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I use my ipod touch for just about everything while I am around a wifi source. This 5th generation ipod can do just about anything and I absolutely love its lightweight and sleep design. If you like to play games and just pass some time then I would definitely recommend this ipod. With its 16 gb of memory you can own all the songs and games you will ever need. I used to only have an 8 gb ipod and it suited all of my needs (and trust me I am all about technology). As long as you have wifi then you can do everything you can with a mobile phone with this device. So if you dont like that monthly bill then this is definitely the right option for you. I actually bought my first ipod when I was about 10 and I loved it. Since then all Apple did was make progress so that is even another reason why this is a good buy. The only thing I wasnt very fond of was that this device doesnt have a front facing camera. HOW ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO TAKE SELFIES??? :D On the bright side it does have a workable camera on the other side.. I wouldnt say its the best though. Therefore, if your looking for a device just to have music and some apps and to just mess around with then this device is definitely one of the top options out there. Overall, i rate this product a 3 out of 5. In regards to playing games and listening to music it is a very solid device but for pictures not so much.
If you want a gadget to listen to music on or play games to pass the time away I would definitely recommend this iPod. My iPod held about 800 songs and 50 apps and still had plenty of memory left. I could not say a bad word about it. Very simple to set up and use. It has most of the same features as an iPhone such as face time, camera, game centre, decent quality camera. Really easy to connect to a laptop to back up to iTunes or upload pictures. Obviously you need to have access to a Wi-Fi connection in order to connect to the internet to be able to download apps and music but this is all very simple to do. The YouTube app is very useful if you like to pass the time away by browsing videos. Takes about two hours to fully charge up and you then get about 6/7 hours usage depending on how many apps you have running. The only thing I think could be better is the sound volume when earphnones arent plugget in, I would like it to be a little louder.
Very easy to do straight out the box, only thing is you need internet.... so what about the people who don't have internet but just wanted a music player.The cable it comes with only goes into a computer so if buying would maybe need a mains adapter.
The ipod touch looks extremely like an iphone. The amount of times people have thought it was a phone i had out!. Its very lightweight and sleek looking.
The iPod Touch 4th Gen has most of the same features as the iPhone
memory size- the one i have is 16gb which i think is a bit small.
a 5mp camera- I think the cameras decent enough on it and it saves me having to carry phone,ipod and camera.
video recording capabilities- sounds okay
video-calling (via FaceTime)- Not a function i use but i seem unable to get rid of it,
iMessaging and email. I like how you can sync multiple email addresses to this so you dont have to login and out to get into each. I have 5 emails linked up and am not sure if this is limited.
internet access (through safari) You can have multiple web pages up and its easy to switch between pages.This works best on more basic web pages and some pages do crash .
Aps-There are a wide range available and because i had bought them for my ipad i didn't need to repurchase
Now ive said the camera is okay for pictures but it doesn't work as well with some of the aps, Things such as shopitize (scan certain shopping for money back) have problems picking up the barcode and then the receipt... ipad picks it up instantly.
Taking photos works fine but my problem is the memory space. My previous ipod was 60gb and was nowhere near full,but i could only use that as a music player.I would say consider carefully what your going to use it for as the memory space soon fills up.
Durability-this has been dropped loads of times and even though the last time it cracked it still works. I used to think the touch screen was a little sensitive but due to breaking the screen i have tape over it -still responds fine.
wifi- ive never had any problems connecting to wifi with this.It also remembers previous settings so i don't need to re enter details. I have actually switched to payg on my phone and use the wifi function on my ipod to contact people via facebook. It works just as easy as instant messaging but doesn't cost anything. I think there are other free aps you can use to contact people aswell.
I would recommend this but say get one with more memory space.
I have had several iPods over the years, but the 5th generation 16GB is by far one of the best I have had. Like most Apple products, it is lightweight, sleek, stylish and functional and suits many needs for many individuals.
The iPod Touch uses touch screen technology in order to utilise the UI and operate the device. The touch screen is beautifully displayed and shows crystal clear images. This allows for many activities such as playing mobile games, using social media and other uses.
