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Apple iPod 20GB

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the size and portability are generally positive. The sound and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the performance and value for money. Comments are divided on the battery.

usability, design, sound, portability, size

price, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Apple iPod 20GB is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Apple Fourth Gen. iPod (20GB)

 

Apple didn't do much new when it introduced the fourth generation of the iPod, but it didn't need to. No one has beaten the company at the portable-audio-player game yet, but with 75 percent market share, the only way to go is down. The...

Charges via USB cable. Nice firmware improvements. Control wheel adopted from iPod mini. Improved battery life.

EQ distortion problems at high volume.

Still the player to beat despite a premium price and minimal features. The fourth generation of the Apple iPod doesn't sound any better than the third, but it doesn't need toas long as you don't use the EQ settings.

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setting the well-balanced tone

 

Apple iPod v4: Accessories There's a difference between the 20GB's and the 40GB's accessory set (storage capacities may have changed during time, Apple tends to play around with those for marketing-technical reasons). Very clever marketing by Apple has re

Well, Apple of course had already set the standards a long time ago, but their 4th generation of iPods will probably manage to extend the brand's lead over the competition even further. While there's hardly anything revolutionary to be found on this...

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Fourth-Generation iPods

 

What you're demanding from your music player will determine whether this iPod update will satisfy you. If your digital music collection remains relatively small and you don't need half-a-day's worth of battery life, you're probably better off with an iPod

Clickable scroll wheel, long battery life, improved audiobook support.

On-The-Go Playlists aren't saved in manual mode.

Music Player Adopts Mini's Click Wheel, Adds Battery Life

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Apple iPod 20GB review

 

The new iPod: with a colour screen and a lot of promise

Full colour screen ; Listen to 5,000 songs ; Browse photos easily

Not as portable as iPod mini ; iPod back scratches easily ; No FireWire lead included

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Apple iPod (20GB, 4th generation) review

 

Apple's fourth-generation iPod delivers notable improvements to an already excellent product -- and at a lower price

Click Wheel improves user experience ; Better battery life ; Useful firmware enhancements such as multiple On The Go playlists

Dock, remote control and carrying case not included (dock is included with the 40GB version)

According to Apple's Web site, the battery charges in about 4 hours (about 80 minutes longer than the last iPod), and after 2 hours, the cell will be at 80 percent. An Apple spokesperson clarified this, saying that recharge time is only 3 hours when...

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Apple iPod 20GB

 

The iPod themselves used to come in two separate incarnations. The one's solely for your music, and one sporting a colour screen so you can view your downloaded photographs on the move. Well now that's no more. Every single iPod released has this...

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Apple iPod 20 GB : The Core of My Life

 

So the ipod, everybody knows about them, either everybody has one or everybody wants one. For many years ever since the ipod was first started I knew I wanted one, I saw it always in the must have gadgets pages. The only problem, the price, who in...

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Apple iPod 20 GB : Biggest waste of money ever

 

Being such an avid listener of music that I am, getting an I-pod seemed the best thing I could do. It could hold all my songs with ease, it means I wouldn't need to swap CD's, or mini discs, I could get all the details of the songs with one click, it...

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Apple iPod 20 GB : 4 Generations on, and still improving!

 

I bought my Ipod in early September (I think), as I had been planning on getting one for a while. But I waited for the 4g version to come out, and went onto amazon and bought it for £215. I think the price is dropping slowly, but don't expect to get...

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Apple iPod 20 GB : The gadget that kept me sane

 

To be honest, I really don't think this product needs much by way of introduction. But just in case you really have been spending the last couple of years dead for tax reasons, then the iPod is the device that has become synonymous with portable music....

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