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5.0 out of 5 stars absolutely no problems, why has everyone else??, 18 Mar. 2008
This review is from: Apple iPod classic 80GB black (Electronics)
i bought my first ipod in july 2004, 20gb classic, and it was great, no problems with it. just before christmas (2007) it was lasting for around 3 hours, the battery had seen better days, so i started to look at a new ipod. all the bad reviews on here kept putting me off, but i decided to buy one 3 weeks ago, as my other was now down to 2 hours and was definitely needing replaced.

i've no idea why i waited, no idea why i took these bad reviews into account, because the 80gb classic is GREAT!

i've had it for 2 weeks now, it was updated with songs the first day i got it, took around 20 minutes to get the thousands of songs on it, and since then it's only been updated another once, lasting about 2 minutes. i DIDN'T charge it when i got it, as the battery was full, so the battery has lasted THAT long!
i had to charge it last night, as it was down to a red bar, so it wasn't fully dead. i use it for 3/4 hours per day, sometimes longer, so i'm very impressed that i got 2 weeks worth out of one charge. even my other one didn't last that long!!

i also like the colour screen, my other doesn't have that. it's crisp and clean and looks a lot better.
not had problems with cover flow either, it works fine.

also not had any problems with the volume. it's clearly audible on the lowest setting, and on highest i nearly blew my eardrums.
also noticed there is a volume limit in the settings, is this maybe why so many people have problems with low volume?!?
i'm also not using the apple ipod earphones, i'm using phillips.

also liking the case colour. i thought it might have been a 'shiny' case like the psp and ds lite's, but it's nothing like that, it's a 'matt' case. fingerprints don't show up on it, although they obviously do on the back, but this happens with my other ipod, too. easily wiped off though.

so yes, all in all, i'm very impressed with my new ipod and kicking myself for taking these bad reviews into account, because for me, they're not justified.
it's also well worth the money, my first cost £220 at the time, and it was 20gb.
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Initial post: 16 Aug 2008 22:00:51 BDT
C. Roberts says:
2 weeks - 3 or 4 hours a day.... listened this long on one charge..... thats a 56 hour battery life !!!!!!

WOW !!!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jan 2009 01:21:16 GMT
psn: tqfan says:
exactly my point!

i'm now listening to it nearer to 6 hours a day, while at work, and it's still lasting over a week.

seems apple have definitely dealt with the battery problems. unless mine is special!!

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Apr 2013 09:50:36 BDT
It's not very tricky to purchase and install a new battery on many iPods - I bought a new one for my 2006 Classic and it's back up to lasting 6 hours plus. You can buy a kit to open them up - is worth knowing.
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