Random question re: 2G nano "feel"

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Chundles, Nov 4, 2006.

  1. macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    Hey everyone with 2G nanos, I just want to know something. My mini feels like metal, cold, slightly heavier than you'd think. Does the nano feel similar? I mean, is the layer of aluminium thick enough to feel metallic or does it just feel like plastic?

    No real reason behind the question, just something I'd like to know.

  2. macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2006
    in your pants
    My sister's got a 2G nano and it feels just like the mini in terms of texture. It doesn't feel plastic-ish, but it is very light, maybe like a little more than a small stack of post-it notes.
  3. macrumors 601


    Jan 10, 2005
    Judging by my dad's black 2G nano, it doesnt seem very metalish. I owned a mini and I can say that mini's thicker metal "armor" ;) felt better. But nonetheless, new nanos are still aluminium, which you feel as aluminium, not plastic :)
  4. macrumors 65816

    May 17, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    Feels very much like metal to me. It's quite light, but when I set my nano onto my desk it makes a satisfying metallic 'thud' sound which gives the impression of something heavy duty.
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 9, 2005
    The town without George Bailey
    It also feels cold like metal, much colder than plastic would feel at the same temperature. My hands definitely convey the word 'metal' to my brain when I pick it up rather than 'plastic'. Then again it is 7º C in my room.
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 11, 2004
    Essex, U.K.
    One thing ive noticed about the new nano is that when its docked on my ipod hi-fi the metal casing is slighly static charged - touching the metal with one finger feels "sticky" but it goes away if the hi-fi is unplugged.
    It may be a side effect of the battery charging, as the new nanos battery takes up nearly the whole internal space.

    anyone else notice this or can try this with a hi-fi to see if its common?

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