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Apple - iPod nano® 16GB MP3 Player (8th Generation - Latest Model) - Gold-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 3413 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Don't know if I can trust it....

    Posted
    KJoy

    Let me preface my comments by saying this is a sleek, light MP3 Player. I was bedazzled by its coolness & technology when I received it given it is my first Apple purchase. To be honest I had been avoiding Apple products for years. Aside from the expense, I was jaded about getting anything which may require iTunes to import music because of issues I had with it erasing music & playlists on my previous Windows Vista PC. I tried to drag & drop music straight from my PC to my iPod, & while it showed up in my iPod folders, it ultimately did not transfer to my Nano. Searching online I implemented a few tricks, including downloading iTunes & trying both Manual & Auto sync modes. Unfortunately, after a few days of spending hours transferring & it looking like it worked, near all my music library & playlists from both iTunes & my iPod were suddenly erased. I don't know if it's the Nano's fault per se, so that's why I still gave it 3 stars. It really is a nice electronic & I want it to work, but frankly I can't be sure that if I spend more time trying to fix the problem it won't happen again & again. Hopefully this gives people a heads up, or at the very least I'm open to suggestions before I decide to return my iPod Nano.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Music quality is great, but setup was a hassle.

    Posted
    Alphatiger93
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    First, I'd like to point out that I thought I was buying an 8th generation nano. I was told by the sales clerk that this was the latest model. I later had to get help with the setup of the Nano from Apple Tech support, and that's when I found out the Nano was actually only the 7th generation. Setup was a problem. As many iPod and iPhone users have found out in the past few years, when you hook the product up to a computer to download music/movies from iTunes, you get the error message saying iTunes can detect there's something there but it can't connect to it. I had to contact Apple tech support which meant opening a ticket and leaving a number for them to call me. They only provide tech support on weekdays, so I had to wait 2 days to get someone to help me. Wound up having to delete and reinstall iTunes and EVERY other apple program installed on my computer. Once that was done, iTunes detected the ipod Nano with no problem. The touch screen is very sensitive on the Nano, moreso than on an iPhone or iPad. Once Also, the audio suggestion feature came turned on from the factory, it took me a while to find the settings to turn it off. I recently purchased a Sandisk MP3 player for my father, and the setup was extremely easy. Had I known how much trouble setting up the iPod Nano was going to be, I would have purchased a Sandisk MP3 player for myself as well. BTW, this is my 4th ipod, and this is the first time I ever had any problem connecting to iTunes. Once setup is complete, I will say this...the music quality of the Nano is wonderful. The battery life while playing music is around 30 hours, which is pretty good. The Nano is lightweight and portable, easily fitting in a shirt or pants pocket. The FM radio function and blue tooth connectivity are also nice features. I stream music from the Nano to a Bose speaker at home, and over the sound system in the car. Using the FM function and the blue tooth connectivity run the battery down faster, so you won't get 30 hours of battery life if you use them.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Hard to Re-Load Playlist

    Posted
    KansasMeddlingMom
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    My husband accidentally ran over his tiny IPod and went to Best Buy to get another one. He decided to get the next larger size and thus bought the Nano. However, it has been a nightmare to re-load the playlists. We have spent hundreds of dollars on these songs and did not realize how hard they are to re-load to a new device. You are apparently given the ability to load them to 5 devices, and we had only loaded them to one. Silly us, we do not own any IPod smartphones and do not know how to SYNC these to the new device. We have called Apple several times, spending hours on the phone and at the computer trying to authorize them to load onto the new Nano. What a disaster and nightmare. If we did not already have the investment in the playlist, I would have brought it back and said to heck with it. Apple is so freaking worried about their proprietary rights that they bust the gut of the consumer. Not for us..

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Beware only apple connection

    Posted
    RJ47
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    Bought this for my wife and returned it because it can't be used in the car with an auxiliary cord 3.5 or 2.5. The headphone jack is only for Mac earphones. My wife likes to control the player without having to keep reaching over to change songs on the car's receiver. This can't be done because it won't accept the aux cords. I did read on one forum there is a way to piece some other adapters together to make it work. But it's just apple's way of doing it so only their products are needed. I guess aux cords are going to disappear for all Apple devices soon as well as headphone jacks. They want to sell their wireless Beats so they do away with headphone jacks on all their devices. I will stay with cd 's in my car thank you very much. Keep your Nanos and Beats.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Poor Transfer

    Posted
    marc
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    Its a nano. It stores and plays music. Except.... It has proved near impossible, despite repeated attempts and multiple sessions of online problem solving by my quite tech competent wife, to move her music from her old Apple nano to her new one. Onlly parts of the collection move. This should be a no-brainer, user friendly, drag-and-drop, plug-and-play activity. But it hasn't been. I expect this will work its way through and all will be fine after that. But the endlessly self-promotional Apple "brand" should do better. Would I reccomend this to a friend. Probably but with serious caveats.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use and small, not quite practical for me.

    Posted
    Rasviper
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    Very sharp and functionally easy to use, but my main use is for running and working out at the gym, and find this not quite ideal. The touchscreen is great and nice to choose songs/create playlists, listen to radio, etc. There is no clip to attach to clothing, however, so unless you always have pockets or buy an accessory, better get some Bluetooth headphones. I did do this and they work great, but then you can't use the radio feature since the stock headphones are your antennae, and the battery seems to drain very quickly. I'll keep and use this, but wish it was designed slightly more practical for my needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great device for your music pleasure!

