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Apple iPod Nano - 5th Gen

“The ipod is a great product no matter which you get....”

Written on: 03/12/2007 by imrightbehindyou (20 reviews written)

The ipod is a great product no matter which you get. Plays music. indestuctible. really. i've thrown it at walls, steppped on it, the works. long battery life. quality. Not all good though battery goes by fast with light on. stopped working after two years. itunes freezes a lot… Read Full Review

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Apple iPod Nano - 5th Gen

“Where do I start? It keeps freezing almost every other...”

Written on: 28/11/2007 by trinimelscorp (5 reviews written)

Where do I start? It keeps freezing almost every other day. We did a search and realized that it is a common problem. Tried the recommendations, but that didn't work either. We have resorted to letting the Nano sleep in the freezer, as this is the only thing that helps… Read Full Review

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Apple iPod Nano - 5th Gen

“This is the second Nano I have had. The sound is great...”

Written on: 20/11/2007 by JamesMX6 (1 review written)

This is the second Nano I have had. The sound is great with a decent pair of headphones, and I love the way it looks, and its ease of use.
Unfortunately the good points are more than outweighed by the bad.
This is the second one I have had that has corrupted, I'm normally very careful about how I connect and disconnect from the pc, but it seems that just blowin on the nano is enough to corrupt it!
I-tunes must take a lot of the blame, it really is a shoddy piece of software.
It works or often… Read Full Review

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Apple iPod Nano - 5th Gen

“This and most other apple products bought in the EU...”

Written on: 05/08/2007 by arma (1 review written)

This and most other apple products bought in the EU have a volume limit built into the firmware, this is additional to the volume limit setting you can adjust from the menu of the device. This is the problem folks, most people buy iPods and other MP3 players to listen while running, travelling on a plane or Bus or whatever. These units are so quiet you can hear the wind noise, people chatting and Aeroplane hum whilst the volume is on MAX disturbing your listening enjoyment.
They are fine when… Read Full Review

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Happydan's Response to arma's Review

Written on: 07/08/2007

There's an option in the iPod hardware properties within iTunes to turn this setting off. I don't have it to hand as I'm at work, but I'm sure you can find it!

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Apple iPod Nano - 5th Gen

“I have really enjoyed using my Apple iPod nano 8GB...”

Written on: 21/07/2007 by dan006 (1 review written)

I have really enjoyed using my Apple iPod nano 8GB everyday. I use my iPod daily. The charge only starts to go down quickly when you use the games. this has plenty of space for lots of music and photos. Fully recommend… Read Full Review

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Apple iPod Nano - 5th Gen

“Just an awesome bit of kit. Nothing compares to it....”

Written on: 30/06/2007 by nappymonster (1 review written)

Just an awesome bit of kit. Nothing compares to it. Shaped well, looks great and has a very bright, colour screen. Before now I have used it as a torch to get from one end of the bedroom to the other! The click wheel is great. Everything is done just right, once again apple, you have made a fantastic product, that loads of people have and know. If someone says to you "Oh yeah, I've got my iPod today" that sounds normal. If someone says "Oh yeah, I've got my Samsung YP-Z5A today" it doesn't… Read Full Review

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Jsh141's Response to nappymonster's Review

Written on: 20/09/2007

Do people actually go round saying "Oh yeah, I've got my iPod today". Hmm, makes one very cautious about joining such a band of wallies by buying one.

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Apple iPod Nano - 5th Gen

“I am talking about the old iPod Nano which I...”

Written on: 28/06/2007 by wabbithunter (1 review written)

I am talking about the old iPod Nano which I personally think is better than the new one. I got my 2 gb Nano for my birthday and was very impressed with the finish on it when it came out of the box. I went to the computer and put in the upload disk. I had to install iTunes which would normally annoy me but I find iTunes much easier to use than windows media player. my iPod screen broke somehow and I don't know how so I have now got a MMC for my phone and use that for my music. I would still… Read Full Review

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Apple iPod Nano - 5th Gen

“The iPod Nano is good. I got the one in the picture....”

