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

by Apple
3.6 out of 5 stars 110 customer reviews
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  • 1 GB Storage Capacity (Estimated Free Space 900 MB)
  • 1 GB model stores up to 240 songs; supports AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC, MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps)
  • 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: MA352LL/A
  • Digital Storage Capacity: 1 GB
  • Supported Standards: MP3, WAV, AAC, Audible and AIFF
  • Hardware Platform: PC, Mac
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Product Description

Product Packaging: Standard Packaging

Product Description

Includes: earbud headphones, USB 2.0 cable, dock adapter, case, iTunes for Windows & Mac, and more.

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 its larger iPod cousins. It is 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; charge time: about 3 hours (1.5 hour fast charge to 80% capacity); 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; sleep timer; date and time; display time in menu bar; 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've 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 up to three days' worth of music; plays for up to 14 hours between battery charges; displays full-color album art for the song you're listening to; carries your photos, podcasts, and audiobooks; syncs seamlessly with iTunes; and connects to a host of iPod accessories. Simply put, the 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, the iPod nano itself makes the ultimate accessory.

Up to 1 GB of skip-free storage on a featherweight iPod means you can wear almost three days' worth of music around your neck or jog with 240 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 240 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 15,000 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. 1 GB = 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 5.4 x 1 x 5.4 inches
Origin Made in USA
Item model number MA352LL/A
Power Source Type Battery
Operating System PC,Mac
Number of Items 1
Remote Control Description None
Item Display dimensions L x W x H 1.6 x 3.5 inches

Additional Information

Customer Reviews
3.6 out of 5 stars 110 customer reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #2,448 in Electronics > Portable Audio & Video > MP3 Players & Accessories > MP3 Player Accessories > Cases
Shipping Weight 5.6 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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I must be the last person in the world to acquire an iPod. I mean, at 57, do I resemble the rhythmic human silhouettes gyrating to iTunes on the billboards? Be that as it may, however, I found myself laboring on the crosstrainer at the Y bored to death having to stare at either the cartoons on the wall-mounted TV or the wobbling flesh of the person running on the treadmill in front of me. (Contrary to popular myth, there seem to be few beautiful hardbodies at the gym, my bod included. And, those few present are dressed in shapelessly disreputable togs. Where's a lightly sweat-sheened Demi Moore in a thong and mini-tank top?) So, as an alternative source of mind fodder, an iPod nano seemed just the ticket.

Excitedly ripping open the box delivering the nano (1 GB, black finish), my first thought was what men dread to hear, "But, it's so small!" I must be careful not to drop it, or I might lose it down the grill of the central air floor vent. Accompanying the iPod were the de rigueur headphones and dock connector cable, plus a cheap, plastic thingy that apparently serves as a dock adaptor and a useless soft vinyl (?) sleeve - useless because it covers up the screen and click wheel controller, though you can use it to stuff the headphone into. There's also a Quick Start guide that can best be described as minimalist. Luckily, the installation disk, which effortlessly installs iTunes and iPod software onto your computer of choice - PC (Windows XP Home) AND Mac (OS X) in my case (I'm eminently flexible) - includes an extensive "iPod nano Features Guide" accessible through Adobe Acrobat Reader. Registering the serial number of the device on the Apple website presents the only challenge as it's engraved in impossibly tiny characters on the back of the casing; I needed a magnifying glass.
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When one finds the iPod line hasn't changed much in a while, just wait a few days, and you are likely to be blown off your feat. Apple is constantly innovating, and pushing the limit, in order to bring you the world's greatest products.

Size - I did not even fully comprehend how impressed I would be, when I held the Nano in my hands. The iPod Nano's size is its greatest attribute. Its depth is slightly less than a number two pencil. In fact, the iPod Nano is thinner than the iPod Shuffle. Of course, it is also significantly less wide and tall, than the original iPods, and the iPod Mini it replaces. The iPod Nano is almost four times lighter than the iPod Photo 20 Gigabyte player.

It seems and feels even smaller in person, but everything fits together beautifully as well. The seems around the edges are very neat and nearly impossible to notice. When holding the iPod Nano, you really get the feeling that you are holding something of appreciable quality.

Reliability - The iPod Nano will prove to be incredibly reliable. Why? The Nano uses solid-state flash memory, which means there are no moving parts, in the player. The original iPod and iPod Mini used miniature hard drives, while still a good solution, they were bigger and could become damaged, when taking a hit. A lot of people who were upset that their iPod with a hard drive went out, would likely not have any problems, with the iPod Nano.

Storage - This is the new 1 GB version of the iPod Nano. Apple released the 1 GB version, to have an entry-level nano priced at only $150. You get all the features of the 2 & 4 GB models, but simply less storage for songs. If having less songs to carry around is ok with you, save some money with this player.
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I have had some bit of troublt with MP3 players in the past. I started out with a 128 MB mp3 player which ran on AAA batteries. It broke in 2 months. then it was a black Creative Zen Micro - stay away nothing but trouble. Then I went out and baught my Black 1 GB iPod Nano. In this I learned that the iPod's were everything but overrated. I loved it, though it was a little small in capacity for my growing music collection.


Flash Memory: Flash memory is amazing it is like the RAM in a computer but it holds the information when it is off. This "Flash Memory" won't erase songs with a jolt (like the hard drive players) and it gives smoother playback.

SMALL: This item amazed me by it's size. It is tiny. Perfect for jogging, though its almost too small; when i first got it I forgot it was in my pocket and almost jumped in a river. I just shows its lightweight.

iTunes: iTunes is great. It is easy to sync. I really don't know what people are talking about when they say sync-ing is hard. Its as simple as loading your sonds into the library and buying songs and then selecting all of the one's you want by holding down "ctrl" or "shift" then dragging to the sidebar where your iPod is listed.


Scratches: I have given up on the constant battle against scratches, it is inevitable. So I have given up with my case and determined that I'm fine with scratches.

Capacity: I did not realize when I bought this that 1 GB is as small as it is. I need more.

Final analasis: 4.7/5

I think I may buy the 2nd Gen. Nano 8GB.

NOTE: When buying anything with capacity (especially MP3 Players and Hard drives) get it with a capacity that is more than you need. The sizes aren't exact, and the companies round up. The 1 GB iPod is actually .90 of a GB.
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