So I picked up a 8GB Nano on Friday evening, bring me to my 72nd hour with the device. For the most part I am pretty pleased with the device, the new packaging – took me a sec to figure out how to open the damn thing – and its brighter screen. Battery life seems to be on par with Apple’s 20 hours, and the Nano sounds better then ever. But of course, like ever other iPod, there has to be a catch. The iPod Nano Gen 2 sports ULTRA slow – no lie – USB 2.0 transfer rates. In 10 minutes I couldn’t file the device and gave up leaving me with a half, yes HALF full Nano. My gen 1 Firewire iPod zipped right along, so as you can imagine this has left a bad taste in my mouth. Thank God for Costco and their ‘open’ return policy.