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.
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Brilliant little MP3 player!
I bought this item to replace an iPod Touch that I lost.
After rethinking what I wanted from an iPod, I thought I'd downsize, and I found that even though it doesn't do videos or games etc. it is a powerful MP3 player! The display is incredibly detailed, the functions are easy to use, the touch sensitive display is incredibly intuitive - scrolling down a long list of songs and albums is a breeze!
It's light as a feather, but the clip makes sure I'll never lose it again. The best thing is the built in radio - it tunes in accurately, and the earphones provide pretty good reception.
If I had to fault one small thing, it's that I have a blue model, and I can see some tiny chips appearing in the paint - so I'd advise using a silicone cover to protect it.
Overall, a great product - who'd have thought something so small could contain so much!
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iPod Nano 6th Gen 16GB - One Solution
Since when I got my first MP3 player in 2001, there used to be several issues always. Actually this is my 7th MP3 player and 4th iPod that is the closest to be perfect (ever)! I liked 16GB built-in memory in this size, light weight, functions including that it's very easy to pick tunes, FM radio, apps, battery life time, and user-friendly design. It is also excellent to use with Bose MIE2i Mobile headset with a remote. Overall excellent like 9/10.
Additionally, in case if I can tease more to Apple, possibly more memory (such as additional 32GB+ model etc) and faster sync speed as possible. Because I took like 14 hours to fill this 16GB model (only about 15GB you can use though) converting to 128kbps from higher kbps and I was only able to put about 4000 tunes in 128kbps, although Apple ads stated as 5000 tunes... (Maybe my tunes are longer than average...!?)
Also, in the future if possible, supporting Bluetooth headphones as a standard setting (without any additional adapter/dongle like now, because this Nano has a mini-stereo jack right next to a power/sync connection part, so some old iPod Bluetooth dongle for power/sync connection couldn't be attached. Mini-stereo jack connection dongles seemed ok to put though, myself hasn't tested sound quality of that type yet) and having some waterproof might be better for sports loving people ...or in our rainy Britain. (There are waterproof sports cases as options though, it makes this cute one little bigger...)
In this moment, I might buy another colour if I required more memory, because I quite liked this new Nano.
An ok update, but I would suggest an older model!
| No, I wouldn't recommend this product.
The Ipod Nano, it's been a staple for music lovers for years now, so when my old Nano managed to get washed (NOT COOL), I thought I'd move with the times and update to the latest version. However, I am disappointed to say, that I wished I'd bought a second hand older model.
The screen has shrunk to just over an inch square and is now touch screen, which has been nothing but annoying for me, because when you want to go back to the previous screen you have to swipe across the screen to the right, sounds easy enough? IT’S NOT. 95% of the time it thinks you want to scroll down which is just annoying! Also I can’t help but feel that this touch screen is taking its toll on the battery, as the life is only about 2/3 of what my old Nano was and that was 2 years old!
Feature wise, it’s not fantastic. You can no longer watch videos on the Ipod, which for me is an great shame as I loved watching music videos on my Ipod on the go and there’s no longer any games either. However there’s now this thing called fitness, which is like pedometer thing. It also records like lap times and how many calories you’ve lost etc. No doubt this will be good for some people but useless for others. It’s also got a built in radio, but as I’m not a radio fan is a useful as a chocolate kettle to me.
Overall, it’s a disappointment to me, but for some it’ll be quite good with the radio and fitness feature and at the end of the day, it plays music which is what I want.
Yeah, it's okay
I got this for my partner as she wanted a small IPod and not the touch, Personally, I don't really get it, the screen is so small but with such high resolution that it appears to be capable of playing tiny games or watching mini movies, yet it doesn't, it has a radio that connects via the earphone, which is as bad as it sounds, signal drops everywhere, The layout is nice, a Little on the complex side for something that in essence just plays your music and nothing more, You have albums, and sub-menu's for those albums, various types of folders for certain types of music, a settings menu that is rather detailed for just an mp3 player, a picture viewer for tiny eye strain vision which is baffling to use and nothing more than a fun novelty for a little while, Everything good about it is made redundant by the fact that it's only so expensive because of the apple logo. the build quality is pretty good and it feels sturdy. All in all it's good but too pricey and is just okay, nothing new.
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