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Created: 01/01/10

Apple iPod Touch 2nd generation.

Review for: Apple iPod touch 2nd Generation Black (8 GB)

I bought this, having been impressed by my sons iTouch phone.
I have hugely enjoyed the creation of my personal playlists of music, and having attached the iTouch to a good quality Hi-Fi active speakers, just how good the little iTouch sounds.
Highlights have been the 'last Fm' free apps download, which allows the continuous play of music in your chosen genre/artist, free- all day....
I have downloaded about 7 of 4 gazillion apps available, and a weight checking download which enabled me to keep a very close check on daily calorie intake over Christmas.
The wi-fi facility is good, but a little slow compared to the iphone, and less mobile , of course. No complaints, build quality is good, and usefulness appears to be boundless.It is a vert tactile bit of gadgetry, that, for once, is as good as the hype.I could house my entire 300 CD collection on this, my sons tell me.....Brilliant - and easy to use.

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Created: 09/03/10

Apple iPod touch 16 GB (2nd Generation) MP3 Player

A great buy - best £100 I have spent.
I can honestly say that this is a must have for any music, video, gadget bod out there.
Sync'ed to personal email - wifi enabled - for me its one of those things that just simply works. - thinking of getting an Ipod. Dont bother get a ipodtouch.

e.g I am a bird watcher - got app for 50p that is better than any bird id book you can get. sounds pictures quizzes etc.
I am a scrabble player and crossword buff - app for £1 for dictionary checker specifically for scrabble full thesaurus and online definitions for free.

youtube video converter get all those rare music videos with excellant quality sound for free - i got 100+ music videos - 1000 songs and all my holiday and bird pictures on the thing and its only 1/3 full !

I find 16 gigs fine - given time over woulda got a 32gig or 64gig well worth the extra £50 - £60.

If your thinking about it and you can drop on a ipodtouch for £100 in good condition - get it you wont regret.

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Created: 13/01/12

Impressive little gadget with many features that is great value for money.

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Review for: Apple iPod touch 2nd Generation Black (8 GB)

I bought this product in November 2011, to replace my (somewhat ancient) Ipod nano 1GB. With only enough room for around 500 songs I found the Ipod nano 1GB incapable of providing for my needs. I wanted something that would allow me to listen to music, watch videos, download apps and surf the web. I did not want to spend too much, so instead of opting for the newest generation of the touch I chose to buy a second generation one.

With 8GB you can quite comfortably fit around 1700 songs on your Ipod. It is wifi enabled, allowing you to connect up to the web anywhere where that you have access to the internet, you can watch videos on YouTube, use Facebook, and you have a choice of several thousand apps to download from the appstore.

The only two faults worth mentioning relate to battery life and outdated software limiting the amount of apps you can download.

I tend to use my ipod on a daily basis, using all it's features, and although the touch boasts an impressive 36 hour battery life, I find that it runs out of battery extremely quickly and I have to charge it every day.

In terms of the outdated software, apps that enable you to watch catch up TV (such as ITV Player, Iplayer, 4OD etc) cannot be downloaded. Only the ipod touch third generation and above can support these sorts of apps, so if this is something you require, you are best off purchasing a third generation.

These problems are relatively small however, and there are many positive features to far outweigh the negatives. All in all this is an all round great little gadget that allows you to surf the web via wifi and has a big enough memory space to fit a reasonable amount of apps, videos, music and photos.

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Created: 24/03/10

Very Nice iPod.. I like!

Review for: Apple iPod touch 2nd Generation Black (8 GB)

he iPod Touch is no longer just a media player, as the "iPod" name suggests; it's a prime representative of Apple's handheld computing platform, supported by a huge (and growing) third-party community. Yet it's controlled entirely by Apple, with Apple deriving revenue from every component — from the initial sale to third-party applications, accessories, licensing and distribution.

Apple's business bonanza aside, buyers get a mobile, networked computer with a revolutionary user interface and a thriving ecosystem of add-ons and software that dramatically increases its value after initial purchase. We've come a long way from the original iPod Touch and its "OS X 1.0" software, which served as an advance scout for something much bigger (like the original Macintosh 128K did).

iPhone OS 2.0, included on every iPod Touch now sold, has really changed the platform, making the original iPod Touch, too, much more useful than it was when purchased. This stands in marked contrast to all other "iPod" models, which are rarely upgraded by Apple and bear no real similarity to the iPhone/iTouch platform.

With OS 3.0 coming in a few months, this platform clearly has a future ahead of it. Like a traditional Mac or PC, it will be useful for more tomorrow than today. That's a huge value (though this may be offset by the need to replace incompatible old accessories).

If you already have the original iPod Touch, the second generation offers a few upgrades — speaker, volume controls, faster CPU, more storage, microphone capability — which may not be enough to justify buying a new iTouch and dealing with the compatibility issues it has with previous accessories. But if you don't own the first generation iPod Touch, and you don't have, or plan to get, an iPhone, this is a great entry into a major platform that is already very useful with a great future ahead.

