The best MP3! (Purple not silver)
I have previously wasted my money on a number of MP3 players as they have fallen short of what I needed in terms of compatibility, ease of use and overall design and features. Success at last! In this very slim beautiful little device I have plenty of memory, clear easily enlarged font on display, which is particularly important to me), video recorder, radio with live pause ... need I say more. Mine is metallic purple which in my opinion is the best colour. It has a curved design which makes it so easy to handle. I have many audio books from 'audible' transferred to it and still I have used only used a tiny amount of the memory. The built in speaker gives similar sound quality to a phone so not to be recommended for quality listening but with head phones or attached speaker set the sound is superb. I am no computer expert but I find a high level of compatibility with my computer which runs Windows Vista with current version of itunes. Also supports the latest format for downloaded audio books.
Better Than Audible!
I bought this device because I wanted to sample Audible books. The choice was either to burn any number of CDs or buy a 'supported' MP3 player. I tried the CDs but never managed to get to the end of the burning process! So, having reviewed the list of 'supported' MP3 players it was clear that what I needed was an iPod — so I bought one. I also bought an excellent pair of over-ear headphones (Bose) with a view to sitting or lying about listening to classic literature. Being a long retired IBM engineer all I can say is that I have never before been so impressed with a piece of technology. This device is small enough to fit into my top pocket, large enough to record any number of books, and powerful enough to lull me to sleep every night. As for Audible books, the key thing for me is not the book but the reader. I might stay awake all night listening to Richard Burton — others send me to sleep in minutes!
Why the 5th gen Nano may be the best!
| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
This 5th generation Nano, despite being superseded by the 6th gen Nano, is probably the best Apple is likely to make. Their current focus is on the iPhone and on ‘cloud’ computing so they are unlikely to spend much time improving Mp3 devices without built-in internet access.
Why is it the best? Mostly because it retains the clickwheel controller which is still a delight to use. This is very subjective but for me the latest Nano with its on-screen icon driven control system is a bit ‘fiddly’ to use. I will not deny it is lovely so if you are after an electronic piece of jewellery give it a try - also if you’re a jogger who wants something light and unobtrusive.
Back to the 5th gen Nano. If you just need something for the train or general listening the 5th gen Nano covers all the bases. The radio is neat as is the live pause feature (also on the 6th gen). What the 6th gen Nano misses out on is not able to record or play video like this one. Nor does it have a built-in speaker which allows it to be used without headphones - a bit ‘tinny’ but better than nothing, or a microphone. Not quite sure how useful this feature is but if you should need to save yourself a message you can do so.
Try to get a 16GB version. The 8GB will fill up quite quickly and you will have no room should you ever want to shoot any video.
Get a case for it. Just a cheap one as you will not want to scratch it or sit on it by mistake and when you come to Ebay it in the future it will be a dated but still desirable object.
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Apple iPod Nano 5th Generation
i love the pedometer and video camera in this new version. Those added features, in particular the pedometer, totally complete's the ipod. i have bought the red ipod and was a little disappointed with the colour as it is more pink than red and i am not at all a pink kind of girl. I am also a little disappointed with the charger and usb cable. The cable doesn't come with a plug which means that if i go on holiday and need to charge the ipod, i need to take my computer with me which is totally inconvenient-who wants to take their computer on holiday with them?
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Apple iPod Nano
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I have been requested many times by EBay to write a Review on iPod Nano, so here Goes;
If you've had the same iPod nano for the past few years, this new device will probably make you feel like you need a replacement. It's still not exactly your cheapest option if you're looking for pure MP3 playback, the nano is a pretty attractive choice. I like to see those prices drop. The new nano is a smart, fast, capable player that should please a lot of people looking for something new.
The nano is a miniature iPod. Apple has tweaked over time doing away with the click-wheel, introducing a range of multi-coloured nanos, conjuring up a stubbier, chubbier version, nano concept has remained the same; it’s like an iPod, just smaller. The new iPod nano has undergone a dramatic makeover a tap of the finger sends you whizzing through menu and the emphasis is firmly on music, than on shooting videos or watching films.
This new nano feels like an over-priced iPod shuffle with a screen, rather than a discrete product.
Consumers can choose an 8GB (£129) or 16GB (£159) model in a variety of colours. The 16GB is enough for the music and video.
It’s a poor relation to the iPod touch. But it doesn’t feel like an iPod. It lacks the charm of the shuffle, the lustre of the touch. You are paying extra money just for the privilege of tapping a touch-screen than clicking a button.
While you can not fault the new iPod nano for its ease of use, it has lost something in it,s redesign.
The new iPod nano is usable, but it’s also forgettable. It’s not hard to see why the iPod touch is now Apple’s best selling music device.
As I said earlier, for the price, you won't find another flash MP3 player that looks as good, is as easy to use, or that has anywhere close to the same capacity. As it stands, it is a nicely designed, good looking player that most people will be happy with. It is just the lack of manual equaliser and some way of charging it when you're away from your computer that stops it being an outstanding player.
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