7th Gen Ipod
Many websites talk of the decline of the MP3 player now the smart phone has arrived, but there is still room for a quality product like this.
Video is crisp and surprisingly watchable given the size, I would not be put off watching a movie in flight. Sound is good, with the use of the equalizer, while the most popular creative headphones offer cheap sound isolation. This is a great deal of hard drive space, my 2nd gen Nano's capacity was too small at 4gb, 160gb however stores every album in the house and a large video collection too, and is still only a third full. A dock is also a good move and there are many to suit all budgets, mine now sends video to TV. Adding an FM transmitter offers all your music to your car's stereo too.
Downsides: Itunes software, not a fan myself, though some reviewers like it, I find the layout awkward when all I need is ripping CD's and 'drag and drop', so I may use Win-amp instead. Grace-note doesn't provide as many covers as I'd like and I'd like to sort tracks how I want them rather than how Apple wants me to. The addition of a protective case is essential, as even the tiniest mark is visible, but these are cheap and plentiful on Ebay.
All in all a good purchase, but some may consider it overkill if only an occasional listener. Future competition may lie in the streaming of music to smart phone apps, as this affords radio too, rather than clunky Pod casts, it seems that easy to use devices always cost more, but for now it is a worthy contender for those who like their products to do what they're intended to.
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My Ipod (120gb Classic, black)
Fantastic, versatile, useful, mobile entertainment, filofax and photo album, that's how I'd describe my Ipod. What a difference it's made to me already, I can listen to my music or a podcast, watch a TV program or film. I can also play a game or read a book or any text files I've put on the little piece of magic I now own. Whatever I want to do while travelling or at home relaxing, I have it covered or the Ipod does, brilliant. I really don't know how I managed so long without one, I've had an MP3 player for years, but how sad it looks now compared, what just music, how boring lol.
Plus, added to the battery power of the Ipod, I've bought a handy battery pack that extends the play time of the Ipod by 15-20 hours per set of 4 AA rechargeable batteries. So with 2 sets of AA's you have up to 76 hours of playing time without ever needing to see a computer or plug socket, what more could you ask.
If my Ipod ever breaks down I'll be lost, until it either gets repaired or replaced that is, I hope that never happens though of course.
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Apple iPod classic 6th Generation Black (120 GB) MP3 Pl
A solid product that looks and feels well made. 120GB of storage is more than enough for the serious music lover and the user interface through itunes is easy enough to use, wether you download and add your own mp3 tracks, or purchase them from apple.
If you are looking for a player to view movies and films I would suggest that the newer ipod touch players are the ones you need to purchase.
All in all, the product does what it says on the box. I would certainly recommend this as a well made no frills mp3 player.
One item that is worth changing is the headphones. While the apple supplied phones are adequate, the sound really comes alive if you couple the unit with a pair of Sennheiser CX 400-II Precision In-ear ear-bud headphones, with the apple supplied units there is a distinct lack of bass.
To date, the Apple iPod classic 6th Generation has been a sound, reliable purchase and compared to similar products I have used is superior in my opinion.
A "Classic" love story
When I got this ipod I knew straight away that it was a match made in heaven. My first ipod was the 8gb nano which I bought because I liked the choice of colours and the neat, lightweight packaging but as my music and media collection grew double quick time I realized the memory just wasn't going to be enough, hence the change. I did flirt with the idea of getting a Touch but kicked that into touch (scuse the pun) when I realised that more memory meant MUCH more dosh and also not as many gb's as the classic range has to offer . The 120gb (you can also get up to 160gb's) memory on the Classic is fantastic allowing you to download thousands of songs, many hours of movies,videos,TV episodes etc and the screen is a decent enough size to watch the former on, plus the resolution is great, very clear with good colour.It has a nice weight to it and with the classy matt black finish, gives you the feeling that it's money well spent. Not a lot to find fault with, the only cons that I can think of are that the click wheel can be a bit fiddly till you get used to it and the silver back and screen will obviously get marked and scratched over time (both these actually happen with the other ipod ranges too) but this can be sorted easily enough by buying a case or cover and if you did want to make it look more funky, decal skins can also be bought for the Classic but personally I prefer the original look. Reccomended to all the people out there who just want a "does what it says on the tin" media player that delivers as good as it looks and aren't bothered about thousands of apps. Definitely a touch of class!
I love having my entire music collection in my pocket!
I actually bought the same one from the same company after the first one got stolen. This is my fourth Apple iPod, (iChapod 4!), which was an update on the last (30 gig) pod, because my record collection had outgrown the second one, and I had had to start removing photos to cope with the music playlist. This one should last me many years, being four times the capacity. I ma always happy to buy Apple products, having been a brand follower for nearly thirty years, starting with Macintosh Plus computer ion 1985, I know them to have a reputation for quality unsurpassed, functionality and ease of use.
I like the longer battery life of the later generation models, and the neat idea of being able to carry a massive record collection in my pocket, wherever I go, and, with a 3.5 mm jack to 2x RCA lead, I can go to parties, and other functions, and play music I like, without being burdened down with CD's, or cassettes or LP's, (I am 52 years old, so can remember all the way back to buying vinyl and eight-track cartridges), so this technology is astounding to me!
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