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Which one of the thousands of blu ray players should I chose from now a days? The blue one, the black one? Or perhaps I should chose one by brand name? I will agree, picking out the "right" blu ray disc player is definitely not the easiest task to be accomplished! What I can tell you though is the Lg BD-550 is a very good blu ray player with tons on extra features! One of the features that I mostly enjoy about my Lg BD-550 is the "YouTube" capability. I used to turn my computer on only to watch one two minutes YouTube movie. Now, I mostly use my Lg BD-550 blu Ray player to play YouTube movies.
Other than YouTube, the Lg BD-550 offres many apps such as picasa picture viewer for Google as well as the weahter channel app. Unfortunately, the apps test come with the Lg BD-550 are the only apps available (for now) on the blu ray player. It would have been nice if Lg could have made an app store for the Lg BD-550 so consumers could download useful apps for themselves, this may be in the near future, who knows!
Overall, I was very satisfisfied with the Lg blu ray players image quality. I was able to enjoy high definition 1080 P movies in 5.1 surround sound. From the Lg blu ray player, I only have one HDMI cable going to my receiver then to my tv. The image and sound were both crystal clear!
I highly recommend the Lg blu ray player to anyone wanting to upgrade to high def, yes the Lg blu ray player will play standard definition 480 P DVD movies.
I must say, my Alpine speakers are an immense improvement over my factory 1992 Toyota speakers! My Alpine speakers have a very good punch to them! These Alpine speakers are another proven fact of Alpines legendary reputable reputation!
Having an older Toyota van, I decided to cut a hole in the inside panels and place the speakers there. Since the panels were not rigid, there was a lot of bouncing and vibrating happening when the speakers were playing. To give an example, I could never go louder than volume 17 on my alpine deck.
After two weeks, I had enough! I could not whitstand this miserable sound although it was much better than the Toyota's factory speakers. What I did, I build a speaker box out of 1.5 cm thick Pine wood. I routed out 4 holes in the box and built it at an angle were the sound waves would be propelled at the ear level. Building a speaker box with four Alpine speakers in my van was absolutely the best investment I have ever made! I have the best sounding and clearest car audio system that I have ever had! If that wasn't enough, I was able to go to volume 35 without any distortion on the same Alpine car deck!
No doubt, these Alpine speakers are a very clear speaker. As an "audiophile", I can say that the Alpine SPS-1329S speakers reproduce the music as it was meant to be with a very nice punch! The Alpine SPS-1329S are able to reproduce the bass so clearly that I don't even run a sub-woofer with them, they are great!
I would highly recommend upgrading your factory speakers to these Alpine SPS-1329S speakers. If you have room and time, you might even want to consider building a speaker box for your vehicle. Highly recommended!
Hi, I recently bought 2 Kingston 2 GB DDR3 RAM Sticks for my MacBook Pro. I originally had 2 GB and decided after a lack of performance, to upgrade to the max (4 GB). In a Few Works, It was worth the upgrad and I should have done it years and years ago!
Now, I can be burning a DVD at the same time as reading my emails and playing a podcast without one hiccup!! The main reason I decided to upgrade was because the night before, I had to prepare a Movie for the next day, my computer crashed twice in the same night. Finally, after the third try, my computer was able to burn a DVD without crashing and I was able to present my movie the next day as planned. Now, like I say, I can do a lot more with my laptop and it is much quicker.
I was able to install the Memory sticks in less than 30 minutes (I had never done it before) and I took my time and carefully vacuumed all the dust that was kicking around in my laptop. I simply removed the factory Memory sticks and securely clicked in the new Memory sticks, then started up my Laptop!
The Kingston Memory sticks are like 1/8 the price that Apple ® would charge. In my opinion, it's the same difference. For around 30 Pounds, I could not go wrong with this upgrade!
The Bottom Line:
I recommend this upgrade to any one who does intensive tasks on their computers and would like more performance and less crash prone moments. It's Definitely worth the upgrade!!
The Canon MF-4370 dn is a "better than average" home use printer. Even though the laser cartridge is very expensive (around 60-70 pounds), the cartridge will last up to one year printing on average 1-5 pages per day.