Written on: 15/06/2007 by mary2630 (5 reviews written)

The iPod Nano is good. I got the one in the picture. Used to have a pink one but it got stolen. This one is good, it has a game and holds a lot of songs… Read Full Review

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Apple iPod Nano - 5th Gen

“I really really appreciate the coming of the iPod or...”

Written on: 23/05/2007 by edobor (1 review written)

I really really appreciate the coming of the iPod or any of the memory storage on board today because I knew it is going to end up that way. I am beginning to think of which other media storage is going to be out next, I don't think there will be something better than the iPod or any other memory storage device. If there is any bad point for me I don't think so. It is portable, produces good sound, stores more than enough music, just how you want it. So if there is any bad point it should be… Read Full Review

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Apple iPod Nano - 5th Gen

“The Apple iPod Nano is an excellent piece of equipment...”

Written on: 25/04/2007 by airblestroy46 (1 review written)

The Apple iPod Nano is an excellent piece of equipment for the runner............except when weather hot and the runner is sweating....earphones fall out… Read Full Review

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“I really love my iPod nano, I'm currently learning how...”

Written on: 18/04/2007 by karamaria (1 review written)

I really love my iPod nano, I'm currently learning how to download music, photo's etc and reckon for people like myself who use it on a fairly regular basis it's ideal.
Definitely recommend. :-)… Read Full Review

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Apple iPod Nano - 5th Gen

“Before I start, I'd like to make it clear that this...”

Written on: 17/04/2007 by Cognition (90 reviews written)

Before I start, I'd like to make it clear that this review is about the old iPod Nano and not the new one as shown in the picture.

I got my first mp3 player for Christmas in 2005. Around this time I really started getting into music, namely Radiohead, and thought it a good idea to get an mp3 player to replace my knackered old radio that I'd been using for the passed year or so.

I looked around a little, a few months before Christmas, and decided that the iPod Nano was the mp3 player for me… Read Full Review

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Apple iPod Nano - 5th Gen

“Have both the first generation Apple iPod Nano (4gb)...”

Written on: 02/04/2007 by Wlord (7 reviews written)

Have both the first generation Apple iPod Nano (4gb) and now the new metal 4gb one. Both are great however the old Nano has about an hours battery life and the new one really does seem to have 24 hours. First one was covered up due to the horror stories about the screen and scratches. The new one isn;t and seems to resist scratches fine. The first one came with reasonable headphones and I really appreciated the good quality sound and fit ( a far cry from some serious money headphones but still… Read Full Review

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Apple iPod Nano - 5th Gen

“The new iPod nano is absolutely fantastic. One of the...”

Written on: 19/02/2007 by thunder tiger (7 reviews written)

The new iPod nano is absolutely fantastic. One of the first thing I noticed when I took it out of apples brilliant new packaging was the sleek design. The new rounded style makes it much more comfortable to hold and it doesn't need cleaning every time you use it (like the old style nano which was a fingerprint magnet with its glossy design).

The new scroll wheel is fantastic too, it looks a lot nicer, probably because of the concave style 'select' button. It feels comfortable to press as it… Read Full Review

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Apple iPod Nano - 5th Gen

“It is a very nice piece of kit, but i realized that it...”

Written on: 11/01/2007 by BulletMan25 (4 reviews written)

It is a very nice piece of kit, but i realized that it isn't for me. The memory is good but not enough for people with lots of music. Many people buy the 40gb or the 60gb and then transfer their whole music collection on to it. The shop i got it from were understanding and replaced it with no problems. But the reliability was a problem as i also used it as a hard drive, so when it froze the work was inaccessable. Overall they are very popular and they are cool to have, although Sony and other… Read Full Review

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Apple iPod Nano - 5th Gen

“I agree, I updated my iPod and the songs automatically...”

