connectivity. Opinions about the headphones and reliability are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple iPod Nano (4th Gen, 2008) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPod Nano (4th Gen, 2008)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 890 user reviews of Apple iPod Nano (4th Gen, 2008) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the design and size are on the whole positive. The portability and price are also appreciated. Views are divided on the durability, and some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, portability, size, design

reliability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPod Nano (4th Gen, 2008)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4269 user reviews of Apple iPod Nano (4th Gen, 2008) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the size and design. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical reviews about the connectivity and reliability.

usability, price, portability, design, size

reliability, connectivity

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

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Joshua Topolsky (engadget.com)

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

Sep, 2008

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 : Xiomara Blanco (cnet.com)

Apple iPod Nano review

 

Yes, the iPod Nano still exists. It's one of the last MP3 players standing in Apple's lineup , next to the gym-friendly, small-as-a-button iPod Shuffle and the basically-an-iPhone-with-no-cell-service iPod Touch .

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 : Donald Bell (cnet.com)

Apple iPod Nano 2011 review: Apple iPod Nano 2011

 

Apple iPod Nano 2011

The ; 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 : Dan Frakes (pcworld.com)

Apple 8GB iPod nano (4G, late 2008)

 

New voice-recording functionality ; Spoken Menus and larger menu fonts improve accessibility ; More features than the iPod classic ; Genius feature works directly on iPod ; Improved interface with optional preview panel ; Better-than-estimated battery...

Same video-out restrictions as previous model ; New shape has its drawbacks, including sharp top edges and (especially) corners ; Odd landscape-mode controls ; Spoken Menus doesn’t cover all menus and has the same occasional pronunciation issues as...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Joe Brown (wired.com)

Review: Apple iPod Nano

 

Here's a hard truth: Even if Apple decided to carve its new Nano out of petrified poo and bless it with a Braille display, the...

Enough colors to make you second guess dropping that third hit of acid before hitting the Apple store. Up to 16 gigs of storage. On the fly Genius (should be called Lazy) Playlists let you quickly suit your music mood. Energy saver mode is clutch. 8...

Why no love for the squarePod? Shake-to-shuffle is a nightmare during parkour outings; switching off the much-needed French Hip Hop in favor of our knitting podcasts whenever jostled. Tapered design is just curvy enough to be fey, but not quite severe...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Nick Mediati (pcworld.com)

Apple 16GB iPod nano (4G, late 2008)

 

The latest iPod Nano combines the larger screen of the third-generation Nano with the slender design and vibrant colors of the second-generation models. Taken as a whole, the fourth-generation iPod Nano marks the further evolution of an already-strong...

Very slim and lightweight ; Voice recording support

No FM tuner ; Must rotate unit on side to watch video

Despite its new design, the fourth-generation iPod Nano is more of an evolution than a major overhaul.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Donald Bell (cnet.com)

Apple iPod Nano fourth generation review: Apple iPod Nano fourth generation

 

Apple iPod Nano fourth generation

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

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Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

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.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : James Kim (cnet.com)

Performance

 

Apple iPod Nano

The iPod Nano has a gorgeous, superslim design with a bright, photo-friendly screen. It is easy to operate and works seamlessly with iTunes and the iTunes Music Store, which has the world's largest selection of music. It boasts a nimble processor and...

The iPod Nano suffers from unspectacular battery life, and though the device is durable, it scratches easily; blemishes show up more drastically on the black version. The Nano is pricey in terms of gigabytes per dollar, and its 4GB maximum capacity is...

Thanks to its limited capacity, the gorgeous iPod Nano isn't for everybody, but it sets the standard for MP3 players to come.

Sep, 2005

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