    Posted
    Chamorro
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    Great device for my island music library. This was large enough to compile my favorites for my listening pleasure. However, there are a couple of flaws. It was not easy to transfer my music from my desktop to my ipod. The accompanying booklet was no help and the font was too small for reading (I'm 55), even when looking it up online. The other factor is, once I taught myself to upload my Playlist, it sometimes will not let me go back to my previous played music or skip forward to the next song on the Playlist without playing around with the forward and replay buttons. Other than that, it's a great device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not as easy to use as the older modles

    Posted
    Bethannsd
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    Well, it holds a lot of songs and shows the album art. However, the volume buttons are too easily bumped and it changes, plus the other button to forward the songs gets pressed when the volume is pressed. There is no option on the front of the device to move past a song and you have to hit the side button 2x which is a hassle especially in the dark. You also can't control the volume on the front of the device. This new smaller Ipod isn't very user friendly and had I not already downloaded all of my songs I would take it back.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not runner friendly

    Posted
    npolito
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    I run every day and I like music on a couple of my solo runs. I keep destroying Shuffles with sweat. I decided to try the Nano and put it in a zip lock bag. I think I figured I could run with Bluetooth headphones but they also don't like sweat. Basically the Nano is hard to operate with the touch screen. Once running I don't have a good way to mess with settings without stopping and getting it out of my pocket. At $150 now that Bluetooth is not working I should just use the Shuffle. I need a shuffle that is water proof.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    ipod not as good as my old 80gb but it will do.

    Posted
    gabe9969
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    The iPod is really small so i sometimes fumble with the on screen buttons doesn't thump as loud as my 80gb but certain songs are descent with over ear Sony MDRX-10 headphones. I would have gave a better review on this but if your like me and know squat about converting mp3 to 123 and abc no thanks to iTunes making it harder to add music they should do like we did in the Army keep it simple stupid! but it is nice and compact battery does not last long at all i find myself charging it everyday or just use it plugged in,

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use but some issues.

    Posted
    airfcsc
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    It is easy to use as I had an old nano before and the controls were similar. The reason for 3 stars is that it periodically just shuts itself off. Since I use this to teach fitness classes and need the constant beat, it is extremely inconvenient. I took it into the Geek squad and they could find nothing to cause this so nothing was done. I changed the cable I was using and it seemed to solve the problem but it has now re-occurred. I hope I can get a replacement without any difficulties.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Replaces 6th generation iPod

    Posted
    miki48
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    Was purchased as a replacement after losing my smaller 6th generation iPod. The larger size makes it easier to handle and less likely to get lost. Features are basically the same and I use it mainly for listening to music on my daily walks. My only negative comment is that the Nike program does not accurately calibrate the mileage. I use an alternate device to measure the distance and am trying to calibrate the new iPod.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works great at this time!

    Posted
    NeeTee
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    I bought this one because the one I purchased in 2015 got stuck in Voice-Over and with all the technical support I received no one could shut it down. They promised to check with Apple engineering and get me a working one. However, they don't reply to emails and don't return calls. The only reason I bought another one was because my spouse uses it for her workouts.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as the older Ipods

    Posted
    Loki33
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    Really wish they had not discontinued the IPOD touch or other IPOD products. The Nano is fine except it lacks the space I need for my whole music library. I won't put my music on my phone, need that space for other things. That's why I bought IPODS because wanted to have the devices separate. If they had a 64 GB model of this would be happy. Just not enough space.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great ipod for holding all our cds

    Posted
    Lovinglife
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    We''ve owned a lot of Apple products so it was only natural to buy an ipod to have for work. The first one we bought stopped working after a month and the new one we've had a week (so far so good). Neither head phone jack has worked, but we have bluetooth so didn't necessarily need (however radio works from the headphone jack). The ipod is great and easy to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    I find the Ipod Nano very frustrating to use.

    Posted
    Cricket
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    When pressing the buttons such as for the fit program, I have to press the buttons several times to work. The same with the music. For instance If I wish to fast forward to the next song, I have to press the fwd button twice and hold several times before it will go forward. I understand that I am to press twice and hold but neither one works well.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok product for the price...just OK.

    Posted
    Rerun
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    I really wish this product was more like the shuffle and just played music instead of all the other gadgets that I never use. The problem with the shuffle is that you cannot see/choose what to play next and the storage space is minimal for what I need. The main selling point for me is the large capacity for songs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Older version was better

    Posted
    Friday23
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    The former IPOD design is easier to use. Sometimes it can be hard to use with the touchscreen (especially at the gym), and I have small fingers! I miss some of the old IPOD features - such as how long each song is. It is also a pain to go from one album to the next. The feature I do love - is the timer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Too small

    Posted
    Farney
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    The iPod Nano works well, of course, but because I actually find it too small, I am often pressing buttons I don't want to press when I am handling it; particularly when turning it off. Frankly, I prefer my old Nano, which I believe was the 5th generation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    okay product

    Posted
    jkrog
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    Was excited for my new ipod after not having any problems with my old nano in 8 years. disappointed it took several setting changes on my computer to get it to work with Windows 10 and it won't work with my current ipod speaker docs due to port changes, so now I have to buy an adapter or new ones.

    I would recommend this to a friend