Ipod Nano 6th Gen Review

6 07 2012

 

The receipt of this Ipod was a bit of a surprise to me, I’ve had Ipods since the first Nano, and many Apple products since including the Iphone, Ipad and Ipod Touch.

Being a hoarder I dont through many of these older products away, so when Apple recalled the original 1st Gen Nano due to a potential issue, I sent it back and swiftly received a new 6th Gen 8GB Nano.

               1st Gen                                    2nd Gen                           3rd Gen

                4th Gen                                5th Gen                       6th Gen

 

The Nano has changed drastically over its life, From small and curved, to distinct straight lines, to boxy to losing its distinguishing scroll wheel alltogether!

The current 6th Generation Nano is closely related in design to previous Ipod Shuffles, its a similar size and is the first of the entire family to be drastically changed in terms of design. This, as mentioned doesn’t have a scroll wheel. This originally, was what most people recognised as being an Ipod, but with the growing popularity of touchscreens in nearly all of modern technology, and the massive improvements that have been made in regards to the hardware the decision was taken to include this and to scrap the slightly dated scroll wheel.

Again, the Ipod is slightly more expensive than some of its competitors, a well known trait of many Apple products, but it does have a very high quality of finishing and will last the test of time in comparison with some its rivals.

The Nano also includes a clip on the back of it, this is something that has never been seen before on a Nano but with this device being increasingly popular with joggers and runners, this makes perfect sense as it can be clipped on to any article of clothing without the need for additional accessories, cases or straps. Another feature we can see that is aimed at this market is the inclusion of Nike + compatibility, a feature that can be used to track a runners speed, distance etc over a set period.

The device only has 3 buttons, power, volume up and volume down. These are used for the obvious with the touchscreen taking over and doing the rest of the work, the icon or song that is to be used is touched, with a swift swipe to the left acting as a back button.

The inclusion of a radio function is also one that the original Nano didnt have, and has added to the popularity of the device.

The new Nano is a great device if being used as a jogging companion or as an addition to an Iphone, but in my opinion the best option to go for would be the Ipod Touch. The Touch has far more features and is effectively an Iphone lacking the ability to text or phone, and makes a far more sensible purchase in my eyes with the price difference being relatively small for the massive amount of features you gain with it.

 

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10 07 2012
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10 07 2012
jordanr91

It’s a free theme, thanks it means a lot that people are reading ! And that I’m not boring them to tears !!

10 07 2012
rsmithing

Having owned an iPod since 2003, it’s amazing to me to see the evolution of these over less than a decade. Great summary!

10 07 2012
jordanr91

The advances every time a new model was released is pretty impressive. The fact a lot of feedback from each model to the next was taken into consideration in fixing the flaws or weaknesses of the previous one is what makes it so good.

14 07 2012
brett milner

Most clever use I’ve seen of the 6th gen Nano is turning it into a wristwatch. http://lunatik.com/chicago_collection and http://lunatik.com/tiktok are two of the better ones.

I love the Nanos. My old 2nd gen 8gb model lives in my car and is still going strong.

14 07 2012
jordanr91

Those are pretty creative ! Yeah those ones had a much stronger case mines lives in the garage in a pretty antiquated dock! Again, still going strong

1 08 2012
Dannielle Filer

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2 08 2012
jordanr91

If you provide credit and references I’d be fine with this

5 08 2012
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13 09 2012
farmCat Media

How long ago did you return the 1st Gen nano?

13 09 2012
jordanr91

Few months, I’d contact apple.

15 10 2012
3kopecks

Excellent review, really good

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