Apple iPod 40GB with Click Wheel - 4th Generation [M9268B/A]
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- Keep up to 10,000 songs in 128Kbps AAC format in your pocket
- Use it with Mac OS X or Windows 2000/XP
- Take it everywhere--it's only 176 g (6.2 oz)
- Find songs fast with the Apple Click Wheel
- Listen longer with up to 12 hours battery life
- Shuffle songs in the main menu
- Play MP3, AAC and Apple Lossless
- Jog without fear--25 minutes of skip protection
- Save multiple On-The-Go Playlists
- Adjust speed for Audiobooks
- Sync and charge via included FireWire or USB 2.0 cables
- Use as a portable hard drive--take your files with you
- Accessories not included: remote, carry case
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Incorporating the fabulous Apple Click Wheel that was first introduced on iPod mini and offering up to 12 hours of battery life, the iPod continues to define the perfect digital music player for Mac and Windows. Weighing in at just 176 g (6.2 ounces) and getting slightly thinner with each new generation, this fourth-generation iPod offers huge capacity, letting you easily slip up to 10,000 (1) songs into your pocket.
In fact, the new fourth-generation iPod includes features that make it even easier to access -- and have fun with -- your music. Take, for example, the Apple Click Wheel. With the Click Wheel, you can select playlists, scroll through a long list of albums or artists and choose just the song you want to hear without ever lifting your thumb from the wheel. Feel like mixing things up? Now you can choose "Shuffle Songs" right from the main iPod menu. We think you'll also enjoy iPod's long battery life -- up to 12 hours. And with the 25 minutes of skip protection iPod provides, you can jump for joy and the music will keep playing.
|A Click in the Right Direction |
Though ease of use has always been the hallmark of iPod, we believe in constantly moving perfection forward. So iPod now incorporates the same touch-sensitive Apple Click Wheel that debuted on iPod mini. Without lifting that trusty thumb of yours from the wheel, you can easily select playlists, scroll through thousands of songs, and start the music playing. Want that song to play from the beginning again? A single click will do the trick.
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Play Your Music for Hours... and Hours
Music and More
But, guess what -- iPod lets you do more than listen to music. Much more. iPod provides you with up to 40 GB of storage. True, you're likely to use a good portion of that storage capacity for your music and audio books, but you're bound to have a little space left over. You can use the FireWire or USB 2.0 cable that comes with iPod to connect the iPod to your computer and copy files. Word documents. Keynote presentations. Excel spreadsheets. Photoshop files. You name it.
Apple's fourth-generation iPod features song shuffling from the main menu, as well as Calendar, Games, and Alarm functionality.
|Where am I at 2 p.m. Tuesday? |
If you've ever forgotten a dental appointment, you'll be pleased to hear that iPod also lets you take your calendar with you. Many applications -- iCal, Microsoft Entourage and Palm Desktop, to name a few -- export calendar files in vCalendar or iCalender formats, both of which iPod supports.
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A Music Store at Your Fingertips
The perfect companion to iPod, iTunes lets you easily build and manage your digital music collection. Since the iTunes Music Store is built right in, you can browse through hundreds of thousands of songs and audiobooks until you find just what you're looking for. Jazz, Reggae, Pop, Electronica, Hip Hop - the iTunes Music Store has it all. And it's open 24/7. All year long. In the US, UK, France and Germany. On both the Mac and Windows PCs.
As for all of those CDs you already own, iTunes makes it easy to quickly transfer your favourite songs and albums. Just pop a CD into your Mac or PC, and click the Import button. You can import music in a variety of formats (such as MP3 or AAC) and at whatever quality level you'd prefer. You can even choose the new Apple Lossless encoder. Music encoded with that option offers sound quality indistinguishable from the original CDs at about half the file size of the original. And with FireWire and USB 2.0 support, you can transfer the music from an entire CD to iPod in just 5 seconds or less.
1. Based on using 128Kbps AAC format.
2. Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced. Battery life and the number of charge cycles vary by use and settings.
