iPod Nano 1st Generation
I have the 2 gb version, a gift from my brothers on 26 September 2005. I use it mostly as USB disk, and as an ebook listening device.
- Connection: USB
- Screen: 176 x 132 0.168 mm dot pitch
- On board RAM: 32 Mb
- Physical size: 89 mm x 41 mm x 6.9 mm
- Weight: 42.5 g (1.5 oz)
Rockbox (http://www.rockbox.org/) is a good alternative firmware for ipod nano. I don't really like the RockBox firmware for playing music or listening ebook, so I dual boot between RockBox and original firmware. Rockbox has many more games and it has some useful tools (such as image viewer).
After 5 years the battery capacity becomes a problem (it can last for about an hour), I bought a replacement from DealExtreme and installed it myself (http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.573~r.70455276). I followed the guide from iFixit(http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Repair/Installing-iPod-Nano-1st-Generation-Battery-Replacement/774/1), it was quite difficult to open the case, but after i manage to open it, the rest was quite easy.
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