Since its introduction eight years ago (Happy Birthday Apple iPod!), the iPod has gone through some major changes and updates, including a full spectrum of color changes. Can you identify an iPod by color? Test yourself with this quiz.
I love my iPod Nano for running but I really hate the way the armband gets so smelly and sweaty! You can't wash your armband as frequently as your running gear because the thin plastic window gets destroyed. The best compromise I've found is to put some detergent in a bowl, let it soak in hot water, and then I rinse it out by hand and let it air dry overnight.
Do any of you have better ideas for keeping your iPod clean and non-smelly?
Fall is in full swing, and if you're wondering what's new in the gadget world, or are just hoping to freshen up your geek gear collection with a few new items, you've come to the right place. I've rounded up some of the latest and greatest gadgets, games and gizmos. They range in price from $2 to $200 so there's certainly something for everyone!
Now that the new iPod Nano is here, we're all elated at the fact that it features a larger, 2.2-inch LCD display and a built-in FM radio tuner, but the best part has got to be the included video camera. Being the owner of a Flip Video Camera — which is pocket-sized and very user friendly — I was tempted to see if the video quality on the new Nano is comparable to the Flip. The NewTeeVee crew decided to put both to the test in a side-by-side comparison.
As you'll see, the Flip quality is much better than the Nano, but if you were to compare the Nano to some cell phone video cameras, the Nano would win. Considering the fact that the 8GB Nano (which records up to eight hours of footage) only costs $149, it's not too shabby for a camera that you can easily put in your purse or back pocket — and hey, it even plays music!
It was a busy day in SF yesterday with all eyes on the "It's Only Rock and Roll" event. Not only did Steve Jobs made his triumphant, black turtlenecked return to the keynote stage after taking time off for his health, but iTunes 9 was introduced, and then there were the iPods. Oh, the video and FM tuner enabled iPods. Plus, who could forget the monster capacity bump to 160GB on the iPod Classic and new candy-colored iPod Shuffles? My head is spinning.
Personally, I'm pretty excited about the iPod Nano's video function (which shoots at VGA quality 640x480), as well as the integrated Nike + pedometer. I mean, hello — a geek's gotta stay in shape! Now share your favorites — which Apple announcement are you most excited about?
The iPod Nano makes it easy to pump up your workouts with music, and now a new version just came out that wants to encourage you to move even more. It has a built-in pedometer! Pretty sweet, huh? As you walk or jog, it counts your steps and tells you how many calories you've burned. Talk about motivation. You'll want to park at the far end of the parking lot just to increase the number of your daily steps. The screen is slightly larger than the older version (2.2 inches), making it easier to see and scroll through your music playlists when on the move. There's also a microphone, so you can record a grocery or to-do list while sweating it out.
Not only that, this new Nano also has an FM radio, so if you prefer listening to your favorite station while exercising, you can. I love that it has a built-in video camera too, so if you see a snake while trail running, you can prove it to your pals. It comes in nine bright colors to suit your taste and it's pretty reasonably priced — 8GB for $149 and 16GB for $179.
If you must have this new iPod Nano, you're in luck. It's available in stores now or you can order one online. I want one, do you?
Where do I begin?! This morning at Apple's "It's Only Rock and Roll" Event here in San Francisco, it was all about the music (a new and improved iTunes) and the iPod (new shuffles, a better iPod Classic, and a new Nano with a builtin video camera to compete with the Flip). Sites like Gizmodo and Engadget were there to catch all of the live coverage, so here's a quick recap . . . And yes, Steve Jobs opened the keynote to receive a standing ovation from the audience.
The new iPod Nano is here! Boasting a camera that will capture video (with sound) and still images, the new Nano will replace that clunky video cam you used to lug around. Available today in a variety of bright colors, the fifth generation Nano will cost $149 for the 8GB and $179 for the 16GB.
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As the third-gen iPhone specs and features rumors continue to swirl, I can at least pass on some Apple product news that may come to fruition.
I ran into a tipster during the fun E3 festivities today who told me that Apple will not only be announcing a new iPhone during their WWDC keynote on Monday but a new iPod Nano as well. Unfortunately I couldn't get any more details beyond that, but considering the latest iPod Shuffle is extremely tiny, I don't think it's a far cry to say the new Nano will be smaller as well (well at least slimmer).
I caught the iHandstand ($25) on Holycool yesterday and had to wonder: does it really make watching movies on your Nano easier?
I suppose it could. One problem with watching movies on your Nano is that you need to hold it sideways to view, and after a few minutes your hands get sweaty, or you just get sick of holding it.
The iHandstand takes care of that business for you. Just prop this bad boy up, and your precious Nano is cupped in its acrylic hands so you can watch in comfort. Now I just need some magnifying glasses to see the screen. . .