Product Type: Apple MP3 players
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Apple iPod classic 160 GB
Member Name: stacey10304
Apple iPod classic 160 GB
Advantages: large storage capacity
Disadvantages: unrealiable, poor sound quality, quite big
I am not a massive fan of Apple Ipods, but I have owned one of these twice in my life (both times bought for me by someone else). Both times I have had countless problems with them and they have broken and completely givn up just outside the years guaruntee.
This particular ipod retails for around £190 - £200 depending on where you buy it from and comes in two colours - black or silver. It comes complete with a set of apple headphones and a charger/link cable. It doesnt come with a mains plus but then again you dont really need one as it charges through your pc or laptop.
You are really only paying for the storage space on this one, which is huge at 160gb and I dont know anyone who's ever actually managed to fill one up. The screen itself is nothing to shout about, it isnt a touch screen and you navigate through the menus using the touch wheel on the front of the ipod. It is very simple to use and to navigate yourself around.
The one thing I did like about this mp3 player was being able to have all my music on it all the time, without having to rotate albums depending on what I want to listen to that day - however this was the only positive point for me.
The ipod iself is quite large and for me I thought it was quite chunky. The in ear headphones that you get with it are the standard very poor quality apple ones, so I advise if you purchase to ipod to get some different headphones. The sound quality of the ipod classic isnt great - the same as all the other apple mp3 players, but If you purchase some decent headphones you can slightly improve this. As I said earlier I have owned one of these twice now and had countless problems with them. I have found them to be very unreliable but if you are looking for an MP3 player that can hold your entire music collection then this is really the only choice.
Who knows, perhaps I have just been very unlucky in the ipod classics that I have owned, or maybe Ipods just hate me. I know alot of people who own one of these and havent had a problem with it. But from my personal experience I wouldnt go near one again.
Summary: large storage capacity but thats all
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