Apple’s portable audio player- the iPod Nano Touch did not see much change from its previous version in terms of design, but the prices dropped $20 to $129 for the 8 GB version and $30 to $149 for the 16 GB version. It has never been the highlighted model, yet has made an impression of not being too expensive or flashy. Stripping of the video playback feature in the previous generation has made it look like much cheap iPod Shuffle, but the iPod Nano Touch has been different.
The petite digital audio player is the smaller cousin of the iPod Touch:
• Screen- 1.54 inch with resolution of 240 x 240 pixels
• Dimensions- 1.48 x 1.61 x 0.35 inches
• Weight- 0.74 ounce
• Audio support- AAC, MP3, WAV
• Memory- 8 GB flash
• Battery backup- 24 hours playback
Pros and Cons
It is not the cheapest MP3 player around, but if you are into Apple’s user friendliness and design brilliance, the iPod Nano Touch is an excellent choice. The player performance is spotless and aided by an easy, to use interface with large icons and easy navigation. Battery life is also something to write home about. The lightweight clip-on design of the MP3 player makes it extremely portable- you can adjust the screen to face any direction. The player has a clock display that allows it to be worn as a watch.
Some rare downsides of the iPod Nano Touch are that the screen is quite small for at least some of you. Another thing is that the earbuds are not as impressive as an Apple fan would like to and there is no integrated control. Even watch bands are not included with the Nano. A price drop from the previous version has made it more attractive.
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