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Apple8GB iPod nano (Purple)
 
4.8

(based on 92 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (76)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (67)
  • Great sound (66)
  • Sleek/compact (60)
  • Simple controls (56)
  • Reliable (50)

Cons

  • Short battery life (6)
  • Difficult setup (4)

Best Uses

  • Anywhere (64)
  • Travel (41)
  • Gym / working out (33)
  • Commuting (24)
  • At work (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual listener (47), Avid listener (31), Audiophile (3), Practical (3), Traveler (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (81)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (13), No (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great new features...works well

This is an overall improvement over the 2nd Gen Nano that I had until it lost some of its functionality. It works alot like the original Nano, but I think the sound is a...Read complete review

This is an overall improvement over the 2nd Gen Nano that I had until it lost some of its functionality. It works alot like the original Nano, but I think the sound is a bit clearer, richer. I mostly use this around the house, especially on the elliptical machine or while doing crafts, but also use it in my car and on walks.

The best new features are the addition of the FM radio (finally!), the Genius Mix function (creates playlists for you based on songs that are similar) and the pedometer. The video screen is a bigger than before, even though that is not a feature that I rely on since I play videos on my computer screen or TV.

To me, the ability to film short videos is not one that I will use and it is odd that you can only make movies, not still pics.

The only dislike is that I wish that they would continue to improve the control wheel. It is still overly responsive and too easy to go past what you were trying to do.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

volume wheel did not work properly

I purchased this model to replace a nano that my daughter had for several years that finally quit working. She was excited to get the new model, but after downloading her music the volume...Read complete review

I purchased this model to replace a nano that my daughter had for several years that finally quit working. She was excited to get the new model, but after downloading her music the volume ring would not work to control volume or any other of the important functions that it is used for. We returned the product for a replacement.

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5.0

Love this iPod!

By ktirun

from New Jersey

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Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Great Sound
  • Long Battery Life
  • Lots of Storage
  • Reliable Performance
  • Simple Controls
  • Sleek/Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anywhere

    Comments about 8GB iPod nano (Black):

    This 4th generation iPod Nano is awesome! I love all the features! The video camera works great too!

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Exactly what I wanted[...]

    By kim

    from dallas,tx

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    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Lots of Storage
    • Reliable Performance
    • Simple Controls
    • Sleek/Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Anywhere

      Comments about 8GB iPod nano (Black):

      it came brand new in the original packaging and i already downloaded my itunes library into it. its a christmas present for my husband so i havent really used it just downloaded music and packed it back up. but i love it so far its exactly what i wanted and for a better price than i could find anywhere else!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Great Product. Fast shipment by B&H

      By Dave

      from Oakton Va

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      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Great Sound
      • Lots of Storage
      • Reliable Performance
      • Simple Controls
      • Sleek/Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Anywhere

        Comments about 8GB iPod nano (Black):

        First Ipod acquisition. Understand why product is so popular.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Sometimes older is better

        By Rando

        from Oakdale, MN

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        Pros

        • Reliable Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Anywhere

          Comments about 8GB iPod nano (Black):

          This is the 3rd Fifth Generation Nano I've purchased - one for each kid. They love 'em and we've had no issues with them, they work as advertised.
          Our disappointment is that this style is going away to be replaced with a version that is too small to manipulate (in our opinion), even for my 11 year old daughter... get one of these while you can.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          4.0

          A great iPOD model

          By CM

          from Charlotte, NC

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          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Great Sound
          • Long Battery Life
          • Simple Controls
          • Sleek/Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Travel

            Comments about 8GB iPod nano (Black):

            This is my favorite of all the Ipod models. I prefer it over the classic and the older and newer generation Nano. Great audio, convenient size, ease of use (and I like the touch wheel better than the controls on the new generation nano.)

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Great Product!

            By Missy

            from Columbus, NE

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            Comments about 8GB iPod nano (Black):

            I love this nano and was sad to see it change to the newest generation without the video. I bought this for my daughter and searched high and low for the older generation, as she loves to take videos and this is perfect for her!

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Slim, light weight, and easy to use

            By Maui Lover

            from San Jose, CA

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            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Great Sound
            • Simple Controls
            • Sleek/Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Anywhere
              • At Work
              • Commuting
              • Gym / Working Out
              • Travel

              Comments about 8GB iPod nano (Silver):

              It seems no point to write a review for a discontinued product. The last minute I bought 5th generation of IPOD before discontinuing. I used IPOD mini majorly for music. It is great to see Apple added Radio/Video/Picture functions to IPOD. The 6th generation of IPOD Nano should be the same as 5th one, but I like this slim shape.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Excellent product

              By Fabio

              from Vitoria, ES, Brazil

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              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Great Sound
              • Long Battery Life

              Cons

              • NONE

              Best Uses

              • Gym / Working Out

              Comments about 8GB iPod nano (Orange):

              Excellent feature for Nike + running use.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              I'm in love!

