iPod Nano 6th Generation *Holiday Gift Guide 2010*

Apple gave their entire iPod lineup a makeover this year and the biggest face lift was given to the iPod Nano. I thought after the 5th generation was released the Nano wouldn’t get any new releases for a while. After you add a video camera that lets you record with special effects and pause live radio –what else do you do with a Nano?

Apple answered that question by totally remixing it this year. The 6th generation Nano now resembles an iPod Shuffle with a screen and buttons instead of a click wheel. The new Nano is the smallest it has ever been at a mere 1.48” in height and 1.61” in width and 0.35” in depth including the clip.

Apple chose to remove the video camera and focus on the multi-touch screen with 1.54” color display that comes with 240×240 pixels resolution at 220 pixels per inch. The iPod Nano also comes with the Genius technology and a built-in FM radio (that you can still pause live). It also doubles as a pedometer making it all you need while working out or going for a run.

The new Nano also comes with several accessibility features. One of them is Voiceover the world’s first gesture-based screen reader that can tell you the name of the song or artist you’re listening to and speaks 29 languages. You can touch the screen to hear a description of the item under your finger, then double-tap, drag, or flick to control iPod Nano or use the earphones, which include a remote and mic to control your music without even looking at the screen. The pricing on the Nano hasn’t been remixed the 8GB is available for $149 and the 16GB is $179. It also include Mono Audio is your hearing is limited to one ear.

This would be a great gift for yourself or a loved one especially if they are in the market for a new MP3 player. It’s also stylish and available in several colors for individuality and personalization.