Apple iPod classic 5th Generation Black (30 GB)
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- tacubaboy18Apr 18, 2010by
Rockin' everywhere with it!
The iPod with video playback was introduced on October 13, 2005. However, one should not necessarily consider this player a video player, but a great iPod music player, with video capabilities as a fantastic bonus. Nevertheless, the iPod with video playback is the most capable and feature-rich iPod ever produced by Apple.
Video Playback - The iPod plays back H264 and MPEG4 encoded video. The iPod's new display is larger than ever at 2.5 inches, giving it a resolution of 320x240. What video content can you play on your iPod? This area is limited, at least currently. You can buy music videos on iTunes at $1.99 per song, which will play beautifully on the iPod. Furthermore, Apple has made available select television shows, for download on iTunes. They cost $1.99 per episode, for titles including ABC's hits Lost and Desperate Housewives. You can also watch the episodes you purchase on your computer. If you want to put some of your own video, onto your iPod, you will need to use an application such as QuickTime Pro to convert the video to the specific requirements to play on the iPod. You can also find video podcasts, which will play on the new iPod. Even if you do not plan to view video on the new iPod, its primary purpose is to be used as the world's best music player. You can still benefit from the beautiful new display, for it will help you find your favorite music faster, and you can view the album art that accompanies your music.
Size of new iPod - Does the picture of the new iPod make it appear larger to you? Well, it did to me. The iPod looked wider, in the photos I saw. However, it is not. The height and width of the iPod are identical to the previous generation iPod with click wheel. The only change in dimensions is the depth. The new iPod is actually thinner than what came before it! Yes, this 30 gig iPod is thinner than the previous 20 gig photo model by 30 percent. What does all this mean? The iPod continues get smaller, making it even easier to carry.
Capacity - This 30 gig iPod has room, for a lot of entertainment. With storage, for up to 7,500 songs, 12,000 photos, or 75 hours of video. The great thing I love about my iPod is that my music, photos, and video only take up about 15 gigabytes. However, I use the additional space to backup data, from my computer. This is incredibly helpful, and could be a real saver, if something happened to your computer. See, the iPod functions as an external hard drive, so you can backup all sorts of data. The 60 gig version is available, for $100 more, so if you want to use it for lots of video, or you have an enormous music collection, you may want to consider that larger version, which also sports longer battery life.
New Software Features - Apple has added features, to the new iPod besides video support. First, they have a clock feature, which quickly allows you to view the time, in up to four different time zones simultaneously. Furthermore, there is a stop watch, and a screen lock, which you can enable to keep people from snooping on your calendar and/or contacts.
Battery - The battery life is one of the most important specifications that you, as an iPod user, are going to care about. This 30 gigabyte iPod sports a battery that will last up to 14 hours, when playing only music.Read full review
- mafour2boysFeb 8, 2016Verified purchase - USEDby
Classic and Timeless
What a great item. This is my favorite version of the ipod. It's sleek, easy to use, great size and shape. When the battery does finally die, it's easier then I thought it would be to replace a new one. This is the only apple product that I like and will use. A great version of a great invention.
- redsretrorelicsDec 16, 2015Verified purchase - USEDby
Simple and Effective
The Apple iPod classic 5th Generation Black (30 GB) is without a doubt one of the most easy to use MP3 players available, as the scroll wheel and center click button make selecting and playing music absolutely painless. I have tried many other MP3 players such as Sony's Walkman and the Creative Zen and have found that the capacity and ease of use of the iPod classic are what make this device stand out. Furthermore, it only took less than a day to organize and transfer my music library of around 3,000 songs using iPod's packaged software, iTunes. The battery life is also another great characteristic of this particular iPod as it can last up to three days with some usage. Charging it only takes about an hour or two as well. The iPod Classic is an all around great device for playing music and I would suggest it to anyone who is looking for an easy to use MP3 player.Read full review
- rnord2012Jan 1, 2016Verified purchase - USEDby
I purchased this for a long road trip over the holidays as my car only has a AUX connector. This did exactly what I needed it to do, and is very simple to use. If there was any time spent in setting it up it was with iTunes and not the unit itself. Battery life is good for constant play at 1/2 volume on the unit itself. The ability to flatline volumes on tracks is VERY useful as some of my tracks are VERY old so they would be too quiet normally. Would definitely buy again.
- cool20codyDec 8, 2015USEDby
Apple ipod 3rd gen
I like how its works