Product Type: Apple MP3 players
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Apple iPod classic 160 GB
Member Name: minnis93
Apple iPod classic 160 GB
Advantages: Mammoth amount of memory.
Like a lot of people, I have a lot of music. About 60gb in total. Meaning that my music will not fit onto a conventional mp3 player. So I decided to look at the iPod Classic. There aren't really that many products that will cater for this much music, as most mp3 players are 8 or 16gb, with some of the more expensive ones being 32gb. Even then, I'd have to leave half my music collection at home, and that's before I load on any videos, pictures etc. The iPod classic's vast memory allows you to bring ALL your music with you.
The iPod classic currently retails for about £170ish. For this you get an mp4 player that will hold up to 40,000 songs, over 200 hours of music or 25,000 photos, meaning you never have to choose your favorite tunes as you can have all of them.
The iPod classic is very asthetically pleasing, with an anodized aluminium and stainless steel outer case, and available in either silver or black.
It has a 2.5 inch LCD colour screen and a scroll wheel. This is a large doughnut shaped control on the front. You slide your thumb around it clockwise to scroll down in a menu, and slide it anti-clockwise to scroll up. There is an "OK" button in the centre of the doughnut, and you can press the doughnut in the 3, 6, 9 and 12 o'clock positions for the standard play/pause, skip track etc. Although it sounds weird and it certainly feels strange the first time you ever use it, it quickly becomes a very natural and easy product to use.
At 4.1 x 2.4 inches, it is a similar sort of size to most smartphones (albeit slightly thicker), however at 140 grams it can feel slightly heavy, especially as my blackberry only weighs 99 grams.
The battery life will last for up to 36 hours when playing music, which is absolutely amazing. It charges in just 4 hours too. I never take the charger on holiday, as if it's fully charged before I know it'll last, which is a definite bonus!
Summary: A brilliant bit of kit, something every music lover needs!
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