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Apple iPod Touch (2nd Gen, Late 2008)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12818 reviews of Apple iPod Touch (2nd Gen, Late 2008). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the design and portability. The performance and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative opinions about the reliability and battery.

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battery, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple iPod Touch (2nd Gen, Late 2008) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple iPod Touch (2nd Gen, Late 2008)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1002 user reviews of Apple iPod Touch (2nd Gen, Late 2008) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and design. The performance and price also get good feedback, but comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, performance, design, portability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple iPod Touch (2nd Gen, Late 2008)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8737 user reviews of Apple iPod Touch (2nd Gen, Late 2008) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and portability. The performance and price also get good feedback, but there are some less positive comments about the reliability.

usability, price, performance, portability, design

reliability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Expert review by (engadget.com)

iPod touch review (2010)

 

At Apple's last event, Steve Jobs called the iPod touch the company's "most popular iPod," and it's easy to understand why. In just a few short years, the iP...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Joshua Topolsky (engadget.com)

Apple iPod touch 2G and nano 4G: The Engadget Review

 

It's been just over a week since we ran a smash-and-grab at Apple's unveiling of its newest entries to the iPod family, the nano 4G and touch 2G. The devices, both set along an evolutionary (rather than revolutionary) path have certainly been nipped,...

Access to Apple's App Store ; Wide functionality in one package ; Solid hardware design

Storage quantities are limited ; Expensive ; Did we mention they're expensive

Sep, 2008

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

iPod Touch review

 

In an era of tablets of all shapes and sizes, or smartphones of varying degrees of tablet-approaching vastness, what room is there for a device like the iPod Touch? I'd say "the humble music player," but the Touch is no longer that, nor has been for...

The 2012 fifth-generation iPod Touch has an excellent set of features: better front and back cameras, 1080p video recording, iOS 6, and a 4-inch Retina Display just like on the iPhone 5, in a design even thinner than the iPhone.

The iPhone 5 still beats it on performance. The Touch lacks any phone functions, and there are tablet competitors that beat the $299 Touch on price and screen size.

The latest iPod Touch is the best iPod ever, and as close to a phoneless iPhone 5 as you can get -- but its high price makes it a tough call versus cheaper tablets with larger screens.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Christopher Breen (pcworld.com)

Apple 16GB iPod touch (2G, late 2008)

 

Great audio playtime ; Greater capacity for similar price of original model ; Genius playlist support ; Handy hardware volume controls ; Nike + iPod receiver built-in ; Less buggy OS ; Podcast episodes play one after another

Video out requires expensive cable ; Video playtime not up to Apple’s estimates ; Doesn't charge from older accessories ; Screen looks a little dingy ; Internal speaker tinny

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Christopher Breen (pcworld.com)

Apple 8GB iPod touch (2G, late 2008)

 

Great audio playtime ; Greater capacity for similar price of original model ; Genius playlist support ; Handy hardware volume controls ; Nike + iPod receiver built-in ; Less buggy OS ; Podcast episodes play one after another

Video out requires expensive cable ; Video playtime not up to Apple’s estimates ; Doesn't charge from older accessories ; Screen looks a little dingy ; Internal speaker tinny

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Donald Bell (cnet.com)

Apple iPod Touch second generation review: Apple iPod Touch second generation

 

Apple iPod Touch second generation

The second-generation Apple iPod Touch has it all: music, videos, photos, podcasts, e-mail, Web browsing, Internet radio, games, Nike+, Wi-Fi music downloads, and an App Store for adding thousands of custom features.

The second-generation iPod Touch may be overwhelming to users looking for a simple music player; audio quality is average; and iTunes software is required.

The second-generation iPod Touch includes features that are light-years ahead of the competition, its design has improved, and its price has finally come down to earth.

Sep, 2008

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

Apple 32GB iPod touch (early 2009) Review - PCWorld

 

To be sure, the lower prices make the Touch a more attractive purchase than before, coming in at $229 for 8GB (previously $299), $299 for 16GB, and $399 for 32GB (down from $499). The prices are more in line with what Apple and AT&T charge for the...

Includes a Web browser and Wi-Fi

Expensive

The iPod Touch remains the class of the field, with beautiful design, useful apps, a touch screen, and built-in Wi-Fi.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by (pcworld.com)

iPod Touch (Second Generation)

 

The second-generation iPod Touch adds speaker and volume controls--and delivers one of the most polished media players available at a lower price.

Includes a Web browser and Wi-Fi ; Beautiful design, easy to operate

Expensive

The Touch remains a tremendous and innovative device, with enticing features, unparalleled ease of use, and plenty of expandability through the App Store. As attractive as it is, though, I still believe it has room to improve. New features coupled with...

Sep, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Apple iPod touch (2nd generation)

 

Apple's crown jewel player line gets slimmer, cheaper, and, uh, more fun.

Stunning, sprawling glass display. Access to App Store and iTunes Store via Wi-Fi. Built-in Internet browser. New Genius feature builds playlists for you

Very expensive. Fingerprint magnet. File support is still extremely Apple-centric ; Watch the iPod nano (4th Gen) and touch Video Preview

While the second-generation iPod touch is very similar to its predecessor, it has enough extra features, like Genius playlists and excellent games from the Apps Store, to maintain its standing at the top of the PMP heap.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Mark Brezinski (mediaplayerinfo.com)

Apple iPod Touch 16GB MP3 Player Review - Intro

 

Casting the rules of grammar aside, Apple describes the new 2nd generation iPod Touch as "the funnest iPod ever". But while copy editors everywhere are grunting in disgust, this upgrade to the 1st generation Touch does much to live up to its hype, with...

Sleek new smaller design looks awesome ; Big, bright screen and excellent battery life ; Easy to use and control; Easy to find and select tracks in a large music collection ; Excellent photo album and podcast support ; Excellent overall sound quality ;...

The back scratches easily; Proprietary port means you have to buy cables from Apple ; Repeat functions are awkward ; Equalizer can't be customized ; No laternative media management programs available ; Included headphones are weak ; No Bluetooth ; No...

There's no doubt that the iPod Touch is a seriously cool piece of kit. And it does an excellent job; it is easy to use, has great audio quality, a beautiful screen and excellent battery life. But there are a few gotchas: iTunes is the only way to synch...

Sep, 2008

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