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My experience of the new Nano iPod was not a good one. I bought it on the day of release as it looks really nice and is tiny, and can store over 1000 songs (depending on the quality / file size).
My first problem began when I tried to put music on it, itunes installed ok and the ipod was recognised but after about 2 hours of watching the itunes status bar saying the music was being uploaded i knew there was a problem. I kept getting error messages. It turned out that it was because I hadn't installed the latest Windows update for XP, but I was already onto my second unit as Currys (where I bought mine) replaced it saying they had had loads back with the same problem.
The support from Apple was poor to put it lightly, almost impossible to actually speak to someone, or even find a number to call, I managed to get through to someone who said the only thing they can do is tell me how to reset it as the product was really new, which to me suggested a rush on the launch.
I eventually managed to install it thanks to help from one of the 6000 people in the apple chat-room dedicated to this problem.
Apple have now released an update to itunes and the ipod firmware so if you have one bought in the first 2 months of release you can update the firmware via itunes, if you bought it after that then it will have the firmware installed. However I have still not had any replies to the 3 emails I sent asking for help on this matter, only an automated response saying they'll be in touch in the next 7 days (a very long time ago)
Overall: If you want one of these buy it new as it will have all the latest bug fixes etc. Make sure all your software etc is fully up to date on your computer too. They look great, and the price is cheap when you think you can store films, music or even use it as a hard drive to store files on.
A musical Genius. Say you're listening to a song you really like and want to hear other ... more
tracks that go great with it. The Genius feature finds the songs in your music library that go great together and makes a Genius Playlist for you. It's like having your own highly intelligent, personal DJ. Rock and roll over. Tilt or turn iPod nano on its side, and you'll listen, watch, and play in new ways. You can flip through your album art with Cover Flow. Or, vertically speaking, see more albums and artists on the screen at one time. Shake your groove thing. Sometimes, we could all use a little unpredictability. And now you can shake to shuffle your music. Just give iPod nano a shake and it shuffles to a different song in your music library. You'll always be surprised by what you'll hear. Find your music faster. It's even easier to find the song you want to hear. Now you can view your album art in Cover Flow. Or just press and hold the Center button to browse by album or artist. When you find the right song, press the Center button to add it to your on-the-go playlist. Let the games begin. Now you can get in on games made especially for iPod nano and the accelerometer. They respond to the way you move, so they're immersive, addictive, and a blast. iPod nano comes with Maze, which lets you work your way through vast mazes by tilting and moving. You can find even more games on the iTunes Store. Even your photos rock. Pull hundreds of photos from your pocket and share them wherever you go. Hold iPod nano upright and see your photos in portrait view. Turn it on its side to see them in landscape. Your photos look beautiful in their proper aspect ratio on the vibrant, 320-by-240-resolution display. World's biggest small screen. Watching movies, TV shows, and videos is big fun on iPod nano. And the high-resolution picture looks crisp and vivid on the 2-inch widescreen display. So you can always have a little video with you.
Rock music. Roll camera iPod nano brings video to your music with the new built-in video ... more
camera. And for that extra kick: a larger screen and a polished aluminium finish in nine brilliant colours. iPod nano cameraiPod nano now has a built-in video camera that lets you record fun as it happens. Then share it with friends on the Internet. It's the video camera that's small enough to take with you everywhere. A quick scroll through the menu takes you to the video camera. Then you're ready to record video in portrait or landscape - perfect for emailing or posting on Facebook or MobileMe. A built-in mic lets you capture audio, too. And when you play back your video on iPod nano, you'll hear the recorded audio with it. All of which means your indispensable music player is now your indispensable video camera. Fifteen fun video effects let you add a little Hollywood to your video. Just scroll through, choose the effect you want - such as film grain or motion blur - and start recording. When you're done, sync iPod nano to your computer and iPhoto (or your favourite photo software) opens. Then email your mini blockbuster or post on YouTube or Facebook. Connect iPod nano to your Mac, and iPhoto opens and syncs all the video you shot on iPod nano to your computer. It's just as easy on a PC when you use your favourite photo software. On a Mac, you can browse and edit your videos in iPhoto, too. The video file sizes are perfect for sharing on YouTube or emailing to friends.
iPod nano is the thinnest iPod ever featuring a sleek new design with a curved aluminium ... more
and glass enclosure, in nine vibrant colors. The new iPod nano incorporates Apple's breakthrough Genius technology which automatically creates playlists from songs in your music library that go great together, with just one click. The new iPod nano also features a refined user interface, a high resolution portrait display and a built-in accelerometer which automatically switches to Cover Flow when rotated and automatically goes into Shuffle mode when lightly shaken. The new iPod nano gives users up to 24 hours of music playback or four hours of video playback. The 16GB model holds up to 4,000 songs, 14,000 photos and 16 hours of video, and the 8GB model holds up to 2,000 songs, 7,000 photos and eight hours of video.