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A day without nano news hardly counts as a day, right?. Today we've got our official iPod nano review ready for reading (Verdict: small and nice), and on the flip side, we've uncovered the worst iPod accessory ever made (Verdict: very bad, duh). We've spotted a review of RCA's digital audio novice box with Mp3 ripper (officially coined Rip & Go), and Yepp, there's another new flash player from Samsung out in Korea.
Adding one more to the dozens of iPod nano reviews already on the web couldn't hurt, right? No, of course not. Especially when our review has all kinds of sweet photos alongside it. The official conclusion: "...as it is, I'm pretty happy with the nano. If you don't yet own an iPod... this is the one to get." An 89% rating will do the trick.
And the award for Worst iPod accessory ever goes to...the iPod nano Thong! Sisqo must be turning over in his grave (two iPod shuffles if you get the reference). This crummy case actually covers the wheel, part of the screen, and bottom dock connector, while leaving the corners available to whatever is thrown at them. Would you even pay $5 for this? How about $35, it's current asking price? No thanks, I'd rather wear a thong to class.
What happens when you try to make CD ripping "tech friendly" enough for Sally Housewife with no PC? You get this, the Rip & Go stereo/ripper from RCA. PCMag reviewed it, and their verdict is as expected: easy to use, but expensive and lacking features, like better bitrates (128 kbps Mp3 max), ID3 tag support, and faster ripping (it's done in real-time). Maybe next time guys.
Finally, there's a Korean preview of Samsung's brand new YP-T7F flash player. It packs in all the goodies; color screen, pic and movie viewing, FM radio, etc. Disappointingly, it's only available in 512 MB and 1 GB capacities. Come on Samsung, we know you guys have the flash to up this guy to 2 GB (or did Apple buy it all?).
Nothing left to see here, 'till next time folks...