The new iPod Nanos were released the other day and they look a lot like my 4GB 2nd generation nano. I’m guessing the more squarish design of the most recent generation Nano didn’t sell well for Apple. I never really liked the design anyway.
The new Nano comes in 9 metalic colors and in 8GB ($149) and 16GB ($199) models. It boasts a 2 inch screen and a few other new and cool features. It has a built in accelerometer that will allow you to flip through album art with Apple’s Cover Flow by tipping the iPod on its side. You can also give the iPod a little shake to shuffle to a new song in your music library. Kinda cool huh? But, perhaps the coolest new feature, the one that I’m most interested in trying out, is called Genius. Genius supposedly finds songs on your iPod that go together and makes a play list for you. I’m not sure what criteria it uses to make these lists, but it sounds pretty nifty. I may have to get a hold of one to test it.
I’m pretty impressed with the new Nano features and might actually consider picking one up. I don’t think I’m ready to make the iPhone jump, so another iPod may be right up my alley, especially with the increased storage and same low price.