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New Technology makes the Apple Computer Nano iPod Better

September 14th 2005

New Technology makes the Apple Computer Nano iPod Better

Apple Nano

Apple Computer unveiled its new iPod last week.  The new Nano plays music, displays photos and is extremely small.  Like computers, the size of the iPod is shrinking.  The new Nano is about the size of a deck of cards, but a little thinner. 

Older iPods used a tiny hard drive to story songs.  The new Nano uses solid state memory technology to not only increase the speed and reduce the size, but to extend the battery life as well.  The Nano can last more than 14 hours on a single charge.

Since the Nano uses a chip rather than a moving hard drive devise, it is less prone to skipping.  Although dropping or jolting the older iPods has not caused much of a problem with skipping the Nano is immune to it. 

Apple went with flash memory for their new device. This makes the Nano 80% smaller than the original iPod that came out in 2001 and 62% smaller than the Mini. 

Shop for an iPod

The Nano is available in black or white and features a world clock, built in stop watch and a software-based screen lock.  The 2 gigabyte (GB) model can hold 500 songs and sells for $199, while the 4 GB model can hold 1000 songs and sells for $249.  Compare that to the 20 GB hard model that sells for $299.

Like the other iPods, the Nano only works with the Free Apple iTunes software.  This means you will only be able to download music from the iTunes Music Store.  The software will work on both Mac OS X and Windows computers. 

The Nano includes great navigation menus and the “click-wheel” which is lacking in their new iPod Phone made by Motorola.  Embedded buttons enable quick track skipping.  The only drawback is it will not play the Microsoft Corporations Windows Media format.  But is that bad, since there is no monthly subscription payment for music that is rendered unplayable if you miss a payment?

According to Apple it displays the color album art for the song you’re listening to right now. The handy Dock connector on the bottom of iPod Nano lets you connect it to your computer, recharge the battery and sync files fast via the included USB cable. Or leave the optional iPod Nano Dock connected to your Mac or Windows PC. Then, when you’re ready to charge or Auto-Sync, just dock your iPod Nano and iTunes automatically gets to work. You can also connect the Dock to a stereo system or pair of powered speakers.



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By Dan Wilson
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