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Full of Win
Sep 26, 2009, 09:10 PM
Went to go buy a 5G at the Apple store and when I looked at it, I was shocked at how cheap the finish looks. The previous generation was awesome...this is garbage.

Am I the only one who thinks this?



dark-saito
Sep 26, 2009, 09:23 PM
In fact, I think the look online does little justice to how nicely the finish is done. Maybe you just saw one that was abused?

Ace134blue
Sep 26, 2009, 09:29 PM
Went to go buy a 5G at the Apple store and when I looked at it, I was shocked at how cheap the finish looks. The previous generation was awesome...this is garbage.

Am I the only one who thinks this?

Yeah most of the time the ones are on display are toyed with 24/7 so it could be abuse.

matt550
Sep 26, 2009, 09:33 PM
I think the new ones have a far better finish then the previous ones.

Chundles
Sep 26, 2009, 09:43 PM
The new finish is very nice but the clickwheel on the 5G feels terrible. It's plasticky and very flimsy. The 4G's clickwheel feels carved from stone compared to my 5G. It may just be mine but it's a definite blight on an otherwise great product.

instaxgirl
Sep 27, 2009, 03:36 AM
I agree with the OP.

Was at a big electronics superstore place yesterday and was a little disappointed with the new nanos, not as nice as I thought they were going to be. (and no they weren't knocked around, incidentally shouldn't they be able to handle being picked up and used for 2 weeks without the finish wearing off?)

Then I went to another electronics store which were a little behind and realised that the 4Gs were waaaay nicer looking. It's a shame.

macsarethebest
Sep 27, 2009, 07:48 AM
I agree, they look cheap

GoCubsGo
Sep 27, 2009, 08:09 AM
The new finish is very nice but the clickwheel on the 5G feels terrible. It's plasticky and very flimsy. The 4G's clickwheel feels carved from stone compared to my 5G. It may just be mine but it's a definite blight on an otherwise great product.

I agree here. I think they do need to stop downsizing the clickwheel. It will soon be a PITA to use.

OutSpoken
Sep 27, 2009, 02:49 PM
I agree, I prefer the finish of the 4G too, still didnt stop me buying one though.

Personally the silver is the best of the bunch.

Knoxville3G
Sep 27, 2009, 04:01 PM
I have to disagree with the OP as well. I like the new finish. I picked up a blue (best color by far) 16gb and love it. This generation's blue is much darker/richer than last year's. But then again everyone has different tastes, so if you don't like the 5th gen, you could always find a 4th gen for cheap on Amazon. Just my $.02.

ironman159
Sep 27, 2009, 06:15 PM
Totally agree with the OP. Did you see the actual green? OMG. If you compare new green vs. old green, the old one is so much nicer and not so deep and dead.

Compile 'em all
Sep 27, 2009, 06:20 PM
It is interesting to see that through out this thread almost all of you who disagree with the OP own a 5G. Just saying...

bjh1414
Sep 27, 2009, 06:53 PM
I agree on a couple of the colors, i seen the silver, and it looked cheap, but my orange is stunnin'. The blue also looks good too.

Heres another one of my complaints. The clickwheel, feels like a generic piece of plastic! i was sorta dissapointed, but the bigger screen is nice :)

Complaint #3: My glass is not flush with the metal surrounding it!?! does anyone else have this problem? feels like a blade lol

iEvolution
Sep 28, 2009, 12:41 AM
I agree with the OP, I think it looks like someone took a can of Satin clearcoat and sprayed in on. I think gloss is always a bad idea for a media device its a smudge magnet.

ouimetnick
Sep 28, 2009, 03:27 AM
I agree on a couple of the colors, i seen the silver, and it looked cheap, but my orange is stunnin'. The blue also looks good too.

Heres another one of my complaints. The clickwheel, feels like a generic piece of plastic! i was sorta dissapointed, but the bigger screen is nice :)

Complaint #3: My glass is not flush with the metal surrounding it!?! does anyone else have this problem? feels like a blade lol

All of the ones on display at my Apple Store were not perfect. The glass was pressed in on all of them, including the one I bought, but then returned.

instaxgirl
Sep 28, 2009, 07:31 AM
I agree here. I think they do need to stop downsizing the clickwheel. It will soon be a PITA to use.

