"SOUNDS GREAT - BUT GET A PROTECTIVE CASE"4.5 starson by Tech2005
Pros: Small, Thin, Great Sound, Intuitive, arguably the most attractive player on the market
Cons: Scratches WAY too easily
Summary: Yeah, for $50 more you get a 20G ipod...but for someone like me, the smaller the better. I purchased the 4G model which currently holds 780 songs, 19 podcasts, and 40 photos. That's 2.5 days worth of continuous entertainment...plenty for most people. The nano also packs great sound and is the most intuitive MP3 player on the market. For those who complain that it doesn't have an FM tuner, I have two responses. First, so what? Secondly, and in one word, "podcasting." Thanks to Apple, podcasting has exploded over the last few months - and I am a huge fan. I subscribe to about 10 podcasts and never find the time to listen to all of them during the week (I am a public transportation commuter in Chicago with about 1 1/2 hours of commuting time each day). Why would apple want to cannibalize such a great medium with an FM tuner? And yes, I said it sounds great. I'm sure someone without a life who listens to music 12 hours a day through their $3,000 Bang&Olfsun headphones will have a gripe, but if you're on the move and want to take your music, photos, and podcasts with you, the nano is unbeatable. I have found the headphone jack being on the bottom is a non-issue and my ONLY gripe is that this thing scratches WAY too easily. I have practically coddled my nano like it is a newborn baby and through extreme care, it still has managed to bear some light scratches. Thus, I am going to use my mini until the cases become available. Again, I cannot stress it enough, it scratches VERY easily - not sure how apple could have overlooked this annoyance in testing.