I have two First Generation iPod Nano which I bought years ago when it was very first launched in Singapore. In fact, it is so old that it is part of the accepted iPod Nano Settlement case which I will probably cover in another blog in the future. Anyhow, I was quite pleased with them and later upgraded to an iPod 30GB Fifth Generation which is fast filling up with my songs.
I skipped second generation of iPod (the thin nano) and the third generation (the fat ass nano). Last week, because of a good offer, I finally brought the 4th generation iPod Nano for peace and harmony at home :p).
And a pink colour too 🙂
I had a chance to play around with it last night and the focus here is on my favourite album art part of Nano. The Nano (I think in 3rd Generation) already features a Cover Flow concept (just like in iTunes too) and at two places. Firstly at the main screen and secondly at the Cover Flow section. Also when selecting albums by name, you can see the albums cover art too. Very nice. Finally the whole album art fills up the whole screen when you are playing the song and is hence much better (bigger ?) than the original Nano or even my iPod. Of course, this means you need to have good resolution album art which you can get from here at this Chinese Album Art Web Site 🙂
Pictures to share my fetish … 🙂
Notice the row of album art at the bottom of the main screen when MUSIC is selected:
In Nano 4th Generation, there is a Cover Flow functionality(and Genius which I think just does not work for Asian songs)
You can scroll through the cover flows from left to right using the button
If you click on one of the albums in the Cover Flow
It will then show up the list of songs in the same album which can then play
With a nice Full Screen Album Art
When selecting albums (via the ALBUMS listing), you can also see the album art in the left hand side for each album:
Album Art is everywhere
Finally a picture of the Nano with album art of Jackie Chan song