Sunday, September 20, 2009
Apple Nano: Shoots videos only, stills maybe to follow
Everytime Apple initiates an assembly of Mac talks, bigots like me went blustering with frenzy and excitement. The same goes true with the Rock'n Roll event that makes the Mac cult went gaga in prophesying on what could be the next product offering.
It was at this time when Apple Nano Video was announced, along with other products like iTouch 3.1 and the new breed of funky colored Shuffles.
To be honest, there is nothing distinctive that day aside from the Apple Nano video.
Although a bit late, at least Apple listened to the series of our whinathon by implementing video technology in its Nano product line. Yes, we're already tired of the crappy videos of the CDR King's MP4 Players. So this offshoot of Nano Video is a beacon of hope and possibly a catalyst for change at how we look at small media players.
The display, which Apple claimed to be 65% brighter than the previous Nano, has widescreen and full screen option.
Not only does this play dazzling video, it has a camera as well to make one. The caveat though is that Nano camera only shots video and not in still formats.
Another notable feautures are the FM transmitter and a Coverflow interface that would let you ripple through the album cover and music libraries.
Slapped with a 2.2inch vibrant screen that displays video at the highest pixel-per-inch density, the Nano is a caper worth watching.
Annodized aluminum finish makes it look sleek and splendid, although rear panel is shiny but it somehow compliments to my affinity to anything glamorously glossy.
Price for 8GB is Php8,790 and 16GB comes at a Php10,490.
Any of my friends thinking for an advance Christmas present for their early adopter friend? An iPod Nano 8GB would just suffice for me.