The iPod Touch delivers a very efficent sound system that does not use up much battery life, so there is no chance a fully charged iPod will run out of charge within 8 hours if you wish to only listen to music, then there is no danger there, however watching videos and using the web browser Safari will considerably run down battery life, as well as playing mobile games.
This iPod Touch is available in many different retail outlets, such as PC World, Currys and the Apple Store, where you might want to take out Apple Care to cover your iPod against damage, as they are not very resistant to damage. However, Amazon is also worth a look.
To conclude, the 16GB holds enough for a lot of songs and applications, so you are free to download as many shows, films and music as you desire, and as always, the Apple iPod is an easy to use device, so functionality is not an issue, and I would thoroughly recommend it.
WHAT IS IT?
An Apple iPod Touch is an MP3 player that looks like an iPhone, it comes in different memory sizes but the iPod will be the same size whatever size memory you have picked. My iPod is 16gb and that is enough for what I need it for.
IPOD TOUCH 16GB
I like the iPod Touch because it is very easy to use, I used to have another digital music player but it was very hard to work out because there was no screen on it and it had a very basic display only that I thought was complicated. The iPod Touch works like an iPhone but you cannot make phone calls or text on it.
The iPod will connect to your home wifi and that lets you do a lot with it like downloading apps and you can use iTunes to download your music to it instead of having to drag music from your computer and drop it into a file for your MP3 player. I have downloaded many apps including games, music, news and even a messenger so I can keep in touch with my sister who has recently moved back to Italy without having to use up my minutes or text allowance to speak to her. That has saved me a lot of money because I love my sister very much and miss her now I am in England alone.
There is a camera on the iPod Touch and that is very good, I like to take photographs of my children when we are out of the home and I like that I can take videos of them also without always having to make sure I have got my camera with me. The photographs are clear and when I have taken one I like I can set it to be my home screen but that is a bit silly with the iPod because the apps I have downloaded cover up most of the photograph, I think they look a little bit fuzzy when I put them onto the computer but that is because they are a lot bigger than when I view them on my iPod screen.
WHAT I THINK
I am very happy with my iPod Touch and I am glad to have received it. It holds many more songs than my old music player, I have got 700 saved and my husband says there is room for lots more. I like that the settings menu is very easy to use because it is straightforward and I know what option to choose as soon as I look at it, most of the options do not need you to know very much about technology and anyone could use the settings I think.
I like that the home screen is clear and that all icons make sense to me, I am happy also that I can rearrange the icons into the order I would like them to be in.
The iPod Touch is very responsive, it has got a touch screen and that works exactly like an iPhone. I use a screen protector on mine because I am frightened of scratching it but if you are a careful person you might not need to and I think the screen feels better when it does not have the thin protector on it. The battery is good and I do not have to charge it every day unless I am using it for more than my music. The music is played clear through the iPod Touch and I am happy that I can use it plugged into my car stereo to save me having to burn my music onto a disk, I use it with earphones and an iPod dock also so that I can play music and charge my phone at the same time.
A 16gb iPod Touch costs about £200 and that is a lot of money I know but it is a very useful thing for people who like to listen to music and watch films when they are out.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
Despite the fact this product is only 16GB, it really is a good little gadget. Yes, you don't quite get 16GB due to system files and such, but that's the same with any storage device. Everything about this iPod Touch is impressive, right down to the packaging it arrives in! It really is a outstanding piece of kit, not just for a few reasons, but many.
Whilst there is bound to be improvements made storage-wise in the near future, this item is extremely good at what it does. In fact, I don't think I can pick fault with any of its functions, bar one - the battery runs out incredibly fast. The touch screen is incredible in terms of how responsive it is, however the pop-up keyboard can be awkward at times, as can the WiFi configuration but for what most people will use it for, that's probably not even relevant.
YouTube is a particularly useful app, as is the included web browser. The contacts screen, calendar and photo gallery all look immensely smart, and the video playback is out of this world - no/very few pauses/buffering!
To summarise, it's well worth the money as it not only looks its part, it is absolutely fantastic.
