Idiot proof technology not for geeks
While I like the ease of use that you get with an iPod, I have found that it lacks the access I am used to with other mp3 players. I can not delete files using the iPod and when I remove the files from my pc, it simply doesn't sync correctly (ie. remove the files from my ipod). So, Instead, youre forced to remove them one by one from the itunes program.
I dont like the lack of playlist features.
My advice would be to save your money and buy a smaller and brand new mp3 player such as iRiver, Sony or Panasonic.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Apple ipod 30 GB
Incredibly thin and intuitive design; beautiful LCD; supports photo and video playback; seamless integration with iTunes, which boasts the world's biggest music catalog and a new video store; smooth video; lots of extra features, such as a world clock, a stopwatch, and PIM applications; a galaxy of accessories designed for the iPod; great overall value.
5th Gen iPod great, shame iTunes not as efficient.
Having purchased my 5th generation iPod classic I was eagerly looking forward to getting my, admittedly over 200 cd in size, music collection on to it. Initially this seemed to be an easy process as I followed the instructions on the disc but, nearly 2 hours later, I was informed it had not been possible as my music is saved as 'wma' files which don't translate to iTunes. Hmph!
I'm used to Windows Media Player and I'm finding iTunes both slower to load a cd and more cumbersome in usage. I'm now reloading all of my music cd's to iTunes one by one and am frustrated by the inability of iTunes to allow updating of information whilst it does this process e.g. on one cd it showed 'voume 1' instead of 'volume 1' but I could not update this whilst loading in to iTunes or for the whole album. No, I had to wait until all tracks loaded then update each one individually in the Music listing (as it didn't hold the amendments made in the original field whilst loading). Another annoyance attached to this is iTunes susceptibility to then start playing the track you're trying to amend. So that's my gripe with iTunes.
Aside from this the iPod itself is really easy to use and does exactly what I wanted from it i.e. playing various playlists. So as I said, iPod = great, iTunes = not a convert!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Can be used by anyone and does what it says on the tin.
| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
I bought this iPod for a Christmas present, and I have been putting music on it so its ready for the big day.
So far, the iPod seems like an amazing piece of kit with music and video, and extremely easy to use.
The only criticism would be that it can run a little slow when playing music at the same time as using its other functions, but otherwise, I would say its flawless.
Even though it doesn't live up to the modern standards of the iPod touch, it is a great mp3 player that provides ease of use for any customer and a large capapcity to store all the media you could want.
Memory enough to store huge library of music/videos. Great Product. Easy to use, my daughter is only six and she can work it.