The new iPod Nano 4G is one of the most unique PMP I have come across.Not only does it pack in all the features that made the older Nano such a great player, but it also boasts completely new ones such as an Accelerometer, and the Genius Service, which creates playlists based on the type of music and spoken menus. The Nano uses the new iTunes 8 software for music management and enabling the newer features.
The Nano was the sleekest looking player as I compared it with 7 of my other music players. The brushed silver exterior also looks great. It weights less than 40 grams and is a quarter of an inch thick, making it the slimmest iPod yer. The click wheel makes its appearance again but the player reverts back to it's second generation design.
Navigating the newly-designed interface was smooth even when browsing through long lists of songs. Its accelerometer lets me play around with it's three pre-installed games flawlessly. The 2-inch screen is sharp and was the best among my other players. It did more justice to short video clips and album art than any other portable audio player you have, as of me.
You would not be surprised if I say it's better to ditch the bundled headphones and get your own pair. Such a great sounding player does not deserve such a cheap sounding earphone. I plugged in my reference AKG pair and found that it carres over same well-balanced clean sound which is suited for listening to all genres of music. And it also has enough power to drive most full size headphones.
The iPod Nano 4G will be sold at around INR 9, 700 for a minimum of 8 GB.Apple once again proves that aesthetics, ergonomics and astounding performance can go hand in hand.