3G Nano is awesome!

Discussion in 'iPod' started by safetyobc, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. safetyobc macrumors 6502

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    I recently purchased a nano for use in my vehicle. I have an iPod Touch and an iPod 5G.

    The nano is the best iPod I own for music and ease of use. I love the portability of it. It is very small and easy for me to carry around.

    I am using it more than either of the other 2. The Touch I use mainly for some Video Podcasts, WiFi, and Calender. The iPod Classic I use when I run, but other than that rarely gets used.

    The Nano, I originally bought only for the vehicle, I find myself taking it everywhere. I got the 4GB model, which is a bit small in capacity, but is all I could swing at the time. I really like it! I think it is one of the best you can buy for "iPod" use, music, audio podcasts, etc. Video on the Nano is nice and crisp, but a bit small for watching long clips or movies (in my opinion) but is great for short video podcasts, music videos, etc.

    My Nano has frozen 2 times in the week I have had it, but both times where when I connected to my Macbook. I had to reset the iPod and everything worked fine after that. One time it froze and I didn't know it, and the iPod got almost Hot. I unplugged from MBP, and stuck in my jacket pocket. A while later (30 minutes or so) I stuck my hand in my pocket only to be greeted by a lot of heat. The iPod was very WARM. Not quite hot yet, but very warm. I reset it, let it sit for a few and it had cooled down. I thought that a bit odd.

    Thought I would share my thoughts. Anyone looking at the Nano should definitely take the plunge. They are awesome!
     
  2. themanfromvlad macrumors 6502

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    You use your one iPod with a HARD DRIVE to run with? That, um, isn't the best thing to do with an ipod that has a spinning disc in it... Use your nano for that!
     
  3. safetyobc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I know, I know.

    But the 5G's iPod stopwatch is so much better. It is easier to use being bigger.

    Besides, I only intend to use it this way for about 5 more weeks. Then I won't need the 5G for running for a while!

    I have the 5G in an arm band case, it doesn't seem to be taking that much shock. I know it is getting shocked, but it seems to be minor. I have been using it for 5 months now while running. I run nearly 3 miles every other day. Hopefully it will hold up for me.
     
  4. matttrick macrumors 6502

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    i love my nano, but i HATE with PASSION and FURY the decision to go back to the garbage chrome backing. its trash. i hate it. i hate it.

    i had the last nano and it was rugged and stayed in flawless condition. my wife has it now, and if it wasnt for the nice new screen i would honestly let her have my new one and use the more durable last gen model.

    i take great care of all of my electronics. ive never scratched an ipod or cell phone screen, but ive used my new nano for 3 days and its scratched. its so gross looking.
     
  5. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    My sister got a new nano, and I can't say I like it. The clickwheel is too small, it's slow with front row, and the whole UI is just crap.

    That's just my opinion though, glad you like yours.
     
  6. milo macrumors 604

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    I got one for christmas and love it, much prefer it over the 5.5G. I haven't noticed any sluggishness in the interface and like the new UI a lot. Some great improvements such as turning on shuffle from within the song in addition to the new look.

    I agree that the shiny metal back doesn't really make sense, but I really don't care if that gets scratched up since I pretty much never ever look at the back of the unit.

    Overall, probably one of the most impressive units apple has ever shipped. I'm very curious how they sold over the holidays, I'm guessing they moved a ton of these babies.
     
  7. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    I Think you meant cover flow but yeah I hate the new Nano.
     
  8. SLC Flyfishing Suspended

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    I love the chrome backing, my wife got a nice new red 2nd gen nano when she bought her macbook. I was stuck with the 1st gen, I could have gotten a new one too but didn't want the ugly aluminum case. It's the reason I never got into iPods till the 1st gen nano, I hated the look of the mini, and the thickness of the regular iPods of the time. But now I have an 80 GB classic and all's good. If the 3rd gen nano came in a 16 GB model or higher I'd have bought one of them straight away instead.

    Have you tried applesauce? I used it to take the scratches out of my old nano. It looked like I took sandpaper to it before (it was really bad trust me) but after about 20 mins of work with the applesauce kit I can see my reflection in it again. It also took all the superficial scratches out of the back of the classic before I got an invisi-shield. $20 well spent if you hate scratches.

    SLC
     
  9. Jecko024 macrumors member

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    I just had a friends 3g nano the other day, and actually, I much prefer my first gen, and prefer my cousins 2g over the 3g. The scrollwheel was too small, and I wasnt to sure of the new UI.

    Just my opinion though ;)
     
  10. ziwi macrumors 65816

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    Seriously - moving with moving parts is a bad thing...use the nano and join up to the MacRumors running club after getting a Nike+ system...;) see my sig
     
  11. safetyobc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Looks awesome, but I'll only be running another 5 weeks, then I'll be away for 6 months.

    The Nike + system looks nice but do you HAVE to have the Nike shoes? I have some running shoes, and don't plan to buy the Nike ones just to make this work.
     
  12. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    no, you don't need nike shoes. you can use a little pouch that attaches to the shoe and holds the sensor.
     
  13. safetyobc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Can you provide a link where I can get these pouches and a Nike +. Is $29.99 the cheapest for a Nike+?
     
  14. matttrick macrumors 6502

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    ive thought about an invisi-shield, but i dont like the way it changes the feel and such of the ipod. i hate putting things in cases, they should be enjoyable as is. i shouldnt have to buy applesauce to fix the scratches, especially when they will come right back anyway.

    they either need to ditch the chrome, or put some kind of clear coat protector over it.
     
  15. student_trap macrumors 68000

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    in 100% agreement
     
  16. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    I finally got to play with one last week, and I have to agree that the clickwheel is too small.

    I'm not too fussed on the new interface, it's not as simplistic to use at first glance like the old one was and I dislike the emphasis on the album art as a lot of music doesn't have album art because iTunes doesn't find it and i'm not that fussed about it.

    Overall, I prefer my 5G ipod.
     
  17. Tom B. macrumors 65816

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    I really like the new nano. The new UI is really cool (I have 98% of my album art), and never slow, except in cover flow, but I never use that anyway. The now playing screen is also a huge improvement.

    Hardware-wise, I also see it as a large improvement over the 1st and second generation nanos, mainly due to the excellent screen, and the better hold switch placement. As for the wheel, I don't see why anyone finds it too small. :confused: But I do have thin fingers (though I'm not trying to imply that you guys have fat fingers).

    I definitely would go as far as saying this is my favourite iPod ever.
     
  18. SLC Flyfishing Suspended

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    Or you need to either get an invishield, or not worry too much about when your iPod starts to show some wear. I'm not going off on a rant against you or anything, just pointing out that they have been doing the chrome for a long time now, and selling millions of units with it to boot.

    SLC
     
  19. safetyobc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I bought a nice case from Belkin for like $10 or $15. It is very slim and covers the entire iPod (except the ports of course). I didn't get it to protect the chrome, I got it to protect the screen. The back is clear, and the front has a chrome/brushed metal look to it. It also covers the click wheel.
     
  20. matttrick macrumors 6502

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    yeah, and on the last gen nano and the mini they made the brilliant decision to ditch the chrome, opting for a fully metallic housing. it was fantastic and my last gen nano looks brand new to this day.
     
  21. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    I totally agree. This is why I have yet to purchase the new 3G and have once again opted for the 2G iPod Nano. I just picked up a black 8GB refurbished one from apple for $149.
     

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