So I just have to say that I am so pleased that I got the 8GB solid-state memory Nano instead of the 30GB hard drive version of the IPod Video. Why might you ask…isn’t bigger always better? I will unfold my reasoning for you! I was pretty much certain that apple was going to announce a new IPod video at the MacWorld Conference in January – instead they announced the iphone and I’m not really looking for something like that. So I needed to decide between the 30GB video and 8GB Nano.
Initially I was all for the black IPod video since it was so much larger capacity! I figured that I could do so much with it. I argued that I would continue to use my shuffle at the gym etc – where the bouncing and running might damage the hard drive! – and use the video the rest of the time. I also thought that the video capability would be nice for plane trips. Well, Julie kept mentioning that she thought the video was just too big and she believed that it would start to annoy me. Also, battery life was important and it is so much better for the Nano.
So I went with the Red Nano and got the invisible shield to go on it to protect it from scratches and everything has gone flawlessly. I also got the Nike armband for the gym and I am satisfied with that as well.
So after a few months of daily use the Nano wins due to its compact design (I can take it anywhere in my pocket without annoyance), solid state (works great at the gym and doing other active stuff), battery life (24 hours play time), and it looks way better (newer design). I’m very happy with it and would make the same decision again.