Product Type: Apple MP3 players
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Ipod Touch: Music and Video in your pocket
Apple iPod touch 32 GB
Member Name: illusiveman
Apple iPod touch 32 GB
Advantages: 32gb internal storage, built in wi-fi
Disadvantages: Only Itunes can be used to transfer files, no flash support
-When I bought the product-
Around late December 2010 I decided I was going to buy myself an MP3 player, having previously owned an Ipod Nano I decided that I would buy myself an Ipod Touch.
The reason I wanted an Ipod was so that I could watch videos on it while travelling and also listen to music.
The Ipod Touch (4th Generation) is available with internal storage sizes of 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB, I own the 32GB version which I believe at the time cost me about £200 - £220.
The 32GB version of the Ipod Touch has plenty of storage for me to store my music and videos on, as the Ipod only supports certain formats of video so I had to convert my videos into the MP4 file format, I could also reduce the quality a little bit to make the files smaller and to fit more on the Ipod.
The touch screen is also very responsive and excellent for typing and playing games, although I find the buttons can be a bit small if you're fast at typing.
Wi-Fi is also built in which can be really handy for when you are travelling and find a Wi-Fi hotspot, Safari is included as the default web browser which is okay for me but doesn't have flash support so various websites may appear without pictures and videos.
A music player comes pre installed on the Ipod and allows you to play all the music you may have stored on the device, it also allows you to view music by artist, album, song name so that you can easily find the song your looking for, shuffle is supported so that you can listen to your music and not have any idea which song will be playing next, you can also repeat a specific song if you really like it.
A video play is also pre installed and allows you to play your videos in a similar manner to the music player, like the music play it allows you to view videos in
Games and apps can also be downloaded and installed on the Ipod, apps can also be sorted into folders to make them easier to find, there is also a Game Centre included to allow you to access high scores to games you may be playing, I believe you can also add people as friends so that you can compare your scores to theirs.
Apple's app store is also built into the Ipod to allow you to download apps, some of which are free and others cost between 69p and £3 (I'm not sure on the exact price ranges), you can also search for a specific app if you already know what you are looking for.
The front facing camera on the Ipod Touch is only 0.3MP (Mega Pixels), the rear facing camera is only 0.7MP so I don't usually take a lot of pictures on it, the video camera allows you to record videos in resolutions up to 720p (or a resolution of 1280x720p), I've only recorded a couple of videos but anything I've recorded has been of excellent quality.
The battery is built into the Ipod so would be very difficult to replace and would be expensive to have it fitted by a professional due to the time it would take for them to take the Ipod apart.
As the Ipod includes the standard USB dock connector port the only cable that can be plugged in is the cable that comes with the Ipod, if this cable is lost or damaged a replacement would need to be ordered before files can be transferred.
The screen can also be easily damaged and is very difficult to replace and would be expensive to have a professional replace it (my friend was quoted £50 to have a screen replaced on his Ipod of the same model).
Itunes is the only way of transferring music, videos and photos to the Ipod as the files are re organized in a special database structure, I've also found that Itunes automatically synchronizes files unless
The price of an Ipod touch can vary depending on the internal storage size (mine cost roughly £200) so can be expensive, and if it stops working it would cost more money to have it repaired.
I have owned this Ipod for just over two years and has been well worth the money I paid for it at the time, although I don't use it as much I like to use it to listen to music occasionally, I would highly recommend anyone that is looking for a device like this to buy one of these (I believe the newer models are cheaper than £200), overall this has been a very useful device and give it a 4/5 rating.
Summary: very good media device
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