Quality and Speed:
Overall, the printing quality on the Canon MF-4370 dn is spectacular. I find that my Canon laser prints in finer detail than most high end "office grade" printers at work. At 22 Pages per Minute, the Canon MF- 4370 dn is surely no "slacker". Most definitely, the Canon Laser MF-4370 dn is much faster and more precise than my other Canon color printer and more efficient on ink. For printing daily documents and spread sheets, the Canon Laser printer is a good buy. If you are planning on printing a lot of color pictures, I would not recommend the Canon MF-4370 dn to you because it is not a color printer.
The Fax feature on the Canon MF-4370 dn is a downer. I have my Fax set on answering machine connect which is suppose to pick up a fax after it detects a incoming fax. Often, I come home to hear a message on my answering machine just to hear half a message then the Fax cut off my message to pick up a fax (which had never come in). I have tried many modes but none of them except manual mode seem to work for me. In manual mode, you have to physically push a button on the printer to receive a fax.
The Canon MF-4370 dn is a networking printer ("n" in "dn" stands for network). I have my Printer hooked up to my wireless router threw a ethernet cable. Although the printer is not wireless, I can wirelessly print from my laptop using my wireless router. This works very well except for when the printer is in energy saver mode. I have turned energy saver mode completely off since every time I went to print and the printer was in energy saver mode, I got an error and would have to restart my printer.
The Bottom Line:
Although the Canon MF-4370 dn is a great printer, you will find yourself spending quite a lot of time trying to set it up and figuring it out when some features are not working properly.
I Got Myself A Philips shaver after getting tired of buying shaving blades. I needed a shaver that I could use quickly when I am in a rush in the morning. Surprisingly enough, the Philips Electric shaver cuts closer than my five blades stick shavers!
Philips put a "super lift and cut" technology in their shaver. The Philips shaver has 3 heads which really helps lift and pull the hair to give a close and comfortable shave. With the electric shaver, I can go up to two full days without having to re shave. With my older 5 blade shavers, I would have to shave at least once per day! Surprisingly enough, I don't even fell the Shaver "pull" my hair but it does because when I'm done shaving, I can't even see my hair anymore. I have used this shaver for almost a year now and I have never had any "ingrown hair".
The Battery Life:
As far as the battery goes, using my shaver every two days, I only have to charge my shaver once per month, This is amazing! The battery is still running strong now as it was when I first charged it.
The Philips Shaver not only features a 3 head shaver but also a "pop-up trimmer". This Pop-Up is one of the best cutting trimmers that I have ever owned, it has never failed yet! The charging stand that comes with the Philips shaver serves its purpose but is a little "light". The charging dock tends to move and does not stay still (it gets pushed around quite a bit).
I highly recommend the Philips shaver to any one concerned about "waisting" blades, who is in a hurry in the morning to shave. The Philips shaver will be kept with pride and without regret! Awesome product!
Two months ago now, I bought a Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT Graphics Card replacement for my computer with the original (Nvidia MX440 64 Mb). My Nvidia Graphics card, in my ten year old computer finally died on me. Honestly, If I would have knew that the image quality and gaming performance would have been over ten times better than my original Graphics card, I would have swapped the original Graphics card a long time ago!
The Nvidia GeForce GT is a 128 bit, 256 Mb GDDR3 Graphics Card (which has a lot of potential)! When I finished updating the Nvidia drivers, I could not get over how the image quality had drastically improved on my 1680x1050 monitor! Now, I can see every detail of the RAW pictures that I take with my DSLR! It's almost unbelievable. I never would have believed or thought that changing the Graphics card on my computer would have changed the image quality and the sharpness of my computer.
Not only did the image quality and sharpness improve, so did the gaming performance! I thought 256 Mb of memory would be quite low for gaming. Turns out, 265 Mb is more than enough for playing games (even World of WarCraft)! If you are a heavy gaming user, the Nvidia drivers allow you to adjust the image quality/ performance ratio to get the best image quality without having to compromise on performance and refresh rates. You can also change settings such as the amount of frames previewed and the clock speed if you wish.
Even though the Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT does not have HDMI out, I was able to get a DVI to HDMI cable to run to my TV and have a VGA cable running to my computer monitor. Both my T.V. and Monitor can display my computer screen at the same time (simultaneously) Flawlessly! The Installation of the card was a breeze! Simply unscrew and pull the old Graphics card out and slip the new card in and fasten it with a screw!
I highly recommend the Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT to any one wanting to upgrade their "outdated" video card. While you are updating your video card, why not get better image quality and performance? The NVidia GeForce 8600 GT will do just the thing!
