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Apple iPod nano 8 GB Blue (3rd Generation) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Now the world's most popular music player lets you enjoy up to 5 hours of TV shows, movies, video podcasts, and more
  • An enhanced interface offers a whole new way to browse and view your music and video
  • IPod nano sports a larger, 320-by-240-resolution display that's 65 percent brighter than before
  • In anodized aluminum and polished stainless steel, iPod nano is now 6.5 mm thin and even more beautiful
  • 8 GB Storage Capacity (Estimated Free Space 7.2 GB), Measures 2.75 x 2.06 x 0.26 inches (H x W x D), weighs 1.74 ounces
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  • Brand Name: Apple
  • Model Number: MB249LL/A
  • Digital Storage Capacity: 8 GB
  • Color: Blue
  • Supported Audio Format: AAC (16 to 320 Kbps)//Protected AAC (from iTunes Store)//MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps)//MP3 VBR//Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4)//Apple Lossless//WAV//AIFF
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iPod nano has a dramatic, polished anodized aluminum finish and a larger screen. The new Genius Mixes feature acts as your personal DJ, automatically searching your iTunes library, then making mixes you'll love. iPod nano has a new Pedometer that counts your steps. It also has a built-in FM radio with two amazing features such as iTunes Tagging and Live Pause. So the world's most popular music player now has more to play with.

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An anodized aluminum top and polished stainless steel back. Five eye-catching colors. A larger, brighter display with the most pixels per inch of any Apple display, ever. iPod nano stirs up visual effects from the outside in.

And it'll wow you for hours. Play up to 5 hours of video or up to 24 hours of audio on a single charge. All that staying power and a wafer-thin, 6.5-mm profile makes iPod nano one small big attraction.

Cover Flow
If a picture says a thousand words, think of what all the album art in your collection might say. With Cover Flow on iPod nano, you can flip through your music to find the album you want to hear. Use the Click Wheel to browse music by album cover, then select an album to flip it over and see the track list.



In addition to listening to music you can now enjoy TV shows, movies, video podcasts, and more. View iPod nano dimensions.


The iPod nano comes in a host of exciting new colors.


Play up to 5 hours of video or up to 24 hours of audio on one charge. View larger.
Music
Use the Click Wheel to adjust volume, navigate songs, browse in Cover Flow, or explore the Music menu by playlist, artist, album, song, genre, composer, and more. Want to mix things up? Click Shuffle Songs. iPod nano makes your music look as good as it sounds, thanks to its bright color display.

Movies
Buy movies from the iTunes Store and you can sync them to your iPod nano to watch anywhere, anytime. Up to 5 hours of video playback means you can watch two movies back to back. And for your viewing pleasure, the 320-by-240-pixel display--with a whopping 204 pixels per inch--is 65 percent brighter than before.

TV Shows
There's always something good on iPod nano. Browse thousands of episodes of your favorite TV shows on the iTunes Store, buy them for just $1.99 each, then sync them to your iPod nano. Watch last night's episodes this morning, or buy a whole TV series and play a pocket-size marathon.

Podcasts
The iTunes Store features thousands of free video and audio podcasts, including indie favorites and offerings from such big names as ABC News, Comedy Central, ESPN, PBS, NPR, and many more. Browse and subscribe to podcasts, then sync them to your iPod nano. You can even play video podcasts on TV using an optional Apple component or composite AV cable.

Audiobooks
The digital shelves of the iTunes Store are stocked with thousands of audiobooks--including exclusives like the entire Harry Potter series--so you can catch up on your reading wherever iPod nano takes you. iPod nano even recognizes where you left off reading and bookmarks your place.

Games
Put hours of fun at your fingertips. iPod nano comes with three games--Vortex, iQuiz, and Klondike--and you can download more from the iTunes Store for $4.99 each. All iPod games are designed specifically for the iPod interface. And all of them look great on the 2-inch color display.

Photos
iPod nano holds up to 7,000 photos you can sync from your Mac or PC via iTunes. Use the Click Wheel to scroll through photo thumbnails. To see a photo full screen, click the center button. You can even view your photo slideshows--complete with music and transitions--on a TV using an optional Apple component or composite AV cable.

Extras
Calendars, contacts, and a screen lock appear in the Extras menu, along with a few more handy items. Take the world clock, for example. Spin the Click Wheel to choose different clocks for cities all over the world. For workouts, use the built-in stopwatch to log your best times.


