The iPod Nano is a great little music player from Apple. Besides playing music, it can also display movies, television and other video content on its two-inch screen. TechRepublic's Mark Kaelin cracked open the 4GB (third-generation) iPod Nano to see what makes this device so special.
(CNET sister site TechRepublic runs a regular series called "Cracking Open" in which they take a look inside a variety of gadgets. News.com is publishing this excerpt.)
Apple iPod Nano (third generation, 4GB, silver)
The third-generation iPod Nano offers crisp, bright video playback, an exceptionally thin all-metal body, above-average battery life, built-in games, and an advanced user interface.
We're not crazy about the wider body, the smaller scroll wheel, the lack of video output, and the average-sounding audio quality.
The bottom line:
The shape may have changed, but Apple's relentless attention to detail remains. The third generation of the iPod Nano provides loads of entertainment for a down-to-earth price.
Device type: Portable media center; Dimensions (WxDxH): 2 in x 0.3 in x 2.8 in; Display type: LCD 2.0 in See full specs >>
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