Apple iPod nano 1st Generation White (4 GB)
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- pelechatiOct 30, 2005by
The nano is my best friend in the world
It looks like a work of art and is so small it fits in any of jean pockets.<br><br>This is the iPod to have lets get into why.<br><br>Size - I did not even fully comprehend how impressed I would be, when I held the Nano in my hands. Its thinner than a number 2 pencil and less wide then your inner jean pocket. The first time you see it your jaw just hits the floor in amazement. The seems around the edges are very neat and nearly impossible to notice. When holding the iPod Nano, you really get the feeling that you are holding something of appreciable quality.<br><br>Solid State - The iPod nano has not one moving part inside of its casing. The memory it uses is flash memory which you see digital camera memory cards using. It can be shaken and dropped and dont worry because this ipod isnt going to skip. That is how apple got this baby so thin.<br><br>Storage - This 4-gigabyte iPod Nano is the best value. It is only $50 more than the 2-gigabyte model, so you get twice as much storage, for only $50 more. But the beauty for you is that on eBay you can get it for even less! Yes thats right cheaper because that is the value of eBay.<br><br>Display - The display on the new iPod Nano is fantastic. It is 1.5 inches and is big enough to show 3 full lines of text so your album name and artist show up along with the song name. This baby even holds your photos and contacts. Photos look great on the 1.5 inch screen.<br><br>Click Wheel - The click wheel on this baby is great. Its slightly smaller than previous versions, but now it is apple designed and not a third parties part. So it feels even better and by having apple design it they were able to make the nano even thinner.<br><br>Color - White is the traditional iPod color, but now Apple realized that black is becoming the new white and you should too. The nano in black is beautiful.<br><br>Battery Life - Battery life is always an important feature. After all, what good is it having 1000 songs in your pocket if it only lasts 2 hours. Well have no fear the iPod nano brings in an impressive 14 hours of continuous play.<br><br>In conclusion all i have to say is get yourself an iPod nano. In terms of size, usability and compatibility accept no substitutions.Read full review
- trkett0Jun 29, 2006by
It's just the coolest thing I've ever owned!
Besides what you can read for yourself on apple.com, I'll tell you what I have found. These are just raambling snippets of info that may spark your interests. With a little research on these topics, you'll be on your way to enjoying the magnificent iPod.<br><br>I have dropped my iPod twice. Once in a train station in Canada on a granite floor. No Damage. Not a scratch. Not a problem. Simply amazing.<br><br>Sunscreen will damage the plastic of the iPod. You would think they tested the plastic for this since it is a must have item at the beach or pool. I have a permanent finger print on the face now.<br><br>I bought the Apple dock, but hardly ever use it. If I had to do it again, I wouldn't buy it.<br><br>MUST HAVE! There are clingy, removeable clear screen protectors you can buy to protect the plastic face of your iPod. Buy them (they usually come in pairs). It will keep the screen from scratching. Made by Madkatz, ClearTouch, etc. Search "iPod Screen protectors" on Ebay.<br><br>Every Tuesday, Apple updates their store with a free tune. It's usually excellent, but it's usually someone you've never heard of before. You don't have to own an iPod to use iTunes. Download it and reap the same benefits.<br><br>You can subscribe to the free Podcasts of your choice in iTunes. These Podcasts are very entertaining. There are meny topics and areas of interest in iTunes. There are additional casts on the web. Again, You don't have to own an iPod to use iTunes. Download it and reap the same benefits.<br><br>Do your research before you buy a charger. The iPod video only come with a usb cable for charging via the powered usb on your pc. Apple's wall charger uses the usb cable and costs 30.00 USD. Look at other choices like Belkin. For the same money, you get more.<br><br>Buy the Apple in-ear bud style headphones. Also buy Shure E2c foam sleeves. Take off the grey rubber Apple tips and put the Shure's on. The sound quality is the best you'll find for the price. You get a better seal in the ear canal. I have a $300 set of Denon audiophile can style headphone with 40mm drivers. The Apples sound as good. For noise isolation and improved bass, this trick is for you. I had to set my iPod EQ to reduce bass to balance the new level. It's great now.<br><br>Unless DLo made improvements to the transpod for your auto avoid it. It has poor sound quality and low level output. I usually listen to my audio in the car on level 18. With the DLo I have to increase the volume to 35+ for the same output. At that level, background noise is amplified during quiet passages. It is an excellent charger, all downfalls aside.<br><br>It's just the coolest thing I've ever owned!<br><br>I hope you like the review!!Read full review
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- prime_salesJan 30, 2006by
Before you take the plunge ...
I love the iPod. Always have. At home, we have five, including these two: the 4GB iPod nano black and white.<br><br>Before you leap, realize two things: (1) this iPod is extremely fragile compared to other iPods, particularly the tough-as-nails iPod mini (a drop of a couple of feet onto a linoleum floor took out the screen); and (2) the black version gets scratched very easily, and shows scratches far more than any white iPod I've owned (after a day and before dropping the thing, it already looked awful from scratching -- and it was treated with kid gloves).<br><br>Okay, if you can live with those caveats, and invest in a durable protector (we bought the arm-band holder, which does a lousy job of protecting the iPod nano)--none of which are out yet--then this new iPod is truly an amazing bit of technology. It's tiny (it feels even smaller than the photos suggest), has great sound quality (better, I think, than any other iPod I've owned), and the display is gorgeous (even though tiny).<br><br>For me, the mini (now defunct, but bargains still abound) is the better choice given its sturdiness. I'm not up for museum-relic care for my electronics, which would certainly help if you own one of these.<br><br>Another beautiful, functional gizmo from Apple. Just know what you're getting. Some websites claim the nano is sturdy. I can tell you, from first hand experience, it isn't. So, you be the judge. (Sure, the thing still played, but replacing the screen will set you back at least $90, and, even on the web sites in question, the screen broke.)<br><br>(Oh, and if you see someone taking shots at the iTunes software, don't believe it. It's the best music software out there, and its integration with this--or any--iPod is a joy.)Read full review
- rockerjakes1Jul 12, 2006by
Good little nano - not as durable as the 2nd gen model
Don't bash this thing around or sit with it in your pocket or the screen will break.<br><br>For runners these things are great with armbands.<br><br>This 1st gen nano has good battery life, but more susceptible to scratches and breakage.