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      05.11.2012 02:58

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      Fantastic iPod, can have all of my music, games and videos in one place and never fill the memory!

      I have had this ipod for a good number of years and it is still running exceptionally well! Battery life has predictably gone down since I first got it, but not been reduced drastically and I still find myself going days without needing to recharge it. I have also dropped this a few times, and it seems to've survived (though I have been lucky enough to have never dropped it on its front, as I assume that will break its screen and render it useless). Over the years it has become scratched, but no more so than any other ipod or mp3 player, and so I would advise getting a case for it to protect it if you worry about that kind of thing.
      For size, this ipod is second to none! I have been unable to fill up even half of this throughout the years, even with adding a few films and shows! So I would warn anybody considering buying this, do you really need the full 64Gb? If, like me, you only have a few gigabytes of music then it may be worth buying a smaller model and saving yourself some money.
      In terms of capabilities, the large screen make this ipod perfect for apps, films, viewing pictures, and you are able to download files such as PDFs onto it which make it a handy thing to carry around if you find yourself in a fix without a nearby computer! Many apps now require a more modern operating system though, and so if mobile gaming is your concern then you should perhaps look at more modern versions of this ipod.
      Overall this is a very good ipod, it has lasted me a while and is able to store practically anything you want it to! I would definitely recommend this for people looking for mobile games, easy internet (if you're near a WIFI connection), pictures, and films, as well as music. But if all you are looking for is a device that plays music then save yourself some money and buy a more simple mp3 player.

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      20.07.2011 10:15
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      Jack of all trades, master of none. Except music, for that, it is the King

      For a long time I refused to get the Touch, opting instead for the classic scrollwheel model. How wrong I was.

      It looks great. Sleek silver back, and single button front. Yup, it's an Apple product alright!

      Out the box, and connected to my MacBook, setup took about half an hour. Software updates were needed, but this is expected with older models of new gadgets.

      Getting the music on was simple. One checkbox and the iPod does it all for you. There is also the option to manually manage music and videos, in case your collection is larger than the storage size, or you want to leave room for apps.

      My 15Gb did take a long time to transfer, over 4 hours, but I suspect this is more to do with the limitations of USB transfer speed than anything iPod related.

      The display is gorgeous, with customisable wallpaper. The touch screen is responsive, swiping and pinching gestures on photos all work well to move and zoom.

      The App store is great, you can add any number of useful programs to boost your phones capabilities.

      WiFi connectivity means you don't need to connect to the Mac to buy apps or music, you can download from the device and sync two ways so you never lose anything. Calendars and contacts can also be synchronised.

      No camera, but who needs one, this is a music player!

      As a gaming machine, the graphics for available games display well and it's powerful: there more power in this than the first iMacs that were released! The best games are not the 3D graphics based ones, as they sap battery life rather quickly.

      The interface for music is simple and easy; select by artist, by album or by song. There is a search function and you can create custom playlists.

      Whilst this has all the functionality of the iPhone sans the phone or sms/mms function, it is a music player and it best used for that.

      64Gb is the highest storage capacity, it would be nice to see a 128Gb version as, once music is loaded, any videos can really eat up space.

      Watching movies on this is great, the screen is sharp and responsive.

      Overall, it does a whole load, but to get the best out of it, use it for what it was designed for: a music player.

      One word of warning: buy a cash. You WILL scratch the daylights out of the silver back, and you won't be happy.

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      29.06.2011 18:04

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      Great quality from the sound and video to the applications and features.

      Having previously owned a 32gb 2nd generation IPod touch, I already knew the capabilities the product was capable of. With unlimited number of apps in the ITunes store, and the great quality of the music and movie players, to go with the calendar, maps and contacts programs. They have all remained the same in this version, but the added cameras to the front and back of the device have been a great improvement to it. It's even better to see how Apple has managed to do this while designing the device to be thinner! The cameras do not take the best quality pictures, but that is pretty much expected. Although, the new Face Time application where you can video chat with fellow IPod touch users and through programs such as Skype is a very useful feature.
      The screen is lovely showing bright colours and very crisp detail throughout apps and while browsing the internet using Safari. The touch screen is no different, being as smooth and sensitive as ever. The multitasking feature is pretty effective where you can easily switch between apps without quitting, but can get a little annoying when you think you have exited a program only to realize that it has been left on in the background, while they can be shut down through a process of double tapping the home button then holding down on an app then touching the 'x' button. If they are left running the devices battery does drain a lot quicker. Compared to my last IPod I do feel that the battery does not tend to last as long, where I have to charge it nearly every night.
      The device does not have any real draw backs to go against all of its great features, where it performs everything that you need a portable audio player to do plus some. It's interesting to think how Apple can improve on the next IPod touch.