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I already use iTunes on my computer (a Mac) to store all my music in AAC format and so starting to use the iPod was a breeze - double click the installer to install the iPod software, plug the iPod cable into the computer and iTunes will transfer all your songs onto the iPod automatically. On my collection of about 100 albums it took about 5-10 minutes or so. I later wanted to add another album - simply insert the CD into the computer, it appears in iTunes appopriately named (using the Gracenote internet site), and just just be drag and dropped into your library, Next time you connect your iPod the new music just gets transferred across. Easy.
I bought the 40GB model because I wanted to also use my iPod as a backup hard drive. To initiate this feature I simply clicked on the 'Use as Hard Drive' option and it appeared on my desktop ready to use. Now I have a way of transferring large quantities of data around without the tedium of burning DVDs.
So whilst the computer based software is very straightforward using the iPod itself is also very easy. The click wheel makes finding a given song the work of moments, and the main menu can be customised to an extent depending on how you best like to navigate through your music.Read more ›
The headphones provided give an excellent sound but for prolonged listening I would recommend the use of more comfortable noise reducing cans such as those by Bose or a very good version made by Maplins for about £30.
The classical music listener may need to adjust some of the data provided by Gracenote, Apple's information provider, which varies in its quality but this is quite easy even for a technophobe such as myself.
The case is robust but does tend to smear and the response to the controls is a little variable and relies on a degree of dexterity but the i-skin covers which you can buy seperately for about £20 offer a degree of protection though do not allow you to use the dock when the cover is on. These are small quibbles about what is otherwise a superb and quite inspiring piece of audio equipment. Oh also my wife doesn't like it - she claims it is unsociable and spoils the art of conversation and makes you wave your hands (conducting) and talk VERY LOUD - but there nothing is perefct (the Ipod is however!).
Another fault with the Ipod is that it is flimsy - so invest in a hard case like the Contour Isee. Otherwise this little gadget is the best around for high quality sound. It works on Apple's Lossless technology which compresses CDs to the ratio of 2:1, Mp3 is considerably less. The closest rival to the Ipod is Sony's NW-HD3 20 MB which is good looking and works on the bespoke ATRAC but it's software, Sonic Stage crashes a lot unlike Itunes.
Apple also povides excellent technical support. If your Ipod breaks down they repair and return it you within' 7-10 days.
Overall a great player but not enough gadgets. 4 stars instead of 5.
It's totally magic: nice one, Apple !
Seriously.. how many times have you picked up a new gadget and known how to instantly use it. You pick up iPod, and literally seconds later you're sorted.. it amazed me that it even needed an instruction manual printed!!
buy one buy one buy one!!
I'm converting all my friends, slowly but surely... but make sure you get the 40gb one - that way you can encode you CD's at the maximum bit-rate and you'll still have plenty of room to expand you collection (and steal you friends CD's to MP3 as well!)
oh yes... one more thing.. BUY ONE!! BUY ONE NOW!! (but get it from amazon - apple takes up to 4 weeks delivery and is £40 more expensive at the moment!!)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
awful. has no battery life, looks even older than shown in the pictures. very underwhelmed.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Bought it brand new Oct 2004.
It survived 10 months in South America.
Started getting temperamental on return so took it into Apple shop whilst it was just... Read more
Like a couple of the other posters have said - these things are temperamental. Mine died after 8 months, and I did get a replacement. Read morePublished on 13 Jan. 2006
I've had my 40GB ipod for nearly a year now and i've had to order a replacement 4 times. Although easy-to-use and great when it's working, it's so temperamental - one minute it is... Read morePublished on 27 Sept. 2005 by C. Nobes
I caught this nice little thing because it connects easy to a pioneer car stereo and it works like a charmPublished on 15 Aug. 2005
After having the 40GB I-pod for a year the battery has decreased to about 5 hours and the headphones broke after about 20 hours of listening. Read morePublished on 20 July 2005 by Trev
I had a problem with my new 40 Gb ipod after a mere 4 months after purchase. The screen froze up. I sent it off to Applecare for repair and they sent me a damaged ipod back. Read morePublished on 19 July 2005 by A. Steele