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Lured in by the Clip,
This review is from: Apple iPod nano 8 GB Green (6th Generation) (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Electronics)
I made a huge mistake when I bought the 6th generation Nano. It was an impulse purchase because I was so excited about the clip and it was so darn cute. In fact, I thought it was so great that I decided to have it personalized. Another huge mistake on my part. As soon as I received the Nano and started playing around with it I realized that this new design might not be so great. The clip is a fabulous idea, but it's awkward to use at times and I will frequently hit the touch screen when I'm clipping the ipod on and it affects the song that is playing. The touchscreen is, in concept, very cool, and I like how they work on phones. The ipod Nano, however, has a very tiny touchscreen which is not fun to use.
I really like the idea behind the redesign. I use the nano just for music and to listen to podcasts. I don't need a camera or to be able to watch videos. However, this product doesn't work for me at all. I nearly killed myself at the gym when I had to look down and then reach down to hit the tiny sleep button to turn the touch screen on and then fumble around with the touch screen to change my music selection. Sweaty fingers do not work on a touch screen. Actually, I ended up getting a really great cardio workout because I was so angry with the ipod that it made me run extra fast!
Other things that I don't like are the size and the weight. I think it just too small and light. I used it at work one day and it went flying off my desk when I accidentally brushed by it. You can't turn the machine off and lock it like you could with previous generations. I have a 3rd generation nano and I love it. Unfortunately, it is a 4GB version and I have almost no storage space left. I can't recommend this new Nano to anyone - it is simply too expensive for what you get. I agree with all the folks who are saying that this is just an upgraded shuffle. And, to add insult to injury, I can't return it to Apple. The folks in the Apple customer service department told me that because I had personalized the product it was not eligible for being returned. AAGGGHH! I just went online and bought a 5th generation Nano and I'm going to give the 6th generation to my niece because she has a shuffle and I think this will work better for her.
My advice - don't purchase this generation. Either buy a 5th generation, wait until Apple comes out with the 7th generation or get a completely different MP3 player.
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Initial post: Jan 21, 2011 2:25:38 PM PST
This was the most helpful review I can across. Thank you for the short and sweet...
Posted on Jan 19, 2012 3:16:29 PM PST
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