makes the Apple Computer Nano iPod Better
September 14th 2005
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.
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
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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