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5 Reasons to Love the New iPod Nano

One of the most exciting parts of yesterday's new iPod announcement was the introduction of a completely redesigned iPod Nano ($149). Gone is the traditional Apple click wheel — the iPod Nano now features a large multitouch screen to organize and play your favorite music.

I was impressed and to prove it, here are five reasons it's worth preordering a new iPod Nano:

  • It's smaller, lighter, and more portable than any other Nano. The latest generation is nearly half as big and weighs nearly half as much as the previous iPod Nano. And it features a Shuffle-like clip to attach it to your jacket, shirt, pocket. . . whatever. No more armbands!
  • A rotating screen keeps controls accessible. The iPod itself clips onto you easily, so to make the controls easy to reach, images on the square screen rotate when you turn them using two fingers. There's no motion sensor, so the screen won't flip back around like an iPhone's if you move the Nano. You can position the screen completely upside down while it's clipped to your pocket, or sideways when it's clipped to a shoulder strap.

Find out the rest of the reasons I heart the new Nano after the break.

  • Its 30-pin plug keeps it adaptable. Even though the size has been dramatically decreased, the Nano still features Apple's traditional 30-pin connection, so it'll work with existing docks, adapters, and other accessories that use the connection. No new accessories needed!
  • It holds a serious charge. The new Nano has up to 24 hours of playback time without needing a charge.
  • It's customizable. One benefit of the touch screen is the ability to position the different controls exactly as you want them. Customize it for quick access to playlists (including the new Nano inclusion Genius Playlist), podcasts, photos, and more.
  • Are you planning to pick one up?

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Megatron Megatron 6 years
I'm with Snookyx. It looks amazing but it would get lost in about 10 seconds flat with me. I'm looking at the 8gb touch because I HATE the click wheel.
pinkmystic pinkmystic 6 years
i really love my 3rd generation iPod nano. But I can't wait to play with this nano at the apple store.
PrincessOats PrincessOats 6 years
I'm definitely picking one up ASAP - I don't think a music player needs a video camera, big screen for movies, etc. I just want it to play music, and I really like the customization options offered with this.
daniit daniit 6 years
I think it's too small to watch movies and tv shows. Other than that it looks amazing, but I stay faithful to my iTouch.
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 6 years
It's way too small for my taste. I would probably misplace it within a week.
Purrsnickety Purrsnickety 6 years
This looks too small to even be able to read. I am curious to play with one in an apple store but have no plans to buy one.
Marshmelly411 Marshmelly411 6 years
@Anonymous the "jump" refers to if you're viewing it from Geeksugar's main page. If you go to Geeksugar.com, you'll see that the full article does not appear on the main page. I would check stuff out a bit more before spewing off accusations. Anyway, I will have to see this lil nano myself to see if I like it. The one problem I feel like I'll have with it is the touchscreen. I often have my ipod in my pocket, and just feel for and click the buttons to go to the next song or adjust the volume. I'm not sure how I could do that with touchscreen unless I'm looking at the screen.
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