In the wise words of Chris Barr, “This iPod is some serious bling!”. Indeed, Apple has done away with the iPod mini (Oh no! I loved the aluminium finish!) and evolved it with their usual paradigm-shifting design… the iPod nano offers everything you had on your big iPod, only smaller. Comes in white AND black which Chris said is “very Matrix-like”, offers 2gb/4gb storage sizes, displays full-color photos and has a 14hr battery life. Interestingly, the nano has the headphone port at the bottom, which kinda makes sense like the iPod Shuffle since its the part of the device that’s closest to your body. Which leads us to the lanyard debate again, who really wears the iPod around their neck?
Here’s a technical summary of the iPod nano’s specifications:
Storage Capacity: 2GB (500 songs) or 4GB (1,000 songs)
Battery Life: Up to 14 hours of music playback; up to 4 hours of slideshows with music
Display: 1.5-inch (diagonal) color LCD with LED backlight
Photos support: Syncs iPod-viewable photos in JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only) and PNG formats
Size: 3.5 x 1.6 x 0.27
Weight: 1.5 ounces
Accessories: Earbud headphones, USB cable, Dock adapter
(Hmm, a dock adapter so it’ll fit in regular iPod docks I guess)
Finally, here’s my Public Service Announcement:
I’ve had many friends turn into victims of iPod theft, so please make sure it’s ALWAYS with you!