Apple iPod nano® 8GB
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Original Price: $149.99
This fifth generation iPod nano features an eight-gigabyte embedded memory that can hold up to 2,000 songs or eight hours of video. But this sleek, aluminum-cased device can also serve a video camera, voice recorder, FM radio and more.
Video camera and voice recorder
The nano comes with a built-in camera that lets you shoot movies on the go. And it has 15 real-time special effects, such as sepia, X ray effects, and split-screen mirror, so you can modify your video on the fly. An embedded microphone captures the audio, and you can also use it record voice memos, or even classroom lectures.
FM radio the Apple way
The iPod nano displays a virtual tuner so you can easily find your favorite FM stations. And it shows artist and song names if your station sends RDS metadata. If you need to take a break, Live Pause caches up to 15 minutes of a broadcast so you can catch up when you're done. And if your station supports iTunes tagging, you're in luck. Just press a button when you hear a song you like, and the next time you sync your player it will show up in an iTunes list, ready for purchase.
Motion sensor adds fun
A built-in accelerometer lets you rotate the nano from vertical to horizontal while playing music to activate Cover Flow Apple's intuitive album-browsing interface. And to shake up your playlist, literally just shake the nano to trigger random shuffle play.
"Genius" makes mixes for you
Found a song that really gets you moving? Select "Genius," and your iPod nano will automatically create a playlist of other songs in your library that'll keep the groove going. You can either keep the playlist, or refresh to try another mix of tunes.
The iPod nano includes a built-in pedometer so you can monitor your daily walking. And it also supports Nike + iPod, so you can see the details of your workouts when you use compatible Nike+ shoes and sensor kits. Keep track of time, distance, pace, and calories burned when you're running or jogging.
Note: requires free iTunes® 9 software download from www.apple.com
Just what I need, not too fancy...Just right. Great features and value.
KyMac, Clermont, FL
Just what I need, not too fancy...Just right. Great features and value.
He loved it, it was super easy to use, sound quality is great. Sleek look, very functional. That added benefit of FM radio is a big plus, the FM sound quality is even better than his car radio's reception. He has yet to use the video or recorder on the IPOD, but I am sure he will soon.
This is ONE awesome ipod! I love the fact that it has fm radio!! I would definitely recommend it!
|Display Color||Full Color Video|
|Maximum Battery Life||24 hours|
|Included Battery Type||
|Weight with Battery (ounces)||1.28|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Built-In Memory Type||Flash|
|Inputs & Outputs|
|Other PC Connections||None|
Colors: The iPod nano (5th generation) comes in seven vibrant colors (black, blue, green, orange, pink, purple, silver) and a new curved aluminum and glass design.
Storage Capacity: The iPod nano (5th generation) comes with either a built-in 8GB or 16GB flash drive.
Compatibility: The Apple iPod nano (5th generation) is compatible with both Macintosh and Windows operating systems with the following minimum requirements:
Note: The iPod nano (5th generation) comes with no software on CD-ROM. You must download the latest version of iTunes music management software from the Apple website.
iTunes: iTunes is the software application you use with the iPod nano (5th generation). iTunes can sync music, audiobooks, podcasts, and more with your iPod nano (5th generation). When you connect the iPod nano (5th generation) to your computer, iTunes opens automatically.
Auto-Synching: Each time you connect the iPod nano (5th generation) to your computer, the unit's Auto-Synch feature automatically updates it with any changes made to the iTunes program on your computer, including any new music purchased at the iTunes Music Store.
Smart Display: The 2.2" color liquid crystal display has a 240 x 376 pixel resolution at 204 pixels per inch and features an LED backlight. You can rotate the iPod nano (5th generation) horizontally or vertically to view movies, photos, your music's cover art, and games in a landscape or portrait orientation.
Backlighting: The display's white LED backlight illuminates the LCD screen for a selectable amount of time each time a button is pressed. The backlight timer can be set for 2, 5, 10, 20 or 30 seconds, always on, or off.
Accelerometer: The built-in accelerometer actually responds to your movements, so you can tilt and turn your iPod nano (5th generation) to control the action. Thanks to the built-in accelerometer, you can rotate the iPod nano (5th generation) to flip through album art with Cover Flow, watch movies and TV shows in widescreen, and view photos in either portrait or landscape.
