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Photos: iPod Nano, second generation

The second-generation iPod Nano, which looks just like a minified iPod Mini, runs just a hair more slender than its predecessor. Its aluminum casing resists scratches better, too. We've taken a shot from every angle.

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CNET Reviews staff
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The Nano is tall and thin--rather like a supermodel. And how fitting that is, because the player is dressed to the nines in stylish metallic colors.
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The screen's a little small, but in keeping the overall proportions in line with the original Nano, Apple ensures that existing accessories will fit the new model. We bet third-party vendors are breathing a collective sigh of relief.
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The Nano looks just as good going as coming. Just look at that smooth and shiny backside.
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The Nano's smooth, rounded edges make it comfortable to hold, and the Click Wheel is in the perfect spot. In fact, the overall feel is quite ergonomic.
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It's so thin, the Nano nearly disappears in profile. While the original's ultrathinness made it seem fragile, the sturdy aluminum casing on the 2G helps this considerably.
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The bottom of the Nano houses a proprietary dock connector as well as a standard headphone port.
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The 2G and original Nanos are very similar; their competitors, however, couldn't be more different. They offer squatter designs and a boatload more features, such as built-in FM radios and video support.
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Apple cut down the packaging in the 2G Nano so that it's even more earth-friendly than its predecessor. The plastic box is sturdy enough to act as a storage receptacle for the player, or you can just recycle it.
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The new Nano plays nice with existing accessories. Here, it docks easily in the Altec Lansing inMotion iM500 speakers. And the pink looks hot against the matte-black backdrop.
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The Nano may be skinny, but it's also pretty long. It may not fit comfortably in small pockets.
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Who wouldn't want such a sweet-looking piece of gadget max relaxin' on their palm?

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