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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    iPod Nano 7th Gen."The good,the bad, the Verdict!"

    Posted
    epiultra

    The good: I am glad to finally have Bluetooth on this. It works great and the sound is AMAZING with their matchless mixing and EQ quality! The mono audio feature (see: Settings>General>Accessability>Mono Audio On) is also great to use when you are listening in only one ear but don't want to lose the stereo quality sound of both ears (make sure to switch back when plugged into your car or listening to more than one speaker). All in all this is a great device with easy song transfer "drag and drop" and incredible sound quality. It also has a mic recorder if you have headphones plugged in with a mic built in. The podcasts are also great if you wanna hear a sermon or lecture without worrying about losing signal like you would with a phone. The bad: You can add songs to a new playlist, but you cannot name the playlist from the device itself, it has to be through iTunes plugged in (not convenient while in town or out and about), AND, if you are hearing a song you like and want to add it to a playlist (which you can't make up titled on the spot), you have to go out of the song back to playlists, scroll up and click "add", then go find the song and add it, instead of just being able to hold over the song you are currently listening to and click "add" to a playlist or make up one right there. This is something smartphones and other mp3's have been able to do for YEARS but Apple has ignored this convenience for all this time and acts like making it more complicated is somehow better and "different". That or, creating problems now and fixing them later on the next generation makes the next one look better? A simple download update could fix this today for all these Apple devices. To Apple I say, "update it to allow us to add>edit>title playlists right on the device and hold over the song to instantly add it to a current playlist or create a new playlist. That was my biggest complaint, my other 2 minor complaints is there is no physical 'song skip' buttons which come in handy while driving if plugged into car, to keep eyes on road or avoid having to turn screen on ( to skip songs without looking, you can hook it to Bluetooth device at same time it is physically plugged into car and use the skip button on your Bluetooth device, but it acts kinda buggy sometimes if you do). Also, I don't know why but when physically plugged into car sometimes it'll randomly skip a song in the middle of one, right when the awesome solo is about to start....lol. The verdict: As a musician, I am a sucker for great tone. Because the sound is so well mixed and it's so portable and light while running, it is still worth the inconvenient things mentioned above. Great battery life as well, so its awesome for parties through a sound system (having cell plugged in during party for music is inconvenient if it starts ringing! lol...) This is portable but also easily loseable, so I Velcroed this to my phone because I prefer it's tone and it's so tiny I don't notice it being attached lol. With an update for playlists and a physical skip button, this easily would've gotten 5 stars. *If you want the freedom of Bluetooth, but also great tone, a great complimentary headset for these I'd recommend is the LG HBS-800. The tone is really great, you hear all the highs and lows and background instruments you didn't know were there! There are many FAKES so buy from a store like Best Buy or Walmart (if online make sure they are the seller, not a 3rd party), I have tried two fakes and realized I wasted time and money and got the real thing and it was worth it! I use the "rock" EQ setting on the iPod Nano with these and it's a great combination!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It Had 1 Job...

    Posted
    Kitty
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    This was actually the 1st problem that I've ever had with an Apple Product. After a house fire I had to replace all of my family's belongings & this iPod was on the list. I bought it & Synced it easily. Then I attempted to get it to play in my car. There was no sound. I blamed my auxiliary cord at first but tested it with my phone. Worked fine. The Ipod didn't have the actual connections for sound. It had 1 job... So I returned it to Best Buy & everyone was lovely &.helpful. I walked in the door, explained the issue & the man there went directly to the back & got me a replacement. Customer Service was actually quite delightful, nice, knowledgeable & helpful. Added bonus: she was fast. My hero. I synced the new iPod in my car & that was that. Plays wonderfully & makes it possible for me to disconnect from everything (no phones or tablets) but still have music. I'll forever miss my Classic but this is a nice alternative. The color is nice (mine is blue), the sound is clear & the ability to add songs to a playlist on the screen is marvelous. I don't use some of the options but they would probably be quite helpful to someone else. The radio is actually not bad. It's easy to lose in a purse & I wish it were easier to get screen protectors but whatever. All in all, it's a good thing for those of us who really just want a dedicated music player that does nothing but play music. I would give it 5 stars but it lost one because seriously. The first one honestly did not have the part to make sound happen!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Looks great but came with dings...