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      08.05.2011 15:57

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      A must have for people who like to have an all-in-one device

      I bought my ipod touch 2 months ago with much umming and ahhing about whether to buy the 32GB or the 64GB one. In the end I settled on the 64GB which I'm very pleased about now as there is such a vast amount of apps available, on top of the music that I have stored, that I can now see just how anyone could max out the storage space! The navigation is easy although I occasionally find that, when typing, it is difficult to go back and correct things so constant vigilance is best. Also, the cameras, front and back, are not as good as I expected. The images are often grainy and the front-facing camera flips the image so the resulting picture is not the same as what is seen on the screen whilst you're trying to take it. However, as an mp3 player, I cannot fault it. I love that speakers and headphones are no longer required as I often like to play the music out loud. If you want an mp3 player which has all the extras of a smartphone whilst having that sleek, Apple look (and the brand power behind it) this is the one for you.

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      11.01.2011 14:38

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      The most amazing and advanced media players of its time.

      The iPod Touch is a device I could not see myself without. I take it with me wherever I go, be it the shops, a library or work. The device itself is wonderfully simplistic to use and has so many features that it is easy to lose yourself whilst marvelling over the creation by Apple.

      I could not see myself with a smaller version, for I have always battled to choose which songs I would like to sync to a mobile media player, yet now most of my music fits all onto the device, it currently holds 14 517 songs and around 5 gig's of video, all of which is perfect high quality. The video playback is easy to work and you can also fast forward or rewind smoothly and without it pausing whilst it does.

      The App store holds many thousands of applications to make your life more simple as well as many games which you can enjoy. Whilst some of the games can be simplistic others are quite in depth and more challenging. I myself found that I enjoy Guitar Hero on my iPod Touch the most out of the other applications that I have which includes the Harry Potter Spells game which was to quick and easy for my liking.

      The slim design of the iPod touch makes it easy to carry with you where ever you go. I have myself had experiences where I thought I left my iPod Touch in my office or at a table and run back to find that it is not there but in my pocket, for when i padded my pockets to feel for it I could not actual feel it. It is also light and the perfect size for a device such as itself for it fits perfectly into the palm of your hand and is easily operated in that position.

      All in all it is by far one of my most cherished possessions and I do not know what I would do without it.

      All in all it is by far one of my most cherished possessions and I do not know what I would do without it.

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      21.08.2010 15:16
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      This is the PMP that I would recommend.

      The iPod Touch is probably the best Touch Screen Portable Media Player, but is it the best. In a word, yes.

      People buy apple products because they are simple, yet powerful, and the iPod Touch 64GB definitely lives up to this expectation.

      The App Store is simply amazing, you can find pretty much any app you want. Even though there are restrictions for the app store, most people probably want have a problem with this, and it prevents the iPod Touch from getting viruses or apps that, you pay for, then they don't work.

      Obviously the Touch, is an iPod, so therefore, a much forgotten feature is that it can play music! There are probably Media Players that have better sound quality, but the iPod app looks good, it's simple, and most people probably won't mind that the sound quality isn't the best, the rest of the device makes up for that small problem. I would though recommend that you buy some better headphones as the included ones aren't the best.

      The iPod Touch, in my eyes, is without a doubt the best overall PMP, and it is the one I would recommend.

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      04.08.2010 23:24
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      This device is sure to make you say WOW!, it is everything in one, and definately worth the money.

      I bought this product from currys in april as it was a birthday present, it was the best choice i have ever made. It keeps me entertained for hours, i have so much space on the ipod that i have got 70 full lengh films on it that only takes up 35gb and the quality is absolutely stunning!! The size of the ipod touch is good because it can slip into your pocket easily and it feels great in your hand. The battery life is really good if you watch films or listen to music, but when you start using the internet and using loads of apps, the battery life can go down to 20% in a matter of 2 hours, from fully charged. The processer is soo fast, i mean i compared it to my 1st generation ipod touch and you could see the difference immediately by just opening simple applications like the app store ect. The sound quality is really great, but i do not listen to music as much as other applications, and it shows there are such other great parts to this revolutionary product.

