Thursday, August 16, 2012

iPod Nano Touch Extended and Smarter Concept

Sometimes design concepts are incredible and are as great, if not better, than the actual device released. The iPod Nano Touch concept below is not one of those times. The iPod Nano Touch features WiFi, a front facing camera for Facetime calls, weather status, ability to record Nike+ exercise results, and apps like time, music, radio, images and podcasts.

Coming by way of designer Enrico Penello, the concept device naturally comes with a touchscreen display. The UI appears to be somewhat similar to the current clippy and touchy iPod nano, but the shape has been extended into a longer stick, not unlike the shape we used to have with the old iPod shuffle. The concept is smarter, though, coming with Wi-Fi, a FaceTime-ready front-facing camera, and a new weather app. Yes, Nike+ support is there too.
With the longer body shape comes a longer clip on the back. Rounding out the specs are the trusted home button and a couple of volume buttons, as well as the power button on top. I’m not sure I like the idea of the extended clip, but I think I can get into the extended touchscreen interface and Wi-Fi capabilities. This is totally an unofficial concept, though, so who knows if Cupertino is paying attention?


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