Pondering My Next iPod Purchase

I have had three iPods in my life: the first generation iPod Mini, the fifth generation iPod, and the first generation iPod Touch. All three of them still work flawlessly, and do so after vigorous use. I have zero complaints as someone who has been using Apple’s media players for five years now. It is coming time for me to purchase my next media player, and there is no hesitation in my mind about going for another iPod. I just have to decide which one I want.

While the latest hardware revision of the iPod Touch is nice, it isn’t particularly compelling to those of us that already have a perfectly functional iPod Touch. The iPod Classic is fine, but I’m not a huge fan of moving parts sitting in my pocket. The shuffle is a sexy device, but it functions very poorly as a podcast interface. That leaves me with the fifth generation iPod Nano. I’m okay with that.

After looking around a bit, the sixteen gig model is available for only $165 on Amazon. That is $165 for a 2.2″ screen, a 640×480 video camera, an FM tuner, a solid state drive, and a time tested user interface. This, in my mind, is a great deal.

What are your thoughts? Any objections to the latest incarnation of the iPod Nano?
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Grant is a writer from Delaware. In his spare time, Grant maintains a personal blog, hosts The Weekly Roar, hosts Quadcast, and writes for video games.