Apple iPod Nano 6G 16GB Review

Rating : 70

Price : 280 USD approx ~ 13000 Rs.

Summary

The new Apple iPod Nano 6G has an ultra compact form factor and yet manages to offer a 1.54-inch multi-touch screen. it is a cute compact player that offers excellent sound quality. However, there is no more video playback/record support and it is not as feature-packed as the Nano 5th Generation. With its high cost tag that could get you the new iPod Touch 8GB or a full-featured PMP, it is just a cool ultra-portable MP3 player that we can recommend only if cost is not your concern.
Pros:

* Metallic body and Clip-On design
* excellent Sound Quality
* Sleek touchcreen interface
* Compact form factor

Cons:

*  expensive for a compact player
* No video support
* No built-in speaker and mic
* Lack of physical controls for music playback

Intro, Features And Design

The Apple iPod Nano has entered into its 6th generation and this time it went through a complete makeover in terms of design and features. With the new ultra-compact form factor and the small multi-touch screen, the new iPod Nano is here to entertain you in different style. Let’s take a close look at what it has and how good it is as a portable audio player.

Design and Features

Apple has shrunk the slim player( 5th generation) in to a squarish ultra compact player that measures  37.5mm x 40.9 x 8.78 (mm) and it weighs  21.1grams. Comparing to the 5th Generation, it is a  different player in terms of desing. The clickwheel is gone also a small 1.54-inch TFT mutlitouch screen is dominating the front of the Nano’s tiny cubic body. In terms of form factor alone, the iPod Nano falls in to Shuffle category but has lots of impressive features which put it in to Flash-based MP3 Player category.


The iPod Nano 6G comes in four different colors and it’s an aluminium body which makes the body strong and hard to withstand constant every day usage. it’s a clip-on design like the iPod Shuffle and it attached to shirt sleeve firmly. The top of the player has buttons for power on/wake-up/hold and a volume rocker. These are metallic buttons that offer nice tactile and distinctive feel. The bottom of the player sports a 3.5mm jack and an Apple’s 30-pin dock-connector port for connecting the bundled Apple’s proprietary information cable and any other compatible accesories.

there’s 8GB and 16GB versions of the new Nano and reviewed here is the latter. The 1.54-inch TFT touchscreen has a 240 x 240 pixels resolution. But before they jump into all of its features, let’s point out what’s missing from this new iPod Nano comparing to its predecessor (Nano 5G). The new Nano no longer supports video be it a playback or recording. The camera is missing, so is the built-in speaker. there is no microphone for voice recording, no alarm clock, calendar, contacts and games. Despite all these, the new iPod Nano still offers healthy list of features in case you look for an gorgeous ultra compact audio player. Audio playback support remains the same with MP3, AAC, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV and Audible Audio. Genius Mixes features is also present. FM radio with Live Pause is inherited from the predecessor and with Live Pause you can pause and rewind up to 15 minutes of any station being aired. It also has a useful favourite feature which will permit you to bookmark any station you are tuned into.There is and a picture Viewer that will permit you to view photographs synched from iTunes on the player’s touchscreen and further, you can display the picture on the TV from the Nano with the cable though the cable is not included in the package.

The Nano 6G has a built-in accelerometer which allows the player to support functions like Shake to Shuffle or to be used as a Pedometer. The built-in Pedometer application will let you track your activity and help you accomplish goals as well. there is So, the new Nano will let you listen to audio, track your activity, tune in to FM radio station and view photographs. there is no apps support like iOS devices.

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Thanks to PCW

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