First look at the new iPods

15 09 2008

Hi all!

After the announcement of the new iPod range, I thought it was time to check the new iPods out for myself. This time, I thought I would visit my local Apple Store in Brent Cross!

The first thing I had to try was the brand new iPod Nano. The colour that attracted me was the orange model and as you can see in the photo below, I am holding the real thing!

1. I hold the iPod Nano for the first time!

2. The back of the iPod Nano

The impressive features include the accelerometer built-in to the new iPod Nano. You can check Cover Flow and great video when you turn the iPod Nano to landscape.  But photos get the added benefit of the ability to see them both portrait and landscape, something the Nano did not have before!

3. Video on landscape mode

The feature I was eager to try was the Shake to Shuffle feature which involves simply shaking the iPod Nano briefly while a song is playing to change to a new song randomly. Thanks to the accelerometer which allows such a feature to even work! Overall, it sure going to attract people especially the wide range of colours available. If you still haven’t got an iPod and you want a great affordable model, get the iPod Nano. You can get the 8Gb model for £109 and the new 16Gb model for £149. At the time I was at the Apple Store, they did not have the 16Gb model available yet, but I was told it would be available in the next week or so. So if you thinking of getting the 16Gb model, just wait!

After enjoying some time playing on the iPod Nano, I thought I would quickly check the brand new iPod Touch which is dubbed as the ‘Funnest iPod Ever’, sounds a whole load of fun! (note: for those who thought I wrote funniest, read again!)

It is really thin and nice to use! The new iPod Touch has volume controls on the side, and a built in speaker! Handy because if you are playing games, for example, you can listen to the sound rather than stick on headphones for that reason alone! Decent sound, but nothing replaces the headphone or stereo speakers, so don’t depend on the built in speaker!

4. The new iPod Touch

Other than the appearance, this is the only iPod to feature Nike + iPod. This is a fitness tool which works with the transmitter accessory, which is sold separately. The iPod Touch has a built in receiver so you don’t need to plug the receiver into the bottom of the iPod Touch.

5. The back of the iPod Touch

Now that you can download thousands of applications via the App Store, the iPod Touch is a great iPod to own…next to the iPhone…and great if you are interested in entertainment and music rather than having a mobile phone. So what models are on offer? There are three different capacity models, the 8Gb model costs £169, the 16Gb model costs £219 and the huge 32Gb model costs £289 (£40 less than the previous version). So you really decide how much you want to store! But all models do the same thing!

What do you think of the new iPod range? Have you tried them yet? Let me know!



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