PC Advisor: Apple’s 2G iPod nano ‘this Christmas’s must-have purchase’

“Only in the fast-paced world of technology could the words ‘What’s old is new again’ refer to a product that’s been dead for barely a year,” Christopher Breen writes for PC Advisor. “Yet how else can you describe the second-generation nano but as the resurrection of the iPod mini?”

Breen writes, “Though Apple’s newest nanos look positively Lilliputian next to an iPod mini, they have plenty in common. Available in capacities of 2GB, 4GB and 8GB, the nano has the same scratch-resistant aluminium shell, rounded edges and (in the case of the 4GB version) colourful exterior as the mini.”

“Battery life is hugely improved,” Breen writes. “Apple claims 24 hours; in our tests, the 8GB model played for 26 hours and 45 minutes, while the 4GB managed almost as much. Lastly, the display’s distinctly brighter – 40 percent brighter, Apple reckons.”

Breen writes, “The second-generation nano feels and looks great, with a rugged aluminium finish and bright display. Add the vastly improved battery, high-quality recording and search functions, and you’ve found this Christmas’s must-have purchase.”

Full review here.

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  1. I don’t know about that xmas gift suggestion. Most people I know already have either a nano or a large iPod. I really don’t of anyone who would be anxious to get another one. the market feels somewhat saturated as of iPods kinda. An iPhone on the other hand…

    BTW, what’s wrong with the MDN speeds as of lately? Takes forever to load the threads. I’m on a 18mbit line…

  2. My Windows loving brother (who is actually quite brilliant, but unfortunately hardheaded and stubborn) has put this at the top of his Christmas list. When I mentioned that it would work infintely better on a Mac, he was like “yeah, that’s true”. And his PC just fried on him a couple of weeks ago. A natural evolution? Or an intervention of God…. you decide ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

  3. ipods don’t work better with Macs… if anything, they don’t work as well.

    They work exactly the same… and I’ve had more problems between mac and ipod than windows and ipod.

    the mac will never give you an error if you do something wrong… at least the pc does.

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