Apple iPod nano 5th Generation Black (8 GB) MP3 Player
Packed to the gills with new audio-video features such as a video camera, FM radio, voice recording, Genius Mixes, a built-in speaker, and a larger 2.2-inch screen; also gets a pedometer. The Nano's camera can't shoot photos or HD-quality video and Apple located its lens in the most awkward location imaginable. Storage capacities remain stuck at 8GB and 16GB.No other MP3 player on the planet packs more features, from video to a pedometer, into a smaller package than the overachieving Apple iPod Nano.
41 of 47 people found this review helpful.
It should be called a "smartPod"
All the features of an iPod, plus video and audio recording (voice memo)... BONUS: I did not realize that this Nano has a built in speaker for playback!
I already have a iPod classic, so I love the whole iPod/iTunes experience. I needed a digital recorder and decided that for the money, I would buy the 5th generation Nano, so that when I no longer need the recorder, I would have another iPod. The recordings are clear and do not have a time limit (apart from battery life and memory).
Note that other generations (older and newer) require external microphones and, as far as I know, do not have video recording.
12 of 12 people found this review helpful.
Apple iPod nano 5th Generation Silver (8 GB)
I decided to buy this item, because my old mp3 player "Samsung S5" was failing me: the touchscreen buttons weren't as receptive as in the beginning, and it started to have lots of scratches over the years.
I wanted it to be easier to browse through my song list: I used to have to have to hold a button down for long periods of time so that I could browse "faster".
Also, I was looking for something with a bigger screen to watch videos, but still sleek and thin so that it would be easily portable.
When I got my item, I tried a few functions and I loved loved loved all lots of them (games, video, video camera, music browser, pedometer, etc.)! :)
Furthermore, being an iPod (being a very mainstream item), it is easier to find protective gear for my item thus less scratches.
Also, it is still very thin but not small enough to get lost in a bag (like the 6th gen).
Because of what I experienced before with my old mp3, I, personally, prefer the roulette over the touchscreen, and the screen gets less dirty.
Also, I find that this item powers up and powers down fast, but once again it is in comparison with older items that I posses.
I can record videos with sound, because there is a small mic next to the lens. I can listen to music without my earphones, because there is a "speaker" hole from which music comes out.
Although, I must say, that the speaker on the iPod Nano 5th gen, is not as good as the one I used to have on my S5 but it was the reason why the S5 was that thick.
And, I must say that one of its downfalls is that we can film but not take pictures :( despite all the functions that are offered
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
I bought this iPod for my sister because her last one was stolen. The product arrived quickly and in the condition described. The 5th generation nano is compact, light, and looks very sleek. The video camera on the back takes great quality film. The long lasting battery life lets you listen to hours of music without needing to charge it again for about 24 hours. 16 GB is a good amount of space if you have a decent ammount of music, pictures, and video.
10 of 12 people found this review helpful.
Great for Home or Office
This is my first iPod. I bought this to mainly use at my office with an iHome docking station. It was very simple to just slip the iPod into the dock and I could either use the controlls on my iPod or the ones on the dock to pick what I wanted to listen to.
Pros: It is very easy to load new music and has great sound! I am very happy I bought the iPod. If you can afford it go for the step bigger storage size than you think you need. You won't regret it! I am extremely glad to have purchased the 16gb, as I was conteplating the 8gb. I have the 16gb almost half full, with a ton more CDs to add to the list! It has a lot of other great features like a pedometor, radio, pause radio function, camera, video capabilities, games.. and more that I know I haven't even had a chance to explore. You won't be dissapointed!
Cons: The earphones they give you don't match the color of your iPod. They are the standard white earphones, so in my opinion they look odd with the black iPod that I purchased. It also doesn't come with a screen protecter, a cover or a regular wall plug in, so everything is an extra accesory that you have to pay for. It isn't perfect in how you have to scroll through the menu's, but what is?
Over all I am very happy, and would recommend this over another brand of portable music player. (I have an iRiver and hardly ever use it, because it was too much work to get to the music I wanted to hear.)
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.