Other than a non-existent battery life, my first generation iPod still works like a charm as long as it’s plugged into a computer. However, since I need my iPod to be portable, I decided it was finally time to upgrade (and downsize) to a Nano. My old iPod was too large for any armband, so I used to have to alternate hands as I was holding it while I ran. Needless to say, my biceps are thanking me. January 2010.