PC Mag reviews Apple’s new iPod nano: Editor’s Choice, ‘nothing beats the nano’

“Sporting a bright, two-inch widescreen that shows video in the highest pixel-per-inch density of any iPod, the nano is an entirely new beast. The flash player, available in 4GB and 8GB capacities, is wider than previous models which might seem to go against the whole concept of the product,” Tim Gideon reports for PC Magazine.

Gideon reports, “Held next to a second generation nano, however, the widened dimensions don’t seem to matter. In fact, a beautiful screen and just-as-thin body make the device seem like a large evolutionary step. The new user interface also combines the nicer touches of the iPhone’s U.I. (such as Cover Flow) with new elements (a split screen which shows album covers for highlighted songs and a new Now Playing screen). Throw in a few games with quality graphics, and you’ve got yourself a real winner. In its price range, nothing beats the nano… make no mistake: this is the best-designed flash video player on the market in this price range.”

Full review here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Corinne” for the heads up.]


  1. I have to admit, I was one of those who thought the leaked image last week looked awful – plasticky, pudgy, cheap. But now, seeing it from all sides, and actually seeing someone hold it, puts it in perspective, and I’ve done a 180 on it – it looks great.

    The stock plummet midway through Jobs’ presentation was weird.

  2. The soon to be released Zune jr. will wipe the smile off this reviewer’s face. Everybody seems to forget about that little company in Redmond, Washington who has the awesome capability to adapt to any market, innovate and create a user experience above all others. Nice try, Apple.

    Your potential. Our passion.™

  3. I no longer own aapl. I played that game a few years back. It didn’t seem to matter what Apple came out with, the stock did not react favorably, until after a few years I sold. It has sky rocketed (and split) since.

    Ditto for Pixar.

    I buy ugly houses.

    MW: hell: as in, ” where in hell are my aapl profits?”

  4. I agree, but I failed to sell, or put a stop loss on my shares, so now I have to wait for the rebound, instead of buying back in and getting extra shares for the money. My bad. I just think the market is stupid to run it up the day before the announcement, then slap it down the day of and after. (Deep breath…buy and hold has worked since $12 a share…keep it up.)

  5. “The soon to be released Zune jr. . . .”

    If you had taken a decent laxative, you wouldn’t be releasing juniors.

    “Is anyone else beginning to tire of Zune Tang . . .”

    Naaah. I usually appreciate repeat attempts at sarcastic humor. Mostly my own though.

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