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Apple iPod Touch 32GB 2nd Generation

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  • 32GB flash drive with Nike + iPod support built in
  • Built in speaker
  • 3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen multi-touch display
  • Holds up to 7,000 songs in 128-Kbps AAC format
  • Holds up to 25,000 iPod-viewable photos
  • Holds up to 40 hours of video

Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.8 x 11 cm ; 113 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 240 g
  • Item model number: MB533BT/A
  • ASIN: B001FB5FTE
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 8 Sept. 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 32,566 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

The new Apple iPod Touch is hereThe New iPod Touch
With a stunningly thin, contoured stainless steel design, iPod touch feels even better in your hand. And the new volume buttons and built-in speaker give you more to love. Groundbreaking technologies built into iPod touch — such as the Multi-Touch display, accelerometer, and 3D graphics — immerse you in the action. The new Genius feature turns iPod touch into a highly intelligent, personal DJ. With a few taps, it creates a playlist by finding songs in your library that go great together.




loads of games now available

More ways to play.

iPod touch games and applications are nothing short of amazing. And the App Store is where you’ll find them all. The world’s best developers are taking advantage of groundbreaking technology, including Multi-Touch, the accelerometer, real-time 3D graphics, and 3D positional sound, to create games and applications made especially for iPod touch. So whether you’re a gamer or into something else — chatting, social networking, news, sports, finance — there’s bound to be something just for you.

Volume controls can now be accessed from the outside

Volume controls.

Volume buttons are built into the left side of iPod touch, giving you easy access to the most frequently used controls.

Built-in speaker

Built-in speaker.

A built-in speaker lets you hear the music, dialogue, and action without headphones, perfect for casual listening.

Longer battery life

Longer battery life.

Now you can keep on rocking (and watching and playing) even longer. Improved battery life means iPod touch provides up to 36 hours of audio playback or 6 hours of video playback — enough to watch three or four movies between charges.

iPod touch for all your music

Music

Remember what it felt like to flip through your CD or record collection? Cover Flow brings that feeling back. Just turn iPod touch on its side and flick through your music to find the album you want to hear. Tap the cover to flip it over and display a track list. Tap again to start the music. Even view the lyrics while you’re listening. A musical Genius - say you’re listening to a song you really like and want to hear other tracks that go great with it. The new Genius feature finds the songs in your library that go great together and makes a Genius playlist for you. You can listen to the playlist right away, save it for later, or even refresh it and give it another go. Count on Genius to create a mix you wouldn’t have thought of yourself.

Movies and more

Movies + TV Shows

Everything’s a must-see. Carry hours of video with you and watch it on a crisp, clear 3.5-inch colour widescreen display. Download and watch TV shows from the iTunes store. Buy a single episode or an entire season’s worth all at once. While watching your video, tap the display to bring up the onscreen controls. You can play/pause, view by chapter, and adjust the volume. You can also use the new volume controls on the left side of iPod touch. Want to switch between widescreen and full screen? Simply tap the display twice. Need some entertainment for your next flight or road trip? With iTunes on your Mac or PC, you can sit at your computer and choose the TV shows you want to sync to your iPod touch.

Internet on your iPod Touch

Internet

iPod touch is the only iPod with 802.11b/g wireless access to the web. Whenever you’re connected via Wi-Fi, you can access you’re favourite websites to read news, check scores, pay bills, and go shopping. Pod touch syncs your bookmarks from your PC or Mac, so you can access favourite sites quickly. It has Google and Yahoo! search built in, so it’s easy to find what you’re looking for on the web. Get a closer look at any web page by zooming in and out with a tap or a pinch of the Multi-Touch display. View websites in portrait or landscape. Rotate iPod touch 90 degrees and the website rotates, too. If you check a website frequently — a favourite newspaper, blog, or sports site — why not create a Home screen icon for it? Make Web Clips with Safari, and your favourite sites are always just a tap away.

High-tech touch screen

High technology

Built to take full advantage of the large 3.5-inch display, the Multi-Touch touchscreen interface lets you control everything using only your fingers. So you can glide through albums with Cover Flow, flick through photos and enlarge them with a pinch, zoom in and out on a section of a web page, and control game elements precisely. The Multi-Touch display layers a protective shield over a capacitive panel that senses your touch using electrical fields. It then transmits that information to the LCD screen below it. iPod touch software enables the flick, tap, and pinch. iPod touch features an intelligent touchscreen keyboard perfect for browsing the web in Safari, getting directions on a map, searching for videos on YouTube, finding music on the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store, or adding new contacts. It analyses keystrokes to suggest words as you type and correct spelling errors automatically. And because it’s software based, it changes its keys to support typing in multiple languages.

Touch with Nike+ built in

Rock ’n’ run with Nike+.

