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I've had this ipod nano 3rd generation for the past 4 years - I really love it. I received it as a gift when it first launched and while it's older now, we still actively use it in my household. As I'm on a newer model for my personal use, I've used this device to store all of my toddler's children music on and we keep it in the main areas of the house with a speaker dock so that we can have his music accessible during the day while he's playing around the house. I love the size and shape of this device. I also like that it's pretty easy and fast to navigate the music menus using the turn dial to flip through and sort by artist, album, or music genre.
The battery life seems to be pretty good still after all these years of use, and I personally love the light blue color. All over, a great little device and very useful for managing basic needs of playing music while on the go.
I bought this used in fair condition for my brother- he's graduating and going to the Coast Guard Academy.
After fiddling with the device, I have found that it works every bit as flawlessly as my 6th generation 160 GB iPod classic- same menus and functions.
In my opinion, the only way this Nano could get better is if the headphones jack and on/hold switch were located at the top of the device. And of course, if it had more data, I would love to have owned this iPod.
So overall, this is a perfect device if you're not looking for something too terribly different than an iPod classic, especially if you don't own that much music. The device itself is a cute little size, comes in many colors, and plays video as well, a feature that my first iPod nano did not have.
I recommend this device as a starter mp3 player for anyone without particular layout requirements of the device and/or a large musical collection. Even so, 8 GB of space is a sizeable amount.
I recently sold my 3rd gen iPod touch 8GB that was in mint condition for some extra cash and needed a cheap replacement so I bought a used 3rd gen nano. Its ok wish I was able to get the 8GB one the 4GB really kind of sucks it is almost full with 740 some songs but it does work good and would be good for someone who just wants a basic iPod. And there is one nice thing that makes this iPod a little nicer then the touch is that it is very small so makes it easier to carry around, However there is one thing I wish this iPod did have besides more GB is a built in speaker. Overall I like the nano and it will get me by till next year or so then maybe buy a new iPod touch with lot more of GB.
It's been less than 2 decades since people began asking, "How did I ever get by without a computer?" or "...the Internet?" or "...a cellular phone?" People are asking the same when it comes to portable entertainment devices. The iPod Nano 3G, the next in line from Apple's smartly designed digital media players, is my favorite media player to-date by any company, and packs many features in an elegant little package...if you can get past the sometimes annoying and limiting proprietary software (iTunes) used to manage the device. It's much more than just an *.mp3 player. Although some may complain the tiny, yet vibrant screen and 8GB storage capacity are too small to view full length movies on, it's great for music or Youtube videos when you have some downtime. If you keep in mind that it's main function is to play music, you'll find that it's light, portable nature makes it the ideal workout companion when paired with the Nike + iPod system. Apple still needs to improve some things on this device, namely the durability of the screen, storage capacity, FM radio capability, and a serious iTunes overhaul to let consumers maximize their listening experience (Read: Eliminate DRM so I don't have to authorize/deauthorize computers and players every time I try to use my collection on another device!). Make sure you protect your new Nano with a hard acrylic case or a screen protector to prevent the inevitable scratches. All in all, it's not a bad buy for $120-$170, depending on where you pick one up. Happy listening!
I like my iPod 3rd generation iPOD, works just as well as my 4th generation, but for half the price. I recommend this iPOD to anyone in search of good deal on a nano. I bought it because it was very inexpensive in comparison to the new iPOD nano. I don't need a touch screen nano, its just to small. If you want a touchscreen iPOD get a nano, much larger screen.
I love my iPOD, great investment only $66.00 and its in excellent condition.
Since the iPod nano's inception, the only thing it ever really lacked was video—something that didn't mesh with the iTunes Store's commitment to TV shows and film downloads. Sporting a bright, two-inch widescreen that shows video in the highest pixel-per-inch density of any iPod, the nano is an entirely new beast. The flash player, available in 4GB and 8GB capacities, is wider than previous models which might seem to go against the whole concept of the product. Held next to a second generation nano, however, the widened dimensions don't seem to matter. In fact, a beautiful screen and just-as-thin body make the device seem like a large evolutionary step. The new user interface also combines the nicer touches of the iPhone's U.I. (such as Cover Flow) with new elements (a split screen which shows album covers for highlighted songs and a new Now Playing screen). Throw in a few games with quality graphics, and you've got yourself a real winner. In its price range, nothing beats the nano.
I wasn't looking to get a self-personal traveling music player, but when the new car radio had an I-pod plug and I-pods hold 1000s of songs all controled from the car deck radio, I had to get one.
I found the touch screen cursor dosen't work then dose work but dosent stop were I want it to. lick my fingers and try again, 3 times later I have got my selection, a pain in the ass to use. Not precise enough for my likeing.
Apple I-Tones same thing, a pain in the ass to use to get your media loaded on your I-Pod in the order you want it. With to many restriction if you haven't bought it from them.
Some things positive is the video playing capability(but with small screen)the ear buds are dynamic with built in sub woofers. set it on the table and watch the bass move it off the table. It holds 1000's of songs and my car Alpine controls it easier than it controls its self.
I work in/with all types of digital media and found this consumer product to be a challenge for the average family person. Give up a lot of time to take your music with and it works fine. and money
I received this iPod nano as a gift, and to be honest, I don't use it much. I appreciate the small size and color screen, however in the era of the iPhone, this seems a bit redundant. This is also one of the least attractive iPod nanos that has been designed, and this iteration only lasted for one generation.
It functions fine and has the click scroll wheel which is nice for using in your pocket. It's a nice value now on the used market, but if you have an iPhone, there is little reason to get one of these with such a small capacity
I wish Apple still styled their iPod Nano like this 3rd generation one. I like the fact that you don't have to turn it sideways to view video content. It's small, yet we have 4 movies, some photos and a BUNCH of music on it and the 8 Gig still has a little spare room. Our 4 Gig version couldn't hold this much.
My daughter uses it for music and movies while traveling. I suggest a case for it that covers the screen (not a "shell" or "skin") and allows for wearing on a belt or around the neck. Our first one was stolen in a store because she set it down for a second and it was swiped before she could pick it back up again!
The apple iPod nano thied gen is a great iPod. I like the album covers it downloads to each song. I realy have not gone to much further with it then downloading songs and playing them. I have three MP3 players already I realy did not need this one. I bought it for an raido/alarm docking station that is a piece of junk and it only uses apple iPod. Sad to find out after i bought the iPod. So my son keeps taking the iPod he loves it hes 15 years old. I would use it more if i could plug it into my car. I have a great sound system on my computer and a stero/cd player in my car. I will use it more in the summer when I buy the Bose docking station battery powered so we do not have to use the boat stero to run the boat battery down. I do not like that i have to down load i tunes to down load music files to it. I have tons of music in my files and know just where to get them. Itunes just puts them all toghther in abc order. I dont know music by name that whell so my files are great for me itunes sucks. Whats also bad is you have to eject the iPod you cant just plug it in charge it pull it off and run. You have to go into the files eject it. But the iPod is ok the head phones suck. I need to buy the in ear head phones not the big hard things that realy fit in your ear.