Written on: 28/08/2009 by kevinbacon (3 reviews written)
The Apple iPod Touch 16GB is Slick and Smooth Technology, A real market leader in the Media player genre
surpasses other brands, interesting applications and software, a world of accessories!
Unreliable bluetooth interaction, Itunes management only, smaller storage than competitors at same price range.
After being a firm believer in "under dog" IT products, and always avoiding Apple due to pricing, I was finally ensnared by the 2nd Generation Ipod touch range, I opted for a 16gb model, and was given a free speaker dock (Currys £216). I Paired this with a top of the range Skullcandy headphone set.
Setup was obstructive, not being able to turn the device on until connection to itunes was frustrating, but after setup first impressions were excellent.
The GUI is extremely pleasing, the smoothness and clarity of the screen is impressive, as is the responsiveness of the touch screen, it really puts to shame the touchscreens of Nokia and Samsung, and almost totally negates the need for a stylus, even for typing.
The battery performance in video, browsing and music differ greatly, but by no means are obstructive, the music function kept me entertained for a long weekend with no charge necessary, only browsing and video can really impact the time, say a 4 hour journey watching two films might be the limit, or browsing for a similar time.
The applications are wide and varied, and there are some really impressive features downloadable for free.
I also applied the 3.0 update, and have found that the ipod overall has exceeded all of my expectations,
Overall verdict, Its an excellent piece of kit, although competitors storage is larger, the pure functionality of the item overshadows all.
Must buy piece of Technology, which will become a necessity in the near future!
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