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I had been looking for an Mp3 player and decided on the IPod touch because of its extra features. I have the 8 GB 3 G IPod touch, 3rd generation. It is thin, light, stylish and powerful. Touchscreen is responsive and the processor is very quick.
Set up is easy, just follow the on screen commands and you cannot go wrong. It makes you investigate further because of its design. Apps are easily and quickly downloaded, both freebies and payable ones.
The screen is 3.5" and can be used vertical or horizontal, it will automatically sense when it's on its side. A good, crisp picture is produced on screen. The screen seems tough, but I would advise a protective cover be used for general out and about.
It gives you a mini PC in your pocket - games, social networking, browsing, music, video, banking, Etc. business or pleasure.
The battery life, like all Apple products, is very good and can be recharged with the provided USB lead or can be connected to a docking station. Various accessories are available for in car charging and playback, Etc.
You can either buy music from the ITunes store or sync your music collection to it. You can then sort your music however you like using the available options. You can also sync this devise to your other Apple devices.
I have mine mostly in the docking station which allows me to feed music to wireless speakers in various rooms of my house, I can then have music wherever I want.
Sound quality through the IPod itself is good.
It has only crashed on me once, while watching BBC IPlayer and it reset pretty quickly.
This will give you hours of pleasure either by 'doing your thing' or by just exploring its capabilities.
I had the apply Ipod nano for a long time and I have always taken it with me everywhere, one day I lost my iPod nano and around that time the Apple iPod touch (3G) came out so I bought it. This was the first touch screen device I had since my phone at the time was a slide up phone with buttons. I bought the 8GB version because at the time I only used the iPod for music and some apps. For me this device was great , it never left my side I was able to surf the net, listen to music and use apps at just a touch of a button. The only problem with this iPod is just like the iPhones it scratches easily and can slip out of the hand easy and break to prevent that I had to purchase a rubber case which I never take off.
I actually got this free when i bought my Macbook, so although i still used my ipod classic i used this more for movies as it really didn't hold that many song.
As much as i really liked this i touch i want to first say that it has a very specific place for any buyer, the ipod classic has a large storage and is great for anyone with a large music collection. Then you have the iphone that is a great phone but also has some storage for music and a big enough screen for some movie watching. While the i touch is good for movie watching and apps the iphone and ipad are better. Therefore before i go on, i want to say that this is a great product and will be perfect for you if you do not wish to have an Iphone or a tablet.
Ok, so the screen on this is a nice size, it is a light and easy to travel with, and at 8GB is a descent enough space to hold several movies and 50 songs.
The problems i have with this is that the screen cracks pretty easily and i have had several problems with the ear bud connection. As after a years use, it simply doesn't work, if you shake it a little it gets better but still if i would of paid the 150pounds for this device i would be disappointed by its quality.
The device can only access apps through internet, therefore unlike the iphone or an ipad that has 3g capabilities this i touch becomes just a basic mp3 player as many of the apps that you can download require internet to be used.
Therefore would i recommend this to someone, probably not, it is a mediocre version of other apple devices that doesn't quite excel at anything. There are i feel better mp3 players out there that are worth the money.
My iPod Touch is my favourite widget! I've had mine nearly 2 years and can honestly say I never leave home without it. The first thing I did was upload all my music from my old iPod Nano, but that was just the start. Apps were a whole new world to me but once I started there was no stopping me. My whole life if on my iPod Touch - photos, radio, weather, news, diet, health, TV Guide, Sky Go, You Tube, shopping, and of course Candy Crush Saga!
With hindsight I wish I'd chosen an iPod Touch with more memory because after a while I started having to delete some of the less vital apps I put on there to make space for more music and photos.
The inbuilt camera is really handy - I hardly ever use my digital camera now because my iPod Touch is always in my pocket and so quick to use. sometimes I wonder how I ever survived without it.
I first got my iPod touch when my friend gave it to me because they had upgraded and no longer needed it. Of course I was overjoyed to be getting something for free that would have cost me around about £100 or more but after having the iPod for about three weeks I realised what a waste of money it would have been if I had bought one myself.
For a start there just isn't enough space on this version of the iPod touch, at only 8GB this meant I could fit about 2000 songs on it and just songs alone, this wasn't good enough for me as I wanted to download apps as well and these take up a lot of space. There are also preinstalled apps which take up quite a bit of space such as the gallery and internet browser. If you are after an MP3 purely for music then this one definitely isn't for you. The second problem I found is that the screen scuffs, scratches and even cracks very easily, one drop and you've got yourself a cracked screen. This happened to me and although it is still usable it becomes annoying when using some apps and watching videos. In hindsight I should have bought a case for it and would recommend anyone buying one to get one.
There are a lot of good features about the iPod touch though so don't be put off, for a start it looks attractive; it's slim and very portable. The sound quality is very good but this also depends on the quality of the headphones you use and there are even inbuilt speakers, these are quite quiet but good for if you want to watch a YouTube video and can't be bothered to faff around with headphones. There are tons of apps you can download from the Apple store, either from I-tunes or on the device itself. These vary from games to films, books, maps, alarm clocks etc. There's pretty much an app for everything, some cost money but a lot are free. You can also transfer photos on to iPod from your computer and set these as your background. The screen is very big and clear enough to watch films on.