I recently purchased a Mac Pro to perform Movie editing tasks. My intention was to replace my iMac power Pc which was not compatible nor fast enough for iMovie and Final Cut. The Mac Pro has 4 HDD bays which allows you to store tons of movie files and music on one great computer! The Mac Pro is able to perform tasks such as movie editing quickly and efficiently. With enough memory or RAM, you are able to process two movies and read your emails all at the same time without breaking a sweat!
I use my Mac Pro as a regular PC to read daily emails as well as doing intense movie editing tasks using Final Cut and iMovie. The Mac Pro is an all around not crash prone computer. Having a quick processor, lots or RAM matched with a good video card is also a good combo for gaming! For the games that are out in the Mac Format, the Mac Pro handles playing intensive games flawlessly!
If you happen to need extra HDD space on your computer, all you have to do is buy a internal HDD, slide open the right side panel of the Mac Pro and pick one of the four bays. Once you have picked a bay, simply push the HDD in the slot and your set! In my fist bay, I have a 320G HDD; in the second bay, I have a 1TB HDD. Both of my HDD are 7200 RPM. The components in the Mac Pro are all easily upgraded weather it be RAM or even the video card, they are all upgradeable.
The Mac Pro is a real piece of art! It is made out of aluminum and has a distinctive design. Even though aluminum is very light, the Mac Pro is still very heavy. The first time I picked up my Mac Pro and had to bring it up a flight of 20 stairs, I knew the Mac Pro was a solid computer and it was not going to be stollen with ease.
The Mac pro has two dual-link DVI ports (which allows to be connected to two monitors or a monitor and a projector at the same time), USB ports in the front and the back as well as fire wire ports in the front and the back of the computer. The Mac pro also has Ethernet and phone Line ports in the back. Unfortunately, the Mac Pro does not come standard with a 802.11 N wireless card. If you do not order the Mac Pro with a wireless card, the only way you will get wireless Internet on your computer afterwards is by buying a USB adapter or By Changing the logic board (over £700). What I am trying to say is make sure you include the wireless N card when purchasing you Mac Pro.
To conclude, you can't go wrong buying the Mac Pro. The Mac Pro will perform well at anything you may throw at it. I highly recommend the Mac Pro to anyone wanting to edit Movies using Apple software. Apple software is very easy to learn and fun to work with. One word, pay extra and get the wireless 802.11 N card pre-installed in the Mac Pro, you will not regret it!
I really like my all in one iMac computer. I bought my iMac as a replacement for my older iMac with the power PC processor which was getting slow compared to today's technology but was still running strong! Being that the iMac is the same seize and thickness as most computer monitors, the iMac fit in just right in my small house. My new iMac, having a 3.2 GHz processor is like going from a bicycle to a Porshe! I noticed a big improvement in video editing using iMovie with my new iMac vs my old one (which was well worth the upgrade)!
The resolution on the iMac is very good! It's a lot better than what I was used to and my pictures seem to come alive! The only downside with having a higher resolution display is the the writting and icons are much smaller! It is something that you have to get used to and once your used to it, you will appreciate the clarity of the screen. If you just can't get used to how small the lettering and icons are, you can always downgrade the screen resolution which will still be clear but the lettering and icons will be bigger (depending on the resolution degrade)
What I would highly recommend when purchasing a iMac if you will be doing movie editing, upgrade the RAM (Random Access Memory) to at least 8GB. Having upgraded my RAM made my iMac much quicker especially when movie editing! Having more RAM allows the computer to store files and basically, store some important information randomly when a program is opened. Having not enough memory calls for compromising on the computer's performance.
The new 10.6 operating system from Apple (Snow Leopard), uses the advantage on 64 bit computing. 64 Bit allows for more and faster performance (which all new Mac computers come with today). Snow Leopard starts up from being off much quicker and shuts off in about 3-5 seconds. Snow Leopard also come exclusively with the all new QuickTime X which brings a few new features. Some of the new features of QuickTime X are:
- Screen Recording which records your screen in full screen (which is very usefull when you want to show somebody how to use a App on yuor computer for example)
- Video recording which takes a personal video using the built in iSight camera in the iMac.
- Voice recording which allows you to record a memo or send someone a voicemail threw the iMac mic.
All these QuickTime features can be easily emailed or shared via a DVD threw the share button on the menu bar.
