8GB iPod nano (sixth generation, late 2010)

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8GB iPod touch (1G, Late 2007)

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Pros
  • Compact size
  • Multi-Touch display and interface improve many interactions
  • Better media-browsing performance than previous models
  • Convenient clip
  • Bright screen
  • Support for voice memos
  • Rugged exterior
  • Improved Center button “feel.”
  • Bright colors
  • Solid battery life
  • Alphanumeric overlay browsing feature
  • No skipping thanks to flash memory
  • Responsive controls
  • Support for photo viewing
  • Clear and bright screen
  • Syncs quickly
  • Web browsing and YouTube video on an iPod
  • Beautiful and intuitive interface
  • ITunes Wi-Fi Music Store is fleet over fast Wi-Fi and very convenient
  • Extra applications useful
Cons
  • No physical playback buttons, but ships with basic earbuds instead of remote/mic version
  • Same price as previous version despite cheaper earbuds, a smaller screen, and no video-watching and -recording features
  • Multi-Touch sometimes feels more gimicky than useful
  • Takes longer to sync than previous nano
  • Text search can be tedious
  • Earbuds won’t fit everyone
  • No support for viewing pictures on an attached television
  • No syncing via FireWire
  • Can't boot a Mac from it
  • No calendar event editing
  • Darkly lit video and photos lack detail
  • Incompatible with old video accessories
  • No external volume controls or support for remote control
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