About the Apple iPod® nano 8GB
Apple's new 8-gigabyte iPod nano lets you carry over five days worth near-CD-quality music or a combination of your favorite songs and photos in a sleek, brushed aluminum package. Smaller than a credit card, this ultra-thin player displays your photos and album cover art in bright, vivid colors on its LCD screen. And Apple's elegantly simple Click Wheel lets you zoom through menus quickly to find the song or picture you're looking for.
The iPod nano comes with some handy extras. Its clock has a sleep timer and alarm function, plus a multiple time zone display and a stopwatch. You can transfer your calendar and personal contacts from your PC. The player's screen lock keeps your information safe.
The rechargeable battery lasts up to 24 hours, so you're sure to have entertainment at your fingertips. And with its embedded flash memory, the iPod nano never skips no matter how active you are.
Note: requires free iTunes® software download from www.apple.com
- 8GB emdedded flash memory holds approximately:
- up to 25,000 photos
- 264 hours of music at 64 Kbps
- 132 hours at 128 Kbps
- other bitrates supported
- plays MP3, WAV, AAC, AIFF (uncompressed), Apple Lossless, and Audible files (formats 2, 3 and 4)
- displays photos converted from JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF and PNG formats
- color backlit LCD screen
- anodized aluminum body
- repeat, resume, and random play
- docking adapter allows use with iPod docking accessories
- sleep and wake timers
- world clock with multiple time zone displays
- stopwatch function
- notes reader
- appointment calendar and contacts list
- high-speed USB interface (cable included)
- earbud headphones
- built-in lithium ion rechargeable battery provides up to 24 hours music playback; up to 5 hours for photo slideshow with music
- weight: 1.41 oz.
- 1-5/8"W x 3-9/16"H x 5/16"D
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- requires iTunes 7 or later (software not included, must be downloaded from Apple iTunes website)
- broadband Internet connection recommended
- high-speed USB port
- Mac OS X v.10.3.9 or later
- high-speed USB port
- Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 or later, or Windows XP (Home or Professional)
- MFR # MA497LL/A
What's in the box:
Apple iPod® nano 8GB owner's manual
- Black iPod nano 8GB digital music player
- White earbud headphones with 44" cord (stereo mini-jack connector)
- 39" USB cable (iPod Dock connector on one end and a USB Type A connector on the other)
- iPod dock adapter
- Quick Start guide
- Important Product Information booklet
- 2 Apple decals
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Features & specs
Protected AAC/WAV/AIFF/MP3 VBR/Apple Los
|Maximum Battery Life||24 Hours|
|Weight with Battery (ounces)||1.41|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Built-In Memory||8 GB|
|Inputs & Outputs|
|Other PC Connections||None|
Compatibility: The Apple iPod nano is compatible with both Macintosh and Windows operating systems with the following minimum requirements:
- Operating System:
- Windows: Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later, Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 or later
- Macintosh: Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later
- USB Port: USB 2.0 (a USB 1.1 port can be used, but it'll provide slower data transfer than a 2.0 port)
- Software: iTunes 7 or later (software not included, must be downloaded from Apple iTunes website)
Design: The 2nd generation iPod nano features a super-slim design and a durable anodized aluminum body. This 8GB model comes in black only.
Auto-Synching: Each time you connect the iPod nano 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.
Storage Capacity: This iPod nano has a built-in 8GB flash drive, capable of storing 2000 songs (4-minute song average--recorded in AAC format at 128 kbps) or 25,000 pictures (iPod nano-viewable photos transferred from iTunes). In addition to storing audio, you can use the flash drive to store data files as well.
Audio Formats: The iPod nano supports the following audio formats: AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Music Store), MP3 (32 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.
Display: The 1.5" color liquid crystal display has 176 x 132 pixel resolution and 0.168mm dot pitch.
Backlighting: The display's blue-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, 15 or 20 seconds, always on, or off.
Skip Protection: The iPod nano uses a 4GB flash memory so it will not skip, regardless of activity level.
Controls: The iPod nano's touch-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 under 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 buttons with the top-mounted hold button.
Playback Functions: You can set the iPod nano 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 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.
On-The-Go Playlists: You can program the iPod nano 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 On-The-Go playlist. There is no limit to the number of selections you can put in the On-The-Go playlist.
Equalizer: The iPod nano's 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.
Headphones: The iPod nano comes with earbud-style headphones with 18mm drivers using Neodymium magnets. If desired, you can use any headphones with a 3.5mm mini-plug.
Clock Functions: The iPod nano 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. The sleep timer can be set to automatically turn off the unit in 15, 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.
Note Reader: The iPod nano has a built-in note reader that lets you download text-based information and read it on the screen.
Games: In addition to enjoying music, pictures, and books, you can play one of four pre-loaded games on your iPod nano. The games that are available include Brick, Music Quiz, Parachute, and Solitaire.
Dock Adapter: This unit comes with a white plastic dock adapter which allows the iPod nano to be docked in full-sized iPod docks. An optional iPod nano dock is available from the manufacturer.
Computer Interfaces: The iPod nano connects to your computer's high-power USB 2.0 port for downloading and charging the battery. You can also charge the battery by FireWire (also called IEEE 1394 or i.LINK), but downloading is done only by USB.
High-Speed Transfers: Transfer time varies depending upon how much music you want to transfer from your computer to your iPod nano. When you connect the iPod nano using USB 2.0, data is transferred at up to 480 Mbps.
Power Requirements: The iPod nano has a built-in rechargeable, non-removable, lithium ion battery. When the iPod nano is connected to your computer, the battery charges. When fully charged, the battery provides approximately 24 hours of music playback time, or 5 hours playback of slide show with music. 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.
Software Note: The iPod nano comes with no software on CD-ROM. You must download the latest version of iTunes music management software from the Apple website.
Just upgraded from an older 4gb Nano, and am very impressed with the newer version. Better quality, longer battery life and double the music storage.
CraigH from Graham, TX