Good ipod, sound quality is good and visual display is also nice, but breaks really easily over simple stuff like unplugging without safely removing it, and the only way to repair iPods is either via iTunes, or an apple store, as there is no other means or repairing it elsewhere, and unless it's still under warranty, the repair cost can be as much as the cost of a brand new one.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Apple 30gb ipod Classic 3rd. Generation
Recommended to me as my previous, inexpensive 4gb Rockchip Player had seen better days. The sound quality was acceptable - not outstanding. The actual usage was fine when it came to playing media. For me the "Bogey" is the fact that you are tied into the whole Apple system i.e. you cannot easily transfer Music Files of your own compilation. It seems to prefer commercial ones and I failed to sync. it with my Windows Media Player, on Vista 32bit, despite having installed MGTEK dopisp. On other players all one has to do is open "Music" and drag files across - couldn't be simpler. In conclusion, I reckon this player is fine once you do not expect versatility and are happy with being tied to a particular set-up.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Classic 3rd gen IPOD - fantastic!
The 30 Gb IPOD is great - loads of memory, easy to replace battery when it gets tired (so far on my third battery for second IPOD in family).
Easy to use, rugged (I do a LOT of travelling and this just keeps on going).
Battery life is good (lasts a return flight to the US no problems.
Well supported by ITUNES and of course if anything goes wrong, theres a soft and hard reset .... and away you go again!
Our first experience with iPod
We'd always refused to get on the iPod train due to the cost over your average mp3 player - until we found one for £25.
The unit is very well built and feels solid, iTunes makes transfer a breeze and the playlists are a great idea.
For those of you, like me, who said why by an iPod when you can have a regular mp3 player for less..... dont knock it until you check out the features.
Only negative - battery life does seem a little on the short side
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Blast from the Past!
Its been years since I've seen a 3rd Gen iPod let alone used one, although it is a bit on the large side it is a necessary sacrifice for the cool-factor. The london tube is inundated with ipod touches and iphones, using the ipod for the first time on the way to work garnered stares from everyone around me.
definitely worth the money!