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Apple iPod Mini (1st Gen)

Apple iPod Mini (1st Gen)
alaScore 82

4159 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4159 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the portability and battery are overall positive. The sound and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas the reliability and price get mixed opinions.

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.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPod Mini (1st Gen)

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 399 user reviews of Apple iPod Mini (1st Gen) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 & Media Players on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, price, design, sound, battery

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

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod mini 4GB - Silver [M9160B/A]Apple iPod mini 4GB - Silver [M9800B/A]Apple iPod mini 4GB - Blue [9436B/A]

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Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPod Mini (1st Gen)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2603 user reviews of Apple iPod Mini (1st Gen) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com.

usability, price, design, sound, portability

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod 4 GB mini M9160LL/A (Silver) OLD MODELApple iPod 4 GB mini M9800LL/A (Silver) OLD MODELApple iPod 4 GB mini M9160LL/A (Silver) OLD MODEL

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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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Review: Apple's iPod mini

 

The iPod mini, along with a slew of iPod third party add-ons, has taken the world by storm. If you haven't seen the trademark white earbud headphones around, you obviously have not left your home in quite some time. Even the President has gotten into...

The iPod mini is a very exciting product from the second you start to open the box through using it.

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Apple iPod mini Lanyard

 

There may be a reason we didn't hear too much about Apple Computer's new iPod mini Lanyard ($19) before it was released this week: it's about as nichey as iPod accessories get. We've seen belt clips, arm bands, and stand-alone cases for every iPod, and...

An easy, secure, and reasonably attractive way to turn your iPod mini into a necklace

Some will find iPod mini's weight uncomfortable as a necklace ; typical premium Apple pricing

this thing makes me picture a gangster rapper with one of those big "blingy" necklaces hanging off of them. just too d**m big

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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

 

With its streamlined, colourful design and easy-to-use click wheel, Apple's original iPod mini established itself as a head turner. The second-generat...

Extra capacity over earlier model, easy song navigation

Lacks microphone, imprecise power gauge

Slick looks coupled with improved battery life and the iPod's signature ease of use make this player an excellent bet; but beware of add-on costs for such basics as the FireWire cable.

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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