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This review is from: Apple iPod touch 16GB without Software Updates (Electronics)
"Wow!" was the first thought that entered my head as I unwrapped my new toy - even the packaging is fantastic!
This really is a marvellous piece of kit, *doffs hat to Steve Jobs for another amazing innovative product*
Okay so it's only 16GB and, as with all methods of storage, you don't get exactly what it says on the tin due to system files and the like. That said, and despite what others have droned on about, this is as good as it gets for publicly available flash drive technology at the moment.
Obviously there'll be storage improvements further down the line, perhaps even switching to the hard drive technology that's in the previous iPods and the Classic. However, I did read a review that the cover flow function on the classic absolutely kills the battery so it could be a case of waiting until the flash drive technology improves, which it undoubtedly will.
Anyway storage aside I can't find any fault with this little gem. The touch screen is incredibly responsive which, after using the Sony DSC-T50, is quite remarkable. The pop up keyboard for internet surfing and WiFi configuration is a bit fiddly so you wouldn't want to use it for writing large emails but that's a very minor thing imo.
Cover flow is seamless which is probably, in part, due to the flash drive. YouTube and Safari apps are a nice touch - I can't see myself using it as a web browser that much, but watching YouTube videos I certainly will. Contacts and calendar all look very pretty. Only quibble here is that, if you're using the Vista contacts and calendar apps, the contacts will sync (including photos!) but the calendar isn't recognised at the moment - still, that's easily fixed with a software upgrade. Outlook users (on any platform) won't have any issue with this. Video playback is absolutely fantastic. It also handles videos that are in playlists better than my previous iPod - previously I would get pauses every 50 or so seconds, but on the Touch it's just like a normal track!
So to summarise, it's a great piece of kit that not only looks the business but works as good as it looks.
Finally, I should also give props to Amazon - cheaper than retail even including the next day 1pm express delivery.
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Initial post: 9 Nov 2009 17:39:28 GMT
Amazon Customer says:
Excellent review, couldn't have put it better myself, though I do think the ipod touch is a bit pricey! Not that it matters to me as a good friend of mine recommended justgetitfree.co.uk where I was able to get a free one!
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