iPod Nano Takes A Step Up


The new iPod Nano hit stores last week and the apple lover community has been abuzz about its new features. The new iPod Nano offers a sleek new curved body with nine different colors to choose from.

My favorite feature, however, is the new Genius feature, which organizes my songs based on categories and songs I like listening to the most so when I shake the iPod Nano, it will randomly shuffle the music, but pick songs it knows that I like. “The Genius feature finds the songs in your music library that go great together and makes a Genius Playlist for you. It’s like having your own highly intelligent, personal DJ.”

I’m not really sure the point of the accelerometer, which changes the screen based on the position that you hold it. Pictures or song information will turn with you so that its readable, whether you’re hold the iPod vertical or horizontal, and, Apple advertises, “watching movies, TV shows, and videos is big fun on iPod nano. And the high-resolution picture looks crisp and vivid on the 2-inch widescreen display. So you can always have a little video with you.”

I’m pretty sure that I would quickly go blind and cross-eyed looking at a 2-inch widescreen display of any movie or picture, so it seems to be more like a marketable technology gadget rather than having functional use.

But the sleek new body design and Genius technology still make it a great buy and a further step in iPod Nano technology.

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