Apple iPod Nano (seventh generation, silver) comparison

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Apple iPod Nano (seventh generation, silver)

Apple iPod Nano (seventh generation, silver)
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Apple iPod Touch (5th generation, 32GB, black)

Apple iPod Touch (5th generation, 32GB, black)
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SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip (blue, 4GB)

SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip (blue, 4GB)
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Apple iPod Touch (4th generation, 32GB, black)

Apple iPod Touch (4th generation, 32GB, black)
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Apple iPod Shuffle (2012, yellow)

Apple iPod Shuffle (2012, yellow)
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Price $138 to $158 at 3 stores $289 to $344 at 2 stores $19 to $54 at 4 stores $224 at 1 store $48 to $49 at 2 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.6 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 1.5 stars out of 3 reviews 4.5 stars out of 10 reviews 2.5 stars out of 16 reviews 4.0 stars out of 71 reviews 1.5 stars out of 1 review
Release date September 11, 2012 October 09, 2012 August 24, 2011 September 01, 2010 October 09, 2012
The Bottom Line The seventh-generation iPod Nano is an incredibly compact portable media player with gym-friendly features, but it's overshadowed by the superior value of Apple's iPod Shuffle and fourth-generation iPod Touch. The latest iPod Touch is the best iPod ever, and as close to a phoneless iPhone 5 as you can get -- but its high price makes it a tough call versus cheaper tablets with larger screens. SanDisk's tongue-twister of an MP3 player is a stupefying value and its practical clip-on design is perfect for the gym. The fourth-gen iPod Touch is Apple's second-best portable media player, with a price that will help you forget about No. 1. The Apple iPod Shuffle is an adorable way to take your favorite songs on the go, but sometimes it's too small for its own good.

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Dimensions (WxDxH) 1.56 in x 0.21 in x 3.01 in
2.31 in x 4.86 in x 0.24 in
Info unavailable 2.3 in x 0.3 in x 4.3 in
1.2 in x 0.3 in x 1.1 in
Resolution 432 x 240
1136 x 640
Info unavailable 960 x 640
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Software type [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: Software] Info unavailable Camera
Notification Center
Siri
Passbook
Apple FaceTime
Mail
iMessage
Newsstand
Videos
Music
App Store
Reminders
Photos
Maps
Calendar
Calculator
Contacts
Stocks
Notes
Weather
iTunes
Apple Safari
Napster
Rhapsody Media Player
EMusic
Drivers & Utilities
Apple Safari
Mail
iMessage
Newsstand
Find My iPod touch
Videos
Music
App Store
Reminders
Photos
Maps
Calendar
Calculator
Contacts
Stocks
Notes
Weather
iTunes
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Mfr estimated battery life 30 hour(s)
40 hour(s)
15 hour(s)
40 hour(s)
15 hour(s)
PC interface(s) supported Bluetooth 4.0
Hi-Speed USB
Hi-Speed USB
Bluetooth 4.0
Wi-Fi
Hi-Speed USB
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Wi-Fi
Hi-Speed USB
Hi-Speed USB
Flash memory form factor Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Integrated
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Flash memory installed 16 GB
32 GB
4 GB
32 GB
2 GB
Battery technology Lithium ion
Lithium ion
Info unavailable Lithium ion
Lithium ion
Weight 1.1 oz
3.1 oz
Info unavailable 3.6 oz
0.4 oz
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