      This is definately a great buy and i got mine on special offer from currys for £306 with a £25 itunes card (which was really useful for buying great applications) and a small golf ball sized speaker.

      Hope this helps and comment so that i can improve :D

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        16.07.2010 16:28
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        A nice little device to use, bit overpriced due to branding.

        This little gadget is quite handy to have, its use can be directed to such a diverse criteria of lifestyles, needs and requirements. This for example can be used for its leisure applications and business alike. I find it very handy on the go as all your favourite music can easily be carried, beats the old days of all those CD's weighing your car glove compartment down. This feature coupled with the ipod docks which are an inexpensive accessory (~£25) make it handy at home as well, virtually all your music collection can be played and stored replacing the old stacks of the hi-fi cluttering the room. As for its popularity with Apps, I have found this to be not so great as some Apps after installing I find inhibits its advertised ease of functionality and even can cause other Apps to stop working forcing you to restore the device losing all the data of Apps stored, e.g. Saved games, notes, voice recordings, etc. Also on a downer I find the compatibility with some PC's can be questionable, in my experience using it to store photos causes my acer laptop (ASPIE 5601 AWMLI) to crash.

        Overall I believe it is a brilliant device to have given all compatibility issues possible are covered, simply due to its ease of use and its functionality to many given tasks, best being its easy wifi Internet access eliminating the hassle of a computer. I do however believe it is a little over priced compared with its competitors such as the various android devices, you basically pay for the brand name. If you just want an ipod for music, no Apps, Internet etc. I would stick to the ipod classic.

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        02.07.2010 16:38
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        A great gadget - a must have!

        For years I had been content with my iPod Classic - I had the 80GB one and only ever used 10GB of it. Then my friend got an iPhone and whilst I wouldn't want the phone, the iPod qualities of it keep teasing me more and more until I decided to buy one! I had a trip to the States recently and bought one from Best Buy over there. I bought the 64GB version as although I don't have much music, I knew I'd be adding films and tv shows and apps to this so went for the biggest available. They could do with having a 125GB option actually as it does get filled up quite fast! This cos me $360 which worked out at £240 saving me £60 on UK prices which I was pleased with!

        With the iPod Touch you get a USB cable for syncing with iTunes, earphones with a microphone (although I believe you only get these in the States, and that in the UK the headphones that come with the iPod Touch have no microphone) and instruction book and an adapter for a docking station (I have one but not made by Apple so it's of no use to me!). If you already have an iPod, just plug this into your computer and follow the instructions for swapping your music to a new iPod its pretty straightforward. If not you plug it in and it'll ask you to download iTunes which takes a little while but unfortunately it's a must with an iPod.

        The Touch is exactly that - touch screen. I find this easier on an iPod than navigating with the clicker which to be honest gets annoying after a while when you are scrolling through things. It doesn't have a sim card so you can only connect to the internet by Wifi - but that's very fast I have to say and I have used a few different Wifi connections on this already. You have iTunes on your iPod as well, so you can download music direct to your device and then it automatically backs it up to your iTunes library so next time you open iTunes on your computer and sync your iPod they will be on there. On iTunes you can buy music, films, tv shows, you can even rent things if you only want something for a trip away. You can sync photos from your computer to your itunes as well as videos, and you can also get apps for the Touch on iTunes.

        Obviously you can buy apps or applications through the App Store which is already loaded on your Touch. Some of these are free, some are cheap and some are a little more pricey (I'm taking £2.99 prices here for pricey!). There are some some very addictive games available as well as handy things like Facebook, Twitter, weather apps, news apps, Sky Plus apps (yes you can set your Sky Plus to record when you're out - brilliant). I have also downloaded Skype which will be handy next time I go to the States and have free Wifi as I can load money onto my Skype account and call actual numbers in the UK very very cheaply! Also already loaded on your Touch are things like Email which you can just set your account up with, you can sync your Outlook or Hotmail contacts to the address book as well. There is one weather app already on there, a calculator, a calendar etc.

