Apple iPod (4G and 5G) iPod

iPod (4G and 5G)

Video and Photo enabled iPod. 30 or 60gb storage.

User Reviews (7)

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GadgetFreak35   Audio Enthusiast [Feb 13, 2006]
Strength:

plays video flawlessly, beautiful large LCD, thin, large hard drive, user friendly

Weakness:

expensive, short battery life for video, scratches easily

The world's best music player just became even better with the addition of video capability! Although the ipod video only supports MPEG-4 and H.264 video, with some effort it is possible to convert other formats such as .avi and DivX so that the ipod understands them. Just like the previous ipods, the controls are easy and intuitive, and the player is even more thin and sleek than before. I highly recommend this product! I got mine free from this site by just completing one of the offers and referring a few friends! link: http://www.ipodvideos4free.com/default.aspx?r=543860

Similar Products Used: 3G ipod, iRiver H10
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
ezjasonj   Audio Enthusiast [Jan 18, 2006]
Strength:

holds moresong than i know

Weakness:

screen size, but thats it

just been using my friends ipod video for a little while and love it. the video feature is great. the screen is small but i travel a lot so its nice. you can put full dvd movies on it for the long trips. trying to get my own for free. if you use this link http://premiumipods.freepay.com/?r=26842544 you just need to sign up for a credit card that so that you can get a reference number. once you get that get 8 friends to do it too and they send you one for free. there is a bunch of different offer besides credit cards too

Similar Products Used: iriver, scandisc
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
P G   AudioPhile [Jan 13, 2006]
Strength:

looks cool, lots of features, music menus organized well

Weakness:

sound drops out between tracks, only fair audio quality

I regret that I will have to return the iPod model MA147LL that I purchased, due to a serious software bug and/or design flaw. When playing tracks that are meant to flow continuously from one into the next the iPod interrupts the sound and blanks out for a moment between tracks. It does this EVEN WHEN RIPPED TO .WAV files which do NOT have this problem with other manufacturer's players. HOW could such a serious design issue pass quality control and get out undetected and or unfixed from Apple? SHAME on them, I expected better.

Similar Products Used: several players, Creative Jukebox 3 is favorite for quality, though it's large
OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
reyestm   Audio Enthusiast [Jan 02, 2006]
Strength:

Pod Casts, Lot's of Memory, Sleek Design, Lot's of Add On Options, Track Wheel.

Weakness:

Battery Life, No FM, No Cradle Included, No WMA support

Don't pick the black version, pick the white one. See below why I don't recommend the black version. The catch is you have to sign up to an offer, but you can either find a free offer or find something that you were going to get anyway. I got a magazine subscription for my wife for xmas, which I was looking for anyway. There are lots of different things to chose from. Not a bad deal for the 60GB Video iPod. The thing that I don't like about the iPod I picked was the Black version of the 60GB one. It seems to be very smudge and finger print prone. I find myself constantly wiping it down. Also, the battery life could be longer for the amount of memory it has. Finally, I would think for the price that Apple is selling this at, they could have at least included a docking station. You have to buy that seperately, you just get a USB cable, which works, but would like to just dock and go. In the gym, they play the sound through the TV by FM Modulation. Since there is no FM Tuner, I can't really use this to listen like my old iRiver MP3 player. Finally, a lot of music is in the .WMA format and no support. But I guess I can't complain too much since it was free.

Similar Products Used: Creative Labs and iRiver
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
johnmorr   AudioPhile [Dec 15, 2005]
Strength:

Size, excellent screen, fine sound quality, some useful extras.

Weakness:

Doubts about battery reliability in the long term - it doesn't meet the 20 hours life quoted (more like 12).

Bought these on a recent visit to the US - already had the previous generation iPod, but the battery was on the way out. The Video iPod is smaller, chunkier (feels better in the hand) and has a vastly better screen - I've got most of my main photo albums and 250+ CDs on it and it's not yet half full (30 of 60GB). The sound is definitely better than the 3rd generation - clearer and a stronger and better-articulated bass. It also goes louder than my old one (European iPods are volume-limited to protect your hearing). Am using it with my new Grado SR80s and there's not more one could ask for (after, that is, you've replaced the scratchy SR80 earpads with the comfy SR60 ones). I suspect quite a bit depends on your compression setting - I'm using AAC at 256kbs and even over my main system (Arcam/B&W P6) it sounds terrific. But a lower bit-rate would no doubt drag the sound down.

Similar Products Used: iPod 3rd generation - 40GB mono screen.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
DrMark   Audio Enthusiast [Nov 14, 2005]
Strength:

Video, excellent sound quality, 20 hours battery time, style

Weakness:

Cost, got 60 gigs for $400, would like to see it for less.

I have owned 3 different products including the IRiver 20 gig, etc. I was amazed at the difference in the sound quality, big improvement. Small, a bit heavier than I expected at 5.5 oz. Pretty simple to use. The trick is to add your music to thew Itunes software and unsync, then resync. The resyncing will copy your music to the player. Does play MP3 music. Waiting to try the video, but with the new company offering shows for free sometime in the future this will make use of that.

Similar Products Used: IRiver.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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