Mac: The new iPod nano is fugly
If you haven’t seen the television ad for the new Nano, check it out HERE – Once you’ve done that, if you’re still even remotely interested in the crap I’ve posted here, watch this:
It’s been a while since I’ve written a Mac related post. That’s not because I don’t still consider myself something of a Apple Fanboy, but just that EOL doesn’t seem to be the right place for that sort of thing any more (Tycho and I have been working on reviving The Mac Address and I’ve just re-launched iPodmine) – but recently I’ve been inspired by a couple of things and have had some fun at Apple’s expense in video form.
But since then, I had a good look at the new iPods that Apple recently released and was really surprised by the new nano.
It’s a matter of taste, of course, but the iPod has always been a beautifully designed device: Well proportioned, slick and easy to look at.
Even the original iPod, while chunky by comparison with the current line-up, managed to be appealing and functional at the same time, which is more than can be said for the new iPod nano.
The new nano seems to be completely disproportional: Where’s the magic rectangle? What’s with the tiny, belly button like, scroll wheel? It just looks stumpy and wrong to me… but, you know, it could be worse… hence the video (above).