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The 2nd generation Apple iPod Nano upgrades the already excellent player that Apple originally released.

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Pros

Sleek design

13 agree

Very small size

11 agree

Comes in different colors

10 agree

Apple user interface is easy to use

7 agree

Doesn't scratch as easily as previous model

6 agree

good battery life

5 agree

works with Nike Plus

5 agree

smoother wheel than current generation (4th)

3 agree

scroll wheel is simple to use

3 agree

quality design/build - single solid piece of metal, feels nice in the hand

3 agree

customizable menus

3 agree

New scratch-resistant aluminum body

2 agree

start-up time is a lot faster than 1st gen

1 agrees

brighter screen than 1st gen

1 agrees

capable of gapless playback

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decent stock earbuds

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the "hold" button; VERY USEFUL

1 agrees

Supports photos (with thumbnail grid) and album art

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Cons

Special software is required to transfer music to iPod

11 agree

Dead batteries cost too much to replace

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To recharge iPod battery you must have a powered USB port

6 agree

Expensive because of Apple brand

5 agree

no voice recorder

4 agree

no FM radio

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The "SPECIAL SOFTWARE" you talk about can be directly downloaded from the apple site!!!!!

3 agree

Dead batteries happened often

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Still doesn't play video

2 agree

screen is small

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Headphone jack at the bottom of the player

1 agrees

Small display in proportion to the player

1 agrees

bass response could be better

1 agrees

headphone jack is at the bottom of the player

1 agrees

It seems to be very temperature sensitive.

1 agrees

Proprietary Apple (puking sound)

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Need to buy special accessories for FM radio and recording functionality

1 agrees

Mediocre bass response

1 agrees

Doesn't play video files

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Does not support wma files.

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No WiFi connectivity

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doesn't come with wall charger

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no expansion slot

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Come with poor quality earbuds

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No support for WMA or FLAC audio files

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No accessories.

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The 2nd generation Apple iPod Nano upgrades the already excellent player that Apple originally released.  Apple has improved upon the design in a variety of ways.  An anodized aluminum case gives the nano a more solid feel, and somehow Apple was able to shrink the device even further to only 3.5" tall and 1.6" wide. Battery life is increased to 24 hours of continuous play all the while increasing the the screen's brightness for easier use. There are three 2nd generation models: 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB. Originally released in September 2006 and retailed for $199. The most current version 4th generation Apple iPod Nano was released on September 29th, 2008

Post Review
Joelwebbel
05/12/2008 06:56

Great MP3 player, unfortunately the battery lifetime is very very short!!

Discordanian
01/05/2008 10:20

I pitched my 20G ipod classic for a 4G nano. The battery life is crazy long with the nano. Also, you can get these on the cheap (refurb) direct from Apple now that the video nanos have come out (under 100!). I have no intention of watching videos on these things, so it was definitely worth it to me to get the refurb and it saved me a lot of money.

Erik
03/28/2007 09:55

Agreed, ruthers. I had the same thought this weekend when I saw them side-by-side. The 30GB video is pretty small/sleek itself. The larger capacity, video capabilities, and larger screen make it a no-brainer. I think the nano appeals to people who want to "impress"

Ruthers
03/28/2007 07:56

I think for the price you're paying, I'd rather buy the 30GB iPod.

Amanie
09/12/2006 05:14

It looks exactly like the mini (albeit smaller). Isn't it too soon to go retro?

Devonjessharris

Devonjessharris

07/19/2012 01:27

Im putting mine on the local kijiji for jus under $50 is this too low? Awesome player tho A+

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