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With my 1st gen iPod touch reaching the end of its lifespan and my cd collection out growing my Ipods capacity I was looking to buy a new Ipod.
When I looked at what the new Nano the Ipod had to offer, I met it with quite a bit of apprehension as when I fist saw it I thought it was like an Ipod shuffle, but with a touch screen. However, after closer inspection I think it is probably the best Ipod Apple has made and here is why:
Price: some people have actually complained that the Nano comes with fewer features, but maintains its price. Well I don't really want an Ipod which can take pictures and video recording. Also having looked around the internet, the 5th Gen Nano is a lot more expensive than the 6th Gens.
Size: Yes it is small, but then it is an Ipod Nano. Also even though it is small, the screen display is rather sharp and there writing of song and album titles is very legible.
Functionality: Gone is the Ipod iconic wheel, replaced by the touch screen. I believe that this improves navigation as you are able to work your way into different areas a lot quicker and easer. There are also buttons which help you in increase or decrease the volume and also there is another button which is used to turn the ipod on/off, it can also be toggled to be used to stop/play music or skip tracks.
I have also heard people complain about the shake to shuffle feature saying that when they are out jogging it can cause the tracks to skip; well this function can actually be turned off. Another neat function I found is that the new Nano comes equipped with a clip; this comes incredibly handy if you are out jogging, or are wearing clothing which doesn't accommodate pockets.
The only negative side of the new nano is that the battery life isn't as strong as the previous nanos, but then which apple products are these days? However, the battery life has never really bothered me as I mainly use it on my daily commute to work or if I'm out running, either way I easily have access to charging facilities.
On the whole this is a great product. It is nice and compact (just like a nano should be). It has easy functionality and navigation. It comes equipped with some neat little factions. So if you're purely interested in listening to music the Nano 6th Gen is the Mp3 for you.