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Apple iPod classic (5th Gen)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13786 reviews of Apple iPod classic (5th Gen). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Views about the battery and portability are overall positive. The design and usability also get good opinions, but there are some critical reviews about the reliability and price.

sound, usability, design, portability, battery

price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Apple iPod classic (5th Gen) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPod classic (5th Gen)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1331 user reviews of Apple iPod classic (5th Gen) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.co.uk.

85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod - 30GB - Black [video playback] MA146B/AApple iPod - 30GB - Black [video playback] MA146B/AApple iPod - 30GB - White [video playback] MA002FB/A

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Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPod classic (5th Gen)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9065 user reviews of Apple iPod classic (5th Gen) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com.

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod 30 GB Video White MA002LL/A (5th Generation) OLD MODELApple iPod 30 GB 5th Generation(Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Apple 30 GB iPod AAC/MP3 Video Player Black (5.5 Generation)

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Apple 80GB iPod classic (6G, late 2007)

 

Sound as good as previous full-sized iPod ; Attractively priced with good price per gigabyte ; Bright, clear screen ; Improved user interface ; Good battery life ; Includes three new games

Interface slower than 5G iPod ; Can't use previously purchased games ; Cover Flow not terribly helpful ; Incompatible with many existing dock-connector accessories

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Apple 80GB iPod classic (3G, Late 2007)

 

Sound as good as previous full-sized iPod ; Attractively priced with good price per gigabyte ; Excellent battery life ; Bright, clear screen ; Improved user interface ; Includes three new games

Sluggish interface and unresponsive to controls ; Can't use previously purchased games ; Cover Flow not terribly helpful ; Incompatible with many existing dock-connector accessories

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Apple Fifth Generation iPod (Late 2006) 30GB

 

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Apple 80GB iPod (5G, Late 2006)

 

Improved video-related battery life ; All the features of the original 5G models ; Brighter screen ; Quick Scroll and search features ; New game support ; Slightly better headphones ; Gapless playback ; Lower price and 33 percent more storage than...

Search feature kludgy ; Games drain battery life rapidly ; Power adapter not included ; Requires Internet connection to download necessary software

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Apple Fifth Generation iPod (Late 2006) 80GB

 

Photograph: Chris MannersRefinement: That's what you get out of Apple's latest iPod. For this latest generation of players, Apple hasn't made any huge changes, but it has introduced a brighter screen and an extra 20GB of capacity on the high-end model....

Lots of storage space ; Sharp video playback on 2.5-inch LCD

High price

Apple's latest iPod costs a lot, but it boasts a great screen and tons of storage, in addition to a easy-to-use interface.

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Apple Fifth Generation iPod 30GB Review - PCWorld

 

Given the brouhaha surrounding Apple's latest player, one might assume its name is the Video iPod. But it is simply an iPod, the fifth generation. I tested a 30GB model ($299 as of 7/21/06; Apple also offers a 60GB version for $399.). The big story is...

High audio qualityHigh audio quality

iTunes doesn't convert video for iPod

Apple's latest iPod boasts a great screen and tons of storage, in addition to an easy-to-use interface.

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Apple iPod (30GB)

 

Grab this portable and watch your favorite shows anytime, anywhere.

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Apple iPod (MA002LL/A)

 

Has a great-looking screen for watching video, but it's a bit too small for extended viewing.

High audio quality High audio quality, Screen is bright and sharp

iTunes doesn't convert video for iPod

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Apple iPod U2 Special Edition (30GB)

 

Incredibly thin and intuitive design; beautiful LCD; supports photo and video playback; seamless integration with iTunes, which boasts the world's biggest music catalog and a fledgling video store; lots of extra features, such as a world clock, a...

U2 edition costs $30 more than standard iPod; no extras included, such as a dock, A/V cables, or a power adapter; poor battery life for video; slight delay when playing video; no guarantee that your non-iTunes Music Store video will play on an iPod,...

The iPod U2 certainly isn't for everyone, but its target audience (namely, U2 fans) will love it, and will pay the extra $30 for it.

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Unpacking the U2 iPod with video

 

Red clickwheel? Check. Signature-filled black backing? Ditto. Exclusive music video? Got that too. Premium pricetag? Yup, everyting is present and accounted for: it's definitely the new U2 edition iPod (with video). Keep reading for a few more pics,...

Product Specifications

Configuration

Built-In Microphone: No
Built-In Radio: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DIGITAL RADIO: No
Direct Radio Recording: No
Direct TV Recording: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

Display

Display Technology:LED Display / TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:65.536
Touchscreen: No

General Features

Operating System:Proprietary
Product Type:Audio Player / Audio/Video Player
Storage Medium:Hard Disc Drive
Type:Audio Player / Audio/Video Player

Playback / Recording

AAC Playback:No / Yes
AVI Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
H.264 Playback:No / Yes
MP3 Playback: Yes
MPEG 4 Playback:No / Yes
MPEG2 Playback: No
OGG Playback: No
WAV Playback: Yes
WMA Playback: No
WMV Playback: No

Power Supply

Battery Type:Li Ion
Replaceable Battery: No
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