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|Apple iPod 20GB 3rd Generation MP3 Player Classic Gen w/warranty + battery #1|
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|Fill each moment with music from the iPod Classic 3rd Generation (20GB) 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 5,000 songs on the 20GB hard drive of this easy-to-connect 20GB MP3 player which comes with a wired remote connector. The touch wheel on this Apple media player along with the center and auxiliary buttons makes for easy navigation. This 20GB MP3 player boasts an eight-hour battery life, USB-connectivity, a dock-connector port (for easy docking and charging), and the ability to sync with your both MAC and Windows through iTunes. Let the sleek and portable iPod Classic 3rd Generation (20GB) drive away your blues.|
|Model||iPod classic 3rd Generation (20 GB)|
|UPC||0718908575994, 492411145997, 718908519547|
|Storage Capacity||20 GB|
|Audio Supported Formats||AAC, AIFF, Audible, MP3, MP3 VBR, WAV, WMA|
|Battery Run Time||Up to 8 Hours|
|Audio / Video Capabilities|
|MP3 Bit-Rate||32 kbps - 320 kbps|
|Screen Size||2 Inch|
|Interfaces||Firewire, USB 2.0|
|Additional Features||Games, Sleep Timer|
|Supported Power Supply||AC/DC Adapter, Internal Battery, Rechargeable via FireWire cable, Rechargeable via USB cable|
|Battery Type||Proprietary Lithium|
|Storage Type||Hard Drive|
|Number Of Songs||5000|
|Frequency Response||20-20000 Hz|
Best-of-breed design and interface; excellent playlist features; clean, configurable sound; smooth syncing with both Windows PCs and Macs via iTunes; organizes contacts; includes games; functions as an external drive; optional voice-recording and photo-wallet accessories.
No FM or line-in recording; voice recording enabled with accessory; battery life compromised somewhat by small size; battery not user-replaceable.
We love almost everything about this beautifully designed player, but the battery life could be longer.
Average review score based on 66 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
The Third Generation Apple iPod is my favorite in the line of full-size iPods and the 20GB version is my preferred model because it maintains its small size / frame while still being able to hold a huge library of music. While the 40GB iPod is appealing for the additional storage, I still prefer the 20GBs slimmer body which is still small enough to workout with (though clearly not as portable as any flash player).
The Third Generation iPod has two major differences between itself and the 4th generation:
1) Button Placement. The 3rd generation iPod has the back, forward, menu and play/pause buttons above the click wheel. The 4th generation iPod has those button integrated into the click wheel - its completely a personal preference, but I like the button sitting above the wheel because, to me, it provides faster scrolling and more direct response. That said, I know several people who prefer the 4th generation. Up to you!
2) Battery Life. The biggest advantage of the 4th generation is its improved battery life - that said, I get far more than the suggested 8hour battery life. My iPod will generally last nearly two full work days with about 12 hours of use.
I do prefer the 3rd generation iPod to the 4th generation and, on eBay, it's a rather substantial price difference that gives the 3rd generation iPod the edge in my opinion. Either way though, you can't go wrong.
Size of Display 2 inch
Digital Storage Media 20 GB (Hard Drive)
PC Interface Supported Firewire, USB 2.0
Battery Run Time 8 hrs.
Battery Type AC/DC Adapter, Internal Battery
Dimensions (W X D X H) 2.4 in. x .62 in. x 4.1 in.
Weight 5.6 oz.
Everyone is making a big deal over the newest generations of music players. Does it have a color display? Does it have video playback? Will it do my homework for me? Can it tell me the meaning of life? But only a few years back, what we cared about when shopping for a music player was the way in which it delivered MUSIC.
The iPods 1G and 2G seemed almost like a training exercise for the creation of the 3G. It just feels like this one got almost everything right.
To start with, this was the "ultraslim" iPod... it was much thinner than iPods past, which resembled chrome and white bricks. Beyond that, the control scheme was the best Apple had ever come up with: tactile touchbuttons that were so sensitive that you could barely brush your finger near them and they would probably pick it up. This felt--and feels--much more futuristic and stylish than the newer "clickwheel" that Apple is building into their iPods now. To me and a lot of other people, moving from touch-sensitive controls to a clicking interface seemed like a great big step backwards.
The display on this device does not play video. It is not in color. It is not in high-resolution. But still, it works well. Not only that, but it works often times better than the navigation on the newer iPods which have so much going on at once that they have to chug along slowly, thinking hard about every little thing. You can rapidly tap the select button on the 3G and get wherever that takes you by the time you lift your thumb back up. Trying that on one of the new video iPods is likely to just lock the whole thing up. Another high point in comparison is that not only is the plastic on the 3G more scratch-resistant than on the new iPods, it is not in color so if it does get scratched, you won't get rainbow stripes across the face that make it impossible to read what's on the screen.
The only drawback to this iPod... the one and only drawback in my mind, something worthy of dropping it from a 5/5 to a 4/5, is the battery life. Apple iPods are notorious for their battery life, and this one is no different. The factory battery will get about 8 hours at best, right out of the box. This is okay for the subway ride to work or for jogging, but if you plan to take it on a plane trip overseas, this will become a big problem. Available from different companies though, are replacement batteries that can raise that number up to 12 hours with a bit of home-installation (or, for a fee, some will let you mail them your iPod and will install it for you).
If you don't mind the battery issue, or plan to do something about it like I did (12 hours of greatness, baby!) then this is the best iPod around. It only goes up to 40GB (the new ones go up to 60) but that's still a great number of songs.
So, in summation:
Buy. This. iPod.
The 10gb 3rd generation iPod classic is an older model from 2003. While this iPod may be old, it is still a great music player. It can hold more than enough songs for the average listener and the buttons and controls are easy to use. It works with with pretty much any version of itunes. The only downside to this iPod is that you need a firewire cable, and firewire port on your computer to sync the iPod. Overall this is a great device and is well worth the price it can be found for on ebay.
The iPod third generation 20 Gig, is by far the biggest bang for the buck!
Most will probably need to have the battery replaced which is very low priced and available on ebay. Accesories such as iTrip, & Car chargers are also low cost, but be sure to use a firewire auto charger the USB type are for the newer ones and do not charge correctly.
I now own 3 of these gems and am quite pleased with them all, and are better than the newer smaller ones.
I think I will use mine forever, I do have alot of music (about 7,000 CDs) but I can load up the iPod and drive cross country and back and not listen to the same song twice.
I love the third gen most because of th wheel.With the 4th and 5th gen i kept playing the wrong songs because my hand would slip.You cant go wrong when your on ebay.At the electronic store down the street they sold the same ipod 76 dollars more than I paid on ebay.The one thing about the third gen is the battery life they say it lasts 8 hours long. Mine lasts 9 hours without any kind of effort.