The iPod Touch is possibly the best small handheld device available, apart maybe from the iPad. When I first got it, there wasn't an amazing number of features, but that soon changed.
The App store is where you can download free and paid apps straight directly onto your iPod touch. This feature was not available when I first purchased this. iTunes is where you can go on and buy songs, albums, films and more for reasonable prices. They are all licensed and 100% legal. If you use the iTunes app, you can also download them directly to your iPod. The download speeds are fast all the time, no matter what internet connection you are running on. Apps include games, guides, demos, and hundreds more.
The other built in apps are YouTube which has a specially designed YouTube for the iPod. It works well and you can access lot's of things as well as sign into your account and access favorites, playlists and more! The YouTube feature is great and all the videos are in great quality.
The Maps built in app is basically just what is says, maps but you can do a lot with it and it is very useful. You can look for local shops, get directions and get lot's of info on around the area you are in which is useful if you are lost or just looking for a shop. A great free built in app that comes with your iPod.
You must upgrade to get the App store and other features but they upgrade is cheap. The touchscreen is smooth but cracks easily. It's very sensitive and very easy to use. Even the slightest of touches will be picked up by the system. The menu interface where your games and apps are stored is easy to flick through by swishing your hand left and right. You can also put apps and more into folders if you upgrade again which can save you a lot of times if you get overcrowded with apps.
The Music is very good quality and you can sort them into playlists and it is very easy to find songs. There is a search feature and you can flick through Artists and Song name, etc...Even if you have thousands of songs, you can find songs in seconds, very easy!
Videos is where your Videos that you purchase or download is stored. They are also great quality, screen resolution and audio. The iPod's quality and screen resolution is amazing and great for a small handheld device. The game's that you can play on it are fantastic, 3D and really fast running. You can also listen to songs while on games or browsing the internet.
The Safari app let's you browse the internet. The Safari app comes with your iPod and is free. It's great, and very fast. Browsing the internet is very easy to work and you can view web pages in full HTML and load videos and more off of websites. Browsing the internet was never easier!
The battery is amazing! If you leave it at the lock screen, it can easily stay on for over a month! Even playing music, you could listen to over thousands and thousands of minutes of songs, and it would still keep on. It warns you when your battery is low though.
Some apps and games let you connect to other iPods via bluetooth. Lot's of connectivity features let you connect and there is Twitter and Facebook apps. You can also get notifications send directly to you off of some apps so when your off your iPod, it will appear on your lock screen.
You can store thousands of photos as well and edit them with some apps that let you paint them, including the Photoshop app. The iPod's features are limitless and you can do so much with it. It can survive long drops and is an amazing piece of equipment to have around with you, whoever you are!
I have had a slight obsession with iPod touches since they came out many years ago. I love the interface and look of an iphone, but I am too in love with my Blackberry to get rid of it, so the iPod touch means I get the best of both worlds.
Let's just start off by saying if it is just an MP3 player you are after that plays songs and nothing more, then you are probably wasting your money by buying an ipod touch. What I love about it is that it is so much more than an ipod. I use it to watch films, which is easy due to the 3 1/2 inch screen- it is in fact bigger than the portable DVD player I used to have!The screen size also means I really enjoy viewing photos and sharing them with friends.
With the itunes updates, you can download the updates to access the app store to play games, but I cannot comment on this with this ipod since I never used it for this.
With regards to music, this ipod plays them very well. I like the album art scroller which makes all music easy to navigate and find and you can sort your songs into album, artist of by your playlists with the click of a button.
If there is a wi-fi connection nearby, this ipod can be used as an internet browser and there is also separate youtube function. It is fine for light use, but does get frustrating over a long period of time. I also do not understand why there is no flash funcationality with any of apple's internet devices.
There is an abilty to use the touch as a calendar and organiser. I tend not to do this as I have this functionality on my mobile phone, but is a useful feauture nonetheless.
The ipod touch looks great when you buy it, my only grievance is the fact that the aluminium backing scratches far too easily and the front shows finger marks/ prints too easily.
l love the ipod touch, it is an ideal MP3 player for me, but if you don't like all the bells and whistles, maybe give it a miss.