Controls: The iPod nano's (5th generation) sensitive Click-Wheel controls are located on the front of the unit. There are 3 Playback Mode buttons (Play/Pause, Previous/Rewind, Next/Fast-forward) and a Menu button located at the top the Click Wheel. The Select button is located in the center of the Click Wheel. The Click Wheel and Select button allow you to navigate through menus and song lists, highlight the desired selection, and select the item. To avoid unwanted actions due to accidental button pressing, you can disable the iPod nano's (5th generation) buttons with the top-mounted hold button.
Hold Switch: If you don't want to turn your iPod nano (5th generation) on or activate controls accidentally, you can disable them with the unit's Hold switch. The Hold switch disables all Click Wheel controls, and also disables functions that are activated by movement, such as shaking to shuffle and rotating to enter or exit Cover Flow.
Note Reader: The iPod nano (5th generation) has a built-in note reader that lets you download text-based information and read it on the screen.
Built-in Speaker: With the iPod nano's (5th generation) internal speaker, you can listen to any audio on the iPod nano (5th generation) without earphones or headphones - except for the built-in FM radio, which uses the earphone or headphone cord as an antenna.
Headphones: The iPod nano (5th generation) comes with earbud-style headphones with 18mm, 32-ohm drivers using Neodymium magnets. The headphones offer a frequency response of 20Hz to 20,000Hz. If desired, you can use any headphones with a 3.5mm mini-plug.
Note: Connecting earphones or headphones to iPod nano disables the internal speaker. Any audio that's playing continues to play, but only through the earphones or headphones
Built-In Microphone: The built-in microphone lets you capture a thought, a reminder, a class lecture, or any audio recording you want with Voice Memos. A voice memo can be up to two hours long.
Games: In addition to enjoying music, video, pictures, and books, you can play one of three pre-loaded games on your iPod nano (5th generation). The games that are available include Vortex, Maze and Klondike. You can also purchase additional games from the iTunes Store to play on iPod nano. After purchasing games in iTunes, you can add them to the iPod nano (5th generation) by syncing them automatically or by managing them manually.
Pedometer: You can use the iPod nano (5th generation) as a pedometer to count your steps and record your workouts. You should keep the iPod nano (5th generation0 in your pocket or in the optional iPod nano Armband (sold separately) for best results.
Note: With the Nike + iPod Sport Kit (available separately), the iPod nano (5th generation) can also monitor and record your speed, distance, time elapsed, and calories burned, and track your cardio workouts on Nike + iPod-compatible gym equipment.
Contact/Calendar: The iPod nano (5th generation) can be used to store contacts, calendar events, and to-do lists for viewing on the go. You can use iTunes to sync the contact and calendar information on iPod nano (5th generation) with Address Book and iCal. If you are using Windows XP, and you use Windows Address Book or Microsoft Outlook 2003 or later to store your contact information, you can use iTunes to sync the address book information on the iPod nano (5th generation). If you use Microsoft Outlook 2003 or later to keep a calendar, you can also sync calendar information.
Clock Functions: The iPod nano (5th generation) has an internal clock with time/date settings, a calendar, an alarm clock and sleep timer. The calendar can be advanced a day at a time or a month at a time. The alarm clock can be set to any minute up to 24 hours in advance and you can wake up to either a beep tone or a playlist. The sleep timer can be set to automatically turn off the unit in 15, 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.
World Clock: The iPod nano's (5th generation) World Clock feature allows you to choose different clocks for cities all over the world.
Stop Watch: The iPod nano's (5th generation) built-in stopwatch lets you log your times during your workout.
Dock Adapter: This unit comes with a white plastic dock adapter which allows the iPod nano (5th generation) to be docked in full-sized iPod docks.
Store Data Files: You can use the iPod nano (5th generation) as an external disk to store data files.
Computer Interfaces: The iPod nano (5th generation) connects to your computer's high-power USB 2.0 port for downloading and charging the battery.
High-Speed Transfers: Transfer time varies depending upon how much music you want to transfer from your computer to your iPod nano (5th generation). When you connect the iPod nano (5th generation) using USB 2.0, data is transferred at up to 480 Mbps.
