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Apple iPod Nano 2GB

Take everything you love about iPod and shrink it. Now shrink it again. The pencil-thin iPod nano packs the entire iPod experience into an impossibly ...

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Review of "Apple iPod Nano 2GB"

published 08/05/2006 | stujones2006
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Pro Small, light, colour screen
Cons Easily scratched, spend forever cleaning it
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"Much better than my old Ipod Mini"

I got this Ipod Nano for my birthday from my girlfriend. Up until this point i had a Mini which was great but still rather big, especially once the belt clip was on the back of it.

The first thing that you notice when opening the box is how unbelievably small the thing is, and light once you pick it up. The first thing I noticed which annoyed me was that unlike when i got my Ipod Mini, this did not come with an adaptor so that you could charge it from the mains; you have to do it through your laptop/computer. This is fine until you go on holiday... luckily i can still use my old one though.

Once you take off the sticky protective cover from the Nano you will notice that the "new" shiney look of it is lost the second that you touch the body, anywhere! The front is jet black so the prints show up instantly, the back is chrome so the same applies! I know it probably sounds a bit "anal" but i just keep having to rub off the hundreds of prints that seem to appear.

Using the Nano is easy! If you have had an Ipod before then you'll notice it is the same setup in the menus and you get the classic scroll wheel on the front.

Due to the Nano having a colour screen you also now have the option to fill up any space which isn't being used by your music files with photos. Itunes does this automatically from "My Pictures", it fits hundreds in the smallest of spaces which are left on the Nano! To be honest though i find that having pictures on such a small screen is pretty pointless, although they are on their for me to look at... I am yet to actually get the urge to look at them as you can't see much detail anyway.

Being 2gb you havn't got masses of space but it still holds plenty of the music you really like. Instead of just copying loads of full albums across i just select the songs that i like to listen to; seems much more economical with space.

All in all i think it's great for music. You get (in my experience of turning it on and off as and when i need it) about 8 - 10 hours of battery life. TIP: be aware that you should always run the battery down as low as you can before charging it back up. Rechargeable batteries can develop a "memory effect" which after a while means that the part of the battery you never use will just "die", meaning that if you ever do want to use it you can't, you will only have available the active part which you normally use before recharging.
I find the surface of the Nano irritating as it gets so dirty so quickly and I'm always afraid to leave it in my pocket incase i break it; being so small i don't know how much it will take to break it. Overall though; GREAT!

P.s. I gave this a low value for money as Novatech make the exact same thing and charge £69 brand new for it! Apple bumping the price up as normal!

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  • pinkelephantuk published 08/05/2006
    A very helpful review !
  • x_staz_x published 08/05/2006
    Good review staz x
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Product Information : Apple iPod Nano 2GB

Manufacturer's product description

Take everything you love about iPod and shrink it. Now shrink it again. The pencil-thin iPod nano packs the entire iPod experience into an impossibly small design. So small, it will take your music places you never dreamed of. Call it astonishing. Unbelievable. Impossible, even. Then pick it up and hold it in your hand. Take in the brilliant color display. Run your thumb around the Click Wheel. Put on the earbuds and turn up your music. That's when everything becomes clear: It's an iPod. It holds up to three days' worth of music. It plays for up to 14 hours between battery charges. It displays the color album art for the song you're listening to right now. It carries your photos, podcasts and audiobooks. It syncs seamlessly with iTunes. It connects to a host of iPod accessories. Simply put, iPod nano is 100-percent iPod. iPod nano's Click Wheel puts music under your thumb. Click to fast-forward, rewind, play, pause or access menus. Use the touch-sensitive surface to control volume or browse music. You can do it all without looking. But with an iPod this beautiful, who'd want to? Now that you can take your music everywhere, there's no limit to where it will take you.


Weight: 42, 42 g

Supported Digital Audio Standards: WAV, AAC, AIFF, Audible, MP3, Apple Lossless

Sound Output Mode: Stereo

Flash Memory: 2048

iPod Generation: 1G

Digital Player Type: Flash based

Width: 4.1 cm

Depth: 0.7 cm

Height: 8.9 cm

Enclosure Colour: Black, White

MPN: MA099/A, MA004ZP/A, MA004/A, MA004LL/A, MA099ZP/A, MA099LL/A, MA004B/A, MA099H/A, MA099B/A, MA004FB/A, MA004H/A, MA099FB/A

Product Type: Digital player, MP3 player

Digital Player Functions: Photo playback

Interface Supported: USB

Supported Digital Photo Standards: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, PSD (Mac only), TIFF

Localisation: United Kingdom, Norway, English / United Kingdom

Product Details

Audio Specifications: Digital Player - Response Bandwidth - 20 - 20000 Hz

Playback Digital Standards: WAV, AAC, AIFF, Audible, MP3, Apple Lossless

Product Type: Digital player flash based

Product Description: Apple iPod nano - digital player

Interface Supported: USB

Enclosure Colour: Black, White

Dimensions (WxDxH): 4.1 cm x 0.7 cm x 8.9 cm

Weight: 42 g

Sound Output Mode: Stereo

Battery: Player - rechargeable - Lithium Ion

Headphones: Headphones - binaural - ear-bud - stereo

Built-in clock: Yes, timer

Built-in Display: Colour - 176 x 132 - 1.5" - LCD

iPod Generation: 1G

Flash Memory: 2 GB

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

Localisation: United Kingdom, Norway, English / United Kingdom


Battery: Player - rechargeable - Lithium Ion

Battery Enclosure Type: Integrated

Run Time (Up To): 14 hour(s)

Recharge Time: 3 hour(s)

Battery Life Details: Digital playback - up to 14 hour(s) ¦ Slideshows with music - up to 4 hour(s)

Average Run Time: 12

Audio System

Timer: Sleep, wake

Sound Output Mode: Stereo

Built-in clock: Yes, timer

Audio Specifications: Digital Player - Response Bandwidth - 20 - 20000 Hz

Features: Date display, upgradeable firmware, USB 2.0 compatibility

Equaliser: Yes

Flash Memory: 2 GB

Digital Photo Playback: Yes

System Requirements

OS Required: Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4 or later, Apple MacOS X 10.3.4 or later, Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later


Included Accessories: USB cable, docking station adapter

Cables Included: USB cable

Software: Apple iTunes for Mac, Apple iTunes for Windows


Connector Type: Docking station ¦ Headphones ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm )


Headphones Type: Headphones - binaural - ear-bud

Connectivity Technology: Wired

Sound Output Mode: Stereo

Impedance: 32 Ohm

Frequency Response: 20 - 20000 Hz

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Bit Rate: 16 - 320Kbps

Playback Modes: Repeat all, random play / shuffle, one track repeat

External Hard Drive Function: Yes

ID3 Tags Support: Yes

Features: Variable bit-rate compatible


Equaliser Factory Preset Qty: 20

Built-in Display

Built-in Display: LCD - colour

Display Illumination: Yes

Display Illumination Colour: White, blue

Resolution: 176 x 132

Diagonal Size: 1.5"

Display Menu Language: Danish, Hungarian, Czech, Chinese (traditional), Chinese (simplified), English, German, French, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Polish, Finnish, Swedish, Russian, Spanish, Dutch, Greek, Turkish, Japanese, Korean

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 1 year ¦ Technical support - phone consulting - 90 days


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