Product Information

Product Packaging:Standard Packaging
Product Dimensions 2.8 x 2.1 x 0.3 inches
Item Weight 1.8 ounces
Shipping Weight 4.8 ounces
Manufacturer Apple Computer
ASIN B000BR0MFK
Item model number MB249LL/A
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3.9 out of 5 stars 189 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #742 in Electronics > Portable Audio & Video > MP3 & MP4 Players & Accessories > MP3 & MP4 Players
#20,452 in Electronics > Portable Audio & Video > MP3 & MP4 Players & Accessories > MP3 & MP4 Player Accessories
Date first available at Amazon.com September 12, 2006

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By Mark #1 HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on September 16, 2007
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Apple iPod nano 8 GB Black (3rd Generation)

This review is for the 8GB iPod Nano. All the reviews for the third generation Nanos have been combined by Amazon. While this unit is very similar to the 4GB iPod Nano Apple 4 GB iPod Nano (3rd Gen) there are enough differences that they each deserve a closer look.

Choosing Among iPods

Overall, I would choose the 8 GB iPod Nano over the 4 GB nano and the 8 GB iPod Touch. This unit is priced right, and at only $50 more than the 4 GB unit it's a no brainer. Those who want to step up should look to the 16 GB Apple iPod Touch 16 GB or 32 GB iPod Touch Apple iPod touch 32 GB. I have been lucky enough to live with all these players, so I hope this helps you decide.

Hopefully Apple will soon make a 16 GB or even a 32 GB Nano available. Only the iPod Touch currently sports those capacities. Till they offer larger sizes the 8GB is the biggest option. The screen is small, but the regular buttons and click wheel allow easier volume and track changes and better use on the go than the iPod Touch.

Some may choose to pay an extra $100 more than this to step up to the 8 GB iPod Touch
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I'm actually writing this review five years after I purchased this iPod. It's still performing perfectly, and I'm still loving it. I'm a simple guy when it comes to portable music and such. I don't need a lot of whistles and bells. I was just looking for a small unit that would deliver half-way decent sound on a consistent basis. Mission accomplished. I have watched the occasional video, and it performs well there, as well. But mostly it's for my music. I have 1001 songs on mine, which means it's pretty much maxed out. But it's a thousand freakin' songs! Hours and hours of great music.

I highly recommend this iPod. And I'm not normally and "Apple guy".
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I bought the blue Nano 8 GB 3rd generation Ipod this past Saturday at the Apple Store. It did freeze up on me once but if you read the owners manual on [...], it tells you how to reset it. I did as they instructed and it was working normally again. It kept everything in memory and did not erase anything. The video function is awesome! You quickly forget you're watching on a 2 inch screen as the screen is so sharp, bright and clear.

Cover flow is so cool, although a bit slow but nevertheless it is a nice added feature. Some album covers do not load in Itunes so will not download to your player properly. This might be a glitch that Apple may address in a future software download patch (I hope).

If you are looking to purchase a Nano, I highly recommend the new third generation over the second, simply because of the added video feature and twice the memory for your money. It is definitely worth it for the added memory alone.

Overall, more bang for your buck and a nice new cool look and interface, with an all metal construction.
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I upgraded from an antiquated (3 year old) Mini and actually bought the 8 G Product Red Nano (why not give to charity while upgrading) and I love it! The sound quality is even better than the old Mini and the video quality is better (if smaller) than the Ipod Video. Amazingly, the new Nano actually fits into the belt clip of the Mini, so very little adapting is needed. So worth it!
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This was exactly like the ipod that my husband loved until he lost it skiing, I was excited to find it used as you can't buy it new anymore. It worked great for a couple of years until I washed it . . . Maybe it's cursed, but not for any fault of the device itself!
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Bought this to replace a lost ipod. If you're regrettably caught up in the itunes ecosystem as I am getting an mp3 player that isn't made by apple just isn't in the cards. Well, spending $$$ on the latest greates model isn't always appealing. So I purchased this used for 1/3 what it went for new. Still easy to use and sounds great with anything other than the apple brand earbuds.
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By Reta on April 25, 2014
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Great product for the price. Would definitely refer it to someone else. It took me a minute to find this one because I left my original one on the plane and it was not returned to me by a good Samaritan. I was totally sad because my old one housed all my music for when I teach dance class. Extremely excited I was able to find the same model.
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I went to the Apple store when they received their shipment yesterday (9/6) and purchased my new Nano. After connecting it to charge it and put some music on it, I tested it and it froze after about 10 minutes of use. Couldn't get it to turn off - it wouldn't accept any input. So I let the battery die down over night and connected it next day. Still in frozen state. So I took it back today and exchanged it for another one. Connected it, put some music on it, and this one froze even before playing a tune. The software must not have been tested very well. It's not like I was doing anything unusual. Back to the Apple store tomorrow to return this, and I think I'll wait awhile to get it.

The product looks great otherwise. The screen is bright and clear. Can't wait until they work out the bugs so I can get another one.
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