Last week we looked at some comments about Apple's iPod announcements. This week, the professional reviews began to appear. Results aren't conclusive on the iPod Touch, since it's only just becoming available (though PC Mag has already called it "the best media player ever made"), but as far as the new Nanos are concerned, the results are in. We found the reviews to be stunningly, almost insultingly — and uniformly — positive. Take a look for yourself after the jump: reviewers recounted the squat iPod's many faults, but love it nonetheless. What do you think?
"Full-length movies are watchable, but not quite comfortably so, while half-hour TV shows are actually very doable." CrunchGear,
"In its price range, nothing beats the Nano…. Cover Flow maybe be graceful on the Phone and in iTunes, but on the nano, it's a bit of a letdown." PC Mag,
"When it comes to widescreen video, basically, the future of the format, the iPhone and the Zune make much more efficient use of the real estate given… Gripes and design curiosities aside, this is the nano, and the best one yet." Gizmodo,
"Bright video playback, an exceptionally thin all-metal body, above-average battery life, built-in games, and an advanced user interface. We're not crazy about the wider body, the smaller scroll wheel, the lack of video output, and the average-sounding audio quality." CNet,
"The third-generation model might not photograph well, but it is shockingly excellent when you see it in person— precisely the right combination of features for Apple's asking prices." iLounge,
Last Week: So many iPods, so much anger