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I bought this item because my daughter wanted one so bad, so I bought one described as "fully functional" so when I received it had a sticker in the back of the item with writing that said "item broken , not working" WELL, my daughter was very disapointed after waiting all that time for it.
This is what the item was descrebed as:
"You are bidding on a White 2 GB Apple iPod Nano (1st Gen). This item has been thoroughly evaluated by our professionals here at AllTech, and has been determined to be fully functional. This item was owned and used previously by an individual."
I AM VERY UPSET!
I bought the Nano when it first came out. Fortunately, I got a good deal as it's been nothing but problems.
1. It's too small. There's nothing cool about something that simply cannot be used.
2. The interface is sketchy at best. I've also found this with the larger iPods too. When sliding around the "dial" it is sometimes very sensitive and sometimes not. It has the feel of a dirty mouse or trying to thread a needle in the back of a truck.
3. Can't shuffle playlists. For some reason, Apple thinks you want to create a random playlist in iTunes FIRST rather than shuffle a playlist. This one drawback would have stopped my purchase had I known.
4. No compatible with Rhapsody. The Rhapsody is not allowed to use Apple's DRM. In fact I found out that knowone is. So, every track has to be ripped to CD, and then ripped as MP3 back to the PC so it can be loaded onto the iPod.
5. When using iPod-style FM transmitters the volume is too low and there's no way to change it.
6. It's delicate. I've had it replaced already because the case scratched up so bad that it obscured the display. A friend's Nano actually broke in half in his pocket.
7. It will not power off. Often I find I have to simply put it away with the power on. I've called support about this but I'm certain they don't even know how to use one.
9. The menu system is too complex. The "files and folders" concept just doesn't translate well at this size. It's very outdated and will cramp your fingers.
All in all this was a bad purchase. And, it's what I expect from Apple. They give you what they think you want instead of asking. The proprietary nature of their devices and the lack of playlist shuffle is a lose lose situation. I would I could say it was a really good paperweight.
I cannot really comment on the Apple iPod nano 4GB, because I never received my iPod. I received an off brand w/ 2GB memory. After this, I was told nothing could be done because there was not enough difference in products. ?????
However, I have heard great things about the Apple iPod itself!
First of all it is NOT, I repeat, NOT a Player. I'm the one who got played. Of course if I had read the (fine print) I would have figured out that all this person was doing was trying to Sell (and not even a piece of paper) on how to buy a Apple ipod nano player, for $2.00 and when I did discover this a emailed him that there was a mistake on my part and would he please refund the money, he refused!! And to make matters worse, I never even got that information that he was supposed to send. So am I furious, you better believe it. I even reported it to ebay, and so far, nothing has become of it. Maybe after they read this, they will remove him from ebay altogether so that he can't do this anymore!! Have a Blessed Day!!
I loved my nano... for about two months. That's when I dropped my nano for the first time, and the LCD screen cracked. Now, I essentially have a really expensive iPod shuffle. I admitt that the drop was my fault and an accident, but shouldn't a $200.00 mp3 player be able to sustain one drop? Not according to Apple! Accidental LCD damage is not covered under warranty, and Apple does not currently repair LCD damage- not even if you offer to pay for it. Apple's suggestion was, "you could just purchase a new one." Thank you for the permission to purchase a new $200 piece of equipment that I was not satisfied with in the first place.
Pre-drop: 5/5 After ONE drop: 0/5 (4/5 if I had bought a shuffle;)
The iPOD nana was a waste of money, i couldnt delete old songs from it. It wouldnt sync on my computer or others that I tried. My grandson can only play with existing games on it. Terribly disappointed
I bought the nano for my little sister. who had her Ipod stolen from her purse at school. we got the Ipods when they said and it worked great for about three days then just wouldn't play music any more. we took it to the mac store after having done the 5 R's and they said it need a new logic chip and that would cost more to fix then to buy a brand new one. it sucked cause the company only let you send it back the first three days and it was too late.
This only works on apple pcs That stinks you know ?
its like you see a really nice toy so you buy it right ? then you take it from the box and go "hey whats wrong"? you look at the small print and it says "DOES NOT INCLUDE BATTERIES" HA HA!! you have to go buy them extra just as you would have to go buy a new apple pc just to have this ipod CHA - CHING
This was a disaster. The iPod came in the mail quickly, but was unusable because it was formatted for Windows. And when I gave it to a co-worker of mine to put songs on it from his Windows PC, it still wouldn't read. So, basically, I got burned.
I thought this was a good deal until today when I tried listening to my ipod. It immediately went dead after only a few minutes of being fully charged. I tried charging the unit only to receive the message "please wait very low battery." After a day of charging, nothing. Broken unit.