There is no lack of USB 2.0 ports on the iMac. There are 4 USB ports, one FireWire 800, a mini DVI out and a secure lock. The memory on the iMac is easily upgraded by unscrewing the two bottom plates on the iMac. If you want to upgrade the memory, you have to upgrade both sticks and both of them HAVE TO be the same! If the memory (RAM) are different one another, the computer will crash constantly. It will be like having four different size wheels on your car. If you upgrade the Ram, it will also have to be DDR3 and 1067MHz.
To conclude, I highly recommend the iMac as a good all around personal computer. For someone who wants to do very intense video editing and processing, I would recommend a Mac Pro Desktop computer instead. The Mac Pro has more fans and a better cooling system which will prevent overheating of the processor and internal components. For someone who wants to do mild video editing, picture viewing and read some emails, the iMac will fit your needs perfectly!
I recently purchased a Gilette Fusion Proglide at my express market. Being as I seen a lot of T.V commercials from Gilette and there "on site surprise interviews", on the Fusion Pro Glide, I decided to pay twice the amount for this new technology from Gilette.
To my "awful" surprise, the new Gilette Fusion Pro Glide was the same if not worst than my regular cheap two blade Gillete shaver. The Gilette Fusion Pro Glide shaving stick consist on 5 blades which are thinner than ever (according to Gilette). According to Gilette, having extra and thinner blades results in a better and closer shave. Unfortunately for myself, this was not the case. I have tried the Gilette Fusion Pro Glide five times now. Honestly, my shave has not gotten any closer than my two blade Gilette razor. The Gilette Fusion Pro Glide is also suppose to simply "Glide" when you shave. Each and everytime that I shave with the new Gilette Fusion Pro Glide, the Razor pulls And tugs harshly on my beard. This gives an uncomfortable feeling that you might cut yourself and it scares the daylights out of me at times. The "vibrating" act of the powered Gilette Fusion Pro Glide takes some getting used to but seems to do it's job by moving and lifting your hair.
There are three features that I enjoy about the Gilette Fusion Pro Glide. I like the fact that the Fusion Pro Glide razor cartridge can be changed literally by a click of a button. To change a cartridge when it has become dull, simply press a button and the cartridge will clip out. Simply click a new cartridge on the stick and depending on the frequency of shave and thickness of your beard, the cartridge may last another two to three months! Another feature that I really like about the Gilette Fusion Pro Glide is the 6th blade (on the other side of the shaving blades). This other "stand alone" blade is the trimming blade. The trimming blade works flawlessly to trim you beard, side burns and mustache! The Gilette Fusion Pro Glide Has a good grip to it and gives the impression of a solid stick and one that will not slip out of your hand while shaving when your hands are wet.
To Conclude, even though I don't think that the Gilette Fusion Pro Glide shaves or glides any better than my regular two blade Gilette shaver, I will continue to buy the Gilette Fusion Pro Glide since I really like the fact that the cartridges are replaceable which helps save the environment by not wasting a good stick and just replacing the important part (the cartridge). I also like the fact that the Gilette Fusion Pro Glide has a trimmer built in (which I use almost every morning)!
I received my Black Bose 301 V series as a Christmas gift 3 years ago now. At first, I was debating weather to ask for the Bose 301 bookshelf speakers or a pair of Cerwin Vega Bookshelf Speakers. After reading some reviews, I decided to ask for a pair of Bose 301 (Even though they were more expensive than the Cerwin Vega Bookshelf speakers) I am glad I chose the Bose 301 Bookshelf speakers! They are the clearest sounding, deepest bass speaker that I have ever owned and heard! The Bose 301 are rated from 10 W to 150 W at 4 or 8 Ohms. The Bose 301 Bookshelf speakers also come with a five year warranty directly from Bose.