        The Touch really does look very nice - its silver and shiny on the back and the screen is very clear and the touch facility works very well. I was sceptical about emailing and typing on a touch screen but it hasn't been too bad. I still wouldn't get an iPhone though - couldn't imagine typing everything on a touchscreen - besides I like my Blackberry far too much! Its easy to navigate the internet, you can zoon in on pages by double clicking or by putting two fingers in the middle of the screen and then dragging them apart. Its all very quick as well - quicker than using my Blackberry on Wifi I have to say. You can surf the net etc all whilst listening to music as well - this is definitely a device for people who get bored on journeys! Music wise all your playlists are synced so you can search by playlist or artist or song etc. Much the same as other iPods just on touch screen and much much clearer! Sound quality is much the same as my other iPod but for some reason it seems more exciting using this compared to a normal iPod. The Touch does have a loudspeaker which isn't all that loud but handy if you are sat at home playing apps by yourself (obviously not for use in public places where it would cause annoyance!). The volume for both can be controlled by buttons on the left hand side of the device.

        You can press the button at the top of the Touch which turns the screen off and locks it - much the same what would happen if you held the play button down and then locked the device on an older iPod like the Classic or Nano. To turn it off completely you want to hold the botton down and it will turn off entirely. Battery life isn't as good as I'd hope it would be, if you are just playing music, and then locking the device and turning the screen off it could last for as much as 30 hours. But if you're like me and most other people, playing music fiddling with apps, looking on the net, with the screen always on then the battery life will dwindle to about 5 hours if you have it fully charged. It's a big, powerful, colourful screen that's why. You can help battery life by turning the screens brightness down but it doesn't help much. The Touch actually has a built in brightness tool that turns the brightness down depending on your light situation which is helpful.

        So the iPod Touch isn't cheap, but it's a great gadget. Much better than my previous iPod. This keeps me entertained for hours, in fact some people may call me obsessed! This will last me a good few years, probably more than 5 if I'm lucky. I think it's a lovely device, lots of potential and useful for music and games. A great addition to your gadget family!

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          02.06.2010 16:22
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          Very good experience with the Ipod touch and Apple alike...

          Apple,

          My nemesis! I have always been a microsoft man myself, however my Ipod touch 64GB was the key that unlocked my first macbook pro.

          I'm not a big fan of the Iphone, don't ask me why, I'm just not... So when I decided to take the plunge and buy an Ipod touch I instantly thought I had just kissed away £330.

          This could not have been further from the truth! I couldn't fault my ipod, infact, I liked everything about it. Apple engraved it for me, got it next working day, even the Ipod itself is shipped in a small clear understated case. The chrome finish is soft to touch and despite its size feels comfortable in the hand...

          Ok so maybe I'm a bad example... my Ipod didn't work... It kept telling me to connect it to itunes, so I did, sync'd it, spent 5-6hours putting all my music and videos onto it, updated the ipod software (which it prompted me to do) and low and behold, connect to itunes logo again....

          I was FUMING! I got onto the blower to Apple UK and expected a real battle! Instead the gentleman I spoke to seemed genuinely apologetic, he emailed me an image of a barcode that I printed, taped onto a jiffy bag containing my ipod and a courier picked up the Ipod the next day from my office... Still really wanting to be angry because of my initial excitement and time investment... Again the following day, I got what I think was a new Ipod (engraved) however, I turned it on and it was fully charged with all my music and video's on, I assume with my apple login details they know what music etc I had sync'd with it and had redone it for me?

          But yeah, sorry about rant, all that up there basically amounts to Apple UK customer service getting an A+.

          Besides this the Ipod has a huge amount of genuinely useful apps and even though everyone goes on about how good the free apps are etc etc its not long till you start buying them even though I said I never would, some of them really are worth it!

          Lastly, I will note that the sound quality is amazing. I've always thought 'sound quality' was something music equipment manufacturers made up to help sell their product and the average person couldn't really tell the difference, I don't mean like crackly noise or something silly, it actually opened my eyes to real sound quality. Firstly when listening to my music I kept thinking a noise was coming from behind me, like surround sound through head phones, bloody clever stuff!

          Sorry for the rant! Apple Ipod touch 64GB gets a 5* hands down and believe me, I hate giving out a top review, I'd much rather argue the flaws in something.

