3rd Generation iPod Touch Review

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iPod Touch

iPod Touch

iPod Touch is the perfect synonym of a digital media player. With sensational media playback features, there are many other features like web browsing, app support and even as a gaming gadget. There are three versions-64 GB, 32 GB, and 8 GB version costing $399, $299, and $199. Nothing has been much changed from the 2008 model, and nothing has happened to it being the most sought after portable media player for a feature rich audio and video playback performance.

• Design- weight 4.1 ounces, dimensions 2.4 x 0.3 x 4.3 inches

• Connectivity- Bluetooth, USB and Wi-Fi

• Flash memory- 64 GB

• Display- 3.5 inch LCD 480 x 320p resolution with backlight display

• Battery- Li-ion battery lasting about 30 hours

• Headphones- wired stereo ear-bud headphones

The digital player includes a docking station adapter, headphones, a remote control, and USB cable. The player is compatible with Windows XP and higher and MacOS X 10.4.11 or later and plugs into USB 2.0 ports. It supports multiple display languages and features many apps too. Some of audio and video standards of the iPod Touch are given below:

• Supported audio standards are MP3, AAC, WAV, AIFF, Audible and Apple Loseless

• Supports ID3 tags, and 8 to 320 Kbps

• MPEG-4 video and JPEG image playback support

• Supports play/shuffle, playlist, repeat all or one track, equalizer

Pros and Cons

The third generation iPod always has been the undisputed leader in portable media players. With more features including app support, enhanced graphics, voice control and the overall design and performance are unquestionable.

However, the audio quality and design leaves amiss. The low-resolution camera leaves a lot to be desired too. Nevertheless, if you look at the portable media player market, it is divided into iPod Touch and other media players.

Though the updates are quite complex, yet iPod Touch leaves its competitors much behind.

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