Product Type: Apple MP3 players
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My Old iPod Classic
Apple iPod classic 80 GB
Member Name: Chloboshoka
Apple iPod classic 80 GB
Advantages: Great storage and battery life for an apple product
Disadvantages: They lose their reliability in years to come
I got this for Christmas many years ago when I was new to the world of iTunes. I was in secondary school at the time and everybody in class seemed to have an MP3 Player but the most popular MP3s out there was this iPod classic. Having an iPod was a fashion statement and Apple products are still popular to this day. You can store plenty of songs, videos and photos on this, possibly more than you can imagine. At one point I had over 10,000 songs on my iPod. I also have an iPod touch that I had for my 18th birthday and I think these are big improvement. I've owned my iPod classic for a long time and in it's prime time it's been amazing.
Sadly it is no longer the case. My iTunes keeps saying it is corrupted and gives me an endless list of errors. It also makes my iTunes freeze and become unable to use. I've tried restoring the iPod and trying again but it's a vicious circle. So nowadays it's an 80GB iPod that only a fraction is being used up. It's just so much hassle trying to add and take away music from this device nowadays because of how faulty it's become. I've tried looking it up and pretty much tried as much. I have a feeling the hard-drive might have died on me. iTunes has given me no real issues with my iPod Touch so I feel certain there's a problem with the device. Since it's an older model it doesn't really get any support from Apple anymore.
One of the best things about iPod Classic is it's huge storage of over 80GB. It gives you the opportunity to have control over your music. I like the bulky design to it as well the wheel, although it does take a while to adjust to it it's quite easy once you get the hang of it. Even though syncing no longer workers properly, the songs that do play often have a good quality. At least they did until I started hearing the device having loud and squeaky sounds.
If I were to review this product three years ago, I would have given it five stars easily, but because of the time and trouble I've had nowadays it gives me no choice but to give it a one star because it lacks reliability in it's later years. The iPod classic is starting to become worthless to me and there are no solutions to my hardrive problems.
On the other hand I've had good times with the iPod. It is portable and it's very useful to have so much on one device. It's been great for holidays and add great atmosphere to my trips and leisure time. When you buy an iPod classic you can also engrave a message on it for free and it also comes with headphones. These headphones are mass-produced and are therefore you will be lucky if they last a week.
My iPod has my name engraved on it. In it's prime time I found the iPod useful to have because it was easy to find and listen to songs and albums that I wanted to listen to. I felt as if I was in control but the problems that came up about two years ago have made this product quite frustrating to use. I have an old MP3 that someone bought me for a fiver when I was in Secondary School and it still works perfectly. Sure it's hard to clean and it is a bit dirty but it still works wonderfully. I will probably review my old MP3 player soon.
As you can tell I used to love this device because it was quality but it's sadly lost all of it's great quirks over the years and it's technical problems destroys it's nostalgic values for me. I hope I don't get like that any of my other consoles. My iPod can still charge properly and can still play the songs once it's synced but what used to be an exciting concept for me has now become a drag.
The reason I'm comparing this iPod so much to other products is because some people need to know this. Just because something is so expensive doesn't mean that it's quality is going to last forever. This product is very outdated most of iTunes products are not suitable for this device. And sadly I would no longer recommend it and suggest you have a look at some of the other products out there. You might be able to save more money and also buy a music player that's cheaper and lasts for longer.
Even as an outdated product this is still expensive. I think this was about £199.99 and on Amazon it's slightly over £180. There's no such thing as a cheap iPod. Now this review isn't a dig at Apple. I actually still enjoy my iPod touch and I enjoyed the iPads, but the lack of long-term support shows that this product wasn't really worth it in the long run.
Summary: Smartphones and cheap MP3s can work just as well.
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