Best Nano Yet
Upon unboxing I noted that the unit was exceptionally thin with a nice feel to it. The user interface is Apple easy (as is usually the case with Apple) and I was able to get it up and running in a few minutes. I did note that no charger is included with the Nano but the Lightning connector does have a USB plug which works fine in my existing charger blocks.
Slim body, Responsive touchscreen, Easy to use interface
The 2012 iPod nano 7th generation doesn't have the chops to make the same impact as a new iPod touch or iPhone 5. Its screen isn't great in some respects, it's a bit expensive and it doesn't do all that much. However, it's so much of a joy to use on a day-to-day basis that we can learn to accept most of its limitations. Strong design and Apple's excellent UI are enough to mitigate this partly underwhelming redesign.
New home button and longer screen offer a familiar smartphone-style interface
The seventh-generation iPod Nano is a fine product, but we're not entirely sure who it's for. It comes across like a breeding experiment between an iPod Shuffle and iPod Touch. The kid is cute, but we think most people will be better served by its parents.
For fitness types, the physical controls, simplicity, clip-on design and AU$55 price of the iPod Shuffle make it seem like the better deal.
Larger screen makes Multi-Touch much more usable than with previous model
Those who loved the previous iPod nano's built-in clip and square shape - especially folks who used the nano as a clip-on workout companion or a makeshift wristwatch - will lament the latest model's taller, clipless design. But as handy (or, if you will, hands-free) as that clip was - and for many people it might be useful enough for Apple to consider a similar product separate from the nano line - dropping it let Apple make the new iPod nano remarkably thin and light.
Good capacity, great design, sounds ace, FM radio is brilliant, Nike+ sync, lovely screen
If we were really feeling picky, we could say that the nano is a bit too expensive. And, we suppose, compared to other products, it might be a bit more pricey. But you get the Nike+ facilities built-in, there's the radio and brilliant video playback and it looks and sounds great.
Bluetooth, Multi-touch, Nike+ Fitness built-in, FM Radio built-in
An improvement on last year's iPod nano, mainly thanks to the inclusion of video playback. We found the general design and shape more pleasing too, and we can live without the clip that the last generation had - the nano is so lightweight that slipping it into a pocket while exercising is easy.
Of course, if you haven't got a free pocket in your exercise hear you may have to invest in a case that attaches it to your body in some way.
Very thin and light, 2.5in screen, improved headphones
The new nano has a bigger screen than its predecessor making it a much better bet for video watching. It makes sorting and playing your music easy when you're on the move, and it sounds even better thanks to the new EarPod earphones. The new power/sync port will be a nuisance if you like to use it with an iPod dock (you'll need an adaptor) but otherwise it's an excellent addition to the range.
For what it's worth
For what its worth, I like the unit, the battery last long enough for me to make my 18 hours in flights. This unit has but one down fall, You can not create a play list with it. You have to create the play list on your computer and then load it in. I find this very inconvenient. I like to play music I am in the mood for, not plan on what mood I will be in. If this unit had that I would have rated it higher.
Decent bundled earphones
Not quite cheap, but definitely cheerful, the NWZ-E463 combines a natty design with a good-looking interface and a wealth of music-related features. There are some significant bits missing, such as lossless format support, expandable memory and a standard USB connection, but this won't bother everyone. The key to this player is that, thanks to its thumb-friendly physical controls, pleasant interface and decent earphones, it's a device that's enjoyable to use.
Battery life, Easy to navigate menu system, Sound Quality
For a fairly low budget price tag, the NWZ-E463 model offers a snazzy design with a great range of music-related features. There are some minor niggles such as too small sized buttons and menu issues, but overall, a pleasing interface along with a solid pair of sound isolating earphones. All of these features make this music player an attractive little device all round.
Extremely easy to use
Hopefully the initially expensive prices will fall, because without that advantage, the Fuze looks distinctly out of sorts. It's a fine player with many worthy features, a lovely design and an interface that's extremely easy to use, but it's far from perfect. Disappointing video handling, and sound quality that doesn't quite match the competition means it has to undercut players such as the nano and Creative Zen significantly on price. Unfortunately, the price isn't quite low enough.
Very Good Earphones
The Philips Aria is a good looking feature-rich player that is simple to use thanks to its no-frills interface. It comes with a decent set of in-ear headphones and is priced competitively. We only wish the screen could have been of a better quality. The Philips Aria is a good looking feature-rich player that is simple to use thanks to its no-frills interface. It comes with a decent set of in-ear headphones and is priced competitively. We only wish the screen could have been of a better quality.
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