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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Apple IPod Nano Third Generation 8 GB

By Pooja Kumari Lapasia

Apple has forever kept on increasing the quality and features of its products. It has this seamless ability to beat all its previous records and come up with a yet another improvement in its already best iPods. It is its own competitor. With this attitude it has excelled itself once again, especially with the new nano.

It is a lot more curvaceous than the previous nano. This model looks much more like a miniature version of the iPod Classic. Its corners are rounded, and its edges fade to a sharp edge. It has an anodized aluminum top and polished stainless steel back plate. It is available in five eye-catching colors. It has a larger, brighter display with the highest pixels per inch of any Apple display, ever. iPod nano delivers excellent visual features. Besides it can Play up to 5 hours of video or up to 24 hours of audio on a single charge. Its wonderful battery life and the 6.5 mm wafer thin profile accelerates Apple's iPod fan base. In order to accommodate it's bigger screen, it's both shorter and wider than the previous nano - 52 x 70 x 6.5mm (WxHxD) to be precise.

In this model, it plays video and that too on a bigger, brighter screen than before. Apple claims that the new screen is 65 per cent brighter than the previous generation's screen. And this is is absolutely true. It looks very attractive. The photos here look vibrant and videos are crisp, sharp and detailed.

You can use the click Wheel to adjust volume, navigate songs, and browse in Cover Flow or you can explore the Music menu by playlist, artist, album, song, genre, composer, and more. To enjoy variety you can click Shuffle Songs. iPod nano makes your music look as good as it sounds, with the help of its bright color display.

You can take movies from different sources and you can sync them to your iPod nano to watch anywhere, anytime. You can watch up to 5 hours of video on this ipod. With the playback facility 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 offers 65 percent brighter video than before. With Cover Flow on iPod nano, you can scroll through your music to find the album you want to hear. You can use the Click Wheel to browse music by album cover, and then you may select an album to flip it over and see the track list. iPod nano has the capacity to hold up to 7,000 photos. You can sync them from your Mac or PC via iTunes.

The extra features in it includes calendars, contacts, world clock, stop watch and a screen lock that appears in the Extras menu, along with a few more handy items.

The Apple iPod Nano overall is very useful. It is precious as it supports video playback, can output to TV, supports Cover Flow. Besides it is very compact and has a sleek design, bright screen, enhanced user interface and games. The device is talented enough to skip the unnecessary DVD chapters and start right off with the video, in addition it also remembers to start the movie at the point you stopped it the last time.

Its near-doubling of battery life is even more impressive when considering the 65% increase in screen brightness. However battery life tends to be shorter if you frequently skip songs or if you use the backlight for extended periods. This is the smallest-screened media player, adding very good video- and game-playing capabilities to the previously music- and photo-only, popular iPod nano.

It has a built in microphone, with excellent interface. Photos look vibrant and videos are crisp, punchy and detailed. The additional information provided by these new menus makes finding content easier, although if you have a large music library, the two-line-per-track songs list takes longer to scroll through.

In this model the Apple iPod Nano Third Generation 8 GB's long, thin stick design has been replaced by a wider, stouter design that accommodates both the generous screen and Apple's signature scroll wheel. And even though this is the smallest video-playing screen, after watching a 90-minute movie on the nano it is a pleasant surprise.

How long you'll want to spend watching a screen this small is although a bit debatable Besides it is worth noting that widescreen footage on the 4:3 screen is eye-squintingly difficult to watch, however the nano makes up for this with its ability to play back footage at up to 30fps, which is easily enough for smooth, viewing.

Pooja Lapasia is a well known author and has written articles on Ipods Laptop store, Acer Laptops, online shop and many other subjects.

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