"Sounds Good."on by Tec Consumer
Pros Small size. Nice display. Good sound.
Cons No volume/control button on earbuds. Earbuds fall out while walking. Volume rocker/control button too easy to accidentally get pushed while in a pocket. Raised glass screen will get chipped without an ipod case.
Summary I needed a small MP3 player with long battery life to replace my missing Walkman. Got this because it is so small and has a touch display. I didn't want the shuffle because I don't want to be going through my music blindly. I didn't want anything bigger because I already carry too many things with me as it is. This works well as an additional device on long days when I need my phone battery to last for extended periods of time for talk/text/internet. Using the phone for music drastically reduces battery life. I hate having to recharge devices all the time while on the go. It sounds really good. The new earbuds sound great--BUT. The new earbuds are basically for indoor use only. Try walking or running with them outdoors and they'll fall out. Wind only makes that worse. They should've come with a volume/control button like the ones that come with the iPhone. And leave it to Apple to design their device to REQUIRE additional accessories. The raised glass bezel touch screen is a terrible feature. It will definitely get chipped if you don't purchase an additional ipod case to protect it. Meanwhile, the volume/control rocker on the side is a nice feature, but it is too sensitive to go in a pocket without accidentally getting pushed. Again, another obvious design feature which makes it require a case, which does eliminate that problem (yeah, I bought a case). Battery life is good--around 24 hours. Still not even close to my old Walkman, which lasted more than twice that and only needed to recharge once or twice a week. All around this is a very good device. It really sounds good, but appears to be intentionally design flawed. Although, the little display screen looks great. Yes, it doesn't come close to the retina, but for such a small screen I am really impressed with the level of contrast and pixel shading capability. Pretty amazing for such a tiny little screen.
Pros Video, larger screen, earpods, battery life, lightweight
Cons No cover flow, lightning connector incompatible with existing iPod accessories, no camera (5th gen has one)
Summary The newest iPod nano is a great replacement for the previous generation. It adds video playback, a larger screen, the Lightning connector, and included earpods. It is a lot easier to use than the old one (I had one), and packs a longer-lasting battery (30 hours music!!!). Overall, it's worth it to upgrade. It's a great little iPod. (By the way, I think Graphite looks the best)