4.5 star rating

Apple iPod nano Review

Pros: Slim and sturdy; Very good sound quality; Simple controls and navigation; Seamless software integration
Cons: Lacks FM radio; No video playback
The Verdict: The iPod nano is still the king of ultra-slim MP3 players.



Apple's second-generation iPod nano represents the state of the art in MP3 player design, with an ultraslim metal body and the most intuitive interface in the business. It lacks extras like a built-in FM radio, voice recorder, and video support, but its seamless integration with iTunes and sheer simplicity make it a perennial champ. It doesn't hurt that you can add on plenty of features via a sea of optional accessories like the Apple Radio Remote and the Belkin TuneTalk Stereo.
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Two of the nano's biggest bonuses are its digital output (via the dock connector) and its support for formats like AAC and Apple Lossless in addition to WAV and MP3, though it doesn't do WMA. The LCD screen is sharp and reasonably bright, but colors aren't as vivid as they could be. We'd like to see Apple include a customizable EQ, but the nano is still the flash MP3 player to beat.
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Technical Specifications
Apple iPod nano

PC InterfaceUSB
Audio FormatsAAC; MP3; WAV
Battery Typerechargable
FM RadioNo
FM RecordingNo
Voice RecordingNo
Memory TypeFlash
Memory Capacity8GB
Size.56 x 1.63 x 3.5 inches
Weight1.41 ounces
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