The Apple iPod Nano 8GB 4th generation has quickly become the bestselling mp3 player in the iPod family. It has a new “airfoil” design and the new case is made from aluminum. Apple offers the new Nano in 9 different colors so you can be sure to find one that suits you and your unique personality. The new iPod Nano features a built in accelerometer which is basically a motion sensing device. If you want to switch to a new song just give your Nano a quick shake and it will shuffle songs for you instantly. The accelerometer also senses when you turn your Nano allowing you to view your pictures or cover art in portrait or landscape mode. Video clips are only shown in landscape mode.
The iPod Nano 8GB can hold up to 2000 songs, 8 hours of video or any combination of both. Songs and video content can be purchased and downloaded from the Apple iTunes store. You can even purchase individual TV episodes, full length movies, or just rent them. If you decide to rent you have 24 hrs from the first time you start to watch to finish viewing your rental. After 24 hours the file will simply disappear instantly giving you more space for whatever new songs or videos you want. No action is required on the users part, it happens automatically. The glass screen is 2″ measured diagonally which is surprisingly crisp and vibrant for such a small screen.
The new iPod Nano 8GB has the Genius feature which will create a new custom playlist for you based on whatever song your listening to or any of your favorite songs. It will search your entire music library for songs that go well together and come up with a new playlist. The genius feature is like having a personal DJ whenever you need one.
With the Nano you can also search your music library using the coverflow function to view your albums by simply pressing and holding the center button.
Games have never been more fun with the built in accelerometer. Gameplay responds to the way you move which makes games totally immersible and very addictive. The new Nano comes preloaded with the Maze game which lets you try to escape from different mazes by tilting and turning the iPod Nano 8GB.
Get in shape and track your progress easily by syncing your Nike+ running shoes and the iPod Nano. Nike and Apple have gotten together to create a partnership between the Nano and the running shoe. With the nike+ iPod support kit you get a sensor to place in your running shoe and a receiver to connect to your iPod Nano. The sensor will send data to your iPod and you can later download this information to the www.nikeplus.com website. There you can view your time, distance, speed, and even calories burned. You can track your progress and set new goals or even challenge friends or others to races. With this fantastic new technology you can really fine tune your workout whether you’re planning to run a short 5K or a full marathon by providing instant feedback to track your progress and goals.