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Yesterday I picked the new iPod nano (PRODUCT) RED and thought I’d drop some photo’s of it here. Note that I think the actual full name of this iPod is absurd and in my mind doesn’t follow Apple’s standards for simplicity. It’s the most confusing product […]

Yesterday I picked the new iPod nano (PRODUCT) RED and thought I’d drop some photo’s of it here. Note that I think the actual full name of this iPod is absurd and in my mind doesn’t follow Apple’s standards for simplicity. It’s the most confusing product name…ever. I’m not sure I’ve heard anybody say it correctly twice in a row. But that’s another post for another day.

The nano RED is just like Apple’s regular line of iPod nano’s but it’s got a much greater cause. A portion ($10) of every iPod nano RED is donated to the Global Fund to help fight AIDS in Africa. Part marketing ploy? Sure. Could they be donating more? Probably. But you can’t bash them for atleast taking a step in the right direction.

The iPod nano line of iPod’s are a solid mix of the capacity of the regular iPods and the smaller size of something like the shuffle. It’s not quite that small, but it’s certainly not as wide as the regular iPods. I do think Apple has just about hit the smallest size they can with the nano’s. Sure they could make it smaller, but anything smaller than this with a screen really just hits the point of being too small.

At any rate, without further ado, I present to you the iPod nano (PRODUCT) RED:

iPod nano (PRODUCT) RED

iPod nano (PRODUCT) RED

iPod nano (PRODUCT) RED

iPod nano (PRODUCT) RED

iPod nano (PRODUCT) RED

iPod nano (PRODUCT) RED

  1. Wouldn’t you rather have the 8Gb version now?

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  2. Wells sure, but it’s not like it’s a different product. I’ve already got a 20GB iPod that does fine for me. This was for my wife. :)

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  3. Very cool looking, I’m surprised they never had a red ipod anyway. I agree the (product) red name is clunky, but at the same time, there wasn’t much apple could do in the way of choosing it. (product) red is affiliating with many brands/companies to support AIDS/AIDS in Africa… so I guess that means various (products) are going to have new jazzy clunky (but charitable!) names.

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  4. Great photos.

    DBH has it right: clearly a product designed to benefit an organization such as PR must include their name.

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  5. The (red) think is not Apple’s doing- it is from the charity. They use words like endu(red), registe(red), etc as part of the campaign. You can read more about the charity you helped at http://www.joinred.com/

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  6. Well Chuchk, while I see your point…wouldn’t they have done (RED) instead of (PRODUCT).

    Or maybe they could have done producte(red). That’s pronounced pro-duc-te-red. What on earth that means, I don’t know. :P

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  7. I commend Apple for this move. Some may say that $10 isn’t much, but when you consider that Apple will sell millions of these things, that’s tens of millions of dollars going to fight AIDS in Africa. And no matter how you slice it, tens of millions is a lot of money.

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  8. product(red) is the “brand name” for the organisation http://www.joinred.com/ . and as such kinda needed to be used, it is also used by motorola, converse and a few other.

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  9. Ok, I think we are beating a dead horse with the naming thing. I think we all understand that it is because of joinred.com. Other than that, thank you for the pictures of the iPod. I am planning to buy one of these within the next couple of weeks, and get the Nike+ sports kit, too.

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  10. Why is everybody getting stressed about a name? Its just a name! Like Andreas said, there is a website full of product (RED) stuff. The important thing is the money being given to help fight HIV and AIDS. Okay, so $10 isnt a lot but its a step in the right direction so we’ll give them that.

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