Which ipod nano should i get?

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Dec 2, 2008

Which ipod nano should i get? by TheNeck at 2:03 AM (2,711 Views / 0 Likes) 26 replies

  1. TheNeck
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    Going to get my 12 year old daughter a nano for xmas, but i can't decide which to get her, either the 4th gen or 3rd gen nano.

    I can get a 3rd gen 8gig brand new for $109.99, or i will get a 4th gen 8gig directly from apple's website.

    What are the main advantages/disadvantes between the 2. Thanks
     


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    The 4th gen ipod nano is "slimmer", has the Accrometer thing that the Ipod touch has and the genius feature. To be honest, other than those 3, and a slight improvement in sound quality, there really isn't anything else.

    Personally, I hate Ipods for making people pay a premium for a player that does pretty much nothing significantly different than an average player. Think of R4, as an example.

    But if I had the choice between the two, I'd get the 4th gen one, only because the thinner presentation is more appealing. If I can just choose whatever I want, I'd just get a Sansa Fuze.
     
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    I say go for the 3rd gen one, i dont like ipods either but i find the finner ipods make the click wheel even harder to use.
     
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    a sansa clip is amazingly cheap and has better sound quality >_>
     
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    If I had to choose, I would pick 3rd gen.

    4th gen is UGLY!! [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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    Get a 4th gen, movies look better on it in landscape widescreen, plus it will scratch less because he whole body is aluminum. The 3rd gen has that metallic back on it that most iPods have that scratches very easily and looks ugly after a while.
     
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    If it's for a girl, definitely get the 3rd gen, they just look so cute! [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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    Are you kidding!? The third generation Nano is an abomination! It's Apple's squat, lard-arsed bastard child, sticking out like a sore, hammer-flattened thumb in the otherwise sleek iPod lineup, completely the wrong shape for any existing docks and cases made for Nanos. It's no wonder they went back to the old shape for the fourth generation. For me, the pinnacle is the second gen - if you're not fussed about video they're a bargain now. The fourth gen is okay, but I think the convex face is inviting scratches.
     
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    I'm in the same boat except I'm looking at the Nano for my wife. iPods have always been about form over function and I'm a sucker pretty stuff. That being said my wife currently has an old ipod, not even sure which version, all aluminum/small/black and white screen. I've done one battery replacement on it already and it just looks beat to hell.

    She'd be happy with anything I'm sure, but I'm leaning toward the 4th gen Nano right now. The $40 dollar savings I'd get by going 3rd gen just doesn't seem worth while.
     
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    Now im thinking about getting my daughter an ipod touch, but im not sure if the 2nd generation ipod touch is worth getting over the 1st gen. Also i found an ipod touch 16gig 1st gen for $219.99
     
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    iPod touch!
     
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    I like the slimmer 4th gen. [​IMG]
    Maybe you should just ask her?
     
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    That'll ruin the surprise (only if the gift is going to be a surprise).
    XD
     
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    I did ask her which ipod her mom would like, [​IMG] and of coarse she said the ipod touch. So she thinks her mom might get an ipod touch for xmas. [​IMG]
     
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    get the touch [​IMG]
    I think it will be more future proof b/c of the applications they give it ^^
     
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    people don't buy ipods for quality. ipods are cool because they are shiny. thats all.

    for people who want to buy a player for the luv of music and not on player looks alone,
    there are sites like : http://www.anythingbutipod.com/

    good hunting.
     
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    Apple haters make me LOL.

    Get whichever is cheaper. They are both good units. I wouldnt give a 12 year old a touch. Too expensive and she wouldnt even touch the surface of its full potential.
     
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    I don't think they're hating on Apple, I use a Zune, and right now, I'm typing on my APPLE MacBook.


    They're are much better MP3 players on the market. like Zune. Only good iPod is the Touch 2G



    STAY AWAY FROM SANSA, AND CREATIVE. VERY HIGH FAILURE RATE.

    I had my Zen for 2 months, and my shaker, for 1.



    Zune: almost over a year
     
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    Uh, I heard that the Sony 8GB S-series is decent and that it comes with noise canceling.

    I got a new iPod nano 8GB, and it's decent, but a lot of features are missing.
     
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    Actually, a lot of Sansas has decent quality. I've had 2 sansas before. Both were E200 models. Also, the first one lasted a year before I had to sell it for money, and the second one, which I got later, is still alive after 4 months.

    But Zens, on the other hand.... Are known to have lower quality than its competitors.

    Also, for those who think Anythingbutipod is made for apple bashers, read this. It's writen by one of the creators of ABI.


    " I write for anythingbutipod while also owning an ipod touch. Our site is too often misunderstood as a place for people who hate ipods, while in reality its a place to discuss players other than ipods. ilounge is for ipods, abi for non ipods. It's not any more a hate ipod site than a nokia site is a "hate sony ericsson" site.

    I think that any decision to get a product should be based on objectiveness. That's why i never recommend anyone a player before they give a ceratin amount of features they want. It's physically impossible to say that one player is better than the other in general, you need feature requirements to narrow it all down. The touch i have is annoying in many aspects, itunes hangs and uses a lot of resources, it doesnt let me see folders etc etc. The sound quality is also not that great and the EQ and such lack compared to other players i have or have had. However, nothing beats it for me on podcasts, audio books and such. I hate doing all that manually which you have to do with other players, once you have trained itunes properly you start it up, wait until its finished downlaoding new stuff and hit syncronize. Itll remove stuff ive listened to or watched already and leave the new stuff. It's yet to fail on me and i love it for being that, so much that i forgive it for using up 200MB of ram and almsot hanging when syncing.

    Objectiveness however isnt something most people do. Fanboys of a certain brand buy that brand for god knows what reasons. Ignorant peopel that dont bother to do some research buy the first thing they've heard about, which is why you get ignorant replies like "never heard of cowon, prob bad" and so on. Im still against people i know buying ipods, because they do it out of ignorance and not objective reasoning. I have no problem with people using ipods as long as they buying it was the result of research and not apple's marketing department imprinting the brand in their heads. The people i hate the most are people that reply to topics about what player is the best without there being any feature requirements. People's needs can be as specialized as having the ability to adjust pan/balance because one ear isnt functioning properly, and without knowing such needs up front one cant decide which player is the best. I'm sure there wouldnt be any bashing of anything if everyone chose players based on objectiveness not randomness."
     

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