    Posted
    AndrewC
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    The color looks great but the iPod came with dings on the back and some thin plastic film sticking out of the front button... But it brand new and it was sealed in the original box so I'm pretty sure it wasn't refurbished. A manager at Best Buy immediately offered to replace it but unfortunately they didn't have any more of this color available. I decided to just keep this one as the dings were not a huge deal (it was going immediately into a protective case) and the plastic got removed (mostly). The manager was kind enough to not charge me for my ZAGG screen installation though so that was great (I didn't even know he was waiving the fee until after the installation, so it was very kind of him). I love my new iPod regardless of the cosmetic defects as it works great. However, I recommend to anyone getting a new iPod to check it in the store to make sure it meets your standards. Buying something new and then finding it in less-than new condition just isn't good and you'll have an easier time getting it replaced if you open it in store at the time of purchase or immediately after.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great MP3 player plus

    Posted
    Loopy2005
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    This little iPod is perfect for people who like to work out and listen to music. It does a few other things too, like track walking or running, and will play podcasts. The screen is so small, about 1 x 2 inches, that even though it will play videos, it's hard to imagine anyone watching a video on that size screen. It will not allow you to download apps. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is that I record my own music on it. This is not commercial music, just what I record to learn to sing specific pieces of music. If I change a piece of music and keep the same name in iTunes, it will not download the new version to the iPod Nano. The new version is ALWAYS downloaded to iPhone and IPod Touch. Sometimes, a new version of a recorded piece upsets the iPod Nano so much that it refuses to sync. Then I have to reset it to factory settings (no big deal to do this) and reload music on it. For this reason, I only keep a minimal amount of music on it, say 200 - 300 songs. But for people who use it for commercially purchased music, it works fine. I've given Apple this information, but I don't think they care since it doesn't impact many users. I had to purchase a new iPod Nano since I lost mine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Alternative

    Posted
    Anon
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    The only reason I got this is because up until I got a Samsung S3, I have used iPods. Since upgrading to an unlimited data plan, I noticed that I needed a back up device during long travels and Jury Duty days where phones are held by security. I would have bought a cheaper model MP3 model, but I also wanted the ability to transfer videos from iTunes. Here's the glitch - While the few episodes and movies I transferred worked fine on it, I found the podcast videos were not compatible. This is strictly a personal thing, but if you're like me, this is an important thing to consider. Also I highly recommend adding a protection plan. It's small and light enough that it's possible to forget that it's in a pants pocket and can easily slip out and fall without noticing (which can equal total loss or breaking), or possible laundry accidents. I also really like the blue tooth compatibility and the option of live radio.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product with just a couple of issues

    Posted
    Paul16451
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    Most of the iPod features work well...screen is clear, screen sensitivity is fine, easy to find what you need. Playlist building, settings, etc. all work well. The one big issue I have is battery life if you happen to leave bluetooth on both the ipod and the player device (whether headphones or stereo). If you do that, the battery drains away in just a day, even if you're not playing music. So it's important to remember, after your workout or whenever you're done listening, to remember to shut the bluetooth off on both devices if you want to use it a reasonable number of times before recharging. The other issue, of course, is that this new iPod won't connect with my older iPod chargers without the purchase of another adapter, as Apple changed its firewire port. I wish they would go universal! Other than that, a very nice device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Apple iPod 8th generation

    Posted
    TexasShooter
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    This is a really great iPod for carrying music on the go to plug into the car, motorcycle, boat, etc. I have had a few iPods and the main thing I do not like about this one is that there is not a speaker on it to listen to music without earplugs or some other speaker source. I like being able to turn on the music and just sit it down in front of me to get into the Lords presence and just relax without having extra devices to worry about. I do not like that I cannot download unlimited music to this device which I have a lot of that music now since I have the Unlimited account with Apple music. I do like the small compactness of the iPod nano and that I can connect it directly into my bike and I like that I can use my iPhone 7 earbuds with this device also.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid product. I hope it's durable

    Posted
    Prodigy78
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    I have had several different iPods over the years but have not purchased one in quite a while due to the rise of the smart phone. This was a gift for my 9 year old child. Having played on our iPhones in the past, he was easily able to figure out how to use the iPod. The unit is small and extremely light, which has it's pluses and minuses. It is easy for him to carry but he has dropped it twice already within a weeks worth of usage, as kids will do. I hope the unit can stand up to the abuse, especially since I didn't get the insurance for it. I would've given it 5 stars except for the price. In today's age of technology, this product fills a niche role and I believe the price should reflect that. Otherwise, so far so good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Beware of Open Box Items

    Posted
    luckyglick55
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    It's a great lightweight player that is perfect for running. The fitness app that is included is helpful for tracking my progress. It has personalized calibration for walking and running. But it can only be set for one user, so this iPod couldn't be shared for fitness needs. It's very user friendly, much more so than the 5th generation Nano. Playlists are useful. BUT this particular one was bought open box and the iPod as well as the earbuds and charger all smelled strongly of cigarette smoke. I didn't realize that Best Buy would resell something without making sure that it was in like new condition. And I do not consider smoke smell that is hard to get rid of to be like new.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid but could be better

    Posted
    Troyab13
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    I purchased this to replace my Nano 6 which I loved because of the size and built on clip. This upgraded version is larger and has no built on clip. The size is not bas but the Nano 6 was great to use for working out. Also this one does not seem to accept the new lightning connecter headphones which is sad since both are Apple products. Sadly all iPods have been discontinued. Do not know how people exercise with these large phones nowadays, but thank goodness the Apple Watch can store music (not 16gb) but some

