Walking around the iPod nano 5th generation
Introducing the 5th generation Apple iPod nano new features
At Apple's September 9, 2009 event, a fifth generation iPod nano was unveiled with reduced prices on the larger model, a new glossy case, larger, 2.2" diagonal screen (up from 2.0" in third and fourth generation iPod nanos), which is also wider, integrated video camera with special effects, microphone, FM Radio with iTunes tagging and Live Pause, Nike+iPod Support and speaker.
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As amazing as all the new features is the simple fact that they manage to fit together inside the same physical space as last year, even with the addition of necessary hardware like cameras and microphones. Sure, the antenna for the FM radio is actually the headphone cord, and the new built-in pedometer in the Fitness menu leverages the already-built-in accelerometer.
Apple iPod nano 5th generation new features
- Reduced prices (at the time of release, the 8GB is priced at $149 and the 16GB at $179)
- Built-in video camera. Let you record fun as it happens. Special effects department included.
- FM radio. It gives you yet another way to rock.
- New glossy case, larger, 2.2" diagonal screen.
- Pedometer and Nike + iPod. Help keep you motivated and track your fitness.
- Live Pause. With it, you’ll never miss a beat.
- iTunes Tagging. The new-fashioned way to discover music.
- Genius Playlists. Count on Genius to create combinations you wouldn’t have thought of yourself.
- VoiceOver. It tells you the title and artist of the songs you listen to.
- Shake to shuffle. Give iPod nano a shake and it shuffles to a different song in your music library.
Apple iPod Nano 5G Review
Packed to the gills with new audio-video features such as a video camera, FM radio, voice recording, Genius Mixes,
a built-in speaker, and a larger 2.2-inch screen; also gets a pedometer.
The Nano's camera can't shoot photos or HD-quality video and Apple located its lens in the most awkward location
imaginable. Storage capacities remain stuck at 8GB and 16GB.
The bottom line:
No other MP3 player on the planet packs more features, from video to a pedometer, into a smaller package than the overachieving Apple iPod Nano. If you've ever considered buying an iPod Nano, the fifth-generation model is the best one yet.