Product Type: Apple MP3 players
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So Good I Want to Marry It
Apple iPod touch (4G) 8 GB
Member Name: bumbleguck
Apple iPod touch (4G) 8 GB
Advantages: Beautiful to hold. Joyous to use even for the elderly. Lots of apps. Desireable
Disadvantages: Quite fragile. Not as configurable as other products
I love gadgets. I've often thought that, should the right gadget come along, I'd cheat on my wife with it. Ironically, my wife bought me the ipod touch 8GB for Christmas, and believe me brothers and sisters - it was touch and go for a while (pun intended).
This is as user friendly as it gets, intuitive, not just easy to use, but actually joyous if you've never used an Apple product before. It has literally thousands of great apps and games. I leant it to my 75 year old mum a while back, who hates gadgets. Simply swiping the screen you could see the grin spread across her face. It doesn't have 3G but then if you want that, get an iphone. It has wifi, so you can connect to your home network, free hotspots or even use your phone as a wifi hotspot (if it has the ability).
The keyboard is the easiest to use of all touch screen products of this size. Apple update it regularly and the updates are genuinely useful. Okay, because its Apple you don't have as many options as with other products, but you can always jailbreak it if you want - there are plenty of forums to explain how. And that opens up a world of possibilities.
Sound, as you would expect, is excellent - this isn't just a music player, its a mini tablet and I love it. Or at least I did until I dropped it.
The glass on the front of the ipod touch is similar to the stuff they use in pound store wine glasses. I dropped mine a couple of feet, and the screen cracked. Its still useable, but to replace the glass you have to replace the digitiser too, and that's going to set you back about £75 from a reputable store. That is the single issue with the ipod touch. Its fragile, and its like cat nip to kids - so do yourself a favour and get yourself a good case such as the Otterbox.
Summary: Aside from a couple of niggles, this is the best product of its type by a country mile
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