Product Type: Apple MP3 players
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Apple iPod touch (3G) 8 GB
Member Name: G-smith
Apple iPod touch (3G) 8 GB
Date: 03/08/11, updated on 03/08/11 (13 review reads)
Advantages: Great for anyone, mixes professional and fun, easy to use, multi prupose
Disadvantages: Short battery life for games and videos
Okay, so my review on this older iPod may seem a little out dated, but I don't think so. This iPod touch 3G is still very much in fashion and there are many reasons for this. The iPod touch range from Apple has revolutionised touch screen technology and made it what it is today. Apple have really done a great job making touch screen hand held devices such as these iPod touch MP3 players and the iPhone mobiles.
Anyway, onto the product itself, starting off with sound, given it is an MP3 player. The iPod touch 3G has a built in speaker and I believe it was the first of the iPod touch range to have this. The sound quality of the speaker is great for the majority of songs, but if you are into heavy bass line songs, this built in speaker isn't so good. For normal use of the iPod, such as playing on a game or watching, the speaker is great too. However, this speaker is not very loud. It is perfectly fine if you are sat in the house listening to music, playing games, surfing the net or watching videos as the volume is definitely satisfactory and the sound quality is great but when you take it somewhere with a little background noise, I would recommend headphones/earphones as this speaker will not deliver enough sound in a public place, a train for example.
The operating software on this iPod touch is great too. Most of the games from the app store can be downloaded and they run perfectly the majority of the time, with crashes and jerky motion happening very rarely.
The iPod touch is extremely easy to use, with just four buttons and the rest operated on the touch sensitive 3.5 inch screen. The button on the top locks the iPod and the button below the display sends the user back to the home page on the iPod touch, displaying their applications. A good feature of the touch is if both of these buttons are pressed simultaneously, a snapshot of what is currently on the screen is taken, allowing you to capture the perfect moment, allowing you to prove to people that you reached level 100 on your favourite game! The other two buttons control the volume. Operating the touch screen display is very easy too. sliding from side to side or up and down scrolls the screen and the rest is very easy to pick up when you purchase the device.
The battery life of the iPod touch does slightly let it down. When fully charged, it will take around 5-6 hours for the battery to die if you are constantly playing games, watching videos or surfing the web, which I believe is satisfactory but could be better. However, if you are listening to music with the screen locked, you can get around 14 hours of constant music playing out of it. Also, if the screen remains locked and you do not use it other than to just quickly check an email or start a download, you will get around 50 hours of battery life.
In conclusion, the iPod touch is great. It has a wide range of applications available and can be personalised by anybody for anybody and so is the perfect gift for anyone.
Summary: Perfect gift for anybody
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