Multi-Language: The iPod nano (5th generation) supports the following menu languages - English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Cantonese (Traditional Chinese), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Swedish, Thai, and Turkish.
Spoken Menus: The iPod nano (5th generation) features optional spoken menus, enabling visually impaired users to browse through their iPod nano (5th generation) content more easily. iTunes generates spoken menus using voices that are included in your computer's operating system or that you may have purchased from third parties. Not all voices from computer operating systems or third parties are compatible with spoken menus, and not all languages are supported.
Power Requirements: The iPod nano (5th generation) has a built-in rechargeable, non-removable, lithium ion battery. When the iPod nano (5th generation) is connected to your computer, the battery charges. When fully charged, the battery provides approximately 24 hours of music playback time and up to 5 hours of video playback. The battery charges up to 80% of capacity in 1.5 hours and fully charges in 3 hours. A battery life indicator appears at the top of the display.
Screen Lock: You can set a combination to prevent the iPod nano (5th generation) from being used by someone without your permission. If you lock the iPod nano (5th generation) while it is not connected to a computer, you must then enter a combination to unlock and use it.
Skip Protection: The iPod nano (5th generation) uses a 8GB flash memory so it will not skip, regardless of activity level.
Audio Formats: The iPod nano (5th generation) supports the following audio formats: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Music Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, WAV, and AIFF. When you import music from a CD using iTunes, it is converted to AAC format by default.
Note: If you are using iTunes for Windows, you can convert non-protected WMA files to AAC or MP3 format.
Auto Music Syncing: By default, the iPod nano (5th generation) is set to sync all songs and playlists when you connect it to your computer. This is the simplest way to add music to the iPod nano (5th generation). You just connect the iPod nano (5th generation) to your computer, let it add songs, audiobooks, videos, and other items automatically, and then disconnect it and go. If you added any songs to iTunes since the last time you connected your iPod nano (5th generation), they will be synced with your iPod nano (5th generation). If you deleted songs from iTunes, they are removed from your iPod nano (5th generation).
Playlist Music Syncing: Setting iTunes to sync selected playlists to iPod nano (5th generation) is useful if the music in your iTunes library does not all fit on your iPod nano (5th generation). Only the music in the playlists you select is synced to your iPod nano (5th generation).
VoiceOver: The iPod nano (5th generation) offers a VoiceOver function which tells you the title and artist of the songs you are listen to through the unit's headphones. The VoiceOver features begins with iTunes and its seamless integration with the iPod nano (5th generation). iTunes reads your song information, then uses the VoiceOver Kit to generate the announcements for the songs and artists found on the iPod nano (5th generation). Using the Click-Wheel on the iPod nano (5th generation) and the VoiceOver function tells you the song name and who's performing it without interrupting your music.
Note: The VoiceOver features supports 20 different languages: English, French, Spanish, Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finish, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish.
Playback Functions: You can set the iPod nano (5th generation) to repeat one song over and over, or repeat all songs in the list (album or playlist) from which the song was selected. You can also have the iPod nano (5th generation) shuffle all songs on the flash drive, shuffle all songs on the playlist, or shuffle albums (when set to shuffle albums, it plays all the songs on an album in order, then randomly selects another album and plays it through in order). During Shuffle play, the songs do not repeat until all songs have been played.
Shake To Shuffle Playback: The feature allows you to give your iPod nano (5th generation) a shake to shuffle to a different song in your music library.
On-The-Go Playlists: You can program the iPod nano (5th generation) to play the songs you want in the order you want. The songs are queued in the On-The-Go Playlist. In addition to individual songs, you can queue entire lists of songs (albums) in the Playlist. There is no limit to the number of selections you can put in the On-The-Go Playlist.
Genius: Genius automatically creates playlists containing songs in your library that go great together. To use Genius on iPod nano (5th generation), you first need to set up Genius in iTunes. Genius is a free service, but an iTunes Store account is required (if you don't have one, you can set one up when you turn on Genius). iTunes collects anonymous information about your library and compares it with all songs available at the iTunes Store and with the libraries of other iTunes Store customers. The amount of time this takes can vary according to the size of your library, connection speed, and other factors.
