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Apple’s iPod is the most popular MP3 player out there, if someone I know has an MP3 player it’s an iPod. I don’t think I’ve even seen an MP3 player lately that isn’t an iPod. The last time we reviewed an iPod at was the iPod Nano (3rd Generation). Today we have its successor the iPod Nano (5th Generation). This new iPod Nano was announced back in September and has a few features that previous iPod’s just didn’t have including a video camera, microphone, FM radio and a speaker. Let’s take a look and see what this new iPod is all about. Geeks.com was nice enough to provide us with the iPod Nano 8GB to review, Geeks.com is a great place to find cheap MP3 players. The iPod came in a larger box and inside we found the iPod in its retail box. Opening it up you will find the iPod, USB cable, and dock adapter. This is a used iPod so it does not come with ear buds. If you are familiar with the 4th generation of the iPod Nano you will notice this version, the 5th generation is very similar. The first thing that should stand out is how sleek it looks. The casing is made of polished aluminum, which really makes the iPod look sleek.
Incredibly thin, lightweight, and made of a durable aluminum, the fifth-generation iPod nano ($149 for 8GB, $179 for 16GB) doesn’t look much different from its predecessor, but appearances, as they say, can be deceiving. The latest refresh brings a slightly larger screen, FM radio (finally), song tagging, new Genius features, and most intriguing of all, an embedded VGA video camera. The nano isn’t a Flip killer by any stretch, and its audio quality could be better, but it’s still the most well-rounded compact flash media player on the market. One of the most attractive aspects of the nano is its wafer-like profile. Measuring just 3.6 x 1.5 x 0.2 inches and weighing a barely-there 1.3 ounces, the updated nano is far thinner than it even appears in photos—and now it includes a camera housed in its back. The andolized aluminum body provides sturdiness without heaping on weight, and there are nine eye-catching colors available (black, blue, green, orange, pink, purple, red, silver, yellow) to suit your mood. Despite being a marvel in modern gadget design, we were a little annoyed that the 3.5mm headphone jack is located on the bottom of the device to the left of the USB connection port.
The ultrathin iPod Nano now sports a video camera, a radio, and a pedometer. Little else has changed, but that’s mostly a good thing. The fifth-gen iPod Nano is almost impossibly slim, but somehow the wizards at Apple managed to pack in a video camera. Though you'll find a few other new features in the fifth-generation Nano ($150 for the 8GB version, $180 for the 16GB model; prices as of 9/23/09), the video camera is the marquee addition. Considering how much space your home-video clips might take up, it's unfortunate that Apple didn't boost the Nano's storage capacity this generation. The brand-new Nano has the same measurements as its predecessor (3.6 by 1.5 by 0.24 inches, 1.3 ounces) but offers a larger, 2.2-inch display (up from 2 inches). It comes in a rainbow of colors, encased in slick-looking, polished anodized aluminum. The new finish is attractive, but it is definitely a magnet for smudges and fingerprints. And while I didn't perform any torture tests on the Nano, I can tell that it is susceptible to scratches, like most iPod models. That factor, combined with the positioning of the video camera lens on the back of the device, means you'll definitely want to invest in a case.
This is the fifth generation of the iPod nano, an MP3 player that has always remained in the shadow of the iPod classic and more recently the touch. That said, it's one of the lightest, smallest portable music players currently available, and certainly has several advantages. Apple has replaced the brushed aluminum finish found on the previous generations with shiny, polished aluminum. Visually, it looks pretty good, but it's a real trap for greasy fingerprints. The anodized surface means scratches are a little less visible than on the iPod touch, but they still appear very quickly. Take care of your MP3 player and keep it away from pockets with keys and coins! The menus haven't changed, apart from the new options for FM radio and a video camera. Turning the nano to one side or the other displays the Cover Flow interface. The scroll wheel is now a little smaller, which makes it a little fiddly for those with larger hands. It's still incredibly easy to use though and can teach other manufacturers a lot. The two new features on this generation of the nano are an FM tuner and a video--but not stills--camera.
The iPod Nano MP3 player continues Apple's legacy of packing a multitude of features into a colorful, impossibly thin design and comes reasonably priced at $149 (8GB) and $179 (16GB). This time around, Apple is branching out of their iPod formula in a small, but not insignificant way by gracing the back of the Nano with its own video camera. If you've ever considered buying an iPod Nano, the fifth-generation model is the best one yet. In 2008, Apple broke away from the traditionally flat, rectangular iPod design and surprised customers with a curved, wing-shaped iPod Nano. It's safe to assume that Apple is still pleased with that design, since the fifth-generation model is nearly identical to its predecessor, measuring 3.5 inches tall by 1.6 inches wide by 0.25 inch thick at its center. To distinguish itself from previous models, the latest Nano includes a slightly larger 2.2-inch screen (up from 2 inches) and a glossy, polished aluminum finish that one CNET editor described as looking like a Christmas tree ornament. However, the easiest way to tell that you're holding a fifth-generation iPod Nano is to flip it over. Unlike its fourth-generation sibling, the latest Nano has a bead-size camera lens on its lower left backside.
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