Apple's 8 GB Ipod Touch is an amazing tool to use. After downloading Apple's ITunes, the Ipod was very easy to use. The Ipod has a large screen to see movies and info being shown while watching film clips on YouTube also.
The Ipod also allows you to download countless applications, such as Facebook, YouTube, and a large variety of games. Downloading and viewing movies on the Ipod is easy to do too.
Apple also has fast Wi-Fi internet. The Wi-Fi internet is very crisp and fast, but still has a couple small quirks in the network. The internet and a couple of the applications freeze sometime but is still effective 95% of the time.
For those interested in fashion, the Ipod also has a sleek exterior which makes the Ipod very fashionable. The exterior of the Ipod is silver with a large touch screen on the interior.
Another important feature is the auto lock feature which provides a sense of security for those people who always are on-the-go and would like to lock their Ipods.
After using the Ipod for about a month now. I am impressed with what I purchased. It is a very good buy.
The iPod touch is quite possibly my favourite gadget ever (if I had an iPhone, then that would probably just beat it). At first I was sceptical, thinking that it was just gimmicky having seen a friend drink a pretend pint from his iPhone. Not long after this I received an iPod Touch as a birthday gift. The first thing that struck me was how much thinner it was than the iPhone, and that it was very sturdy and just felt kinda sexy in my hand.
Before long I was installing iTunes on my PC - sadly it was something I really should have done years ago - this is probably the worst part of the whole Apple experience - converting your existing tracks over to iTunes. Once it is done however, things start to run quite smoothly.
Copying tracks and video over is a doddle, just tick the ones you want, connect to the USB slot and select sync.
Of course, the iPod touch is more than just for listening to music and watching videos. The app store has an app for just just about anything - that said not everything is any good, always try and get a trial before you buy something, or go for highly rated free apps.
When using the iPod touch I was surprised at how smooth the response to the touch screen was. Sound through headphones or speakers is great, however the internal speaker is pretty awful, why they bothered putting it in is beyond me.
I never thought it would happen, but I have become an Apple fanboy. About the only thing that would make me give up my iPod touch at the moment would be an iPhone, or an iPad. Just need that lottery win now......
I have always wanted an Iphone but not wanted to part with either £400 straight up or sign up to a £40 a month contact. As a result I decided to purchase an ipod touch. The main function of the ipod touch is an mp3 music player. However as with most gadgets these days it come fully packed with about a million different functions.
The basic functions of the touch are pretty much everything an iphone offers minus calling, txting and Bluetooth. The touch allows you to access the internet in areas which are covered by Wi-Fi. Depending on where you are this is often free. For example I have wireless internet in my house therefore to get online on the touch is free. Some places offer wi-fi at a small charge which you can also access. Once online you are able to browse all web sites you would normally be able to access on a computer.
The touch can download many apps (nearly all that you can have on the phone). These are what makes the touch stand out from the other ipods available. You can download huge numbers of free apps, including games, gimmicks etc. Some better quality apps charge for download which ranges from about 59p to £5.99 The apps are great fun and allow you to constantly change the way you use the ipod. I'm not going into any further details about the apps as it would take forever to describe the range of things available. There are countless things which can be downloaded.
Obviously the main functions of the touch are for music, videos and photos. The touch is very simple to use and sync with your itunes. As with all apple products they are predominantly designed to work with itunes (which whilst frustrating at times, tends to work the best)
The touch is not too expensive compared to other apple products. The 16gb cost me around £130 from O2. I'm not sure if they still sell them today but if so then they are the cheapest place to buy them. The touch is also available in 8gb and 32gb. The 16gb is plenty for my needs (mainly music) but if you want to upload movies to the player i reccomend the 32gb.
The touch looks great. Its basically all screen with a small circular button at the bottom (i.e basically looks like the iphone). It is very thin and looks sleek. I have heard it is easy to break so recommend keeping it in some kind of case which can be purchased form Amazon very cheaply.
