Apple iPod nano 2nd Generation Silver (4 GB)
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- adamnashOct 4, 2006by
The iPod Nano is hot. It's even better in silver!
Apple Computer continues to revolutionize the definition of style and portability with its iPod line of digital media players, and this iPod Nano is no exception.<br><br>The iPod Nano literally stunned skeptics and fans alike with its incredible storage, small size, and appealing design.<br><br>Now, the 2nd generation of iPod Nano is here, and its better in several ways:<br><br>1) It's thinner. Hard to believe, but it is actually even easier to carry and hold in its new form factor.<br><br>2) Longer battery life. The new design is advertised at up to 24 hours of playtime. At least double the old models.<br><br>3) Brighter screen. Even better for reading in daylight and showing photos, this screen is 40% brighter than the first generation model.<br><br>4) Color! Apple has released five new colors: pink, green, blue, silver, and black.<br><br>This is the 4GB model, which is a great compromise on price and size. Apple also makes 2GB and 8GB models... but they don't come in this great color!<br><br>If you need your music to go, this is the iPod for you.Read full review
- dsolditSep 26, 2006by
2nd Generation Nano is a Must Buy!
The Nano was brought out to replace the Mini, but this new remastering of the iPod is a fusion of the 1st generation Nano and the Mini. Available in capacities of 2, 4, and 8GB (priced at $149, $199, and $249, respectively) these have a scratch-resistant aluminum shell, rounded edges, and various colors like the mini, though the colors are only available in the 4GB models. You can get a 2GB Nano, though it only comes in Silver. If you go under Apple.com’s website for deals and refurbished products, you can still get a 2GB Nano for $99.00, but remember it is the first generation. I purchased the 8GB Nano, though it only comes in black, but this version is the largest for storage.<br><br>Though it looks like the iPod Mini, it is more like the 1st generation Nano. The 2nd Generation Nano is the same height and width as the original Nano, but with the rounded edges, it feels like it is shorter on the sides. This design also makes it feel a lot thinner than it was, though it is only a .01 inches thinner. The center button has changed too, having a concaved button for your selection, which makes it very easy to use and place your thumb without looking. This new Nano, with the same body shape, now has a longer battery life. Apple claims that it will last 24 hours, but I was able to get just over 25 hours of playtime – Which is nice.<br><br>The Nano comes with similar features as the previous version such as Volume Limit, Stopwatch, Screen Lock, and support for the Nike + iPod Sport Kit, but now has a music search function, a brighter screen (40% brighter), improved sound quality (in my opinion), and the newly redesigned headphones.<br><br>Also, the bottom of this unit has changed slightly. The headphone jack and the sync port are slightly farther apart, which eliminated some of my old accessories, which made me slightly disappointed.<br><br>In regards to syncing, this unit actually takes longer to sync than my old Nano. To sync 2GB on the first generation took roughly 5 minutes, but with the 2nd generation of newly designed Nano’s, it took almost 10 minutes to do 2 gigs. This seems to be the common findings amongst other 2nd generation Nano owners as well. They did upgrade the software right after the release, but I have not noticed a difference in syncing.<br><br>A downside that the Nano did not get that the 5th Generation Ver. 2.0 of the iPod received was the option to purchase games from iTunes. Hopefully this will be something that will change in the future for the Nano. Also, the new packaging, which is environmentally friendly, does not have a CD version of iTunes included in the packaging, which is going to disappoint first time iPod Nano buyers.<br><br>As a fan of the Mini and a converter to the Nano, I love this design. I really do. I think the aluminum casing is the way to go. I was really reluctant to give my Mini up for the Nano, but now that the redesigned Nano is this way, it is a perfect blend of the two. I highly recommended this device to Apple lovers and new MP3 enthusiasts alike.<br><br>Pros:<br>-Brighter screen<br>-Better sound<br>-Aluminum scratch-resistant casing<br>-Concave select button<br>-Amazing battery-life: 24 hours plus!<br>-Search features<br>-New colors to choose from<br><br>Cons<br>-Still no built in FM tuner<br>-Does not play movies<br>-No games through iTunes<br>-Sync port and headphone jack put farther apart not allowing old accessory useRead full review
- gumigumtoApr 6, 2015by
This ipod Nano was a much better deal than trying to fix the screen on my other ipod Nano. I saved myself time and money on this purchase.
- ahuramazda04Jun 7, 2014by
Serves its purpose and works well. Battery life leaves something to be desired though. Holds plenty of songs too.
- bluefunk93Apr 13, 2015by
Good product, great value.
I purchased this iPod as a replacement for a previous one I left abroad. This is my 3rd nano (1st Gen 2G, 2nd Gen 2G, and now this one). I use it primarily as a music source for my iHome alarm clock, occasionally I undock it for use in a rental car.