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Apple iPod nano 2 GB Black (1st Generation) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

by Apple
3.4 out of 5 stars 258 customer reviews
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  • 2 GB Storage Capacity (Estimated Free Space 1.8 GB)
  • 2 GB model stores up to 500 songs; supports AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC, MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible
  • Only .27 inches thin and 1.5 ounces, with a bright color display
  • Up to 14 hours of music playback; up to 4 hours of slideshows with music
  • Comes with earbud headphones, USB cable, dock adapter
  • Compatible with Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 or later, or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later
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Technical Details

Product Packaging: Standard Packaging
  • Brand Name: Apple
  • Model Number: MA099LL/A
  • Digital Storage Capacity: 2 GB
  • Supported Standards: Apple Lossless, WAV, MP3, AIFF, Audible, AAC
  • Hardware Platform: Mac, PC
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Product Description

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Product Description

Includes: earbud headphones, USB cable, dock adapter, & iTunes for Mac and Windows. Apple 2GB iPod nano - Come one, come all and witness the incredible shrinking iPod! With the nano, Apple introduces the latest member of the highly successful iPod family of digital audio players. The nano is aptly named since it's a fraction of the size of it's larger iPod cousins. It has the width of a pencil and comes in at a feather-light 1.5 ounces. For Apple's next trick, they've taken this new diminutive iPod and added all of the features of a regular iPod. You get a bright full color display, Apple's famous click wheel, and up to 14 hours of battery life. With that said, take a peek behind the curtain and be amazed at the rest of what the iPod nano has to offer. Connector for optional dock Stereo Minijack Hold Switch Charge Time - about 3 hours (1.5 hour fast charge to 80% capacity) Audio Support - AAC (16 to 320 Kbps) / Protected AAC (from iTunes Music Store) / MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps) / MP3 VBR / Audible (formats 2, 3, & 4) / Apple Lossless / WAV / AIFF Photo Support - JPEG / BMP / GIF / TIFF / PSD (Mac only) / PNG Sync & Charge via USB Cable Adjust audiobook playback speed Create multiple on-the-go playlists Shuffle songs or albums Repeat one or all 20 Equalizer settings Backlight Timer Display Contrast Alarm - On / Off / Silent Sleep Timer Date & Time Display time in menu bar Color - Black Supports - Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 or later, Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later, Mac OS X v10.3.4 or later Unit Dimensions - 3.5 x 1.6 x 0.27 Unit Weight - 1.5 ounces

From the Manufacturer

Note: For the latest version of this item, see the Apple 2 GB iPod Nano (Silver) .

Take everything you love about iPod and shrink it. Now shrink it again. The pencil-thin iPod nano packs the entire iPod experience into an impossibly small design. So small, it will take your music places you never dreamed of.

Believe Your Ears
Call it astonishing. Unbelievable. Impossible, even. Then pick it up and hold it in your hand. Take in the brilliant color display. Run your thumb around the Click Wheel. Put on the earbuds and turn up your music. That’s when everything becomes clear: It’s an iPod.

The iPod nano is the same thickness as a #2 pencil.
It holds over a days’ worth of music. It plays for up to 14 hours between battery charges.(1) It displays the color album art for the song you’re listening to right now. It carries your photos, podcasts and audiobooks. It syncs seamlessly with iTunes. It connects to a host of iPod accessories. Simply put, iPod nano is 100-percent iPod. And then some.

Touch and Go
iPod nano’s Click Wheel puts music under your thumb. Click to fast-forward, rewind, play, pause or access menus. Use the touch-sensitive surface to control volume or browse music. You can do it all without looking. But with an iPod this beautiful, who’d want to?

The small form of the iPod nano lets you take your music anywhere.
Song Stylings
Add accessories to your iPod nano via the Dock connector and headphone jack and your music will always keep up with you -- at home, on the go, even in your car. Of course, in either signature white or sleek black, iPod nano itself makes the ultimate accessory.

Up to 2 GB(2) of skip-free storage on a featherweight iPod means you can wear over a days’ worth of music around your neck. Or jog with 500 songs on your arm. Now that you can take your music everywhere, there’s no limit to where it will take you.

iPod nano Features

  • Holds up to 500 songs and full-color album art
  • Only 3.5 x 1.6 x 0.27 inches and 1.5 ounces
  • Bright 1.5-inch color LCD display
  • Up to 14 hours of battery life
  • Apple Click Wheel
  • Charges and syncs via USB
  • Accessory-compatible Dock connector
  • Completely skip-free playback
  • Works with Mac OS X or Windows 2000/XP
  • Plays music, podcasts and audiobooks
  • Holds up to 25,000 photos
  • Syncs contacts, calendars and to-do lists

  1. Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced. Battery life and the number of charge cycles vary by use and settings. See www.apple.com/batteries for more information.
  2. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less. Song capacity based on 4 minutes per song and 128-Kbps AAC encoding.

