Is Apple Nano any good?
It is much more than good!
There may be one or two players around that might boast of better audio quality but nothing approaches Apple’s ease of use, quality, style and now, for the first time, value for money. That’s right; not only is the Nano a superb player but it is also competitively priced.
The new nano is better engineered than the original nano and is MUCH more capable in terms of longevity. It feels extremely sturdy too. Push the colour screen firmly and there is no evidence of discolouration or pressure points at all. The size and weight of this model remain the same as its predecessor – 90 x 40 x 6.5mm & 42g respectively. While the screen size is also retained (1.5inch/38mm diagonally), the screen brightness has been increased by 40 percent which makes reading easier outdoors.
Apple has managed an impressive increase in battery life from 14 hrs to 24 hrs. A larger and easier-to-operate Lock slider and a dished Enter button in the centre of the click wheel add to the user-friendliness of this model.
An all new search function that makes browsing through your music by name. Those of us with large libraries will find this feature extremely handy.
Something to grumble about. Maybe?
Even though it bears the tried-and-tested click-wheel navigation system which is of course the best among everything I’ve used so far, it does have its disadvantages – you have to use the hold switch more often than you do with players that don’t have touch sensitive controls in order to avoid turning the volume up and down inadvertently – but its ease of use easily outweighs this relatively small inconvenience.