And there, floating behind the clear plastic front, was my black 8 GB 3G nano. It isn’t much bigger than a book of matches. It is just very, very tiny. It definitely looks better than in the pictures. The screen is very crisp.
I converted an episode each of The Simpsons and Seinfeld to see how they would look on the small screen. They came out surprisingly good. It is very small, but for sitcoms it works fine. I certainly wouldn’t want to watch a football game on a nano.
The biggest challenge I had was paring down my music collection to fit on 8 gigabytes (really 7.3 something, which is all that is usable). I spent a lot of the weekend unchecking albums and songs. The first cuts were easy but only got me down to about 11 GB. Then I had to start cutting albums I like, but chose the ones I don’t listen to very often, or cut out songs I’m not crazy about (Neil Diamond’s 12 Greatest Hits went down to 4 songs). That got me to just over 8 GB. Then I made even more cuts to get down to the usable space. I could really have used a 16 GB nano, but they don’t make those yet. Plus if Apple releases a hard drive version of the iPod Touch, I will be able to store absolutely everything.