Product Type: Apple MP3 players
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I-Pod Touch vs I-Phone
Apple iPod touch (2G) 8 GB
Member Name: dirtybassdj
Apple iPod touch (2G) 8 GB
Advantages: Slim, Attractive, Convenience in your pocket
Disadvantages: Lack of calling and texting
It was only a couple of weeks ago that I first set eyes on the I-Pod touch, having first confused it as an I-phone when I picked it up I realised it was much slimmer than an I-phone but looked practically the same..
Not just on the outside but using the device it practically is an I-phone without the call or text facility's!
With its built in WIFI, integrated camera and availability to download new apps there's not much you can't do with the I-Pod touch!
The same as any I-Pod it has the classic function of connecting to I-tunes where you can download all your favourite music tracks from your PC and the I-tunes store where you can up to date with the latest chart releases, movies and apps which can also be done on the move by using wireless hotspots.
It features a brightly lit 3.5" LCD screen which can be used for gaming on the go, browsing the web, checking e-mails or communicating with friends and family via Social networking!
When connecting via a WIFI network you can access Google maps to find directions to your nearest point of interest or watch the latest Youtube videos.
The I-Pod has a standard Apple charger connection which can be used by USB in to a PC or laptop or via a main socket with the appropriate adapter.
There are a few other useful extras like contacts and calendar which can be synchronised again with I-tunes on your PC so you can save new phone numbers whilst you are out and update them to your computer when you return home or simply remind yourself of an apointment within your planner!
The I-Pod synchronises easily with I-tunes within a couple of minutes usually unless you are copying lots of songs, or movies at once etc then it can take a while.
The battery consumption isn't to bad when just using using the device as a traditional I-pod and listening to music, however as soon as WIFI and apps are involved the battery goes down much quicker. Average life is around 2-3 days when listening to music and around 1 day when using connectivity and apps, the device takes around an hour or so to fully charge from been completely out of juice.
It has an attractive black finish, with a sleek and stylish touchscreen design, u can scroll between apps the same as with the I-phone. The headphone output is a standard 3.5mm headphone jack, the device also comes with standard Apple I-Pod headphones which produce a good quality of loud and crisp sound for a portable MP3 device.
So there you have it hardly anything in it between the Iphone 3gs other than the pricetag, the 8GB 2nd generation are around £140.00 and the Iphone 3gs around £185.00 so whats better £45 saving for a like for like device without call or text features or would you pay the extra for the full works??
Summary: A nice portable media player, with availability to download apps, videos & surf the web on the go!
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