Reviews and Problems with Apple iPod Classic / 5th generation Video
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14 March 2007
Excerpt: The Apple iPod Video White (30 GB, MA002LL/A) Digital Media Player holds up to 7500 songs and full-color album art. Includes a bright 2.5" 320x240 pixel TFT display. It is less than 0.5" thick and weighs 4.8 ounces and holds over 1,000 videos. Dock connector lets you connect to your computer, recharge the battery and sync files fast via USB. Has up to 14 hours of music playback; up to 3 hours of slideshows with music; up to 2 hours of video playback.
Pros: Good battery life, color screen with video capabilities; small size; easy navigation and so much more.
Cons: Has no wall charger. No Firewire file-transfer support.
Summary: I have to say I'm very impressed by the iPod Video. has created a near perfect portable media player. The audio is great, and the video playback is great! There are always negatives, but the iPod Video is probably the closest to a perfect portable media player on the market. It does what it is intended to do, and does it incredibly well! For this reason I have to give it a near perfect score.
Conclusion: From complete denial that the Video iPod was coming to delivery in 8 weeks, the weird world of consumer electronics brings us the 5g iPod with Video replay. We see if Steve Jobs Baby is worth viewing?
Summary: There really isn’t anything different in this keyboard (and hence the short review). The only reason this is a Special Edition keyboard is because of the black colored matte finish to the keyboard. If you already enjoyed the multimedia keyboard from Microsoft and was looking for a different colored version – check this out. If you’re happy with what you already have – then stick with it.
Excerpt: Are you looking for a good portable MP3 player that also plays video? Then check out the iPod Video and see if that might just be what you are looking for. Although the design of the iPod Video is similar to those iPods in the past, the iPod Video has a slightly finer and slimmer build. With a capacity of up to 60GB, it's hard to believe that this small iPod can do everything that it claims, but there is no doubt that it can, and it does.
Summary: These days, iPods are so common it’s easy to underestimate the brilliance of the high-capacity MP3 king. This new 80GB version delivers on the promise of carrying your entire music collection with you, no matter how swollen. And, despite its huge capacity, the 80GB iPod is still smaller (and much sexier) than its most obvious rivals: Creative’s Zen Vision M and Microsoft’s Zune. So what are the improvements over last year’s 60GB iPod?
Conclusion: Pricing is a huge aspect here; $380 for the 30GB iPod, as far as I know, is the best price for a 30GB player I've ever seen. And for another $100 or so, you get 80GB! Nice job there, Apple. For me personally, the gapless playback and better battery life make the iPod the most attractive one to date, and it's certainly a better value than the similarly priced but much smaller 8GB Nano.
Pros: No major new functions such as FM radio, wireless, recording, Small screen not conducive to video viewing, Proprietary USB cable, Narrow native video-format compatibility, Body is still scratch prone
Cons: Improved video battery life and brighter screen, Brings gapless playback to the masses, New features such as instant search and enhanced games, Excellent overall value