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            24.04.2010 11:55
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            A near perfect product that is only let down by it's average sound quality

            Apple have done it again, they have created a piece of perfectly sculpted technological genius. From the moment you pick one of these up you can't help but feel pure love for it, you almost don't want to touch the screen in case you smudge it, but touch it you must. And when you do touch it the fun begins, as you navigate the screen with a slide of your finger you feel like you have complete control.
            The sheer amount of apps available is unbelievable, you can race cars, play guitar, use maps, everything is possible with an ipod touch.
            However this being an iPod the sound quality is simply not great, without the ability to choose from many EQ settings you are left with a sound that just doesnt have the clarity of a Sony mp3 player for example but with a decent pair of headphones you can make it sound good enough.

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            18.04.2010 19:08
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            Great as a pocket computer as well as an mp3 player

            I was given an Ipod Touch 64Gb as a birthday present last year to replace my ailing 60GB Ipod video. Having used it for 5 months now I feel able to give it a comprehensive review.

            BUILD QUALITY: Superb. Like most apple products it feels like it is really built to last. The rear panel gets scratched easily, but I purchased a cover to protect it. The new solid-state hard drive has no moving parts, unlike the old models, and is much less prone to failure. The bundled headphones are, on the other hand, very uncomfortable and have terrible sound quality.

            FEATURES: Excellent. All the apps you could ever need can be downloaded to the device over a wifi connection. The wifi signal is not as strong as that of a laptop but is generally adequate. Video is crisp and clear on the large colour screen and the contrast is also good. The touch screen is very responsive and multi-touch makes zooming in and out of websites very easy. Although many formats are supported, the lack of flash support makes viewing some websites impossible, and there is no divx support for watching videos in that format.

            SOUND QUALITY: Very good, but not quite as good as my old ipod or some Sony devices. However, the difference is so slight as to be nearly imperceptible and the overall quality of the device more than makes up for it.

            USABILITY: Very good. As with all apple products, the interface is easy to get to grips with and rarely crashes. Scrolling through lists of music is quick and easy and the search function makes finding anything stored on the device very speedy.

            OVERALL: A great bit of kit. It has replaced my laptop is some circumstances, such as when I need to quickly look something up on the internet, and the superb video playback makes commuting much less of a chore!

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            11.02.2010 03:25

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            A lot of money to spend but you'll forget all of it once you have it. Must-Buy.

            The iPod touch got perhaps the least attention of any iPod in the line-up's latest revamp. Stand this model beside its predecessors and you wouldn't know the difference. Externally, it's effectively identical, with a polished-steel back, a blanking plate where the iPhone has its camera and just three buttons: power, the home button and the volume rocker switch.
            It ships with iPhone OS 3.1 software, so is fully clued up for cut, copy and paste, and landscape email writing.
            You also get Genius recommendations for Apps, much like the Genius feature in iTunes, which suggests tracks you might like to buy from the iTunes Store.
            As you'd fully well expect, it shares some of the same standards as the rest of iPod Touch range, which includes 30 hours of music playback, six hours of video playback, and built-in Bluetooth, wifi and Nike+ support.
            The user interface is quick and slick, taking advantage of the new upgraded harware. Shake to Shuffle picks the next track with seemingly no thought at all, and the difference between this and a first-generation iPhone is so pronounced as to make the iPhone feel positively sluggish when using demanding applications such as Google Earth.
            Of course, there is the major downside. The 64GB iPod Touch isn't cheap - not when you can save yourself £110 and still get your hands on a 160GB classic. Despite this however, I believe it's well worth the investment. It's the iPhone for those content with the non-Apple phone they currently own.

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            New new iPod Touch with large memory and large range of features

            In 2005 my husband bought me an iPod - at the time it was a top of the range, 30 GB iPod Photo - it being the first iPod to have a colour screen, and I assumed at the time that it would serve me well for several years.

            I am a bit of a music junkie however and by the time I had transferred all my CDs to MP3 the thing was nearly full, and within a couple of years it was completely full.

            Also, as time moved on, iPods were getting larger memories and better features, including the ability to play video, and within 4 years mine looked almost obsolete.

            I decided if I ever got the opportunity I would upgrade - in fact it had been my intention to sell the iPod Photo and put the proceeds towards the cost of a more up to date model just before my husband died, however his death made me realise I wanted to keep it as a momento of him, so the idea of upgrading fell by the wayside.

            Last month I won a £100 House of Fraser voucher in a competion on Ciao, and this was the impetus I needed to finally do an upgrade. Whenever I have vouchers they have invariably been spent on something for my daughter, but this time I vowed I was going to treat myself for once.

