Classic Media Players with Timeless Appeal
Apple no longer produces iPod Classic MP3 players, but they're still available. For example, you can find 5th Generation iPods, the first models that played videos and the last to have plastic faces. In addition to owning a piece of history, you can upload music and videos onto it and continue to build a substantial music library.
What Features Should You Look for in MP3 Players?
- Because you can integrate music content from your Mac or Windows-supported computer directly to an iPod, your music collection is accessible from both. The 5th Generation iPod normally comes with a USB cable to charge as well as transfer data. Using USB 2.0 and above ports means faster transfer speeds.
- Using a media player is all about accessing your music so you can play it quickly. These iPod Classics have simple navigation buttons and a smaller click wheel compared to previous models to streamline the process when searching for a specific playlist, song, or artist. For versatility and convenience, the device accepts JPEG, TIFF, PNG, and other photo image formats.
- This Apple MP3 player model is available in 30 GB, 60 GB, and 80 GB models so you have plenty of space to fill up the hard drive with songs and videos available from the iTunes Music Store. A 30GB iPod holds about 7500 songs while 80 GB models can store up to 20,000 tunes. Likewise, models store between 40 to 100 hours of video.
- Along with MP3 formats, iPod 5th Generation players support AAC (advanced audio coding), WAV (waveform), AIFF (audio interchange) and other file formats.
Besides Headphones and Earbuds, What Can You Connect Via the Headphone Jack?
Since iPod Classic devices are not Bluetooth-enabled, use the 3.5mm headphone jack and hook up a Bluetooth transmitter compatible with Bluetooth speakers. After devices pair initially, they should be pair automatically thereafter. You'll be able to listen wirelessly from room to room or play music selections for friends and guests when hosting a party.
How Long Does the iPod's Battery Normally Last?
Battery life is an important feature when you're playing back music throughout the day. A 30 GB 5th Gen iPod lithium-ion battery lasts about 14 hours, while media players with more hard drive storage like 60 GB and 80 GB models last roughly 20 hours between charges. When reviewing photos and videos, expect batteries to last between 4 to 6 hours.
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