This iPod Nano Concept Better Is Than The Real Thing

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I'd trade my crappy square Nano in for one of these in a second
I'd trade my crappy square Nano in for one of these in a second

We love us a good iConcept design here at Cult of Mac, and we especially love those which appear to be better than the Apple product they are based on. So I’m happy to bring you Enrico Penello’s iPod Nano Touch, a great-looking update to the terrible iPod Nano.

While Enrico’s concept incorporates Wi-Fi, FaceTime, a home button and other unlikely frivolities, the real meat of his design is in the shape. The current Nano is terrible. To use the thing you need two hands: one to cradle it and one to swipe the tiny screen.

Making it longer like this would sure make it easier to hold, turning it back into a one-handed device like almost every iPod before it. It also makes hitting the volume switches easier, and the extra space would allow for a battery more than powerful enough for the slightly bigger (taller but narrower) screen.

That said, Wi-Fi would actually be pretty sweet, if only for grabbing the latest episode of the CultCast over the air. But what do you think, dear reader? Is the Nano in need of a redesign? And if so, is this it?

[Via Yanko]