know what you need and what you dont
!!!! protect you ipod, buy an otterbox !!!
**I decided on the 3g 32gb. 1st gen can't support a mic, 2nd gen (AND 3rd gen 8gb!) are underpowered chip-sets that lag in apps and web browsing. I synced 9gb of music in a third the time I could with my 1st gen.
**I suggest no one get an 8gb as they use the slower chip-sets and if you want to go online or use apps you need to leave around 750mb free for buffering, i have no idea why so much but even the app store crashes when surfing with less than that. after you consider the op system and a few gadgets you only get about 4gb for music and honestly that is only 2-3 band discography's if you think about it.
**if you want to use the newest coolest apps you really need to get the iphone because anything that needs gps or the camera features is useless in the touch.
to summarize-- only want music? gen2 16gb should be attainable used for around 100 in the right places for cheap music, for web gen3 16 and up for the primo speeds processor, for the apple fanboy gen4 or iphone 2 or 4. (the cases on 3 are crap and break)
"specs" i can sync 30gb in about 2 hours: 8.5gb was around 6000 songs : average apps download in less than 10 seconds : i've been using it intermittently for 2 days and the batter is still near full charge : speakers are a bit quiet : screen is easliy visible in daylight : thinner than my 1st gen.
!!!! protect you ipod, buy an otterbox !!!
6 of 10 people found this review helpful.
I love it-Apple iPod touch 3rd Generation (64 GB)
The Apple iPod touch 3rd Generation (64 GB)is an excellent gadget and very helpful to store pictures, music, videos and contact details and its wi-fi features allows the user to stay connected and retrieve very helpful information, news and updates. It has a very big storage capacity which enable the user to store large amount of data. The games function is very pleasant and amusing specially for people travelling quiet a lot.
Bu the only issue is that the unit is not equipped with a built-in microphone nor a camera which may be included in the new ipod touch generation.
16 of 19 people found this review helpful.
Apple has cornered this market.
This is the only product like it on the market: an Operating system based mp3 player. If there was an Android based model out there I'd suggest it first. Apple is draconian and very inflexible about doing things your own way.
So long as you don't jailbreak the unit and use itunes, there are SEVERE restrictions on the kinds of media that can be used. Videos MUST be mp4/m4a format, nothing else can be read, audio MUST be mp3, cd-ripped, or proprietary apple formats. itunes will not take any other formats.
Of course everything is only as helpful as your wifi coverage. Without data service, calenders/facebook/maps/weather/app store/etc etc doesn't work.
My battery life has not been phenomenal, but not bad... A day of use will usually drain it.
64gb is enough room for a pretty big music collection (about 600 odd albums) at the maximum mp3 bit rate of 320kbps. Since few people have that much music, it ends up being a ton of space for pretty much anything.
The app store is pretty much unrivaled and almost everything is .99 or less. There pretty much is an app for everything.
When you DO have wifi, everything syncs up marvelously well. You can run searches and etc based on your location, mail and facebook and web all link up, everything live updates everything else.
itunes, whatever other failings it has, still remains just about the best program there is to obsessively organize your music. There are so many ways to reference material that just aren't possible with other programs.
Typically you expect a product which sets and fills it's own category to not be spectacular, i.e. it has nothing to compete with. Apple has instead made a product which most likely sets the bar so high, and with an established name, that other companies aren't willing to take the development risk to enter that sector. The ipod touch has
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Next level of FUN!
iPod touch is a great iPod, a great pocket computer, and a great portable game player. The 3rd Generation 32GB iPod touch is improved performance, making them up to 50% faster than the previous generation. Listen to a mix of songs automatically put together by the new Genius Mixes feature. The App store has games and apps you’re sure to love with new Genius recommendations for apps.
I don't like the fact that it still does not have flash video in safari. And no replaceable battery. But other than that it is very useful.
Don't buy if you have an iphone and vice-versa. You DON'T need both.
44 of 48 people found this review helpful.
The perfect everything device!
| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
I originally bought this product because I was running out of space on my Nano. Needless to say, I adore it! I'm not too fond that there isn't a camera, but I compromised due to the fact I have a decent digital camera, and a smartphone already. I also bought it instead of an iPhone to save money since I already have a good phone. I love all the apps I can download, and since I already have wi-fi at home, I can use that to get online when I'm too lazy to turn on my computer. Some days, I actually don't turn on my laptop because I have my iPod! I've never really been good with touchscreen devices, and I cheated with my Storm since I still have to press down, but I was surprised at how easy it is to use. The keyboard is amazing and I haven't made too many mistakes overall. The only problem I have with it beside the lack of camera is: that the screen doesn't automatically dim like my Nano. On it, I had it set to cut the light off after 2 seconds, and so far I haven't seen an option to do that. And since I bought it used, some of the purchased apps I use were bought with another person's Apple ID, so I can't update the software because I don't want to lose them and rebuy them. Another bummer is that I kept 800 of the songs left on it, but can only listen to them on my PC when the device is connected for the ID issue. All in all, it was still a great catch!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.