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Apple iPod nano review | Introduction

Published on: Sunday, November 30th 2008                   Written by: Martijn Kooijman - Photography by: Mark Peters

Apple iPod nano test

T hink of Apple and you think of computers, notebooks, MP3 players, iPhones and iPods. For the last 32 years, Apple has been a major player in the electronics industry. During the eighties, the company also entered the consumer market with the famous Macintosh computer. Apple is still a leading company in the field of innovation with its renowned computers, the OS X operating system, the iLife program package and the many professional programs. On top of that, Apple is a prominent player in the field of digital music, thanks to its portable iPod music and video players. The iPod nano is the latest portable music player of Apple belonging to the already fourth generation.

Apple iPod nano review

 

Apple iPod nano MP3 player

Apple iPod nano MP3 player

Design of the iPod nano music player

With a mere 6mm of depth, the fourth generation Apple iPod nano is extremely flat with a streamlined, oblong design and dimensions of 90 mm x 38 mm and a weight of 36 grams. Half of the front is covered by the 2 inch liquid crystal monitor featuring a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. The other half carries the click-wheel, so very familiar for the iPod. This generation iPod nanos is available in several bright colors among which blue, green, yellow, red and purple. You can choose from the iPod nano 8GB version and the 16GB flash memory version. This capacity suffices for approximately 2000 music songs for the 8GB version and 4000 music songs for the 16GB version. In the box you will find: the iPod nano, headset, USB 2.0 data cable, dock adapter and a 'Quick start' guide.

Apple iPod nano review

Apple iPod nano review

Playing music on the iPod nano

The music quality of the new iPod nano is similar to that of its predecessors. And it is just what you’d expect from an Apple iPod. The included earplugs are simply fine; the music is excellent, bright and gives a full sound, whatever genre you're listening to. The volume of the nano allows for being turned up high, the limit can be set by the user him/herself. However, I found the music quality drops when the volume is turned up to the maximum. Not that this matters, since you will never turn the volume that high. All your favorite songs can be added to the on-the-go playlist, making them available for you to listen to at any time. New is the Genius option that sorts the same genre of music. By selecting the Genius option, you will have fitting music to listen to no matter which mood you are in! The supporting music formats on the Apple iPod nano are the following: AAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless, Audible, MP3, WAV, and Protected AAC.

 

Apple iPod nano media player

Apple iPod nano media player

Apple iPod nano review

Apple iPod nano review

 
 
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