If you’ve been wondering about that special bag people (like Derrick Story in iPod nano First Impressions) are talking about, wonder no more.
You can see what it looks like in the photo here.
I bought my iPod nano at my local Apple Store.
It was a good thing I wanted a white 4GB model because that was all they had by the time I got there just before noon on Saturday (Sept. 10).
The battery was fully charged when I tried my nano, so I was able to try my first iPod right away.
Couple of comments about this first iPod experience.
- As usual, the package the nano comes in is as attractive and compelling as the product itself.
- As a Linux/Windows geek who only recently wandered over to play with a Mac, the USB-only connection (no Firewire) didn’t bother me.
- The lack of a A/C recharger and no user replaceable battery did though :-) (But, I’ve read all the grumbling about this before buying the unit).
- The online registration process was awful. The system never accepted my serial number (checked it three times on both the packaging and the unit). When it finally gave me an alternate registration process, it seemed to go OK. However, the confirmation email thanked me for buying an iBook. Hmm.
- The photo display is nice and crisp though awfully small (but that doesn’t bother me). I wish it had a zoom feature though.
- Moving files from my Mac mini to the iPod nano was extremely fast. I had become used to the snails pace USB transfer from my Windows PC to my Pocket PC and was surprised how fast a real USB 2.0 file transfer can be.
- I wish MP3 players, in general (not just the iPod), would add an easy bookmarking feature for Podcasts. Or I am missing something here?
Overall, I’m very happy with this first iPod of mine.
How is your iPod nano experience going?