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Fifth-generation iPod nano

At a Glance

Thin music and video player

Price when rated: $179

Pros

  • Pedometer
  • Buffered FM radio with iTunes Tagging
  • Built-in video effects
  • Larger display
  • Video camera and microphone

Cons

  • Video shot indoors looks poor
  • Same old earbuds
  • FM reception adequate but not great
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At a Glance

Thin music and video player

Price when rated: $149

Pros

  • Pedometer
  • Buffered FM radio with iTunes Tagging
  • Slim design with larger screen
  • New audio and video features work well
  • Built-in video effects
  • Larger display
  • Video camera and microphone

Cons

  • Video shot indoors looks poor
  • Same old earbuds
  • Can only shoot video, not still images
  • Video lens is awkwardly placed
  • FM reception adequate but not great
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