Product Information

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Technical Details

Brand Name Apple
Item Weight 1.4 ounces
Product Dimensions 7.7 x 5.1 x 3.1 inches
Origin Made in USA or Imported
Item model number MA099LL/A
Power Source Type Battery
Operating System PC,Mac
Number of Items 1

Additional Information

Customer Reviews
3.4 out of 5 stars 258 customer reviews

3.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #604 in Electronics > Portable Audio & Video > MP3 Players & Accessories > MP3 Players
#1,008 in Electronics > Portable Audio & Video > MP3 Players & Accessories > MP3 Player Accessories > Cases
Shipping Weight 1.6 ounces
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Date First Available October 2, 2001

Customer Reviews

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Let me start by saying that I'm coming to the iPod Nano from the world of flash MP3 players, this is my first iPod because I was waiting for Apple to make a decent flash MP3... and they've finally done it! So here are the things I love about my iPod Nano after about a month of use:

1) Making playlists on iTunes, this is a wonderful feature that you just don't find outside the iPod world!

2) Beauty, the iPod Nano is without doubt the sexiest MP3 player alive today. Apple really knows how to make beautiful products.

3) Sound is great.

4) Love that click wheel thing, another great idea by Apple.

5) Beautiful big color display makes navigation easy and fun.

I know much of that is old hat to the iPod world, but for me coming from a world of Muvo's and iAudio these are wonderful features. Now for the bad news, why I didn't give the Nano a 5:

1) Fragile!! Doesn't Apple understand that part of the appeal of a flash player is ruggedness? I'm scared to take this thing outside or even put it in my pocket without protection.. I immediately went out and spent another $30 for a decent case which leads to

2) Where are the accessories? My iAudio's and Muvos came with cases and lanyards and armbands. iPod Nano: nothing!! The most expensive player I've bought to date and the one most in need of a protective case and I have to go and spend an extra $30 for what should have been included!

In summary, this is a wonderful product and a delight to use and behold. However, Apple does need to get a clue about durability and accessories imho!
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I've had mine for about 6 weeks now and have been very pleased. I didn't give it 5 stars for a few small reasons I'll get to later.

I am a carpenter and when I buy something I intend to actually use it out in the world, so I find the level of vitriol about the scratching on the surface pretty amusing. Yes, it does scuff up easily, or at least very visibly. I think "scatch" makes you think of a deep gouge, and I have not had that problem. I *did* immediately go out and buy a clear sticker/protector for the screen and a little leather case for it from belkin that I am real happy with.

Some people complain about cases making it so big it defeats the purpose of a nano, but mine still fits easily into the front pocket of my jeans. (I'm about 5'11").

I would probably buy the 4gb if I had it to do over again, but I think these ipods are kind of like motorcycles, you always want the one just a *little* bigger than yours.

I use mine to listen to music at work and for running, and 2gb/500 songs is plenty for that. It actually is good not to have all my music on this thing, as it makes me go back and add and subtract songs, which always leads to "Oh, I forgot all about that song!"

The small size is great for me, as I'm wearing a toolbelt all day already. It has also performed really well considering it is in a dusty environment all day, every day. I have dropped it a few times from about 4 feet (In the leather case) and have had no problems. This was the reason I went with a flash memory player with no moving parts; it has to be able to take a little abuse. So far, so good.
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How anybody would not love an iPod is simply unbelieveable to me. Not only can it hold one's entire music library in their pocket, but the sound is amazingly crisp, and is far superior to any mp3 player on the market. On top of all that, you can customize your own playlists without having to burn a CD, and unlike burned CDs, you can edit the playlist again after it's already been made. All of this considered, the iPod is a far superior teachnology to compact disks.

As I don't have a very extensive music library, the 2 GB model was the way to go for me. It holds roughly 500 4 minute songs, and at the moment I only have about 190 songs on it. That being said, if you are a person who has the huge crate full of Cds in your closet, I would advise you to either go with the 4 GB model or the 30 GB model with video capability.

A couple of common misconceptions about the iPod nano need to be cleared up. First off, you do NOT have to buy all of the music from the iTunes store at a dollar a pop. All you have to do is pop the Cd into the computer and transfer it into iTunes. This means you can even just borrow that Cd you've been wanting from the library and put it on your iPod, and not even have to pay a dime! iTunes also converts nearly every type of audio imaginable. So if you have a huge collection on music on Winmap, Windows Media player, Musicmatch Jukebox etc., iTunes will automattically convert your entire music library to the correct format. iTunes is capable of converting wma, wav, and mp3 files, just to name a few.

Also, iPod nano CAN hold photos. I haven't any on mine, but it does have the capablity.

Reccomneded accessories:

1. Kensington Stereo Dock - Docking station that charges your ipod and can play it through a home stereo system.
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