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Apple iPod Mini (1st Gen)

Apple iPod Mini (1st Gen)
alaScore 82

4011 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4011 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the portability and battery. The sound and design also get good feedback. Views about the reliability and value for money are mixed.

usability, design, sound, battery, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Apple iPod Mini (1st Gen) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 4011 reviews)

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iPod Mini

 

With its streamlined, colorful design and easy-to-use click wheel, Apple's original IPod Mini established itself as a head turner. The second-generation, 6GB Mini upholds the tradition--except this time, you'll be wowed not just by the Mini's looks,...

Our biggest gripe about the Mini relates to the unit's imprecise power gauge. The Mini played trouble-free for several hours on a--empty,a-- for example. We'd have liked a more accurate predictor of when the unit was on the verge of conking out

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Apple iPod Mini (4GB, Blue, 1st Generation)

 

Best-of-breed design and interface; comes in five colors; excellent playlist features; clean, configurable sound; smooth syncing; organizes contacts; includes games; functions as an external drive.

No FM radio or recording capabilities; battery not user-replaceable.

Apple comes through again with a nearly perfect MP3 player.

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Basically a weakly-powered v2

 

OLD* Apple iPod Mini: Accessories Like its bigger brother, the Mini comes packed in a nice little box, less-brightly colored but equal in size. Unlike its main content, of course. Unpacking the whole thing goes without problems; it's always good to have

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iPod Mini (4GB) 1st generation

 

OLD* Apple iPod Mini: Accessories Like its bigger brother, the Mini comes packed in a nice little box, less-brightly colored but equal in size. Unlike its main content, of course. Unpacking the whole thing goes without problems; it's always good to...

While the iPod Mini might perform just as we'd want it to (on-par with the 4th generation of iPods on most levels), there are certain aspects that might be considered as "flaws to the concept". First of all, it's actually not really that compact - it's...

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on Wednesday, April 14 (2004) 12:00AM

 

This applies to the version 2 iPod only. Old notes from 2002. Pros Size. iPod is still one of the smallest and lightest hard-disk player on the market. Weight. At under 6 ounces, you can barely feel it in your pocket. User Interface. Simple and efficient.

Size. iPod is still one of the smallest and lightest hard-disk player on the market ; Weight. At under 6 ounces, you can barely feel it in your pocket ; User Interface. Simple and efficient. It needs almost no explanation for new users ; Fit and...

Price. iPod is the most expensive MP3 player, but its also the smallest hard-disk player ; Included Software. For PC users, MusicMatch Jukebox is included which many people strongly dislike. Like me. However an excellent replacement called Ephpod is...

Size. iPod is still one of the smallest and lightest hard-disk player on the market

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Review: iPod mini

 

The two most difficult aspects of the iPod mini to judge are its storage capacity and its price, because they're so dependent on your own needs. If you've got a huge music library and rely on picking an obscure track from an even more obscure artist at ra

Extremely small and light ; attractive colors ; clickable scroll wheel

No remote control included ; two-line Now Playing screen, incompatible with media-reading and voice-recording add-ons

The Smallest, Lightest iPod Ever Makes a Big Impression

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Apple iPod Mini Review

 

This season's must-have accessory? Your music. Listen in style with iPod mini. Like any classic fashion icon, iPod mini goes with everything: Macs, PCs, sequins, and tees. And with up to 18 hours of battery life, it'll outlast the latest trend....

So light and colorful, iPod mini yearns for the limelight. Indulge in a little scene-stealing yourself when you wear your music on your sleeve or around your neck. With optional accessories, including a stylish lanyard and mix-and-match armbands, your...

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Apple iPod Mini Review (4GB, Silver, 2nd generation) - MP3 players

 

Simply a great product from apple.

Simple and built to last

Heavy for the size, Screen could be better

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Great at when first came out, but NOT what you want on today's standards.

 

I bought this iPod a while back when they first came out. I had forever envied iPod owners and couldn't wait for mine. At first, I loved it. It was just what I needed for a young teenager of that time. It was a simplistic, easy-to-use mp3 player. But...

Holds an adequate amount of music, stylish

Not what you'd want if you were looking to having an mp3 player up to today's standards

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love it, love it, love it

 

love my ipod mini, even though it's not the smallest, (who'd want something you wouldn't even be able to find?) still does what I need it to do, play my music beautifully.

smaller than reg ipod, purdy colors, still holds a ton of music

not in color, accessories are hard to find for it now, no video

Product Specifications

Everything you love about iPod just got tinier. iPod mini lets you bring along enough music for a three-day weekend getaway in a package so small you'll forget you're carrying it. Until people ask you about it, that is.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Player Type:Hard drive based
Functions (KB):Digital player
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:Digital player

Battery

Run Time (Up To):18hour(s)/8hour(s)

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Digital Player (Recorder)

iPod Generation:1G/2G
Supported Digital Audio Standards:AAC / AIFF / Apple Lossless / Audible / MP3 / WAV/AAC / AIFF / Audible / MP3 / WAV

Digital Storage

Capacity:4GB

Digital Storage Media

Capacity:4GB
Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.5in
Height:3.6in
Weight:3.6oz/3.7oz
Width:2in

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Apple
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Apple iPod mini

MD System

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Color:Blue/Gold/Green/Pink/Silver

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty
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