I don't know much about iPod Nano, but iPods will connect to car stereos, etc., if that is factor for you. I have a Teac CD player that recognizes an iPod, which is very cool. I had iPod Classics over the years, but now I have an iPod Touch. I think it's 6th Gen. You can find them fairly cheap. Ipod Touch also has Blueteeth which is an option if you have a modern receiver at home. I don't use that though as it hasn't been a super reliable connection for me.