Friday, September 10, 2010

Tech Review: Apple iPod Nano -

Here is a summary of the info from the review on Attack of the Show.
The new iPod Nano is now available in stores, but are the prices worth the new features? Kevin Pereira and Alison Haislip take a look at the portable medial player, like its new multi-touch screen, built-in FM radio and more.

Find the full review from Gadget Pron on Attack of the Show after the cut.

What You Need To know
  • It measure 1.5" across and about as thin as an iPod Touch.
  • It weighs under an ounce.
  • It has a 1.5" multi-touch screen but is not too small to use.
  • It works like an iPhone with swiping and tapping, and you can rotate the screen.
  • Since there's no home button, you just swipe right or tap and hold to go back.
  • One minor gripe is when you're swiping through home screens, it doesn’t cycle around so you have to swipe back and forth a lot.
  • They've kept a lot of features like FM radio, pedometer, Nike Plus capability and photo viewer, which work just as well on a device half the size of the original.
  • The FM radio is cool, especially because you can still pause it for up to 15 minutes or rewind to hear what you've missed.
  • The fitness apps like the pedometer, Nike Plus and the stop watch all work like they should.
  • Starting and stopping timers might get a little wonky since it's so small.
  • Looking at photos may seem useless since it's on such a tiny screen, but the resolution isn't bad.
  • There is no pinch and zoom on photos.
  • The sound quality is good but you should probably buy better ear buds.
  • They took away some features, like video camera, mic, speaker, watching videos, calendar, games or alarm clock.
  • 8 GB for $150
  • 16 GB for $180
  • 4 Seals of Approval out of 5 (How do we rate gadgets?)
  • Even though they've taken away a lot of features and kept the price high, the design and performance are some of the best for a device this size.
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