Instead of the hard disk which is used in the iPod Classic, the Nano 8 GB uses flash memory. This means there are no moving parts, making the iPod Nano resistant to hard disk failure due to sudden movement. The iPod Nano 8 GB works with iTunes on Mac OS X or Microsoft Windows (third-party software is available for platforms that Apple does not support, such as Linux). It connects to the computer via the same proprietary dock connector as all models since the iPod 3rd Generation (with the exception of the iPod Shuffle), using USB 2.0. The iPod Nano 8 GB does not support syncing over FireWire.The iPod Nano 8 GB includes a stop watch and a multiple time zone clock function. There is also a combination lock feature that makes use of the click wheel to lock the iPod, and serves to secure the user's calendar and contact information as well as the volume limit function.
Like previous iPod models, this iPod Nano include some pre-installed games: Brick, Music Quiz, Parachute, and Solitaire. The pre-installed games are variations on the Brick, Solitaire, and Music Quiz games found in the first and second-generation iPod Nanos. Brick is now called Vortex and there is now a circular playing field. Solitaire is now called Klondike with minimal differences. Music Quiz now includes Movie and TV Show trivia along with a more aesthetically pleasing look.It also includes Maze, which uses that model's accelerometer to move a ball around to try and collect glowing orbs.A nice product which i own.