"easiest way to consumer podcasts from iTunes U"4.0 starson by Trentnew
Pros: great product that makes your life so easy. Screen big enough for podcast videos. Reliable and easy to use. The combination with iTunes makes the most of it for me.
GREAT to be able to sync my calendar and address book. Your agenda in your pocket!
Cons: cannot connect with my iMac many times. Need to reset all the time! some videos available at iTunes cannot be copied (but at least iTunes tells you in advance).
scroll whell would need some tweeks to be more accurate.
really bad: cannot rate videos.
Summary: before this iPod I had a Philips GoGear. That was a big pain downloading podcasts, hours of converting them and many didn't play properly. With iPod I don't need to do anything besides selecting the podcast in iTunes. It's so simple and smooth. It's price is well worth more than that. And iTunes gives you access to amazing conferences and university lectures.
another thing many video players are really bad at: saving the playing position. This is a must have feature which works in the iPod while it didn't really work well in the several Philips players I tried.
sad that I cannot do a bit more with it, like rate videos, see their duration in the list view (to decide which one to watch 1st depending on my time), mark them unread or add them to 'on the go playlist'
really annoying the fact that many times I need to reset the iPod because the iMac doesn't recognize it. The shop assistant didn't help.
some bugs: scroll wheel is not very accurate for short distances, text of events (calendar) is not wrapped so long lines aren't seen (which made the iPod completely dumb sometimes).