Apple iPod classic 6th Generation 80 GB
I previously owned a YP-U2 2GB mp3 player which lasted over 3 years which still works and has never let me down however as my music collection has grown I needed a larger music device to put it on.
My friends highly recommended an iPod as there was so much more to offer.
To begin with I was hesitant as I knew the prices on them were very expensive, however after my friends agreed to help find me find one we decided to shop around.
Ebay was the first and only place we looked on and I was shocked at some of the starting prices for the newer models and ones with over 120GB I was looking at over £150!
I started to look for smaller and thought 80GB would be more than enough.
After some searching I came accross a 'buy it now' offer on 3 iPod, all of which were 80gb 6th gen classic iPods within my price range.
The first of which had no pictures of the iPod... I'm sorry but anyone who is interested in buying an iPod I would recommend having pictures of the product you are buying.
The next one had a picture which was not of the iPod for sale, yet again I would only buy an iPod with a genuine picture, this way you know exactly what your buying, the condition of the product and how much the owner cared for the product.
The final iPod on my search was the one I bought.
It had 3 pictures of the product and it was in beautiful condition, it had a small list of videos and tv shows already on it and a few games to try out.
The price I was looking at was £80 and for a second hand iPod that was a bargain compared to rest of the searches I came back with, some 80GB iPods went up to £110!
Upon recieving the product and playing around with it I found it a brilliant new electronic addition to the family. The sound quality was the best I've ever heard, the video quality was brilliant for a 2 1/2 inch screen and the options of what I could do were enough to keep myself occupied however I did find one or two flaws to the iPod perhaps compared to an mp3 or other music devices.
The first one is the controls and navigation.
When scrolling through your music you have to slide your finger around the centre button which sometimes may not be picked up specially when you first switch it on, this also can be very frustrating or difficult with any games you play on your iPod as moving in certain directions means you having slide you finger instead of simply pressing up or down.
It is also not very reliable for long distance runners like myself who like to skip songs.
I have an armband which you can slide your iPod into instead of holding the product, it looks smart on your arm and does give you the space to hold a water bottle in your hand however there is the issue of skipping tracks, when running fast it's hard to tap the skip button without turning the volume up or down, pausing the track or going into the menu, this can also be frustrating.
The last issue I personally had which would not be an issue for perhaps others is that there is no play speed option on the iPod unlike the YP-U2 I previously owned.
This option enables you to slow down or speed up your music to suit you. For example If you wanted to play guitar and copy a song at a slower speed as a beginner, or for example like myself if you like to speed up the song to run to and generally prefer the song to be faster.
I still cannot put the iPod down, it is the best technology you can get around and can barely be faltered however because of the few minor issues I have I rate the product 4/5
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
I previously owned a 16GB iPod Touch 2nd Gen which I was very happy with and used everyday for four years. However there was never enough space on the iPod for all my music and I never used the apps I downloaded so after the iPod stopped functioning properly I opted to get an 80GB iPod Classic.
When the iPod Classic arrived I was immediately pleased with the aesthetics of the device. The smooth matte black finish looks gorgeous and the weight of the device isn't too heavy but heavy enough to feel like it's worth something.
Space wise this iPod is much better. I can fit all my music on the device, lots of photos and all my videos, films and TV series with no trouble.
The volume is a little quieter than the iPod touch but it isn't too quiet at all. I can happily walk through a crowd without outer sound overpowering my music. Also I think the iPod touch may have been too loud - I think I was damaging my hearing with how loud I used to have it.
I've heard people say that the screen size of the iPod Classic is too small to enjoy video but I completely disagree. I've found that the screen size is optimum for personal on-the-go viewing.
After owning an iPod touch for years I was worried that the click-wheel interface would seem primitive, annoying and fiddly compared with the quick reacting touch screen but it isn't at all. I've found it to be a quick and efficient way of scrolling through my media.
Just make sure you get a good strong case to protect your iPod because as we all know, they easily scratch!
Joining the iPod revolution
Everybody has one except me so i decided it was about time I saw (or heard) what all the fuss was about.
The iPod is physically thinner than I expected but wider than I would like but still fits nicely in my big man hand.
I like the way music is handled on the iPod, the graphical user interface is frankly brilliant & very intuitive and the quality of music through the standard earphones is fine although I will be upgrading to something a bit more comfortable. the only criticism I have is itunes and the way you have to use it. iTunes is quite daunting at first but after a couple of weeks playing with it I am getting to grips with it. I'm not going to say I like it, yet.
I bought a book from Amazon to help me get the most out of my iPod, The iPod Book by Scott Kelby and I highly recommend it. It explains things in a very logical & easy to understand way & finally makes using the iPod a real pleasure.
This one that I bought is a used 80GB example but in great condition and I know I will be buying myself a brand new 160GB version soon as I have nearly filled it already.
I don't normally buy into brands but this little thing actually OK & I highly recommend it.
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Apple iPod Classic 6th Generation
This is a great iPod
You can watch Movies, listen to music, look at photo's or listen to Podcasts on it.
I downloaded Transformers the Movie on it, and at first I thought I wouldn't like watching a film on such a small screen, but I was happily surprised buy how good it was and the ease of watching it.
So if you want a decent iPod then get this or get an iPod Touch, you won't be disappointed.
Apple iPod classic 6th Generation (80 GB) MP3 Player
The enhanced iPod has the same sleek design with improved video battery life and upto 60% brighter screen; it brings gapless playback to the masses; up to 80GB; new features such as instant search and enhanced games; movies now available in iTunes 7; excellent overall value.
The Apple iPod has added no major functions such as FM radio, wireless, recording which I was expecting as a customer in a new generation ipod. The small screen is not enough for movie viewing; proprietary USB cable; narrow native video-format compatibility; body is still scratch prone.
The bottom line:-
The amazingly low priced updated Apple iPod gets many under-the-hood improvements, but it's still not a true video player.