I bought it thinking that it would be a good replacement iPod for my ancient model, with a bit of mobile browsing thrown in - very useful as I didn't want to be chained to my laptop.
But the iPod Touch turned out to be so, so much more than this. It takes a generational leap forward in gadgetry, browsing, and multimedia. It's just so darn intuitive.
Click on the 'Photo' widget. Take a snap. Touch the option button and immediately send it to somebody's email address. Or take a video recording, follow the same process, or store it in your computer's video library.
Download the free Skype app. Your iPod Touch is now a mobile phone thanks to its built-in mic.
Click on the web browser. Go to iPlayer and watch all the latest BBC TV shows. Touch the email widget and get access to all of your emails.
Buy an app called TuneIn Radio for around £1.50. Touch the widget on your screen. Boom, you have access to streaming radio from all over the world, from local BBC radio to international jazz stations.
Get a games app like Monkey Island. You've just passed the six hours on that long plane ride.
Amazingly, you can get a TomTom app and use your iPod Touch as a SatNav in your car. You can even get an app to turn the device into a remote control for your other digital devices.
When they say there is "an app for everything", they ain't kidding. Whether it's calorie counting, nuggets of trivia from QI, styling your photos, or checking flight times, you can do it all.
Now I understand the hype about the iPad, which is effectively a bigger version of this.Read more ›
(A kids review but still read it please 11yrs old)
It took me a long time to save up for this and persuade my parents to let me get it. The best deal was definitely Amazon. Very pleased with delivery and price; it came 4 days early.
I've never owned anything like and ipod touch before. It's an amazing device with great apps (alot free too), great sound quality and loads more.
Set up: It took and 30-45mins to sync the ipod and set it up. It isn't that long to wait since once it's done there's not really any more setting up required.
Good points: The apps(even free ones are brill); Good qaulity picture and sound. The video is the best bit and the camera is ok. It's not amazing but it's not poor. Screen is all very fast and responsive with every click, important i think you may agree. I noticed it went a bit blue, but this was when i tipped it at a stupid angle. Internet access is quick and easy to use. I've not yet tried facetime but i'm sure it will be good. Easy to download music off itunes. It was rapped it tighly and safely to prevent damage to the ipod on delivery. My friend has a 3rd gen and the 4th is a very good upgrade. It's lighter, slicker and this one has a camera. Also the volume buttons have a space between each other.
The bad points: It's easily broken so i would get a case. (What do you expect though) A finger magnet and can get scratched easily. Apple doesn't supply a mains charger so to charge you must use the USB cable. When playing apps the battery runs out. As far as i'm concerned i have no more bad points. When you first turn on the ipod a little apple comes up. If you turn the screen to the side it goes gold, but it was tilted at a stupid angle.Read more ›
Ive owned an itouch 1st g since launch in late 07 and its still in perfect working order (although it definitely looks its age). After seeing my brothers iphone 4 and hearing that the new itouches were basically iphones without the ability to call or text, i decided to upgrade.
The camera: not as good as the iphone4 but under the right lighting conditions the photos and video look amazing. In less well lit places the quality takes a hit and it looks like your typical smart phone camera but for an MP3 player, the overall quality of the camera is very good.Its a great addition and doesnt feel tacked on.
The unit is a little smaller and this has forced apple to put certain buttons in some pretty awkward places but after a few hours i was used to it.
The touch screen is as good as ever and the 4g is very fast making browsing the web really enjoyable. Youtube vids loads very quickly.
My only flaws are:
1) Scratch magnet: how badly the back of the unit gets scratched since they use a highly reflective metal which looks amazing on a brand new unit but within minutes of use, it looks really bad. Definitely recommend you buy a quality case and screen sticker. These are completely necessary if you want to keep your touch looking somewhat fresh for longer than a few days.
2) Headphones: Awful apple headphones have been the same for years, really wish they would pull their fingers out and improve the quality/comfort (even though they look really nice) Once again, decent headphones are another necessary purchase if your buying this mainly as a music player (which i imagine most people do)
3) Plug: Completely unjustifiable, how the hell can you sell a product for 250.00 and not include a charger?Read more ›