Apple which is known world wide for its user friendly gadgets has extended the features of its Nano iPod. Apple iPod came in two categories- shuffle and nano both of which had become a sensation once it entered the market. Nano which has been serving only music to millions is now coming up with video camera, Music genius, FM, VoiceOver and Fitness. Wats even more exciting is the size of the iPod is still the same.
With a few scrolls you could access the video camera and start recording the fun things happening around you. A built in mike lets u record the audio too.
Now this is not something new for those who are familiar with iTunes. When you really love a song you could turn on the genius in the nano which brings you a playlist of songs that would sound great with the one you love. If you are not satisfied with the playlist refresh it and give it a go for another combination of songs.
And one of the best features of iTunes is Cover Flow which will be available in the upcoming Nano too. You cannot find an easier way to browse through your songs. And just give the Nano a shake to shuffle the songs. Pretty cool
FM in Nano is not just the FM you listen daily in your other gadgets. Besides playing the station you tuned in it also tells who and what you are listening to. Two mind blowing features which comes along with FM- Live pause and iTunes Tagging. If you had to go for a break while your favourite song is playing, just pause it and go ahead. The song is all yours and you can play when you want to. You can also rewind and fast forward it. And its still FM ( APPLE, YOU ROCK).
And what is all about iTunes tagging ? Say you listen to a song in FM and you seem to like it. When you goto iTunes library you forget the name of the song. Is this happening with you? Then new Nano makes it simple for you. You can tag the songs and make a list of all the songs you like. Later when you synch it with iTunes you can download them as you wish.
This is something that was already put in iPod Shuffle as an additional feature. Voice Over tells you what song you are listining to and also the artist without interrupting your music. And it talks multiple languages too.
The built in accelerometer helps you to remain fit. You just turn it on before starting from your place to see how many footsteps you take to meet your goals.
8GB iPod Nano costs $149 (around Rs.7000) and 16GB costs $179( around Rs.8500). Totally worth it and I cant stop falling in love with Apple gadgets.
Waiting to get my pay cheque so that i get one.