Overall this iPod wasn't for me, maybe if I had one with more memory I would feel differently but the 8GB is limited space when you take into consideration apps and photos as well as music. The screen is also far too weak. If you're looking for purely a music player then look elsewhere.
I've had this iPod now for around 2 years after my MP3 player broke and, been a bit younger and more influenced, a lot of my mates had it so I wanted to follow the crowd. I'd never had anything Apple so for me this was the testing ground. I must say I was very pleased with the product and found it very easy to get the music onto my iPod. I had a little trouble at first setting it up onto iTunes although this was an issue with the programme and not the actual product.
The Apps that are available on the App Store allow you to fully appreciate the iPod and you can play all the time whether it's at home or on the bus. The only issue for me is that because I've only got an 8GB one if I want to install the latest iOS it will mean I will have to give up 2GB of space which leaves me with a small 6GB. I suppose this is Apple's way of telling me to move on up but seen as though I don't particularly see the need to install the new Operating System it means I'll be sticking with this for a while.
The battery was never a problem for me however I have noticed it is now draining quicker than it used to although this could be due to higher powered apps or a various amount of issues. It's still very good for me and I've rarely had any problems with it other than it crashing the occasional time although this was due to the software installed on to the iPod.
The Ipod touch is a slick and stylish way to listen to your music. It looks good although you need to get a case and screen protectors because it scratches very easily. The wide range of apps available on the app store adds a lot to the enjoyment of the product and there are lots of games available. It is worth downloading a new internet browser because the safari one that is on the device already cannot play flash videos. It is worth noting that after a while of use the battery life begins to decrease rapidly and you can get much less use without charging. As the device gets older, the speed with which it works begins to also decline and may start to stick a little. However this does not take much away from the overall usability of the device. The sound quality is very good and can be improved with better headphones. The apple headphones break easily.
Fish or fowl?
The iPod touch is a hybrid device. It can be used for music, it can be used for films. It can avail itself of a plethora of applications, both free and chargeable. There is no question regarding its versatility. The real question is, how well does it do each of these?
Turn up the music, turn it up loud - 7/10
There is space for a huge amount of tracks on your iPod, even if you've only an older 8GB device. The touch screen can be locked to prevent accidental switching while running or working out. The quality of the music is not that great, even through decent headphones.
The bottom line is, if you are looking purely for a music player you'll get a better sound from devices half this price.
If you have an apple device, you will be plugging it in to a laptop or desktop in order to access the dark side. iTunes. A necessary, if great evil. But take heart, you never ever have to sign up to the apple store to be able to put music on your iPod.
You can take music in other formats already on your machine, point iTunes at them and it will populate its library with apple format versions on those songs. From here, you can create playlists for every occasion.
Switching by genre, artist, album and track is simple. The screen is fairly responsive and buying a rubber cover for it so that it remains so is a must.
Cine, Ma! - 5/10
Again, although you can buy titles through the Apple store, many DVDs now come with digital editions which you can slap onto your iPod easily enough. The quality is very impressive, though sitting through an entire film (by yourself) focused on that small screen will probably leave you reaching for the anadin.
If you do like and use this aspect, you'll soon find yourself wishing you'd opted for at least 32GB. You can save space by only keeping limited numbers on the device, leaving the rest on your PC, but it can be a fiddle.
Viewing a film is where an iPod makes little sense, and an iPad much more.
Appy face. 8/10
Here's where the iPod will sell itself for many. There really is an app for just about everything. Think Angry Birds as a good example of a premium (paid for) app. There are thousands of others available from scrollable maps of the underground, an electronic spirit level for putting up shelves (and settling arguments!) to various shooters and basic RPGs and driving games and this and that.
I personally don't use apps much. I have a handful, and that's it. For me it is primarily a music device, particularly on long business trips where I can just plug it into my car and listen. I also use the excellent youtube and general internet browser functions. Why did I buy it, considering this? I didn't. I won it.
Designed for life 8/10
Ergonomically, the iPod touch sits in the palm of your hand nicely. Because you will leave finger prints all over the nice, shiny case it is best to buy the rubber cover previously mentioned. The screen will need cleaning from time to time, and if you do take it to the gym or similar, make sure your pockets are deep ones. You don't want it falling out.
The power off button (which consists of holding down the lock button) can be a pain to engage, but that's the only real design flaw. Battery life is not great if you are watching films or browsing, but recharging is simple enough.
I've not mentioned the camera, because I don't use it. There are video capabilities I've also yet to investigate. But even when writing this review, I've piqued my own curiosity and will give it a go later. Best of all, you can buy an 8GB iPod touch for as little as £110 brand new.
