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Apple iPod classic 1st Generation (5 GB)

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Product description
  • 2.0-inch LED backlit color display
  • Use Scroll Wheel to browse and navigate
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life
  • Built-in capacity of 5 GB
  • Supports WAV, MP3 formats
Product Information
Fill each moment with music from the iPod Classic 1st Generation MAC (5GB) media player. With a 160 x 128 two-inch monochrome LCD, this Apple media player shows you track and artist information, and the ultra-portable design lets you take it with you wherever you go. You can store up to 1,000 songs on the 5GB hard drive of this iTunes-compatible 5GB MP3 player which uses a small 1.8-inch hard drive. The scroll wheel on this Apple media player along with the center and auxiliary buttons makes for easy navigation. This iTunes-compatible 5GB MP3 player boasts a ten-hour battery life and can be synced easily with your MAC operating system. Let the sleek and portable iPod Classic 1st Generation MAC (5GB) drive away your blues.

Product Identifiers
ModeliPod classic 1st Generation
MPN M8513B/A, M8513LL/A, M8513LL/B, M8697LL/A

Key Features
Storage Capacity5 GB
Audio Supported FormatsAIFF, Audible, MP3, MP3 VBR, WAV
Battery Run TimeUp to 10 Hours

Audio / Video Capabilities
MP3 Bit-Rate320 kbps - 320 kbps
Max Video Resolution160 x 128
Screen Size2 Inch

Width2.43 Inch
Depth0.78 Inch
Height4 Inch
Weight6.5 Oz


Additional FeaturesAddress Book, Games, Sleep Timer, Upgradable Firmware
Supported Power SupplyAC/DC Adapter, Internal Battery, Rechargeable via FireWire cable
Battery TypeRechargeable Lithium Battery
Storage TypeBuilt-in Memory, Hard Drive
Number Of Songs1000
Frequency Response20-20000 Hz

eBay Product ID: EPID82853906

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    Created: 02/20/09

    best ipod ever!!!

    only an improved design of the original brilliant ipod with it's thick frame and light weight it is a full functioning music player with nearly ten hours of battery life not to mention is also the fastest downloading ipod ever made with it's firewire connection allowing it to transfer songs at half a second per song rather than the five seconds or more a song on new ipods. i just can't get over the design it's so balanced all over and draws a lot of attention, (try not to reveal it too much in public) that would be my only concern apart from dropping the thing. button layout is one of a kind since they had yet to incorporate the button into the touch wheel, somewhat like the shuffle's control pad. anywho, if your a collector or not of ipods or just want one to set your heart on, look into this one, it's guaranteed not one you will fall out of love with and for most users, never did except that the battery will eventually run dry as with all ipods, however this one has gone on well over the average use of five years, at about eight years the majority of these ipods on ebay still hold a basic charge of about six hours. i like it so much i'm buying a second one just for insurance.

    if your looking for an mp3 that will satisfy your music desires, buy the second generation ipod. or whatever you want but this is my opinion.

    actually don't buy this!!! the bidding for these items are pretty cheap averaging about 50.00 US. >yes, don't!!! thank you

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    Created: 11/04/11

    The first and undoubtedly the best!

    Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

    It is 10 years old and still works like it was built just yesterday. The intuitive interface hasn't changed, it may look prettier now and might have more spit and polish but you would expect that after so many years. This is a great piece of gadgetry, works perfectly after all this time. It feels solid and well built, the size is a bit plumper than the newer models but it makes up for it by feeling like it would take a lot to take it down. I love the scroll wheel, that was the whole reason for a 1st gen over any other. I know the touches have the giant screen and even the classics have the touch sensitive scroll wheel, but at the end of the day, I can wear whatever gloves I want when it's cold, I can put it in any pocket and know that it didn't go anywhere, and I know when I pushed a button by the satisfying click of a button. The real testament to it's staying power is how recognizable it is even today, more than can be said of many other players on the market and even some of the other iPod variants (nano, shuffle).

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    Created: 03/26/11

    The Brick That Built the House of Apple

    Review For: Apple iPod classic 1st Generation (5 GB)

    What more can be said of the iPod than has already been said? Revolutionary.. It changed industries and managed to put Apple back at the top of the innovation curve where it so sorely needed to be. I never owned a first-generation iPod, but I have had 2 different Nano's and the 2nd generation iPod Touch and cant imagine what life was like before the ease of these devices. I'm a music lover and these little devices were simply made to help my enjoyment of music grow.

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    Created: 09/09/07

    Apple iPod (5 GB, MAC - M8513LL/A) MP3 Player

    Review For: Apple iPod classic 1st Generation (5 GB)

    Just in case your wondering, this will work on a Windows machine as long as you have a firewire port (which most Windows machines don't have.) Otherwise it will work with any Mac that has a firewire port. If updated to the latest software version you can view Calenders, Clocks, play Brick, and listen to music. That's about all you can do unless you try installing iPod Linux which expands the capabilities but is not recommended unless you are technically savvy.

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    Created: 10/12/10

    Wow. Amazing piece of history.

    Review For: Apple iPod classic 1st Generation (5 GB)

    Its so cool to see how the first iPod was made. 5GB hard drive. like an inch thick, it's amazing. The nanos now have 4 times the space and are 10x smaller! Also cool to see that back in 2001, this iPod was $499.

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