CNET's Rating: 8.3 Excellent
The Good: Gorgeous, superslim design with bright, photo-friendly screen; easy to operate; nimble processor and system performance
The Bad: Unspectacular battery life; scratches easily; 4GB maximum capacity is not a good fit for many users; no extra features such as FM radio; no A/V-out
What It's For: Playing digital audio files such as MP3, AAC, DRM AAC and Audible; photo viewing and storage; data storage
Essential Extras: Better headphones; protective case
The Bottom Line: Though its capacity is limited, the Apple iPod Nano sets the standard for MP3 players to come.
Street Price: $199 to $249
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