| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
I've had this less than a week.
It replaces a 2Gb MP3 player that was given to me on a bicycle tour last year, the name of whose manufacturer eludes me, but which was very small and has provided me with countless hours of music enjoyment whilst cycling over the last year, (riding with earphones is not something I'd recommend on anything but deserted roads or for seriously foolhardy cyclists).
Previous to that I've owned a portable Sony CD player back in 2000, and various early Walkman incarnations in the 80's.
This Apple iPod is far superior to my last MP3 player: it's smaller, has better quality sound and is a much nicer gadget generally. It holds 16 Gb which is plenty of storage space for me, (I'm accustomed to slimming down my song choices to the bare essentials). It has an FM radio which is a nice way to keep in touch with worldly affairs. It has lots of functions which I'll never use, such as the Genius mix, the clockface, the pedometer, etc., holds photos (although to be honest with a screen this size it's hardly worth the effort), is easy and simple to use, and the instructions are less than a page long - yay! It also accepts more song file formats than many players, which means I have to spend less time converting files on my Mac. Oh, and it's a cinch to use with iTunes and a Mac too.
I have only ever used it for a few hours at a time and I have yet to see how long it'll cope until the rechargeable batteries die on me.
One thing I would suggest is to replace the headphones. I hate the supplied ones as I find them uncomfortable, they don't stay in my ears and are of somewhat dubious quality. I'm currently using Sennheiser CX 400-II's: an excellent upgrade!
I'd also suggest getting a silicon/gel cover, to protect the unit and the screen.
All in all, although it's taken me many years to join the iPod generation, a great gadget if you like your music, like travelling light, and like moving unencumbered.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
I bought this due to the headphone port on my iPhone dying and not being able to afford a new one yet. This has the same storage capacity as my 3G iPhone (16GB) and is obviously quite a bit smaller, but retains the touchscreen functionality that I'm used to.
I find the tiny form factor and clip perfect for my needs, and whilst the touchscreen is small it definitely works well and only takes a minute or two to get used to in comparison to the larger iPhone/iPod Touch screen. Having only 4 artists/albums/songs visible on screen at a time is a bit of a downer, but scrolling is very easy and quick and the 'skip to letter' function which uses the right side of the touchscreen is very useful too. Navigation using the left to right swipe to move back a screen is really smooth and intuitive, and in general the navigation is a breeze.
Battery life is great, and the thing is so light that you don't even notice it clipped in to your belt or the edge of your pocket. If all you want from a Nano is the basic music playing function and the smallest possible form whilst still being perfectly useable then this is perfect for you. If you want video playing functions and don't mind a slightly larger model then go for the 5th Generation, though overall this is exactly what I wanted from an iPod.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
good ipod, but
i love the sleek compact design and ease of use if you are familiar with previous ipod or iphone models, battery life is ok all though could be more on par with the likes of the ipod classic considering it is a new device. an additional flaw is that the capacity is not 16GB but more along the lines of 14GB, because of required space for apples firmware. this product is more of a fashion statement than a media player, the small screen may be a negative to some people with impared vision and the lack of ability to create brand new playlists on the go, you can however change playlists that already exist. the pedometer is nice feature that is welcome to the exercise fanatic and the device can be coupled with third party covers so it can act as a watch while you jog and listen to your music. i personally would prefer it if this model of ipod cam in larger capacities as i have alot of songe and usually end up using my iphone instead. i personally bought this ipod to use as a ipod to use in the car as i usually only play select songs in the car so capacity is not a problem. all in all i give this a 7/10 as i got this product at a cheap price