Search Music: You can search iPod nano (5th generation) for songs, playlists, album titles, artist names, audio podcasts, and audiobooks. The search feature doesn't search videos, notes, calendar items, contacts, or lyrics.
Rating Songs: You can assign a rating to a song (from 1 to 5 stars) to indicate how much you like it. You can use song ratings to help you create Smart Playlists automatically in iTunes.
Cover Flow: With the Cover Flow feature on the iPod nano (5th generation), you can flip through your music via album art to find the album you want to hear. Cover Flow lets you use the iPod nano's (5th generation) Click Wheel to browse music by album cover, then select an album to flip it over and see the track list. Cover Flow can be viewed in a landscape or portrait orientation.
Adding Lyrics: You can enter song lyrics in plain text format into iTunes so that you can view the song lyrics on your iPod nano (5th generation) while the song is playing.
Cross-fading Songs: You can set the iPod nano (5th generation) to fade out at the end of each song and fade in at the beginning of the song following it.
Listening to Podcasts: Podcasts are downloadable radio-style shows you get at the iTunes Music Store. Podcasts are organized by shows, episodes within shows, and chapters within episodes. If you stop listening to a podcast and go back to it later, the podcast begins playing from where you left off.
iTunes U: iTunes U is a part of the iTunes Store featuring free lectures, language lessons, audiobooks, and more, which you can download and enjoy on iPod nano. iTunes U content is organized by collections, items within collections, authors, and providers.
Audio Books: In addition to music, you can download audio books from the iTunes Music Store (approximately 9,000 titles) or from Audible.com, an independent website with over 18,000 titles. The iPod will keep track of where you left off when you listened last like a virtual bookmark, and when you sync up with iTunes, the bookmark will continually update between the iPod and iTunes. You can also set the speed at which the audio book is played back.
Built-In FM Radio: The iPod nano (5th generation) features a built-in FM tuner which lets you see the names of songs and artists (when applicable). You can tune the FM radio by browsing stations, seeking or scanning available stations, or saving your favorite stations and tuning to them directly. The iPod nano (5th generation) uses the earphone or headphone cord as the radio antenna. You must connect earphones or headphones to iPod nano in order to receive a radio signal (the radio doesn't play through the iPod nano speaker). The built-in FM radio provides the following unique features.
Note: The iPod nano (5th generation) can be used in many countries to receive FM radio signals. The iPod nano (5th generation) comes with five preset signal ranges, identified by region: The Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe, and Japan. iTune Tagging is currently available only in the U.S. on radio stations the support iTunes Tagging.
Equalizer: The iPod nano's (5th generation) built-in equalizer has 22 EQ presets to change the sound to suit a particular music genre or style. The presets include: Acoustic, Bass Booster, Bass Reducer, Classical, Dance, Deep, Electronic, Flat, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, Loudness, Lounge, Piano, Pop, R&B, Rock, Small Speakers, Spoken Word, Treble Booster, Treble Reducer, Vocal Booster, and Off.
Maximum Volume Limiter: The iPod nano (5th generation) provides an easy way for you to set a maximum volume limit to prevent the volume from exceeding a certain level. This feature works with any headphones attached to the headphone jack; other Apple and third-party accessories are not supported with this feature. You can also assign a combination to prevent the setting from being changed which is ideal for parental control.
Same Volume Level: iTunes can automatically adjust the volume of songs, so they play at the same relative volume level. You can set iPod nano to use the iTunes volume settings.
Built-In Video Camera: The iPod nano (5th generation) comes with a built-in video camera and built-in microphone that lets you record video and audio. The lens and microphone are on the back of the iPod nano (5th generation), so you can use the nano's display to see the video you are recording. The iPod nano (5th generation) supports video recording of H.264 VGA video (640 x 480 pixels, up to 30 fps) with AAC audio. You can record video in portrait or landscape mode. The iPod nano (5th generation) offers fifteen fun video effects which you can add to your video recording. Just scroll through, choose the effect you want and start recording. You can choose from video effects such as Sepia, Black & White, X-Ray, Film Grain, Thermal, Security Cam, Cyborg, Bulge, Kaleido, Motion Blur, Mirror, Light Tunnel, Dent, Stretch, and Twirl. When you play back your recorded video on the iPod nano (5th generation), you can hear the recorded audio on the unit's built-in speaker.