              By Mary the Polish Princess

              from Central NY

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              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Great Sound
              • Reliable Performance
              • Simple Controls
              • Sleek/Compact

              Cons

              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

              • Anywhere
              • At Work
              • Commuting
              • Gym / Working Out
              • Travel

              Comments about 8GB iPod nano (Orange):

              I use this exercising and play it in the car. The speaker function lets me use it like a mini boombox when biking, too, so that I can still hear traffic around me. Battery life seems short, but I do use the thing constantly.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              pretty cool

              By Brazil nuts

              from Rio de janeiro

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              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Great Sound
              • Long Battery Life
              • Lots of Storage
              • Reliable Performance
              • Simple Controls
              • Sleek/Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Anywhere

                Comments about 8GB iPod nano (Blue):

                I gave it to my 8 yrs daughter and she uses it intensively. The interface is so easy that she never got across the manual. better than the newer version as has a great quality video camera. Awesome value for money

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                excelent gift

                By Berty

                from Orlando,FL

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                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Great Sound
                • Long Battery Life
                • Simple Controls

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Anywhere

                  Comments about 8GB iPod nano (Green):

                  Gift

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Great peice!

                  By Ipodz

                  from Bala Cynwyd, PA

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Great Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Anywhere

                    Comments about 8GB iPod nano (Orange):

                    Very easy to use. Great color

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Great all rounder. Shame it's going!

                    By NATX

                    from UK

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                    Pros

                    • Simple Controls
                    • Sleek/Compact

                    Cons

                    • Short Battery Life

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

                    Comments about 8GB iPod nano (Pink):

                    Bought this for my daughter who had been saving for months for it. It's the first ipod I've bought and I'm impressed by the build quality and it seems pretty intuitive to use. My daughter wanted it for the video capability as well as for music so that ruled out the new version and the Touch is just a bit too much for an 8 year old. All in all, she's very happy.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Great price.

                    By AEP

                    from Staten Island, NY

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Great Sound
                    • Long Battery Life
                    • Lots of Storage
                    • Reliable Performance
                    • Simple Controls
                    • Sleek/Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Anywhere

                      Comments about 8GB iPod nano (Purple):

                      Love it. Thank you for the great price and quick sale process.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Amazing product!

                      By PPSA

                      from Palo Alto, CA

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Good camera for casual us
                      • Great Sound
                      • Screen
                      • Simple Controls
                      • Sleek/Compact

                      Cons

                      • NONE

                      Best Uses

                      • All The time
                      • Anywhere
                      • Commuting
                      • Gym / Working Out
                      • Travel

                      Comments about 8GB iPod nano (Blue):

                      Great product. Sad to see Apple not contining the same type of iPod (i.e. great screen to watch movies, camerea and more).

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      iPod Nano 8GB

                      By Jude

                      from Los Angeles, CA

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Great Sound
                      • Long Battery Life
                      • Lots of Storage
                      • Reliable Performance
                      • Simple Controls
                      • Sleek/Compact

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Anywhere
                        • At Work
                        • Commuting
                        • Gym / Working Out
                        • Travel

                        Comments about 8GB iPod nano (Silver):

                        Just Bought the nano 8GB and love it. It is really easy to use. Will recommend to anyone who are willing to buy.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        These nanos are GREAT!

                        By hrabalais

                        from Hillsborough, NC

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Long Battery Life
                        • Lots of Storage
                        • Sleek/Compact

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Anywhere
                          • Gym / Working Out
                          • Travel

                          Comments about 8GB iPod nano (Silver):

                          We like the versatility of the nano - being able to use it for music as well as videos - also with headphones or without!

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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                          4.0

                          I love my new ipod

                          By Gilda

                          from Paris, France

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Great Sound
                          • Long Battery Life
                          • Lots of Storage
                          • Reliable Performance
                          • Simple Controls
                          • Sleek/Compact

                          Cons

                          • Video cam uneasy to use

                          Best Uses

                          • Anywhere

                          Comments about 8GB iPod nano (Blue):

                          It's very easy to use it, its weight is very light, I love its color. I enjoyed listening my music on my new ipod nano. Just 2 questions about the video camera: how can I erase my films? And how can I watch them on my computer?

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          [...]

                          By Karen

                          from Syracuse

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Great Sound
                          • Long Battery Life
                          • Lots of Storage
                          • Reliable Performance
                          • Simple Controls
                          • Sleek/Compact

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Anywhere

                            Comments about 8GB iPod nano (Black):

                            [...] my son loved it.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes

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                            5.0

                            Definitely I will buy another!

                            By Andrey semprecansado

                            from Boston, MA

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Great Sound
                            • Long Battery Life
                            • Sleek/Compact

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Gym / Working Out
                              • Travel

                              Comments about 8GB iPod nano (Purple):

                              Use to jog, walk and hear music at home.
                              Design, reliable and easy to operate.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes

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