Review: iPod nano (7th generation) combines the best of its predecessors
Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:53 PM
Posted 23 October 2012 - 10:23 AM
Sorry I did not mention that I do have the "Live pause off". Maybe I got a bad one:(
Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:13 AM
For me, it harkens back to the 2nd gen nano, my former favorite model. This one has the wonderful touch screen for easier navigation, and it's smaller and lighter. Like the old version, though, it can be controlled by blind touch.
My one complaint: no FM radio with Bluetooth. But since the radio can't be controlled by touch, anyway, I guess it's no big loss.
Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:22 AM
I have a shuffle (and I even have a small Bluetooth adapter for it). Sometimes, though, I want to see my playlist or listen to music on the radio or to NPR.
I don't use a gym, I prefer riding my bike or hiking and climbing in the mountains. I want to carry the smallest, lightest visions of whatever I've got on me, and the nano fits the bill for that.
Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:30 PM
Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:25 AM
The new version is far from runner-friendly: no clip, awkward size, no double-click skip. Adding insult to injury, we are left to buy a $25 or more case, adding to the price.
Another sign that Apple is losing touch.
Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:29 AM
I had a gen 5 briefly before returning it and getting an iPhone 3GS, but I'd agree with your assessment. The wheel and physical play/pause was useful when using non-Apple-remote headphones (Sony makes good ones now though).
But, have you seen the screen? I actually used to watch movies on my 320x240 gen 3 and 4 nanos, and this is comparatively beautiful. Neither of those had a camera or speaker, either. I'm so much happier with the iPhone, but would have traded my gen 4 for this in a heartbeat back in the day.
As for the new connector, it's like losing floppy drives. Major headache for now, but that 30-pin connector felt out of place on the 3GS, much less the iPad or newer products. The pain should be worth it in a year or two.
Posted 13 March 2013 - 02:55 AM
With the iPod Shuffle, the Nano 6G is the iPod that replaces the Nano And is better in that you can actually control our playlist meaningfully instead of just having forward HD back buttons... A real deal breaker for me on the Shuffle. The Nano 6G made the Shuffle redundant.
With the 7G, it's too big too make the Shuffle redundant, and has no clip. At this size, and price for that matter, it's the Touch that makes the 7G redundant. All the extra features on the 7G which the 6G didn't have, are simply gimped features of the Touch that nobody is going to use. With the exception of Bluetooth, anyway.
The only reason to get the 7G is for the Bluetooth and battery life. Other than that, the 6G does everything it needs. The physical buttons are not a big deal.... 6G has all the buttons the 7G has except for the home button, which is not as game changing as you make it sound.
Also, the 6G sounds a great deal better than the 7G. I would have to disagree with you that the 7G is slightly clearer with better bass response.
On the while, it's the 7G which I felt was a pointless product compared to the 6G.