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Review: Third-generation iPod nano

Price when rated: $149

Pros

  • Very good sound quality, excellent battery life
  • All the features of the iPod classic—including video playback, video output, and games—in a smaller, less-expensive, and flash-memory-based player
  • Bright, clear screen
  • Improved user interface
  • Includes three new games

Cons

  • Incompatible with some existing dock-connector accessories
  • Can’t use previously-purchased games
  • Shiny back surface not as rugged as anodized metal of previous version
  • New visuals-heavy interface slowed by album art
  • Cover Flow performance limited
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Where to buy
Price when rated: $199
Lowest price: $160.00 via Amazon.com Marketplace

Pros

  • Very good sound quality, excellent battery life
  • All the features of the iPod classic—including video playback, video output, and games—in a smaller, less-expensive, and flash-memory-based player
  • Bright, clear screen
  • Improved user interface
  • Includes three new games

Cons

  • Incompatible with some existing dock-connector accessories
  • Can’t use previously-purchased games
  • Shiny back surface not as rugged as anodized metal of previous version
  • New visuals-heavy interface slowed by album art
  • Cover Flow performance limited
 Compare

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