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iPod Video Nano

Written by Digicamhelp Editor

The iPod is is a perfect gizmo for the photographer.

Ipod video nanoI’m in love… with my iPod Nano.

I never owned or even cared to own one. Until last year when someone gave me a Shuffle for a present, which I use for listening to audio podcasts and books.

When the new iPod nano came out I just knew I had to have one.

After playing with it for the first few hours, I thought about upgrading to an iPod with a larger screen. However, I decided to wait until some of the inevitable kinks are worked out and prices hopefully decline.

I mean, it’s a big jump going from $150 to $250 for the next size screen.

A few minor niggles with my iPod Nano

  • The scrolling goes so fast that you sometimes miss the menu you want. It will just take some getting used to.
  • If you want to play an audio book on slow, it has a strange sound. Until there is a firmware upgrade, I use normal speed.

Oh, and for the price Apple charges, I really think a little pouch should be included to protect the unit. It would be a lot more useful than the Apple stickers that come in the box!

Why am I interested in the iPod as a photographer?

Well, I can store images and video; including full-resolution photos if desired. No more carrying around a small  photo album in my handbag. Now I show my photos via a mini electronic slideshow.

Resetting the iPod

I had to reset the iPod a couple of times and tried a number of suggestions offered by Apple. Here’s the one that actually worked:

Lay the iPod on a flat surface and then simultaneously hold down the Select and Menu buttons for about six seconds. Just to be safe, I reset the iPod using iTunes.