I would defiantly recommend this product for anyone who is in the market for a new mp3 player/video player. It looks good and performs excellently.
The Apple iPod Touch took the world's favourite gadget and improved it tenfold. The abundance of new features took the touch to a whole new level of performance and styling.
THe design of the iPod Touch is its most striking feature. Almost exactly like the iPhone 3GS, the Touch enabled its user to browse the internet, use countless apps and play innovative games as well as play your favourite music. The internet browsing package that was used in the 3GS as well is truly remarkable as everything from the speed of connection to browser rendering to the multi-touch controls are the best in class.
The iPod Touch is impressive as a music player as well. Aside from Apple's reknowned quality in music playback and sound quality, there are a number of features which make its daily use more enjoyable. You can now upload album cover pictures and the colour display makes browsing your music considerably better than Apple's previous iPod versions. The iTunes software that gets installed onto your computer to allow you to manage your music library is also of very high quality as an interacting piece of software and as a standalone music playing programme for your PC.
When it comes to music, one of the first devices that springs to mind is the legendary Apple iPod. Apple have released a vast variety of iPods, however the iPod Touch wipes the others off the floor with it's crisp and responsive touch screen and wonderful array of features.
The iPod Touch comes in a cute little box, which looks very sleek. You will find the device in there with a pair of official Apple earphones, a charging dock and some brief instructions. Mine also came with a cleaning cloth for the screen, which is made of suede. The official Apple earphones aren't excellent but are more than fair for when you get your iPod. I'd still recommend getting some others to boost the sound quality such as from Seinheisser or Panasonic or another leading brand.
The best way to get to know the iPod Touch is to get stuck in. It may need a little charge to top up the battery but it is meant to come with full battery. You must connect it to your computer using the USB cable within the box, so you can sync it to your computer. You will need iTunes to make full use of the iPod, which is available for download through the Apple site and it's completely free.
After adding music to your iTunes from CDs, downloads or the iTunes Store (on iTunes), these can be synced automatically or manually to your iPod. The way in which music, videos, games, photos and more is synced to your iPod is fully customisable through the iTunes options.
The iPod Touch takes around 30 seconds to start up, depending on how many applications you have on there and the memory you have taken up as it must load it all on start up. The screen is very vivid and the brightness can be adjusted in settings. You will find a selection of items on the home screen such as Safari, Calender, Mail, Address Book, Weather, Google Maps, YouTube and more. Safari is the official Apple web browser, which you can make full use of on the iPod Touch. You can scroll around using the touch screen, zoom in and out by pinching your fingers and then just tap where you want to click - it feels very natural!
The other applications that come with the iPod are useful such as the weather as you can add your own locations and flick through them to get a rather accurate forecast. The notes application enables you to jot down unlimited notes too, which can be used to create shopping lists, remembering phone numbers or names or pretty much anything.
On the iPod Touch, you can watch videos as well as listen to music. The video quality seems excellent as the screen is so small, but it's also a very well-lit screen. The controls are easy to use - all in the style of Apple from Quicktime Media Player. The music is very easy to browse too - you can do so in list-form or by flipping the iPod horizontally, you can flick through album artwork and select songs or albums from there. Playlists can be created both on iTunes and on the iPod Touch so you can play a selected portion of your full music library.
The YouTube application is very useful with YouTube now being an enormous and popular video site. You can browse all the videos on your iPod as long as you are within reach of a wireless Wifi spot. You can also view featured videos and the most popular.
The App Store and iTunes Store are also both available on the iPod itself. This means you can download applications and music, videos, movies and more straight from your iPod to your iPod. Obviously you do need wireless internet connection for this as mentioned before, which is one of the drawbacks of the iPod Touch compared to the iPhone where you have internet on the go. The range of applications available is vast and of all different genres such as games, entertainment, medical, educational and many more. There are hundreds of thousands of applications now available in the App Store, which enable you to do so much on your iPod. A lot of them are free but some must be paid for - usually they are well-worth it!
