The iPod nano is smaller than most music players and fits very nicely in the hand. Playing games on it is easy, but if you want watch long movies on it, I suggest you buy a larger screen player, the ipod touch for a massive 3.5 inch screen and internet aswell as loads more features. I've had the iPod Nano 16GB for about a year now, and still think it's great. I've never had any problems with it, and still think the battery holds its charge after a full charging session. 16GB is enough memory for me, it certainly fits all my favorite albums and more. I've never really been an Apple fan, and would always look for an alternative as i consider iPods to be generally quite expensive, but now i'm a firm believer in you pay for what you get. My only minor concern is the iTunes setup and synchronisation process. I'm quite IT savvy so managed ok, but i can imgaine a few complications occuring at this point for some people.