Product Type: Apple MP3 players
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Apple iPod touch (2G) 8 GB
Member Name: Adsy1234
Apple iPod touch (2G) 8 GB
Advantages: Touch screen, wifi access, music, games...everything!
So I purchased my iPod touch (2nd Gen) almost 5 years ago now. It was the latest model out at the time. It was purchased during my one and only trip to New York from the amazing Apple store they have there. I really can't remember exactly how much I paid at the time but it would have been in excess of $200. About £125 in today's market. So it was a big purchase for something I believed just played music.
However, the iPod touch is so much more than this. It is a slim device measuring 4.3 inches (110 mm) in height and 2.4 inches (61.8mm) in width. The screen covers the majority of the of the front with a 3.5 inch diagonal display. Full touch screen with only the circular home screen button at the bottom of the device. This was something that was very new in terms of technology at the time. It was certainly better than the smart phone I had and tablets hadn't really taken off yet.
In terms of music playing it is fantastic. Although only 8GB, it managed to hold over 400 songs. This may not sound many but it was definitely enough for me. You could easily categorise the songs under artists names, albums and genre so finding your favourite music was a lot easier. You could also create your own playlists including my personal favourite of '25 most played songs'.
As well as music it also held videos/tv programs. I think this took up over half my memory! But it was a brilliant function that the item had. Before long trips or days away from the house I could download episodes of my favourite tv shows or even whole films to my device from the App Store. Obviously for a small fee, but I would never usually spend more than £2 for something I wanted. The picture quality was excellent. Although it only had a 3.5 inch screen I still felt I could get the full benefit of watching the programs I enjoyed.
A big benefit for me was the wifi access. Although the device was not connected to a network like smart phones are these days, you could still have internet access when connected to the wifi in public places or at the home. It allowed me to access social networking sites like Facebook. I had access to the internet browser as well.
The battery life is great. This became my main device. The laptop almost became redundant as I now had internet access on the iPod touch. I was charging the device every couple of days but it was having constant use, with music playing, games, internet browsing so I was happy with the battery life.
I believe you cannot go wrong with Apple products. This was the first Apple item I purchased and I still use it from time to time even 5 years on! It still operates absolutely fine although it does look a bit worse for wear but that is to be expected. It is a great product with an easy music playing ability and great functions. It was definitely a great purchase.
Summary: Another great product from Apple
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