Latest Apple Ipod Nano 16Gb – New Large Screen

Review of: Apple iPod Nano
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On October 25, 2012
Last modified:January 11, 2014

Summary:

The latest incarnation of the iconic Apple iPod Nano again sets the benchmark for portable media players being more lithe than ever and having a large screen for viewing video. And it can help you keep fit too – one step at a time though, maybe just listen to a little music first…

Latest 7th Generation iPod Nano 16Gb Blue

Some people say previous versions of the Nano got a bit too small, making them easy to lose and fiddly to use. The latest 7th generation redresses the balance somewhat, although being the thinnest ever at a mere 5.4 mm, the chunkier 76.5mm by 39.6mm size incorporating a 63.5mm (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display – much easier to find!

In fact the display is nearly twice the size of the previous Nano and has an impressive 240×432 pixel resolution at 202 pixels per inch, giving a much clearer view of your music, pictures and videos. And the new anodized aluminium design makes the Nano feel good in the hand too.

The Nano can even help you find similar songs. Say you´re listening to a song and you´d like to continue with similar music – it´s easy with the Genius playlist. One tap and the Nano will search your songs and create a playlist for you. And if you want even more combinations there´s the Genius Mixes function that can sync with iTunes.

Video playback is covered too – whether it be your favourite TV shows, movies, free podcasts or home videos, the Nano will play them all whenever and wherever you want, instantly.

But what else is new? Well how about the EarPods? Apple engineers looked again at the requirements to create earbuds (earphones to the rest of us) that were comfortable, fitted a variety of different ear sizes, and yet most importantly delivered the best possible sound quality. They came up with the EarPods which went through 124 prototypes and were tested on over 600 people, and the resultant audio quality apparently rivals high-end headsets.

And the features don´t stop there. With Bluetooth 4.0 built in it´s easy to pair the Nano with Bluetooth enabled headphones and speakers. And if your car stereo has Bluetooth capability you can carry on listening when you drive off too.

Apple also replaced the old 30-pin dock connector with a new smaller, better connector called Lightning. It´s reversible so you can never plug an adapter in incorrectly, and if you have older accessories with a 30-pin connector there is an adapter separately available to fit the new Lightning connector.

Fitness fanatics are also catered for. The iPod Nano has Nike+ support and a pedometer built in, so there’s no need to connect a receiver or use shoe sensors. And with the Bluetooth connectivity connecting to heart-rate monitors is also easy. And when you´ve finished exercising you can sync your iPod Nano to nikeplus.com and track your daily activity, goals and NikeFuel. You can then check your own fitness progress and also against your friends.

Summary
The latest incarnation of the iconic Apple iPod Nano again sets the benchmark for portable media players being more lithe than ever and having a large screen for viewing video. And it can help you keep fit too – one step at a time though, maybe just listen to a little music first…

The latest incarnation of the iconic Apple iPod Nano again sets the benchmark for portable media players being more lithe than ever and having a large screen for viewing video. And it can help you keep fit too – one step at a time though, maybe just listen to a little music first…

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