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User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1266 times:

Well tommorow I am planning on buying an iPod Nano 4GB in Black.

What are your experiences with iPod Nano's / Probs etc.

Thanks
Tom.


Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1261 times:

I will be getting either a 1GB or a 2GB one shortly  Smile

I'd be interested on hearing a few experiences as well......


Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineSQNo1 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 687 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1249 times:

I've had absolutely no problems with my Ipod nano, 2GB in black. Hand for about three months now. The music is very clear when played and the click wheel makes navigating through the different menus and to a selected song very easily.

Although one criticism is that the battery life is shite!

With Regards,
Alex.B


User currently offlineYoungFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1249 times:

The sound quality in a nano is amazing! it can also hold photos and has the regular ipod games (Brick, Solitaire, Parachute, and music quiz). the one downside is that it gets scratched REALLY easily, so get a case for it as soon s you buy it.
Dan



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User currently offlineATCme From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1242 times:

I love mine. One problem I have is with turning it off, it seems to be picky on exactly where to press. Not a big nussance.
My friend has one and it froze and gave her an error message. She just had to reset it.
Overall it is a very nice mp3 player and I'd recommend it to anyone looking.

ATCme  spin 



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User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1242 times:

Quoting SQNo1 (Reply 2):
Although one criticism is that the battery life is shite!

Why how many hours do you get out of yours?

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineTimboflier215 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1323 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1235 times:

I have a 4GB black Nano. Its really amazing! The battery life is quite short, especially if you keep switching songs manually so the screen light up - Id say 4 hrs maybe battery time. Apparently, it's better if you charge it overnight, rather than till it says the battery is full. But it does charge quickly, and if you remember to charge it regularly, you won't have any problems.

It does scratch very easily, so buy a case straight away and use it all the time, but its no big as the cases are v good. I'm going to have to buy a full sized Ipod soon though, as I have run out of space on my Nano! Will use it to store my most listened to songs, though. I deff wouldn't get any other music player.

On other tip - buy some different headphones. Although the Apple ones are fine, everyone knows yo have an Ipode 'cos they are white. So less chance of oyu being mugged if you have 'normal' headphones on display!!


User currently offlineLhrmaccoll From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1233 times:

I have a 60GB regular video ipod, and thats fab, but my sister has a four gigabyte nano, and woweee its good Big grin
Alex


User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1224 times:

Quoting Timboflier215 (Reply 6):

Can you please show me what the cases look like and how much they are.

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently onlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21410 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1224 times:

Mine has held up very well so far (4GB, black of course! Big grin).

Even though I've never put it into any protective cover and constantly carry it in my pocket, it has developed only the usual tiny scratches on the surface. If you want to avoid even that, get a cover (and never put keys or change in the same pocket, of course!).

Expect playing time to be reduced if you:
a) Frequently activate the display backlight (I've turned mine completely off, except for special situations).
b) Use music with higher bitrates (better quality), including lossless encoding.

Very practical is the capability to display pictures, calendars, personal notes and contacts. At least under MacOS X, this data is synchonized automatically.


User currently offlineLSPA From Switzerland, joined Jan 2006, 190 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1220 times:

i have a 4gb nano in black and i love it. good quality and great sorting system. what i would recommend is to get a casing for it though to prevent scratches.


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User currently offlineSQno1 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 687 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1218 times:

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 5):
Why how many hours do you get out of yours?

The standard for any Ipod Nano is about five hours!

With Regards,
Alex.B


User currently offlineTimboflier215 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1323 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1209 times:

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 8):
Can you please show me what the cases look like and how much they are

If you do an internet shopping search, it'll show you a fair bunch. mince is basically black plastic with clear bits for the screen and wheel. it has a velcro part at the bottom to take the Ipod out, and a belt clip at the back. It makes the Ipod slightly bulkier, but its so tiny anyway, the difference is really negligible. I couldn't find a cover in the Apple store other than those stupid sock things, so I got a cover over the internet. Wasn't too expensive IIRC.


User currently offlineFutureUApilot From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1365 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1206 times:

I am planning on buying a iPod Nano wednesday, although I hear you can't delete songs off of them, is that true and is there any way to get the space back? Maybe I should go for the 4 GB instead of the 2GB...