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Created: 08/05/11

i pod touch 2ndgeneration

Review for: Apple iPod touch 2nd Generation Black (8 GB)

this is just what i was looking for, I now have lots of useful free apps on it such as facebook, weight watchers and eBay! Also games. It has all my fav music on it now (which from my i tunes was really easy to put on), brought some headphones and a docking station - sound is perfect. Just play all my music from this now which is just what i wanted.
It came with no instructions but was very easy to work out!
It has no microphone bit which means some apps dont work and although you can buy a microphone - they plug into the headphone bit which means you have no sound when using it, but hasnt been a problem for me as not needed that feature.
So far so good - a very good buy.

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Created: 06/11/11

Great piece of kit, user friendly and fun

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Review for: Apple iPod touch 2nd Generation Black (8 GB)

We have bought this as a Christmas present for my son, as my daughter got one last year and uses it everyday!
I was told when buying one, not to bother spending the extra money on a 3rd generation as it is the same as a 2nd gen. Which I have found to be true! You can run the 3rd generation software on this device and everything works fine. Be aware though that you cannot do this with the 1st generation.
We use the ipod for web browsing via wifi, which is quite fast and you can have several tabs open at once. Listening to music, watching you tube videos, playing on apps and watching movies.
I would highly recommend this ipod :)

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Created: 12/02/12

Fantastic little Gadget!!!!

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Review for: Apple iPod touch 2nd Generation Black (8 GB)

Overall a great little gadget. I would have given it a full 5 star rating on every count if the battery life was a little longer and most importantly if there was a camera installed. I think for the money you are (or were) expected to pay for this ipod from new, they could have put a little camera, even if it was only 1MPixel!
Apart from that, it's great! I would much rather have this without a camera than ANY ANDROID device with a 13MPix camera to be honest.
After trying out both the Apple App Store and the Android App store, I can honestly say that Android are the very poor cousins who are trying to be like their flashy wealthy relatives. Most of the Apps you want to use on the Android store for example (even free ones!) are not compatible with all devices! My wife has a newish Android phone and she can't even use her online banking app on her phone as it's not compatible! My Android tablet cant use more than 80% of the apps that I have tried to download, and that;s just not good enough!
This ipod on the the hand is compatible with almost all my apps that I have already purchased for my iphone 4!
It's a fast little runner, confidently running all the games and utilities that I have thrown at it! As I said before, I would have been happier if it had a camera, but I cannot really complain as the price I paid for it 2nd hand and the fact that it runs every app I want it to run and most importantly, the fact that I bought it for my 4 year old boy who worked out how to use it within half an hour, how can I really complain? (The Android devices by the way, frustrate even my 4 year old! The speed, the lack of decent apps and the overall feel of the devices and the platform..."Out of the mouths of babes..." Even a 4 year old can tell which is clearly in the lead!)
In conclusion, if you want a great music player that will run most cool apps that you throw at it and don't really need a camera, buy this! The only real decision you need to make is which generation and with how much memory. 8Gb id more than enough for a 4 year old :D

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Created: 30/11/10

IPOD TOUCH

Review for: Apple iPod touch 2nd Generation Black (8 GB)

Having converted most of my old video collection to DVD I was thrilled to find this film gem in digital format. If you watch this in widescreen format, it really does the battle scene great justice; coupled with surround sound, you'll be gripped by the amazing cinematography. I would recommend the director's cut that includes scenes about the relationship between the lead character and his estranged wife and helps you to understand the motivation behind his decision. The run time is 183 minutes for the directors cut and 120 minutes for the cinema version. I was, however, disappointed by the lack of extras, which any fan of this classic would expect to be included. There's only a 20-minute interview with the director and other shot "making-of" vignettes.

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Created: 12/04/12

iPod 2nd gen great value if you get one for less then £50

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Review for: Apple iPod touch 2nd Generation Black (8 GB)

I bought two apple ipod touch 2nd gens for myself and the mrs, i think if you have two floating round the house they become so much more fun, you can play games both on and off line and against each other, i find it a bit tricky to load music from my PC but i am sure i will get the hang of it, there are so many apps you can add and there are a LOT of good free apps and games, if your paying for your games you can get them from as little as 69p Bargain!! very comfy in the hand but the battery life could be a bit longer, if your taking it on holiday on a full charge and playing games you don't get enough life (i don't think so anyway) it is very easy to connect to WiFi and there are a lot of places that offer free WiFi so that makes it worth popping in your pocket next to your mobile, if only you could talk and text that would be good, overall a very good little gadget

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Created: 24/10/10

apple iPod touch

Review for: Apple iPod touch 2nd Generation Black (8 GB)

I love this product so much I play with it every day , my only gripe is that it states it has a thirty hour battery, but that is only if you don't play with it,if you play with it you are lucky if you get an evening without it going flat. you also have to turn the computer on to charge it, you have to buy a charger if you want to charge it from the wall or car. I bought a car charger and drove ten miles with it on charge and it made no difference to the charge so I don't know how far you have to drive for it to make a difference.

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