I have had my iPod for about 6 months now and it is the best thing I have ever brought. It's great to watch films and download the latest games. It hold a good amount of songs and its great as it is small enough to take anywhere. Even tho the screen is small if still a very good clear screen to watch films or even music videos. This iPod even includes a camera which is an added bonus. The pictures taken by the camera are of good quality as for the videos. There is also a built in speaker so no need to use headphones all the time which makes it a no brainier for me 😀. The speaker is also a great help as it means there is less need for a docking station as the speaker on this iPod is really good and clear and is of an adequate volume.
I have owned my 8Gb iPod touch for nearly a year now, and it is something I am definitely pleased I bought. It is very reliable, functional and lovely and easy to use. Apple are always known for being stylish, and this product is no exception - lightweight, perfectly slim and with a crystal clear screen, it certainly looks the part. And of course, there are the numerous and exciting apps you can purchase to go on it - games, books, travel apps. The processor is fast enough to make switching between all these things a breeze too.
But no one buys an MP3 player for looks or extras - they buy it for sound quality, and music. Music is easily loaded on through iTunes, perfect - but sound quality is where, in fact, the iPod touch is good, but not brilliant. With the Apple-provided earphones in, the sound is slightly tinny and not enormously clear. If you detach the earphones and use the in-built speakers - something that is admittedly an added extra and not how you would normally use it - it sounds worse, and flat. However, with an extra purchase of some decent headphones (I prefer hed kandi), the sound is very good - full and clear.
I had my iPod Touch for around 6 months, and was largely impressed! I'm not so good with touch-screen gadgets, but I found the iPod to be very easy to use.
There's nothing wrong with the sound quality, and it was thin enough to carry around unnoticed, unlike the iPod Classic.
However, this is also one of its major drawbacks. The slightest pressure upon the iPod caused the screen to become distorted and pixels to run haywire all over it, making it impossible to use any further. Not happy!
The only other drawback, is that the apps begin to leech your memory capacity fairly quickly. I couldn't hold nearly as many songs as I'd hoped without having next to no apps at all. I should've stuck with the Classic!
So, overall - nice looking, compact and user-friendly. However, a bit on the fragile side, and with a small capacity based on the price.
Loved this iPod touch. Easy to navigate through song library, beautifully clear screen with an easily negotiable iPod library displaying all your album covers. Incredibly fun to use too.
Applications available include Skype (video chat in any wifi area), Angry Birds (the popular and addictive game) and many many more!
The camera is good quality and there is ample storage space for photos and music, though if you are considering using the iPod as your primary camera, I'd consider going for a 16GB or a 32GB in order to get enough storage space for music as well.
This iPod differentiates from other iPod models in that it has the internet! This is a great feature and well worth the extra cash for the convenience of internet on the go in any wifi location.
The main disadvantage of the iPod touch is the easily breakable screen. Use a screen protector at all times to avoid scratching or smashing the delicate screen as it is so expensive to replace! The battery life isn't great either if you have the screen backlight on all the time.
iPod touch in a nutshell: Fantastic piece of equipment, added bonus of the internet and full app store, yet easy to smash or break - always protect the screen.
I was bought this product 2 and a half years ago by my girlfriend. I had wanted it for months and I was not disappointed. It was easy to navigate particularly for me as an apple newbie at that time. It is as responsive as the screens on the iphone. The product itself is very lightweight and stylish. It is nowhere near as bulky as iphone of any of the generations. Battery life is excellent as I can play music for hours without worrying about the battery dying. I would say one thing however. I initially used the wifi function on the phone for searching the web and playing videos. This does eat into the battery significantly, more than on smartphones generally. The quality of music on it is great and is a proper experience. I did not use a lot of apps, however the apps I did use and the ones I downloaded from the app store did work great but as I said beware of the battery life. It works so great that I have not even though of upgrading and it has been 2 and a half years. It works as good now as it did when I got it and there have never been any issues. Overall it is a great music option and the only drawback I have is not enough music to put on it.
This year in january it was 3 years when I met my boyfriend first time. I knew he would surprise me. He asked me which colour I like more- black or white. I have chosen white, because it associated for me with love, the endless friendship:)...
Yes, yes I got a present Ipod touch 8G, in white:). On the other side of the Ipod were engraved words for me from my boyfriend (as I know he ordered it online, buying straight from the shops this service is not exist, but it is so cute:))
I am really happy with my present. It has enough capacity, so it's enough and for my music, pictures and applications I need. The Ipod is very light so I take it with my on my short and long journeys, it is always with me:). But most of all I love the Ipod for the variety of applications that can be downloaded and are very practical in life. Recently I downloaded an application how to learn dance salsa. It was my long time dream. From a simple video i learnt salsa steps and thought my boyfriend as well. It was fun for us both. Another good thing is comunication with people trough Facetime or Skype apliccations. You don't need to waste your time switching on the computer and so on. This product of the future which makes life easier.
The only drawback is that the absence of the Internet makes the Ipod not that fun. But than is always an option - to use applications which do not require Internet conection:).
I think you will never get bored with the product, as you always will get new applications and will be entertained.