Excellent Portable Player
The 3rd generation of the iPod Nano has always been a favourite of mine, as a music player which is highly portable but can still hold a reasonable amount of music and or video. My only complaint would be that the screen is too small to watch videos on for any extended period of time and high detail films are out of the question, but for using the Nano to play Family Guy, Friends and most other tv series the Nano's screen is fine. The high resolution of the screen also makes any viewing experience a pleasure whether it be pictures, video or just scrolling through your music on the sharp user interface.
Battery life is consistently above eight hours, although will obviously drop if playing games or watching videos, an I have found this to be excellent as it means I only have to charge the iPod once every 2 or 3 days.
Overall, the iPod Nano is great for anyone wanting a portable music player that can play videos and excellent quality tunes, although it maybe slightly held back by its screen size.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Great product and money well spent
| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
My nine year old son bought this product and is delighted with it!
He likes downloading music and TV shows from iTunes (paid for with his pocket money!)
He also watches digital movies on it (e.g. aliens in the attic and diary of a wimpy kid 2). Only drawback is storage space is a little limited.
Overall very satisfied with this product.
A bit problematic
These 3rd generation iPods are no longer supported by Apple, they are too old and come under the heading 'discontinued' The problem I have with this second-hand iPod is that it won't turn on, it remains frozen. There is a procedure to 'unfreeze' it by pressing certain buttons on the iPod, in my case this doesn't work. The only way to get it going is to connect it to the computer, and totally restore it. This entails erasing EVERYTHING from the iPod, and it all has to be put back on before it can be used. This is SO annoying. Apparently this fault is reasonably common with 3rd Generation iPods. The only way to keep it running (i.e. not idle and hence freezing up) is to leave it connected to the computer, unplugging it only when I want to listen to my music. If the phone goes, or I am interrupted, I have to get the stopwatch facility running, this stops the iPod being idle, but runs the battery down because the screen is on all the time.
I thought a second hand iPod was a good idea, it isn't, my advice is to buy a later model, probably an iPhone is the best bet.
For a senior citizen the iPod is relatively easy
This is a super slim gadget and fairly easy to use. It is better to have internet access as the help feature is really useful. I have managed to convertt music I already had on my computer saving a lot of time. I have t admit I discovered this after putting ome of them on. It took me some time to work out how to switch it off!!! how dim was that.
The purchase price is excellent probablythe main reason for upgrading from my creative. The capacity is fantastc at 8meg atmy age I will forget what I have on fortunately I can see what there is on the lovely big screen. Hope this helps Ol
15 of 15 people found this review helpful.
I was worried the control panel may be a little annoying, but this isn't the case, this iPod is really easy to handle.
It's very compact and discrete, so it can fit in my small bag and also wont be an issue when exercising.
The iPod also connects really quickly to my computer and is easy to organise.
All round this was a good buy.