Part of the reason I have never bought a nano (even when the Nike+ thing tempted me). I've found it too small from the first gen.

dXTC
Sep 28, 2009, 08:51 AM
I have to disagree with the OP as well. I like the new finish. I picked up a blue (best color by far) 16gb and love it. This generation's blue is much darker/richer than last year's. But then again everyone has different tastes, so if you don't like the 5th gen, you could always find a 4th gen for cheap on Amazon. Just my $.02.

I have the blue too, and I agree that the color is deeper; in anything but bright lighting, it's almost a midnight blue. Still looks great, though.

So far, my only (minor) annoyance about it is that the clickwheel is a little less responsive in comparison to my 2nd gen. I say minor, as I tend to use my nanos as really big shuffles, so I don't navigate menus very often. I guess I'll get used to it over time. I love having four times the storage-- I can finally put in some megamixes!

OutSpoken
Sep 28, 2009, 07:11 PM
I dunno, although more flimsy I have to say the click wheel seems more responsive than the 4G I had.

ChocolateJesus
Sep 28, 2009, 10:23 PM
Agreed, the new finish looks way too shiny and dead-coloured.

puma1552
Sep 28, 2009, 11:18 PM
just got my red 5g nano delivered about 10 minutes ago and its freakin beautiful

EDIT: I should add though, that under my intense overhead ikea spotlight lighting i noticed ultra fine broad swirl scratches running the length of the ipod, like super ultra fine from the polishing process buffing...its not noticeable under any other light though, even when looking for them

niuniu
Sep 29, 2009, 04:17 AM
My birthday tomorrow - I think the gf might be getting me one, mmm orange one would be tasty.. anyway, I think the finish on them is first class whether I get one or not.

Probably get a sock.

dXTC
Sep 29, 2009, 07:39 AM
It is interesting to see that through out this thread almost all of you who disagree with the OP own a 5G. Just saying...

Although I fit this description, I must admit that I like the 4th gen's blue too. In fact, the 4th gen blue matches even closer to my V-moda Vibes than the 5th gen I have. I was this close to getting a refurb 4th gen before the 5th gen launch, but the camera, built-in speaker and radio were just too good to pass up.

txr0ckabilly
Sep 29, 2009, 10:49 AM
i like the new finish and don't own one yet.

this is a bit off-topic but i didn't want to start a new thread.

i looked at the 5g nano yesterday in the store. i played with it a bit because i'm probably getting two for my daughters. can the camera take photos or is it just for video? that may be a stupid question but i looked around in the menu on two different nanos and no camera option, just video. i didn't know if someone just customized the menu on the display models or if the nano is not capable of taking photos.

thanks,

Mr. Giver '94
Sep 29, 2009, 11:40 AM
i like the new finish and don't own one yet.

this is a bit off-topic but i didn't want to start a new thread.

i looked at the 5g nano yesterday in the store. i played with it a bit because i'm probably getting two for my daughters. can the camera take photos or is it just for video? that may be a stupid question but i looked around in the menu on two different nanos and no camera option, just video. i didn't know if someone just customized the menu on the display models or if the nano is not capable of taking photos.

thanks,

Unfortunately, it only does video. The sensor and parts for a still camera are apparently too big to fit in the Nano this time around.

uuaschbaer
Sep 29, 2009, 12:50 PM
Indeed it does! It looks like a christmas tree ornament, completely puts me off. (Imagine the sexual innuendoes applicable)

StingerT125
Sep 29, 2009, 05:54 PM
I've got a silver 4G and a black 5G nano. I like both finishes, but I think I like the shiny black a little better.

I really didn't notice too much about the click wheel, both are responsive and work about the same for me.

Mr. Giver '94
Sep 29, 2009, 06:35 PM
I agree. The new finnish looks too flashy and tacky. The only Nano color I like this time around is the "Black" because it is more of an anthracite grey color.

niuniu
Sep 29, 2009, 08:12 PM
I was spared the socks and did get an orange 5G today.. it really does have a superb finish to it, and I'm loving the click-wheel too. I'm wondering perhaps if there's a difference in quality on some batches, because there's no way you'd look at the thing I'm holding and knock it on quality. The quality is the first thing that really grabs you about it, and the colour of mine isn't flashy, it's actually a toned down burnt orange instead of bright orange..

The screen is something I never noticed until now is that it's black/onyx/smokey something like that which is so class looking.