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice iPod

    Posted
    Bobby
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    I use this with a Yamaha 2-channel 200w receiver and Sony speakers and it sounds great. I mainly use the Bluetooth function and get a range of about 45 yards even though the receiver is in a closet. The range shortens to about 30 yards when I go behind a wall. There isn't much distortion even at the max range. Unfortunately, I didn't realize you can't download any apps. I was going to use Spotify, but I had to download music on it. I haven't tried the radio function yet. I was expecting a little more for $150 dollars, especially considering the user interface design looks like the first iPhone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good replacement for MP3

    Posted
    geelotsofpeopleusemynickn
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    Bought a new car that doesn't have an AUX jack, so had to drag myself into the 21st century. Nano seemed good reasonably priced choice. Only complaint is that, as a non-Mac snob, I had trouble figuring out how to sync it with my Windows music library. Little flyer with the unit said plug it in and follow the instructions. No instructions came up. Had to get my Applephile tech buddy to come over and show me how to do things. But plugs into the USB port in the new car (could also do it via Bluetooth) and we can manipulate it via the on-board touch screen. Wife loves not having to squint at the old MP3!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Ipod is perfect for my needs!

    Posted
    hossbluto
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    I needed an ipod for my workouts. The old mp3 players were not cutting it anymore. I usually wear them on my arm, so this ipod nano was the perfect size to do that. The other reason was that an ipod connects to my macbook much easier than an mp3 player. Setup and music transfer worked flawlessly between my apple products. The display is nice and bright on the nano, and the volume is more than efficient. It also connected to our vehicles Bluetooth system and worked great. The only issue with the nano is the battery life doesn't last long, but it can be extended if you turn the screen off during use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great value

    Posted
    JoeMama
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    I bought this iPod nano to replace an old Classic iPod that died. I use it to listen to music while working around the house, etc. It's small physical size and flash memory make it great for that. I wish I could have bought a nano with more than 16G memory, but this is still fine. The only real issue is that I keep it in my front pocket while working and if I squat down, it can cause the music to inadvertently change or shut off. I'm thinking about getting a belt case to hopefully solve that problem. Other than that, this works exactly as expected.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I use it to listen to audiobooks

    Posted
    GRidings
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    I heard that apple will no longer make the iPod Nano. Mine was broken so I wanted to go ahead and get another one before there were no more. The Nano has changed and for the worse, to me. It is bigger and no longer has the clip on the back. But, the features still seem to be the same and I can download audio books and music on it just like my previous one. I really love listening to my book or music while I walk so this product is perfect for that. The Best Buy salesman was knowledgeable and friendly and I was very satisfied with his customer service.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I like my nano

    Posted
    dablakes
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    This is a replacement for a nano I had for many years and the battery finally died. My husband tried to replace the battery but no success as it broke in the process. That seems to be the desired outcome by Apple as it was a very difficult process and online instructions gave a very small success rate. I use it mainly for listening to the radio while walking my dog. It is small and lightweight and works well for that purpose. But be sure to get a cover as if dropped it will break. I learned this the hard way.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice mobile music platform

    Posted
    RogueBMW
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    Thin, lightweight, and plenty of battery life. Recommend a case or protective cover and a touch enabled screen protector. I miss the "wheel button" of the older generations because I could change things without looking. The new touch screen requires looking because there is not a tactile surface with the touch screen. Has the lightning connection, so more compatible with newer apple devices/ accessories.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Get back to the basics w/iPod Nano

    Posted
    RJJ83
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    As sizes of phones grow and most smartwatches/trackers lack storage for music, the iPod nano became a logical solution for my active lifestyle. Bluetooth works fine and is definitely a plus when working out or jogging free of headphone wires. And no need to worry about WiFi with the 16G on-board. Size is great also, shouldn't be wider the the width of most wrists/forearms. Only areas of opportunity IMO is the volume and battery life. Perhaps they're only issues via Bluetooth but it could go a little louder and not die after at 4.5-5 hrs of real life usage.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works good, like the Radio feature

    Posted
    DblD
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    This new IPod replaces the 2 prior versions I have. I like the new Radio feature and the battery does last quite a long time. The down side is there is no tactile feel anymore. So I can not increase/decrease volume or jump to a new song in the list without stopping and looking at the screen. On the older version I can feel the buttons without looking at the unit. I found this a big benefit while riding the trails at 18 mph or running and not having to stop and make changes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I am a fan of Ipods and already have the mini

    Posted
    technologylacking
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    I found this Nano to be harder to navigate with. Getting the music onto it was much more difficult than the mini or the regular Ipod. Instructions, for example, "eject before disconnecting" meant nothing to me. I saw no words "eject" any place. Had to go to the Geeks to figure it out. When I first opened it, it was talking to me and it took some time to figure out how to make it stop speaking. I love what it does and how it sounds but it just seemed confusing compared to the other Ipods.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend