Apple iPod Nano 8 GB 4th Generation

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Apple iPod Nano 8 GB 4th Generation

For those about to rock, we give you nine amazing colours. But that’s only part of the story. Feel the curved, all-aluminium and glass design and you ...

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Review of "Apple iPod Nano 8 GB 4th Generation"

published 13/04/2012 | felidsentry
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Pro Attractive, multiple colors, small, large memory
Cons Short battery life, not extremely durable, small screen
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"Cool Product, But Not Perfect"

I purchased this model in yellow after my older ipod broke. The price was a bit painful, but it was new at the time and it looked nice.

Basic Package
I already had experience using the itunes software with it, but even so, it's a pretty simple process to get it set up and playing music. You can turn CDs into tracks that your ipod will store, or you can purchase music from the itunes store. It included a cord to plug into the computer for charging and editing music, as well as a set of basic ear buds. I was a little dissappointed Apple didn't include a charger for the wall, especially for what I paid.It doesn't include any music, but three simple games are thrown in with the device. Solitaire is included, though rather difficult to see on the small screen, especially if you have vision problems. Another game uses the motion detecting technology. You tilt the device in order to move several marbles to their destinations before time runs out. This is fun, but the only real use of the motion sensing other than shaking the device to shuffle your music into random order. The itunes software is free off Apple's website should you lose your CD.

The device is about the length of your palm. It's very slim and easily stored in a pocket or bag. The screen is slightly less than half of the device (rather small), while the other half is a round touchpad that is used to navigate the device. To move about you just slide your finger along the touchpad, as well as using the 4 buttons to make selections. If you read your instructions the learning curve is actually quite small. On the bottom is a headphone jack to plug your headphones in, and on the top is a switch you can flip to lock the device, meaning that buttons and movement will not effect the device until the switch is flipped again. With this you can put the device in your bag or pocket without fear of buttons being pressed or the volume being turned deafening on you.

After Regular Use...
After having the product for several months you generally go in one direction or another. On one hand you have casual listeners like myself. I only use the device for long road trips or to wind down in the evening. On the other hand are those who listen constantly, bringing the device everywhere. After about a year and a half of casual use it was seeing some wear. The touchpad was no longer reliable, and the buttons didn't always respond. The shake shuffle feature didn't function at all, and the device had a few scratches. It still played music just as well, but the inner workings were wearing out. My battery lasts 3 to 4 hours straight (depending on how much you mess with it and light the screen), so for longer road trips I had to buy a vehicle charger. The storage space is very large, but music aficionados beware, at about 1,700 songs I met the capacity on my device.

Overall, a nice device. Cool colors and look, and easy portability make it useful and stylish, while limited battery, high price, lack of free music, and long-term durability limit its potential.

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Product Information : Apple iPod Nano 8 GB 4th Generation

Manufacturer's product description

For those about to rock, we give you nine amazing colours. But that’s only part of the story. Feel the curved, all-aluminium and glass design and you won’t want to put iPod nano down. The new Genius feature turns iPod nano into your own highly intelligent, personal DJ. It creates playlists by finding songs in your library that go great together. The accelerometer comes to iPod nano. Give it a shake to shuffle your music. Turn it sideways to view Cover Flow. And play games designed with your moves in mind.

Product Details

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

Battery: Player - rechargeable - Lithium Ion

Interface Supported: USB 2.0

Headphones: Headphones - binaural - ear-bud - stereo

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

iPod Generation: 4G

Equaliser: Digital graphic

Playback Digital Standards: WAV, AAC, AIFF, Audible, MP3, Apple Lossless , MPEG-4, H.264, MOV , BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, PSD (Mac only), TIFF

Product Type: Digital player flash based

Product Description: Apple iPod nano - digital player

Sound Output Mode: Stereo

Flash Memory: 8 GB

Built-in clock: Yes, alarm, stopwatch

Built-in Display: Colour - 320 x 240 - 2" - LCD

Weight: 37 g

Dimensions (WxDxH): 3.9 cm x 0.6 cm x 9.1 cm

Enclosure Colour: Yellow, Pink, Green, Purple, Black, Blue, Orange, Silver

Manufacturer: Apple

Built-In Radio: Without Built-In-Radio, without Built-In Radio

Digital Storage Media: Built-In Flash Memory

Flash Memory / Installed Size: 8192

Audio System / Type: MP3 Player

EAN: 5000008938751, 5000008938997, 5000008729694, 8859092580004, 8859092408834, 5027631062462, 5027631062431, 0885909259632, 0885909259250, 0885909258451, 5000008733103, 5027631062493, 5027631062455, 5027631062479, 5027631062486, 5027631062509, 5027631062448, 0885909240944, 0885909258864, 0885909258062, 0885909260867, 0885909260065, 0885909258468, 0885909259663, 0885909259267

Music Playtime in Hours: 24

Depth in mm: 6.2

Height in mm: 90.7

Width in mm: 38.7

Video Playtime in Hours: 4

Type: Audio/Video Player

Type of SD Card Interface: No

W-LAN Connection: No, without WLAN

Bluetooth: No

AVI Playback: No

DivX Playback: No

WMV Playback: No, without WMV Playback

AAC Playback: Yes

OGG Playback: No

WAV Playback: Yes

WMA Playback: No

Built-In Microphone: No

Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No

Direct Radio Recording: No

Direct TV Recording: No

MP3 Playback: Yes, with MP3 Playback

Type of Memory Stick Interface: No

Weight in Grams: 36.8

MPEG2 Playback: Yes

H.264 Playback: No

Battery Type: Li Ion

Replaceable Battery: No

Operating System: Proprietary

MPEG 4 Playback: Yes

Touchscreen: No

Display Technology: TFT Display

Vertical Resolution in Pixel: 320

Horizontal Resolution in Pixel: 240

Screen Size in Inches: 2

Storage Capacity in MB: 8192

Storage Medium: Built-In Memory

Photo Viewer: Yes

MPEG4 Playback: with MPEG4 Playback

MPN: MB745ZG/A, MB742ZK/A, MB735ZK/A, MB598ZO/A, MB739ZO/A, MB732ZO/A, MB754ZO/A, MB748ZO/A, MB735ZO/A, MB745ZO/A, MB742ZO/A

Manufacturer Warranty

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

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

System Requirements

Peripheral / Interface Devices: USB port (compatible with 2.0 specification)

OS Required: Microsoft Windows Vista, Apple MacOS X 10.4.11 or later, Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP3

Software Requirements: iTunes 8 or later


Battery Life Details: Digital playback - up to 24 hour(s) ¦ Video playback - up to 4 hour(s)

Recharge Time: 3 hour(s)

Run Time (Up To): 24 hour(s)

Battery Enclosure Type: Integrated

Battery: Player - rechargeable - Lithium Ion


Included Accessories: USB cable, docking station adapter

Cables Included: 1 x USB cable


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


Impedance: 32 Ohm

Sound Output Mode: Stereo

Connectivity Technology: Wired

Headphones Type: Headphones - binaural - ear-bud

Frequency Response: 20 - 20000 Hz

Digital Player (Recorder)

Features: JPEG photo playback, variable bit-rate compatible, MPEG-4 playback

Supported Bit Rate: 16 - 320Kbps

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

ID3 Tags Support: Yes


Equalizer Type: Digital graphic

Built-in Display

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

Diagonal Size: 2"

Resolution: 320 x 240

Display Illumination Colour: Blue-white

Display Illumination: Yes

Built-in Display: LCD - colour

Audio System

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

Digital Video Playback: Yes

Digital Photo Playback: Yes

Timer: Stopwatch, sleep, wake

Built-in clock: Yes, alarm, stopwatch

Sound Output Mode: Stereo

Flash Memory: 8 GB

Features: Battery level indication, volume limiter, motion sensor, calendar, built-in games, USB 2.0 compatibility, Cover Flow, Genius technology, Nike + iPod support

Equaliser: Yes


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