If you're like me and jumping from a previous generation Nano, then you'll be wowed before even turning it on.
The slim design is nice, coupled with the curved effect of the outer casing, even the screen is curved, which is signs of a good design.
The screen is made of glass, making it almost completly scratch resistant. So this time around I won't be buying a goofy rubber skin cover for it.
You'd think "oh, the screen is rather long, don't you think?" but believe me, after using this iPod for an hour, you'll be asking yourself "how did I get along with such a small screen on my last iPod?"
What it has to offer-
Well, we all know that gadgets and gizmos love to hook us with a gimmick, this being the accelerometer inside it (seems these days every designer is jumping on the Nintendo band wagon for motion sensative hardware).
You'll barely use it. If you're like me and just stick the iPod on shuffle, then you might as well just turn the function off, as it can be a bit annoying to take it out of your pocket to adjust the volume or switch song, to find it in its horizonal "cover flow" mode.
As for shaking it to shuffle songs...its just not necessary.
I shake it once to enter it into Shuffle mode, but then just use the arrow button to toggle songs.
Cover flow is really nice, and the ability to see the album covers while playing a song from that certain album is visually pleasing, the crisp picture the screen offers, as well as adjustable brightness is great. I wasn't a person who listed my music by albums, but I did just for this iPod, now I can never go back to the bland layout of an old iPod, the new nano has converted me. 8D
Battery life. We all know that iPods are infamous for battery life issues.
I honestly though Apple may have sorted out a solution, but it you can't escape the fact that the smaller the iPod, the smaller the battery has to be.
I find that after a few minutes of use, the battery starts to drop slightly.
But this battery drain can be slowed down by obvious things such as turning down your screen brightness or setting the backlight to a timer, rather than keeping it constantly on.
iTunes is very picky about what type of files you can put on and play, so you'll have to download a software format converter in order to successfully put movies on.
But in my honest opinion, don't buy this iPod to put movies on. The battery life for movie files is four hours, which is terrible, and do you honestly want to watch a movie on such a small screen?
If you really want an iPod for your movies, then buy the iPod classic.
Other than that, this iPod is awesome.
I have yet to experience any problems with it.