            At first I had decided I would buy a new iPod Classic120 GB, but having read several reviews of the iPod Touch, I found myself drawn more towards this device - particularly the newly released 64 GB model, despite the large price difference between it and the iPod Classic.

            What drew me to the Touch was the fact it has a large screen so it can be used to watch movies on the go, and its wifi capabilities, enabling internet surfing.

            I will also be really shallow and say this is a far sexier piece of kit than the iPod Classic, which is ironic really considering how sexy I found my original iPod back in 2005.

            ~~What's in the Box?~~

            The small hard plastic box holds your iPod Touch, a docking station adaptor, ubiquitous iPod earphones, instruction leaflet and USB lead.

            That's it - there's no software CD-ROM or huge instruction manual for your edification.

            ~~Getting Started~~

            This is an Apple product and it goes without saying that you need iTunes installed on your computer to use it.

            I am not a huge fan of iTunes for music - they use the AAC format which I really don't like, and I also resent the fact for years any songs you purchased were copy protected and limited to 5 computers. This copy protection has been removed but it's something that stopped me downloading legally for so long until Amazon started selling MP3 downloads - and that's where I get all my music these days and will continue to buy from until the day iTunes ever get round to selling MP3s.

            However the iTunes store also sells music videos, movies (you can rent films too) and the new Apple phenomena - the Application, or "App" as it is commonly known.

            I digress however - to get started you need to connect your iPod Touch to your computer and let it synchronise with iTunes. Cleverly, iTunes will recognise your iPod's serial number and you can then register it with Apple.

            You can then add music and other media to the iPod Touch - I found this to be a reasonably quick thing to do, but I have to say that sometimes it takes rather a long time for the iPod Touch to synchronise with iTunes - possibly due to the large amount of media I have stored on my computer.

            ~~What's It Like?~~

            Well I have already concluded that this is a sexy piece of kit - visually it really is lovely.

            It's black with a highly polished silver back and a 3.5" screen. There are only two control buttons on the Touch - a locking key which also functions as the power switch at the top, and the main control button on the front. Everything else is done via the screen. The Touch is very similar to the iPhone in design and functionality.

            I have been using a Samsung Tocco mobile phone for most of this year and thought the screen on that was pretty good but it's put firmly in the shade by the screen on the Touch. Everything is sharper on the iPod screen and there is a marked difference in quality. It helps that the screen is larger on the Touch but surfing the internet reveals better clarity and also better responses to touch than I get on my Tocco phone.

            ~~Using the Touch~~

            Once you have added media to your player using it is a piece of cake - there are Apps already installed for some of the more obvious features you would need, such as Mail, Calendar, Clock and Settings. At the bottom are the four main Applications - Music, Video, App Store and Safari, which is Apple's internet browser.

            Navigating from one function to another is easy using the main control button on the front of the Touch - this will always take you to "home" so to speak.

            Playing Music is easy and if you are in the mood for a similar style of songs, you can choose one and touch Genius which will result in your Touch compiling a playlist for you of songs it believes are linked.

            Failing that you just choose the song by either artist or title - and navigation is easy using the self-explanatory buttons on the touch screen.

            The iPod also has voice control - meaning if you are so inclined you can tell the Touch what song to skip through via the microphone on the headset. I have used this function with varied results - but being taken to Girls Aloud when I requested Madonna hasn't particularly impressed me.

            You can use the microphone to make voice notes, which is a useful touch and I have found this works far better than using the more temperamental voice control.

            Sound quality is very good - definitely an improvement on my old iPod Photo, but as usual Apple give us a sexy little piece of kit with some really rather awful white headphones. Why they still issue the same style of headphones, which do not offer much in either the way of comfort or sound quality after all this time is a mystery - especially with a device as sleek as the Touch. They do offer ear buds with a microphone but at nearly £60 it's a step too far for me - I'd rather buy something by Sennheiser or Bose for a little more and guaranteed sound quality.

            Sound quality through the loudspeaker isn't too good however - why they bother with this feature when it's so bad is a mystery to me - and it tends to only be used by young kids on public transport showing off sadly.

            Surfing the internet is easy - so long as you can find a free wifi spot you can connect, and it will work on secured networks with the security key. I have used it at home and particularly like how I can use this in bed without the hassle my laptop brings.

            I like how easy it is to enter a web address - a QWERTY keypad comes up on screen and as someone who can touch type and is completely familiar with QWERTY I find it easy to use. My daughter, who cannot touch type, similarly finds it easy to use.