Written on: 28/11/2006 by Dysfunctional Ash (1 review written)

I agree, I updated my iPod and the songs automatically vanished. I made the same mistake twice and regretted it as I lost over 800 songs and had to put all of them back on to the darn machine. What's worse it that iTunes wouldn't even recognize the machine so I had to do the setup and all the procedures again. I suggest that you don't update your iPod and stick with it the way it is, otherwise you're going to end up feeling like a complete idiot. Other than that I have no other complaints… Read Full Review

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Apple iPod Nano - 5th Gen

“I received this mp3 player as a gift 3 weeks ago. I...”

Written on: 27/11/2006 by Johanne (1 review written)

I received this mp3 player as a gift 3 weeks ago. I really love it because it's tiny, it easily fits in your wallet or purse and has enough space. I don't know how anyone can use 2GB of music - maybe if you're on the road for days and want to listen only to the music on your iPod. The only thing that I don't like is the battery that lasts for 2 days utmost. Besides that I can't complain - it's a wonderful gadget to be used anywhere. Enjoy!… Read Full Review

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Madmax94's Response to Johanne's Review

Written on: 05/02/2007

Just out of interest, when you say you could have 2Gb of music, is that saying it is a lot of music or a tiny amount?

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“I have owned a couple of MP3 players before, but I...”

Written on: 11/10/2006 by vocrobot (20 reviews written)

I have owned a couple of MP3 players before, but I always steered clear of the iPod for some reason. I got the impression Apple were a very faceless company who cared more about looks than performance.

A friend of mine let me try out his 30Gb iPod and I was very impressed with the sound quality. And a few weeks later I had a look on the Apple website and saw a new Nano had been released which had a bigger memory and a much more impressive battery life than any other model had had before. I… Read Full Review

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Apple iPod Nano - 5th Gen

“Absolutely, stupidly fast delivery. I ordered mine on...”

Written on: 26/09/2006 by murgy27 (1 review written)

Absolutely, stupidly fast delivery. I ordered mine on Sunday night at 11pm and had it engraved, by Tuesday morning it had arrived by courier direct from Apple. C'mon Apple, tell us where you're hiding your time machine!! Anyway, the 2nd Gen iPod Nano is a BIG step up from the 1st Gen. Firstly, the chances of scratching this 'Lil Beauty' on your keys in your pocket are greatly reduced, as it's made of Anodized Aluminium (sweet). The increased storage is a big plus, as the 4Gb limit had been… Read Full Review

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Themaninthevan2001's Response to 261069_murgy27's Review

Written on: 21/11/2006

The Apple iPod Nano is a really sexy looking MP3 player, and it's easy to slide into a pocket.

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Apple iPod Nano - 5th Gen

“Be prepared to loose your music when you least expect...”

Written on: 18/09/2006 by vortex3d (1 review written)

Be prepared to loose your music when you least expect it. It appears that the geniuses at Apple think it is totally acceptable to wipe out all your tunes for a lousy update. Then, as if that wasn't enough, iTunes (Windows XP) will fail to recognize the recently updated unit.

I've returned my Apple iPod Nano MP3 player 3 times for a faulty wheel, corrupted OS and USB issues. Lucky for me, I purchased an extended replacement warranty with BestBuy.

Apple needs to stop candy coating garbage!… Read Full Review

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Dysfunctional Ash's Response to 260019_vortex3d's Review

Written on: 28/11/2006

I agree. I updated my iPod, and the songs automatically vanished. I did the same mistake twice and regretted it, as I lost over 800 songs and had to put all of them back on to the darn machine. What's worse it that iTunes wouldn't even recognize the machine, so I had to do the setup and all the procedures again. I suggest that you don't update your iPod and stick with it the way it is, otherwise, you're going to end up feeling like a complete idiot. Other than that, I have no other complaints, except that the battery life is a little poor. I noticed it is better on the Mini's (lasts around 4 - 5 days without charging), and it's bad on the video's (goes only around 24, depending on how much you use it). So, you should consider the advantages and the disadvantages before owning one of these babies.

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