"Music on the go"4.0 starson by cgramer
Pros: Very small, great sound, plenty of EQ settings, photo viewer
Cons: Small capacity, no video playback, now-dated interface
Summary: The 1GB iPod Nano looks and sounds great and is extremely pocketable for listening while walking or running (or any other outdoor activity).
The only major issue I have with it is its limited storage capacity. If you usually rip your CDs at high bitrates, you won't be able to store a whole lot of music on the 1GB version. However, if you're more interested in listening to podcasts or audiobooks while commuting, the 1GB model is just the ticket.
I also didn't like the earbuds that came with the Nano. It wasn't a matter of sound quality, but rather that I couldn't get the earbuds to stay in my ears. I haven't tried the more expensive in-ear earbuds yet, so I generally use more traditional over-the-head headphones, and the Nano sounds great, delivering loud, clear sound that's adjustable to just about any particular headphones thanks to its many EQ presets. (I use the "Classical" EQ setting on my Sony Walkman "acoustic turbo" in-ear headphones.)
Viewing photos on the Nano is easy and the colors are bright, though the small screen makes looking at photos a less-than-enjoyable experience. And this 1st-generation Nano doesn't play video at all.
Overall, I'm very satisfied with my Nano for what it is, and plan to upgrade to either the iPod Touch or maybe a 3rd-gen Nano within a year or so (or maybe a 2nd-gen Touch or 4th-gen Nano by then!).