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Gadget of the Week
Apple iPod Nano 4GB
Lightweight and slim
4GB is generous for a device that uses flash memory rather than a hard drive
Also available in 2GB and 1GB models
Available in a choice of white or black (Personally I much prefer the black)
Integrates nicely with PCs and Macs due to Apples iTunes software
Being an Apple iPod it has a huge range of third party add-ons available
Lacquered surface is easily scratched, should be used with a case
Screen size (1.5 inches) limited by the size of the device
4GB is the maximum capacity available for the Nano. Hard drive based iPod go up to 60GB.
Doesnt support WMA (Windows Media Audio) file
No recording capability
No built-in radio
Headphones not available in black
Some might think the Nano to be a little too small and light.
The 4GB Nano can store up to around 1,000 songs. Although as I preferred to store some tracks at a higher quality than that assumed by Apple, I was only able to store around 400 songs in the 4GB model.
Other than a slightly annoying scratching of the lacquer coating; I didnt encounter any of the of screen damage problems widely reported with the Nano.
Online Prices: -
4GB model: c £170 inc. VAT
2GB model: c £127 inc. VAT
1GB model: c £ 99 inc. VAT
Star Rating: 8.5 Stars A design icon at an affordable price. Hard to resist.