iPod Nano 2nd Gen Red, 4 GB, 8 GB

The iPod nano RED Special Edition is identical to the iPod nano 2nd. As to hardware, the crucial improvement was boosting the battery life up to 24 hours. The display also became brighter or as Apple put it, more vibrant. As to software, Apple engineers improved the search engine. Videoplayback remained unavailable. Apple declared, that the package weight was also 32% reduced within the environmental conscious politics of the company.

iPod Nano 2nd Gen Red, 4 GB, 8 GB

Introduced on October 13, 2006.

Specifications

  • Processor Type: Samsung ARM.
  • Storage capacity: 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB.
  • Display: 1.5-inch (diagonal) LED backlit color LCD, 176×132 (.168-mm dot pitch).
  • Connectivity: USB.
  • Mac support: Mac 10.3.9.
  • Dimensions: 3.5 x 1.6 x 0.26.
  • Average weight: 1.41 oz.
  • Navigation: Click wheel with pressure sensitive buttons under it.
  • Format: MP3.
  • Battery Type: Lithium ion battery provides 24 hours of playback.
  • Color: Red.

About the iPod nano Battery

iPod nano has an internal, non-user-replaceable battery. For best results, the first time you use iPod nano, let it charge for about three hours or until the battery icon in the top-right corner of the iPod nano display shows that the battery is fully charged. If iPod nano isn’t used for a while, the battery might need to be charged.

The iPod nano battery is 80-percent charged in about two hours and fully charged in about three hours. If you charge iPod nano while loading files, playing music, or viewing a slideshow, it might take longer.

How to charge the iPod nano Battery

You can charge the iPod nano battery in two ways:

  • Connect iPod nano to your computer.
  • Use the iPod USB Power Adapter, available separately.

To charge the battery using your computer: Connect iPod nano to a high-power USB port on your computer. The computer must be turned on and not in sleep mode (some models of Macintosh can charge iPod nano while in sleep mode). If the battery icon on the iPod nano screen shows a lightning bolt, the battery is charging. If it shows a plug, the battery is fully charged. If you don’t see the lightning bolt or the plug, iPod nano might not be connected to a high-power USB port. Try another USB port on your computer.If you want to charge iPod nano when you’re away from your computer, you can purchase the iPod USB Power Adapter.

If you want to charge the battery using the iPod USB Power Adapter, do the following:

Warning: Make sure the power adapter is fully assembled before plugging it into an electrical outlet.

  • Connect the AC plug adapter to the power adapter (they might already be connected).
  • Connect the iPod Dock Connector to USB 2.0 Cable to the power adapter, and plug the other end of the cable into iPod nano.
  • Plug the power adapter into a working electrical outlet.

Important note: If you have an optional iPod Dock Connector to FireWire cable, you can also connect iPod nano to a FireWire port on your computer or to an iPod Power Adapter (with a FireWire port) that’s plugged into an electrical outlet. You can use FireWire only for charging the battery and not for loading songs and other files onto iPod nano.

Understanding Battery States

When your iPod nano is not connected to a power source, a battery icon in the top-right corner of the iPod nano screen shows approximately how much charge is left. If iPod nano is connected to a power source, the battery icon changes to show that the battery is charging or fully charged. You can disconnect and use iPod nano before it is fully charged.

Important note: Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles and might eventually need to be replaced. Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by use and settings.

Red color – Battery less than 20% charged.
Green color covering half of the space – Battery about halfway charged.
Battery is green – Battery is fully charged.
Lightning bolt – Battery is charging.
Plug – Battery is fully charged.

Apple Orders, Discontinuation, Price

Apple Order: MA725LL/A.

Apple Model No: A1199 (EMC 2115).

Discontinued: September 5, 2007.

Price: US$149, $249.

Miscellanea

  • The player has a scratch proof case, which is the blessing for to active or clumsy users.
  • To use some features, advertised by Apple, a user has to buy some extra devices. Thus, to listen an FM radio a user has to buy an Apple Radio Remote ($ 49) and to make a voice record a user has to buy Belkin’s tiny TuneTalk Stereo ($69.99) which augmented the initial price of the device.
  • With iPod nano, you can take your music collection with you wherever you go. Read this section to learn about loading music and listening to iPod nano. You use iPod nano by importing songs, audiobooks, and podcasts (radio-style audio shows) into your computer and then loading them onto iPod nano. Read on to learn more about the steps in this process, including: – Getting music from your CD collection, hard disk, or the iTunes Store (part of iTunes and available in some countries only) into the iTunes application on your computer; – Organizing your music and other audio into playlists, if you want; – Loading playlists, songs, audiobooks, and podcasts onto iPod nano; – Listening to music or other audio on the go. Note that to listen to music on iPod nano, you first need to get that music into iTunes on your computer.

Links

  • Where to sell used iPod nano? Trade in your old gadget at iGotOffer for cash. Free shipping, fast payment: Sell my iPod nano.

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