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Dream Toy of the Month — iPod Nano


Sleek, Cool - the iPod Nano

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Sleek shape, the iPod Nano is no thicker than a pencil. With a thinness of only 0.27 inches, the iPod Nano is conveniently sized to fit in a shirt pocket or purse.

Choose from the iPod Nano 4GB Black, the iPod Nano 4GB White, the iPod Nano 2GB Black or the iPod Nano 2GB White models.

What, thinness isn't everything? The iPod Nano is only 3.5 inches long adn 1.6 inches wide, to go with the 0.27 inch thickness.

Weight: Only 1.5 ounces. That's right.

Cool shape, cool 1.5-inch color LCD screen and the usual iPod control wheel, this little jewel can provide well for your listening and viewing pleasure.

The iPod Nano comes in four different models. First, you get your choice of the 2GB (gigabyte, as usual for the data storage industry, defined as one billion bytes) or 4GB sizes. The 2GB model can hold up to 500 songs, depending on the recording type and sampling bit rate, while the 4GB can hold up to 1,000 songs.

Audio Formats Supported: AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Music Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3 and 4), Apple Lossless, WAV, AIFF

Battery life is phenomenal in this small unit, with up to 14 hours playback for music and up to 4 hours slideshow with music.

Slideshow? The color LCD screen can display appropriately sized photos and images in JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only) and PNG formats.

Battery recharge time is about 3 hours, with a 1.5 hour fast charge reaching about 80% of capacity.


Want something smalller or bigger?
There's an iPod for You

If you want something that takes even less space in your pocket, you might want to look at the iPod Shuffle, which is a mere 3.3" x 0.98" x 0.33". You will lose capacity with the size loss, too. The iPod Shuffle comes with 512MB or 1GB capacity.

For larger capacity and much larger display (and size and weight), the new iPod is the model to consider. Available in 30GB and 60GB sizes, the iPod allows you to have all your music with you all the time.




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