ipod_nano_4th_generationAll aluminum and glass, in nine eye catching colors, with a curved outline, and your personal DJ; this is none else than Apple’s iPod nano. This is a compact music media player with a 2 inch bright display to enable video and photo viewing. With a huge storage capacity, iPod nano gives you immediate access to your favorite tracks, cherished photos and desired movies, wherever you may be.

Let us have a quick look at its specifications:

  • 3.6 x 1.5 x 0.24 inches (90.7 x 38.7 x 6.2 mm)
  • 1.3 ounces (36.8 grams)
  • 2 inch (diagonal) liquid crystal display with blue white LED backlight
  • 320 by 240 pixel resolution
  • Arsenic free glass, Mercury free, PVC free
  • 8 GB or 16 GB flash drive
  • Holds up to 2,000 or 4,000 songs
  • Holds up to 7,000 or 14,000 iPod viewable photos
  • Holds up to 8 hours or 16 hours of video
  • Up to 24 hours of music playback; up to 4 hours of video playback
  • Audio Support: AAC, Protected AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, WAV, and AIFF
  • User configurable maximum volume limit
  • Photo Support: Syncs iPod viewable photos in JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD, and PNG formats
  • Video Support: .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
  • Spoken menus
  • An alternative large font
  • 1 Dock connector port
  • 3.5 mm stereo headphone jack
  • Built in rechargeable lithium ion battery
  • Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter (sold separately)

Now, that we know our gadget a bit; let us explore its features:

Sleek Built:

iPod nano has a sleek and slim built, with curvy sides. It comes in 9 striking colors, from decent to funky. On this 2 inch high resolution display screen, one can watch favorite movies as well as photos.


iPod nano has a built in feature called Genius; which makes this music player intelligent in real sense. When you are listening to a song and want to gather all its likes in a single play list, just select this feature and nano will find all the similar tracks itself put them together into a single play list.

Photo Viewer:

The 320 x 240 high resolution dazzling display gives a new look to your captured memorable moments. You can save thousands of photos in this little machine and show them to your loved ones whenever they feel nostalgic. Hold it upright and it shows portrait view; tilt it sideways and you get landscape display.

Video Player:

Watching video tracks and movies on a little screen is fun; iPod nano offers you this entertainment. 8 GB or 16 GB is a huge storage capacity, and one can always afford to fill nano with a couple of favorite films. The vivid display adds to your joy.


Attention Gamers: iPod nano’s charm has increased due to inbuilt as well as downloadable games. These games are motion sensitive, and respond to player’s movements and pace. This is an undeniably remarkable gaming experience.

Fast Music Navigation:

When the gadget is tilted side ways while playing a song, it shows the albums with Cover Flow feature. This view makes navigating through the albums much easier and an interesting task.

Shake the Nano:

Tired of knowing what track is coming next? Just shake your nano to shuffle the play list, and here comes an unexpected track!!

Spoken Menu:

This feature tells you aloud the details about your menus and stored tracks. It gives you the ease to know whom are you listening to without removing your eyes from the novel. It supports about 21 international languages.


Apple iPod nano comes packed with Apple Earphones with Remote, USB cable and dock adapter. Other accessories like in-ear headphones with remote and mic, USB power adapter etc may be bought separately.

Final Words:

iPod nano is a brilliant media player brought by Apple for exceptional gadget lovers. It is an attention-grabbing media player that comes in beautiful colors, with high quality features, which make iPod nano a favorite.

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