The Bose 301 Bookshelf speakers feature one 2" rear-firring tweeter which "propels" sound waves from the back as well as the side of the speaker. One 8" Long-excursion Woofer which moves sound waves like no other speaker. Finally, the 2" Stereo targeting tweeters are precisely angled which gives you lifelike spaciousness throughout the listening area! Thankfully, Bose has included an Automatic Circuitry Protection which prevents the speakers (Drivers) from being "overdriven" The Direct reflecting speakers create a lifelike concert spaciousness. The Bose 301 V Series can be ordered in either a light cherry or black wood grain high quality finish. The Front cover on the Bose 301 Bookshelf Speakers can be taken off if you happen to want to know how much your 8" Woofer is moving the sound waves (which is quite amusing to watch)
Put Threw a "Real Test"
I have tested my Bose 301 V series on the following types of music : Classic Rock, Rock, Jazz, heavy Metal and Rap. Out of all the genres I have tested, the Bose 301 have performed extremely well! Bose does not "rate" the frequency range of their products. I was able to put the Bose 301 V series threw as low as 20 Hz and up to 21 KHz without having them break a sweat! I played some Rock and Roll at 0db on my Onkyo Stereo Receiver for 10 minutes straight. Threw out the test, I had the protective mesh off in order to see how much the 8" Woofer was moving. The 8" Woofer sure got its exercise of the day during my test! The Bose 301 performed extremely well during my test. I would not play some Rap at 0db during long periods of time (even though the Bose 301 would probably take it). I believe that playing hard core music like Rap for a long period of time may have a long term effect on my Bose 301 Bookshelf speakers which I don't want since they sound really good just the way they are!
The Bose 301 or The Bose 201?
For the extra amount of money, I Highly recommend purchasing the Bose 301 over the Bose 201. Put threw the same test, the Bose 201 simply can't compete with the Bose 301 for imaging and clarity. The Bose 201 have a 6" Woofer instead of a 8" (resulting in Less dept of bass and clarity). The Bose 201 have one 2" Tweeter like the 301 but they do not have one rear-firring tweeter which is noticeable especially when listening to a musical concert! The Bose 301 Bookshelf Speakers create a "lifelike" sound that the Bose 201 just can't produce.
Included In The Box:
Included in the Bose 301 V series box, you will find one pair of Bose 301 Speakers, self-adhesive rubber feet. Also included in box, you will find an owners operating manual which will give you information like proper wiring size to how to clean your Bose 301 bookshelf speakers without fading or scratching the finish.
Dimensions and Weight:
The Bose 301 Dimensions are as Follow: 24.8 cm x 36.2 cm x 24.8 cm. The Bose 301 Bookshelf speakers weight 5.7 Kg each.
Accessories available from Bose:
Bose 301 Floor stands are available from Bose. If you would like to wall mount your Bose 301 speakers, Bose sells wall mounts which screw on to the wall and the pre-drilled holes on the underside of the speaker.
The Bose 301 V series are the BEST sounding bookshelf speakers that I have ever heard and owned! Being a "Audiophile", The Bose 301 have met and exceeded my critics and I recommend them to all other Audiophiles or other consumers wanting a very good sounding speaker for relatively inexpensive. The Bose 301 V Series project the sound throughout a room nicely and evenly and pump spectacular amounts of bass! If you are looking to buy the Bose 301 V series Bookshelf speakers to play Rap at unbearable amounts of volume everyday, I would not recommend these Bookshelf speakers to you. Even though they probably will take the abuse, it will be hard on the voice coil and you might find yourself with a broken or distorted speaker one day. If you are looking for speakers to expand your surround sound system or to play music at bearable volumes, I would highly recommend the Bose 301 V series to you!
I have owned my HP 215 Digital Camera for about 10 Years now. The image quality at the time was phenomenal! The HP Digital camera has a 2X digital Zoom. Once at 2X Digital Zoom, The Picture will start to get quite distorted. The HP 215 Digital Camera is a reliable digital camera. Being reliable comes with a price though. The HP 215, in basic terms, "eats" battery's! I can usually take 50 pictures per four new alkaline (1.6V) battery's! It gets quite annoying to half to keep on changing batteries every 50 pictures no to mention time consuming and wasteful to the environment. When you go threw the pictures that you have taken, you can also select to print the image. When you plug in your camera to your computer, the HP picture software will open up, import your pictures and ask you if you still want to print the pictures that you had selected in your camera. The Hp 215 Digital Camera is a great "point and shoot" camera for the beginner who want to take some great pictures and send postcards of the pictures they have taken. The built-in Red eye reduction, in general works well and eliminates they "red eye" a flash can cause when taking a picture. The 4.5 cm (diagonally) color LCD screen makes it easy to view the pictures that you have taken or to go threw your pictures and delete them. The Jpeg images taken with the HP 215 are saved on to a type one Compact Flash (CP) memory card. Having Shutter Speeds from 1/750 to 1/3 and apertures of f. 2.8 to f.8, gives the user a wide range of possibilities when it comes to taking pictures.
