Well, all in the name of science at least…  The reviewers at ArsTechnica put the iPod Nano through an abundance of tests including a stress test that included being thrown from a car at 50 mph! 

Last Tuesday, Apple’s solution came in the form of the iPod nano, a mini-mini-version of their current iPod color line. That’s right, it’s more miniature than the iPod mini, and the display is color! It’s clear that these two superior elements are the reasons why Apple decided to do away with the original iPod mini line; however many consumers are upset that the iPod nano’s storage capacity is smaller than what the iPod mini used to be. At 2GB and 4GB, though, the capacities are higher than the current iPod shuffle line and the pricing falls right in line in between shuffles and regular color iPods.