Note: A recorded video can be up to 2 GB in size. Once a recorded video takes up 2 GB of disk space, recording stops. To resume recording, press the Click-Wheel's center button.
Video Sharing: You can import your recorded videos to your computer. If you have a Mac with iPhoto, you can easily share your recorded videos and add background music to them. If your computer is a Mac with iPhoto 6.0.6 or later installed, you can use iPhoto to import your recorded videos from iPod nano to your Mac, share them by email, and event post on MobileMe or Facebook. You can also add music by editing your recorded videos in QuickTime Player. To use iPhoto to import your recorded videos, the iPod nano (5th generation) must be enabled for disk use.
Video Downloads: You can purchase movies, videos and TV shows, and download video podcasts at the iTunes Music Store, and then download them to the iPod nano (5th generation). You can then view and listen to the videos on the iPod nano (5th generation).
Video Formats: The iPod nano (5th generation) supports the following video formats:
Video Syncing: You can add movies and TV shows to the iPod nano (5th generation) much the same way you add songs. You can set iTunes to sync all movies and TV shows to your iPod nano (5th generation) automatically when you connect the iPod nano (5th generation), or you can set iTunes to sync only selected playlists. Alternatively, you can manage movies and TV shows manually. Using this option, you can add videos from more than one computer without erasing videos already on iPod nano (5th generation).
Importing and Viewing Your Own Videos: You can view other video files on the iPod nano (5th generation), such as videos you create in iMovie (on a Macintosh) or videos you download from the Internet. Using QuickTime, you can encode a video file for the iPod nano (5th generation), import it into iTunes, and then download it to your iPod nano (5th generation) just as you would download any video to iPod.
Watching Rented Movies: You can rent movies from the iTunes Store and watch them on the iPod nano (5th generation). You can use iTunes to rent the movies and transfer them to your iPod nano (5th generation). Rented movies are playable only for a limited time. The time remaining in which you must finish watching a rented movie appears near its title. Movies are automatically deleted when they expire.
Notes: Rented movies are not available in all regions.
Viewing and Listening to Videos on iPod: Downloaded videos appear in the Videos menus on the iPod nano (5th generation). Music Videos also appear in Music menus. When you choose a video from a Videos menu, you see and hear the video. When you choose a music video from the Music menu, you hear the song, but don't see the video. Video can be played back in a landscape or portrait orientation on the iPod's nano (5th generation) screen.
Watching Videos on a TV Connected to iPod: With the optional iPod AV Cable, you can watch videos on a TV connected to the iPod nano (5th generation). First you set the iPod nano (5th generation) to display videos on a TV, then connect the iPod nano (5th generation) to your TV, and then play a video.
Importing Photos: You can import digital photos to your computer and add them to the iPod nano (5th generation). You can
Photo Playback: Using the Click-Wheel you can scroll through photo thumbnails. To see a photo full screen, all you need to do is click the center button. You can also view your photo slideshows complete with music and transitions. Photos can be viewed in a landscape or portrait orientation. Using an optional Apple component or composite AV cable you can view your iPod nano's (5th generation) photos on your connected TV.
Compatible Photo Formats: The iPod nano (5th generation) will download and playback the following still photo formats - JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only) and PNG.
Adding Photos: You can add photos to the iPod nano (5th generation) from a folder on your hard disk. If you have a Mac and iPhoto 7.1.5 or later, you can sync iPhoto albums automatically (for Mac OS X v. 10.4.11, iPhoto 6.06 or later is required). If you have a Windows PC and Adobe Photoshop Album 2.0 or later, or Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0 or later, you can sync photo collections automatically.
SlideShow: Photos can be viewed manually (one at a time) or automatically using the slideshow feature. When using slideshow, several settings are adjustable: Time Per Slide (2, 3, 5, 10, or 20 seconds), Repeat (on/off), Transition (7 options), TV Out (allows you to choose On, Off, or Ask; if you set TV Out to Ask, iPod nano (5th generation) gives you the option of showing videos on TV or on iPod nano (5th generation) every time you play a video), and TV Signal (NTSC or PAL). Background music can be added to the slideshow and the slides can be displayed in random order.
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