The menus and screens are very easy to navigate as the touch screen is so very responsive. Viewing photos is enjoyable in slide-show format or just by flicking through and using your fingers to zoom in and out and scroll around them.
Overall this is an excellent gadget and is very capable and fun to use. You can buy the 16GB latest version for around £200 nowadays, which comes with added features such as volume controls on the iPod with a speaker. The battery life is very good and it can easily be charged with your computer or even in a wall-socket if you buy a separate adapter. I'd highly recommend this excellent gadget!
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When my 5th Generation White iPod 80GB died, I decided to opt for the iPod Touch 16GB. This was a drastic change for me as I have a lot of music, hence the 80GB previously, and also because I'm not usually a fan of touchscreens. This purchase was a somewhat risky one for me.
However, this was not one I came to regret. The touchscreen's responsiveness is very good (actually, better than what I expected) and freezes on the screen are few and far between - more on freezes later.
The 16GB is good for watching videos on as the screen can be turned on it's side so that it gives the impression of watching a miniature wide screen tv. The photo option is also good if you want to add your own photos.
With regards to the iPod touch as a music player overall, I particularly love the double clicking feature of the home button while the iPod is 'locked'. This feature allows the play, next track, volume and previous track to be pressed and adjusted without unlocking of the touchscreen needed. The volume control down the side is also a neat touch.
Next, I am going to talk about the entertainment features it holds. Having a wireless connection option means that applications and music can be downloaded straight from iTunes and the iTunes app store direct to the iPod. I've not yet tried the music downloading yet, but I have downloaded countless of apps and it has all been of a fast speed and log in is simple. The apps really are second to none as there is definitely something for everyone. This feature has also meant that I have not yet got bored of my iPod Touch which confirms to me that I made the right choice in choosing this model over the Classic (the other iPod model I was considering at the time). The stroke left or right to scroll to more apps is also a very good touch and being a touchscreen, this means many hours can be wasted playing apps requiring touchscreen control or tilt control.
Finally, I am going to talk about the disadvantages. Firstly, the price. It is a bit on the pricey side; for the same price, you can get an iPod Classic with far more storage on it and possibly better battery life (esp. if you play/use apps on your iPod Touch). Secondly, this iPod freezes much more often than my iPod 5th Gen ever did. Granted, the freezes have been only twice so far in a year now, but still, it is frustrating and I didn't expect it to start freezing so quickly as in my previous iPod, freezes didn't start until two years in. (I had my previous iPod for three years.)
Overall, this iPod is definitely worth it if you like entertainment and music to come in an all in one package. However, it is basically an iPhone without the communication capabilities and if that puts you off: don't let it. This is a far cheaper alternative to an iPhone, not to mention the fact that the iPhone is far bulkier than the iPod Touch. Just use a normal phone along with this and you're all set.
I was bought the iPod touch as a gift when my old iPod classic died.
If I had been choosing myself, I would have gone for another classic. For someone like me, who primarily wants their iPod as a way of travelling with as much entertainment crammed on it as possible, then 16GB isn't really enough storage.
Its other features however, are very impressive and have meant that I've put up with the lack of storage for quite a while now!
The ability to browse the internet is very handy, although you do need to be in a wi fi area so its not as convenient as the iPhone for that. The iPod version of safari is very user friendly. The maps function is especially useful but its worth taking screencaps so you don't lose your info once you set off on your journey and lose your wi fi connection!
The range of apps available is of course excellent, many of them free to download. The screen is larger than on an iPod classic which is better for watching film and video. There is a youtube app already installed and the video quality is generally great.
One tiny thing I've found annoying is that the only thing you can control without needing to use the touch screen is the volume. If you're in the gym, out running or in the car then its very awkward to unlock the screen every time you want to press skip! A minor complaint but it does annoy me!
Touch comes to iPod. The Apple iPod touch boasts the multi-touch interface - the revolutionary technology that made iPhone a hit is now on one amazing iPod. Its gorgeous 3.5-inch widescreen display lets you touch your music in Cover Flow and watch video. Browse the web with Safari and watch YouTube videos on the first-ever Wi-Fi iPod.