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Apple iPod Mini (2nd Gen)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2168 reviews of Apple iPod Mini (2nd 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. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and size. The sound and design also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive views about the connectivity and reliability. Comments about the battery and price are different.

usability, design, sound, size, portability

reliability, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Apple iPod Mini (2nd Gen) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPod Mini (2nd Gen)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 user reviews of Apple iPod Mini (2nd Gen) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and price. The size and portability also get good feedback.

usability, portability, size, price, performance

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

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod mini 6GB - Silver [M9801B/A]Apple iPod mini 6GB - Blue [M9803B/A]Apple iPod mini 6GB - Green [M9807B/A]

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPod Mini (2nd Gen)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1304 user reviews of Apple iPod Mini (2nd 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. Reviews about the portability and sound are generally positive. The design and price also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the reliability.

usability, price, design, sound, portability

reliability

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple iPod 4 GB mini M9802LL/A (Turquoise)Apple iPod 4 GB mini M9800LL/A (Silver) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Apple 6 GB iPod Mini Pink M9805LL/A

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: PC Magazine (pcmag.com)

Apple iPod Mini

 

Excellent ergonomics, large storage for small player.

Won't play WMA, no FM or voice record.

A smaller, lighter iPod with 4GB storage. The standard by which all other personal audio players are judged.

Oct, 2005
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Expert review by: (pcworld.com)

PCWorld.com - Apple IPod Mini 6GB

 

With its streamlined, colorful design and easy-to-use click wheel, Apple's original IPod Mini established itself as a head turner. ...

Mar, 2005

Expert review by: Melissa J. Perenson (pcworld.com)

Apple iPod mini (6GB Second Generation)

 

Photograph: Courtesy of Apple

New, larger capacity ; Outstanding battery life ; Cool colors

Does not include FireWire cable and power adapter

Mar, 2005

CNET Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Jasmine France and Eliot Van Busk (cnet.com)

Apple iPod Mini (second generation) review: Apple iPod Mini (second generation)

 

Intro The iPod brand has become synonymous with excellent portable audio players, and the second-generation Apple iPod Mini carries on the tradition with its fashionable, intelligent design. Apple has made precious few (but all necessary) updates to...

Best-of-breed design and interface; comes in four colors; excellent playlist features; clean sound; smooth syncing with iTunes; organizes contacts; includes games; functions as an external drive; large third-party support; improved battery life.

No FM radio or recording capabilities; battery not user-replaceable; FireWire cable and AC adapter not included.

In the iPod Mini redux, Apple offers two capacity options and a more competitive pricing scheme--welcome improvements in an already fantastic player.

Mar, 2005

CNET Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Jasmine France and Eliot Van Busk (cnet.com)

Apple iPod Mini (second generation) review: Apple iPod Mini (second generation)

 

Intro The iPod brand has become synonymous with excellent portable audio players, and the second-generation Apple iPod Mini carries on the tradition with its fashionable, intelligent design. Apple has made precious few (but all necessary) updates to...

Best-of-breed design and interface; comes in four colors; excellent playlist features; clean sound; smooth syncing with iTunes; organizes contacts; includes games; functions as an external drive; large third-party support; improved battery life.

No FM radio or recording capabilities; battery not user-replaceable; FireWire cable and AC adapter not included.

In the iPod Mini redux, Apple offers two capacity options and a more competitive pricing scheme--welcome improvements in an already fantastic player.

Mar, 2005

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Apple iPod mini 6GB review by PC Magazine

 

The 6GB model is a timely upgrade for the iPod mini, with 50 percent more storage, over twice the battery life, and improved audio quality. ...

Mar, 2005

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Bill Machrone (pcmag.com)

Apple iPod mini 6GB

 

We liked the original iPod mini for its superior ergonomics, easily readable screen, jazzy colors, and good music performance. Audiophiles have complained, however, that the mini just doesn't have a whole lot of kick at the low end, and our subsequent...

Improved features. Slick design. Good overall audio performance

No FM radio and voice-recording functions

The 6GB model is a timely upgrade for the iPod mini, with 50 percent more storage, over twice the battery life, and improved audio quality. The vibrant new colors are fun, too.

Mar, 2005

Expert review by: Christopher Breen (pcworld.com)

Apple iPod mini (4GB Second Generation)

 

Outstanding battery life ; Cool colors ; Price drop

Does not include FireWire cable and power adapter

Mar, 2005

Expert review by: Christopher Breen (pcworld.com)

Apple iPod mini (2G, 2005)

 

Cool colors, outstanding battery life, price drop on 4GB model

Lack of FireWire cable and power adapter

Feb, 2005

Expert review by: Jason Snell (pcworld.com)

Apple iPod mini (First Generation)

 

Attractive colors ; Clickable scroll wheel ; Extremely small and light

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

Aug, 2004

Product Specifications

Weighing in at just 3.6 ounces and smaller than many cell phones, iPod mini fits your lifestyle and your bag, whether it be cocktail purse or messenger duffle. The chic, matte anodized aluminum case resists stains and scratches, all the while protecting your iPod mini. Recessed in the case to keep its surface pristine, the 1.67-inch (diagonal) backlit screen displays full song and album titles, artists' names and more. The iPod mini Click Wheel - featuring color-coordinated icons - gives you the enhanced durability and sensitivity of the iPod Touch Wheel, with buttons underneath. The Click Wheel takes best advantage of miniscule space and lets you scroll single-handedly through up to 1, 500 songs from your iTunes music collection.

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/6GB

Digital Storage Media

Capacity:4GB/6GB
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/PC
Manufacturer:Apple/Hewlett-Packard
Model:From HP mp5002
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Apple iPod mini

MD System

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Color:Blue/Gold/Green/Pink/Silver
Refurbished:Refurbished

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty