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Ars Technica says:

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When combined with the plethora of other features supported by the nano--music of course, video playback, Nike+, pedometer, Voice memos, and radio capabilities--there are certainly many things to like about this 8GB for $149 (or 16GB for $179 ) player. quote


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Critic reviews

8.2
8 reviews
  • Sound quality
    6.5
  • Video quality
    6.8
  • Ease of use
    8.0
  • Portability
    9.2
  • Battery life
    8.0
  • Media support
    7.4
  • Capacity
    6.0

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User reviews

8.2
37 reviews
9.0
PC Mag Sep 10, 2009

No other player offers video recording, but even without it, the iPod nano is still the most graceful device in its price range.

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9.0
ZDNet Sep 21, 2009

I never planned to buy a new iPod prior to the announcements, but am very pleased with the iPod nano 5th generation and plan to spend a lot more time with it out running. I bought an arm band case to use with the nano so I can easily take it with me when I hit the road.

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8.0
Ars Technica Sep 16, 2009

When combined with the plethora of other features supported by the nano--music of course, video playback, Nike+, pedometer, Voice memos, and radio capabilities--there are certainly many things to like about this 8GB for $149 (or 16GB for $179 ) player.

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8.0
Laptop Magazine Sep 24, 2009

The fifth iteration of Apple’s tiny portable media player keeps the same featherweight body as its predecessor but adds a bigger screen and video recording.

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7.0
Gizmodo Sep 11, 2009

So the big question: Should you buy the Nano? Yes, if you want an easy-to-use, slick, full-featured and small PMP. No, if you just want an 8GB vessel for your MP3s. If you're in the market for both a PMP and a cheap pocket camcorder, it's definitely a "yes." But think it over.

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9.0
TrustedReviews Sep 16, 2009

The 5th gen iPod nano is inarguably Apple's best yet. It's still more expensive than its peers, but it's got more style than any rival and the addition of a video camera gives it more than a modicum of substance too.

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7.0
TechRadar Sep 21, 2009

The iPod nano is a ragbag of features. Its strengths as a small, compact and user-friendly portable media player shine through, but the video camera and FM radio are plain daft.

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9.0
About Oct 14, 2009

The 5th generation iPod nano is crammed full of a great features and, at a low price, makes for a tremendously compelling package.

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5.0
thatdidnthurt thatdidnthurt

I picked up the new Nano when my Touch died. The first things I noticed is how nice they look and how sharp their edges are. By sharp, I mean cut your hand open sharp, not good looking. The new menu interface looks nice though the cover flow thing is pretty annoying being that when plugged into...

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9.0
CRCasper CRCasper

To me, this is the best music player to date (bear in mind I'm writing this in early 2013), though there's been many made available since. We all know the arguments for and against iPods in general, but I really do prefer this 5th gen Nano over the others. For starters, I want something...

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