Fevzi Turkalp - The Gadget Detective joins Mike Mendoza
On Saturday mornings from 2.00 to 3.00am to answer your tech questions
and take a look at the latest from the world of Gadgets and Technology.
Gadget Detective on
Gadget of the Week
New iPod Nano (Second Generation)
Now available in 8GB version capable of storing around 2,000 songs (previous max was 4GB)
Also available in 2GB and 4GB capacitiy versions
Cheaper than First Generation ipod Nano
New headphones give slightly improved audio quality
The colour display is somewhat brighter than the first generation Nano
Wider range of colours available (see below)
Up to 24 hours of playback on a single charge
New iPods have anodised aluminium bodies with curved edges (similar to the now discontinued iPod Mini) and seem to be made from a single piece of metal
Centre of the scroll wheel is now indented for improved tactile feedback
Very stylish unit (even the box is stylish)
As with all iPods, no built-in radio or recording capability
The signature white headphones could make you more of a target for muggers
No mains adaptor provided so charging via USB only
Case colours may fade over time
2GB model only in silver
4GB model in silver, pink, green or blue
8GB model only in black
This is quite clever marketing (read sneaky) as the cheapest and most expensive models can be identified at a glance by their colour.
2GB model = £99 inc. VAT
4GB model = £129 inc. VAT
8GB model = £169 inc. VAT
8GB model represents the best value for money (if you use the extra capacity).
Star Rating: 8.5 Stars An evolutionary improvement from the original iPod Nano at a cheaper price.