            I live in quite a large house and sadly the Touch doesn't pick up wifi at home if I am downstairs, despite a booster on my router.

            I already mentioned Apps, and you can navigate directly to the Apps store from your Touch and one of the first thing I did once I had it up and running was visit the Apps store.

            Applications can be anything really - a link to a website, a game, a useful device such as the IKEA catalogue - and these little devices add to the fun of the Touch.

            Before you go crazy and start buying every App you see in the iTunes Store, my advice is to work your way through the free ones first. If you access the Apps Store from your phone it's easy to find the free apps in various categories and choose from there. Take your time to get used to Apps and then hit the store running.

            The Touch remembers passwords and if you are a regular user of iTunes then I cannot stress enough the importance of protecting your Touch with a Passcode PIN at start up. This will protect your iTunes account if your Touch is stolen and any other sensitive information you have stored on your Touch.

            ~~Finally~~

            At £299 this isn't a cheap toy, but it's still something I can recommend wholeheartedly.

            The 64GB memory means you can easily have 5000 songs on here and room for several films and thousands of photos.

            Battery life is a decent 30 hours for music and 5 hours for video - I have to say a little longer battery life for video would have been better and it's probably my only real gripe with the Touch, but it's a minor one.

            I would also add that it's imperative to ensure you buy a protective case for your Touch - the silver at the back gets grimy quite easily and the touchscreen needs protection from fingerprints. I purchased one from Gear4 in HMV which protects the Touch without hiding it under a bushel.

            Overall however this is such a lovely little gadget which opens up a whole new world of Apps and downloading movies as opposed to buying DVDs and internet surfing on the go which will help you pass the time on your commute, travelling on holiday or just to help you drift off to sleep. Needless to say, I love mine!

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              The third generation of Apple's iPod Touch is still the king of the hill when it comes to portable, Wi-Fi-wielding media players. New additions such as Voice Control, graphics enhancements, improved accessibility, higher capacity, and a faster processor help to refine and already excellent product.
              I think the rough extra cost of about £70 for double the memory of the 32GB version is worth getting. Though the updates are subtle compared to the 2nd gen version, the 3rd gen iPod Touch still leaves its competitors in the dust.
              It was my lifeline when i went to live in australia, with the free skype app i could call my family and my girlfriend for free, and whilst i was in thailand i used the language converter all the time.
              Overall i couldnt recomend it enough, the only downside is that the headphones are realy bad. This is easily changed however and the sound quality when paird up with decent headphones is brilliant.

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          • Product Details

            iPod touch features the same multi-touch screen technology as iPhone. Pinch to zoom in on a photo. Scroll through your songs and videos with a flick. Flip through your library by album artwork with Cover Flow. Watch your movies, TV shows, and photos come alive with bright, vivid color on the 320-by-480-pixel display. Browse the web using Safari and watch YouTube videos on the first iPod with Wi-Fi built in.

            iPod touch lets you enjoy everything you love about an iPod, and then some. Watch your movies and TV shows on a brilliant 3.5-inch display. Use the revolutionary Multi-Touch interface to flick through your music in Cover Flow. And anytime you're itching for more entertainment, just tap iTunes to browse and buy on the fly.

            Technical Data

            Product Description: Apple iPod touch - digital player
            Product Type: Digital player flash based
            Enclosure Colour: Polished aluminium
            Dimensions (WxDxH): 6.2 cm x 0.8 cm x 11 cm
            Weight: 115 g
            Playback Digital Standards: WAV, AAC, AIFF, Audible, MP3, Apple Lossless , MPEG-4, H.264, MOV , BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, PSD (Mac only), TIFF
            Sound Output Mode: Stereo
            Equaliser: Digital graphic
            Input Device(s): Touch sensitive screen (multi-touch)
            iPod Generation: 3G
            Built-in Display: Colour - 480 x 320 - 3.5" - LCD
            Built-in clock: Yes, timer, alarm
            Audio Specifications: Digital Player - Response Bandwidth - 20 - 20000 Hz
            Flash Memory: 64 GB
            Speaker(s): 1 x speaker - built-in
            Headphones: Headset - binaural - ear-bud - stereo
            Interface Supported: Hi-Speed USB, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
            Battery: Player - rechargeable - Lithium Ion
            Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty
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