Overall, I recommend the HP 215 To any one who want a portable point and shoot camera and who want to print post cards and wallet size pictures. If you are planning on printing High Quality poster size pictures, the HP 215 will not do the job since it only has 1.3 MP (up to 10 cm X 15 cm)
PayPal is a flexible way of buying items online without sharing any information like credit card numbers for example. Once setup, You can simply transfer funds from your bank and make a direct deposit in to your PayPal account. Even though this seem like a easy thing to do, there is a downside to PayPal transfers. The PayPal transfer is not "instant". PayPal will put a "Hold" on your money transfer for up to a week sometimes. I keep this in mind and try to keep a minimum balance in my account for those "one day deal"... When it comes to a "One day deal" with a high price, I will most likely "miss out" on that deal unless I decide to give out my Credit Card number (which I do not like to do especially on un-secure sites). Even though PayPal putts a "Hold" on my transfers, I am O.K. with missing out on those "one day deals" knowing that my information is kept at PayPal's discretion.
I bought My Sennheiser HD 437 Five years ago now. Even though the Sennheiser HD 437 are cheaply priced, they are not cheaply built! Even though the design might seem a little finicky, the Sennheiser HD 437 are built very solid. Not only are the Sennheiser HD 437 built solid but they sound amazing! When I first tried my Sennheiser HD 437, I was surprised on the amount of bass that they were putting out! It was almost too much bass so I turned down the bass on my iPod EQ. It is always best to have too much bass than not enough! When I listened to my Sennheiser Headphones, I could now hear sounds that I could never hear before, resulting in having to listen to all of my music over and over again, enjoying such crisp bass and clarity! Don't let the price on the Sennheiser HD 437 fool you, there is absolutely nothing cheap about these headphones! From playing Classic Rock, to Metal, to jazz and even Rap, The Sennheiser HD 437 will play all of your music like it was meant to be played! There is one issue that I have with my Sennheiser HD 437, I don't like the super long cord (3 meters). I mostly listen to my iPod on my Sennheiser HD 437 which makes the cord much to long to go from my head to my pocket.
The Toyota Sienna is one of the Safest and most reliable Mini-Van on the Market Today. Being as the Toyota Sienna is the only Mini-Van which has AWD as an available option, you are sure to be able to get the kids to school on time! I have owned my Toyota Sienna LE for over 4 years now. My Sienna has never seen a mechanic (I do my own oil changes every 5000 Km). My Sienna never requires any attention whatsoever and always starts (even in cold weather). The 3.3 L has a lot of power in the city. Unfortunately, when it comes to passing on the highway (110 KM/H) and going uphill, the Sienna struggles but luckily always passes before the on-coming car starts to get close! The interior of the Sienna is perfect for traveling. We have taken our Sienna for 3 trips already, one of them being one month long to the Maritimes. Even though one month may seem like a long time sitting in a Mini-Van, let me assure you, the Sienna made it feel like we were at home. With all the "leg room" needed to stretch out, the super comfortable captains seats and the rear-seat audio for the kids, traveling in the Sienna was an enjoyable experience! As long as you don't forget to change the Timing Belt on the Sienna every 196,000 KM, The Toyota Sienna will most likely last you for a life time!
My iPod touch 32G is a very useful device! I carry my iPod Touch almost everywhere that I go! My iPod touch, with the built in Wi-Fi allows me to check my emails using a wireless access point (WI-Fi) whenever I am on the go. Also when I am not connected to a WI-FI, I am still able to view my calender and see if I have any important meetings to assist or if I have any events happening during my day. The Retina display sure is a plus on the 4G iPod Touch! Compared to my older iPod Touch (3G) the Retina display on the iPod Touch 4G (326 Pixels Per Inch) makes a world of difference. Now, I am used to the Retina display so it is quite hard for me to stare at any other (Pixelated) display like on the previous generation of iPod Touch. The iPod Touch runs on Apple's iOS platform which is a solid platform to work on. My iPod Touch has never crashed on me. My iPod Touch is much more than a music player or game player as some may think. Face Time (Which is new to the iPod Touch) is a feature that I use at least once per day to stay connected with far away friends and family. The best Part about Face Time is that it is Free! Now that the iPod Touch has wireless 802.11 N, I have noticed a significant improvement in download speeds as per my older iPod Touch 3G (802.11 G). Like I said above, the iPod touch is my Life organizer and planner! You can't go wrong by buying an iPod Touch for the price, it will come in handy a numerous count of times.