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Apple iPod nano 16GB (1st generation)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7820 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 products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the memory and performance. The portability and usability also get good feedback. Opinions about the price and reliability are mixed. There are some critical reviews about the size and battery.

design, usability, portability, performance, memory

battery, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple iPod nano 16GB (1st generation) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 232 user reviews of Apple iPod nano 16GB (1st generation) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6108 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 products in the same category on Amazon.com.

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

Dec, 2019

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 (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)

iPod Nano review

 

The seventh-generation Apple iPod Nano is a fun, cute, capable MP3 player. With it, you can take virtually all of your iTunes media on the go -- your music, videos, audiobooks, podcasts, and even photos.

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 : 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 : 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

Expert review by : Christopher Breen (pcworld.com)

Apple iPod nano, first generation (1G) 2GB

 

No skipping thanks to flash memory ; Responsive controls ; Support for photo viewing ; Clear and bright screen ; Syncs quickly

No support for viewing pictures on an attached television ; No syncing via FireWire ; Can't boot a Mac from it

Sep, 2005

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

Expert review by : Christopher Breen (pcworld.com)

Apple iPod nano (1G, Late 2005)

 

No skipping thanks to flash memory ; Responsive controls ; Support for photo viewing ; Clear and bright screen ; Syncs quickly

No support for viewing pictures on an attached television ; No syncing via FireWire ; Can't boot a Mac from it

Sep, 2005

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