Pod touch now includes built-in Nike + iPod support. Just slip the Nike + iPod Sensor (available separately) into your Nike+ shoe and start your run. The sensor communicates wirelessly with your iPod touch, tracking your time, distance, and calories burned. It even gives you voice feedback on your progress.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

208 of 213 people found the following review helpful By Julikat on 23 Oct. 2008
If you have the 1G, is it worth upgrading to the newer version?

Well, I think so, yes. But only if the differences are as useful to you as they are to me. I had the 1G (my first ever Apple product!), for a couple of weeks before upgrading to the 2G. I then upgraded again to a larger capacity and I think this model is definitely an improvement on the 1G iPod Touch.

Size/Shape: I found the square edges of the 1G slightly uncomfortable in my hand - nothing major, but something I was always aware of. The 2G edges are slightly curved and it fits more easily in my palm.

There's also an external volume button. Call me lazy, but the fact is it's faster and more convenient to be able to adjust the volume with one press of a button. I really like having this little extra.

Battery life: It's noticeably longer, although not quite the extra 14 hours quoted. I'm getting around 8 hours more compared with the 1G - but to be fair, I do play around with it a lot. If you want to maximise battery life when you're just listening to music, then switch OFF the wifi... and you'll squeeze at least another 4 hours out of it. It makes a lot of difference.

Other extras: A built-in speaker and future compatibility with a microphone input. Okay, the speaker is very basic and tinny - but it's fine if you just want to listen to a song sample, for example.

Sound quality: I bought it mainly for the wifi and video capabilities as I have a Sony and Zune for music, but I loaded a few albums on, and I'm not sure if it's my imagination or not, but the 2G seemed to sound a little better than the 1G, with a fuller presentation. It's still very neutral though, and I don't think I'd like to use it with a pair of analytical earphones like Etymotic or q-JAYS.
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176 of 182 people found the following review helpful By Lumen on 15 Jan. 2009
This is an impartial review based on my experience of the iPod Touch 2nd Generation, and other Personal Media Players.

Strengths:

+ WiFi and Safari Browser. Superb mobile browsing experience. For example, you can stream BBC iPlayer to the Touch perfectly. A real joy.

+ Youtube widget for playback of youtube videos.

+ Integrated Nike + Support, so that you can use the device as a training tool for exercise.

+ App Store. You can download from thousands of Apps on iTunes, including games, and stream internet radio, for instance.

+ Superb capacitive glass touch screen. Older touch screens use `resistive' technology. These work on a different principle, and are less responsive. (The Archos 5 uses a resistive screen. The Cowon S9, however, uses a capacitive one like the iPod Touch).

+ Incredible User Interface. Beautifully conceived and implemented. Music and Videos are organised with an astonishing attention to the user's goals, and you regularly feel that Apple designers have read your mind when you go about tasks.

Here's an example: you wish to download a podcast. You go to an internet address in Safari. Safari automatically grabs the address, boots you into iTunes (on the device itself), and takes you to the podcast listing within the iTunes store. Two more clicks and you're downloading your content. That's the way things should be done.

+ Advantages over the previous generation include a dedicated volume rocker, slightly more curvaceous design, slightly improved battery life, integrated Nike + support and mini speaker.

Weaknesses:

- Very, very average sound quality. Now it is a mystery to me why so many users and reviewers overlook this issue.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. Henderson on 16 Mar. 2009
I am a retired old foggy, according to my kids, who needed to get beyond VHS and CD players. They bought me this ipod touch 32gb 2ndG to raise my awareness of the modern world. God bless them 'cause this item is superb. The technical gobbledegook is for their generation. For mine I tell you it is very simple to master. It plays music superbly and when coupled to quality headphones, I use Bose, the reproduction is fantastic. I hear bits I never knew were here. I range in taste from the 60's through the Classics to folk and R & B. ALL are faithfully reproduced in the most brilliant presentation. The itunes store and support is easy to access and use in the first instance and helpful in the second. I downloaded a manual but as yet have not needed to probe deeply into this.

I have not yet tried the video capability but intend to do so. If this is as good as the sound reproduction then this little gadget is a mini entertainment system which will stand with the best portable entertainment units available. The internet access is sometimes slow but a welcome addition when abroad and you want to check your emails etc. The podcasts are great for keeping up to date with such as the football world you left behind.

I am glad my kids decided to drag me into their world of electric gismos. If you are lucky so will yours.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By P. Roderick on 17 Feb. 2009
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I'm an old guy, nearly 62, but this iPod Touch is fantastic for all of my current needs. Over and above the fact that I can now "shuffle" through 1200 songs (not as many as it will take in total - but all that I have on CD right now) at home or on the move, I can take my "contacts" with me and "calendar" items too. The downloadable gadgets and applications make it fun to have around and when I'm off on holiday in far away places where English is not the national / TV language, I have episodes of Despearte Housewives to view and enjoy.
Overall, money well spent.
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