-Sam



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User currently offlineTimboflier215 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1323 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1198 times:

Quoting FutureUApilot (Reply 13):
although I hear you can't delete songs off of them

If you delete the song off your itunes, then the next time you update your Ipod, it will delete the song from it. If you just want it off your ipod, but not your itunes, create a playlist of the songs you want on your ipod and set itunes to update your ipod only from that playlist. Then, you can delete/add songs from that playlist without messing around with your main itunes library.


User currently onlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21410 posts, RR: 54
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1198 times:

Quoting FutureUApilot (Reply 13):
I hear you can't delete songs off of them, is that true and is there any way to get the space back?

No, that's not true. You can of course delete songs if you've selected manual synchronization in iTunes. That's the way I do it right now: I delete the most recently played titles from the iPod manually and then I fill it up manually, usually with a shuffled playlist (iTunes will automatically copy as much as the iPod's capacity allows and stops there).

Quoting FutureUApilot (Reply 13):
Maybe I should go for the 4 GB instead of the 2GB..

Depends on the size of your music library and your listening habits. Since the iPod also doubles as an USB storage device it gives you more flexibility if you've got the bigger one.

But maybe the smaller one is sufficient for you. As I said: It depends.


User currently offlineQR332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1198 times:

Just like its big brother, the big problem with the Nano is how easy it scratches. My iPod Video is less than a month old yet I have loads of small scratches (which is typical even with the most careful people) as well as two nasty ones... bevery careful with it. I can't get a case because they are completley sold out here in Doha  Sad

User currently onlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21410 posts, RR: 54
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1197 times:

I have no idea what people are doing to their iPods - unless you carry it together with hard objects (such as keys or change) it will get only very tiny scratches, nothing serious. If you tend to forget about such things, get a protective case.

User currently offlineLSPA From Switzerland, joined Jan 2006, 190 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1194 times:

capacity is around 900 songs


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User currently onlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21410 posts, RR: 54
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1191 times:

Quoting Timboflier215 (Reply 14):
If you just want it off your ipod, but not your itunes, create a playlist of the songs you want on your ipod and set itunes to update your ipod only from that playlist. Then, you can delete/add songs from that playlist without messing around with your main itunes library.

Even simpler: Select the iPod in iTunes (make sure synchronization is set to manual in iTunes). The contents of the iPod are displayed in the list. Now sort by "date last played", for instance, select the most recently played titles and press delete. Finished.


User currently onlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21410 posts, RR: 54
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1183 times:

Quoting LSPA (Reply 18):
capacity is around 900 songs

I use a relatively high quality setting for my music (and many titles are losslessly compressed), so capacity is down to about 600. Still quite sufficient for now.


User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1173 times:

Have the nano 1GB in white. No complaints as yet, had it for about 2.5 months. It works, the music sounds great, I don't have a problem with battery I get more than 4 hours on mine for sure. Maybe it is becuase I am not always changing the songs but let my playlist do the work. Only problem is that 1GB wasn't really enough for me but I will hang on to it still.


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User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1099 times:

How come you guys are getting 4 hours out of your Nano's and it says you can get 15 hours out of them, and I know it depends on how much you use them.

Also can you buy spare batteries for them, or is it not possible.

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1095 times:

Also what comes with the iPod Nano in the box.

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineTimboflier215 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1323 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1079 times:

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 22):
Also can you buy spare batteries for them, or is it not possible.

There is no way to change the batteries yourself, no. I have no idea where they get the 15 hr figure from, but I guess that means no back light, and v low volume. Actual play time, real world, is more like 4-5 hrs. Which still isn't bad, considering it charges back up pretty quick, and if you buy a mains adaptor, you don't need to use a computer.

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 23):
Also what comes with the iPod Nano in the box.

Earphones, computer cable and instruction manual. I think that's all. The basics, pretty much. Anything more, you have to buy. And Apple accessories seem pretty expensive generally. Guess its where they get a lot of their profits from....


25 Post contains images AirbusA346 : Looks like I'll be limited on how much I can use it then on my "12 Hour" journey to Holand then in June. Tom.
26 Timboflier215 : If you bring a laptop with you, or are stopping at hotels and have an adaptor, you should be able to recharge it. But I doubt you would be able to us
27 Klaus : The backlight sucks a lot of power. Also higher bitrates reduce the playback time. And manually changing the order of playback requires additional "e
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