Good for music, great for podcasts,
Easy To Set Up
Long Battery Life
Lots of Storage
Gym / Working Out
This is a beautifully engineered device and finish quality is top notch as is all Apple product. It is large enough that it is workable in an adult's hands and small/thin enough to tuck in your shirt pocket and forget it is there. <br /><br />Why not just use your smartphone? Yes, my smartphone could do everything that the Nano does, but that would waste the resources of my phone, which I need to be ready for business.<br /><br />I listen to a lot of podcasts at home and in the car. It can connect to a modern car sound system by either bluetooth or USB. <br /><br />The iTunes system is top of the line for obtaining and organizing podcasts, although it has continued to evolve in bewildering ways. No other player I have seen compares to the iPod for organizing podcasts on the player for easy playback. I have read that this iPod can play Audible books, but I have not done that yet. The half speed / double speed playback contol on the podcast screen is really handy for me. High speed does not evoke high pitch.<br /><br />The display is large and clear enough and the controls are easy to use. You can do the following without using the screen, using the side toggle button: Volume Up, Volume Down, Pause/Resume, Skip to Next. That is one very functional button! There are too many applications on the device to fit on a single screen but you can rearange the icons to put rarely used features on the second screen and place favorite functions in your prefered screen locations.<br /><br />Sound quality is very good and the built-in equalizer presets are easy to use and adequate. True audiophiles with high end sound systems can find fault, I am sure, but for tooling around with in-ear headphones, there is no complaint here. <br /><br />While the player will go all day on a single charge and it charges remarkably fast (a 20 minute charge will go about 8 hours) and a full charge will go about all day, there is one foible: the screen draws power at a high rate. <br /><br />This generation of the Nano does not come with a clip (the smaller previous version did), but there are aftermarket products that provide that feature which is useful if you do not have a shirt pocket, like at the gym. The new connector is good, no more fliping it over to get the right side. Older iPod accessories may not work right, even with an adapter, because the new iPods do not send sound out that port, just data exchange and power.<br /><br />Other MP3 players have microphone capability which is very useful at times. The pedometer feature works well, very motivating.
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Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.