Pros More storage than most players come close to, has everything you've come to expect from an iPod product, reliable for long-term use, good sound quality.
Cons Lack of any real innovation, design is simple but looks and feels tired (especially with the click-wheel), performance can be occasionally lagged and unresponsive.
Summary The iPod is one of those devices that everyone knows about: the basic media player from iPod with a few variants. Everyone knows what one looks like and how to operate them. It's so familiar that it might be overly so.
Since just about everything that we've come to expect from Apple's original iPod is still present, I won't bother delving much into the features. if there was an award for most simple and standard media player out there, the iPod would be guaranteed to win this across every site. Having 160GB of space, this latest version of the iPod Classic has more than enough room for those with large amounts of music, videos and/or pictures. Though one could argue that those who don't have nearly as much content even on their computers would be fine with one of the less-expensive iPod versions, this third generation offers the best bang for buck. And given how much Apple products tend to cost, that's saying a lot.
The Classic's screen still looks nice and plays videos in adequate quality, but with large screens dominating the market (including devices such as the Zune, iPod Touch and iPhone) it's tough to feel compelled towards using the product for anything other than music playback. And given the $250 price tag, I wouldn't mind losing some of the (lesser) features and quirks for a more affordable price.
While the iPod Touch might be a more physically appealing product, containing more (better) features and a vastly superior interface, it's still tough to justify the purchase of a 64GB product for $350. Given the gap between that and this 160GB iPod Classic for $250, one begins to long a more reasonably priced bridge between the space, design and features.
"Simply great"on by robin20993
Pros 1.Great User Interface with Great click wheel
2.SUpermassive hard drive
3.Rated Battery Life is outstanding
4.Display quality for video is great.
Cons 1.Sometimes It lags
2.Stainless Stell gets scratches
3.Little bit hard to slide the hold switch
Summary Ipod classic is the best Ipod I've ever had. It has a lot of capacity, i can fill all my songs, all my movies, all my photos, in just a pocket-size music player which is pretty enough. I love all the things here, Ipod classic is timeless
"Good Player"on by woosamaquin
Pros Storage capacity, sound quality, user interface and audio format options.
Cons Hard drive issues?
Summary Great player overall. But I've owned two and they have both had what seems like a hard drive issue that starts pretty much right after the warranty expires! I'm guessing there may be some sort of fragmentation problems, because after a while the players have gotten VERY laggy in response time (i.e. I press up to go to the previous menu and don't get there for 5+ seconds). And this happens at under 50% drive capacity. Reformatting and reloading the software via iTunes fixes the issue but who wants to do this every 5 months?
It's a great player but I would recommend an extended warranty if not too expensive!
Pros Lots of storage, good weight and screen size.
Cons Cost is a little high, screen resolution and it being made of plastic, LAG!
Summary First off, as with most Apple products, this is an excellent device. There storage capacity is unreal, letting me put all of my music, TV shows, and Movies on one device and still have close to 100gb free! Now, there is some drawbacks to this wonderful product. First off, the lag. It's unbearable! If you are scrolling through, well pretty much anything it will lag. My music collection is somewhat repeatable, at close to 3000 songs and scrolling through my artists is amazingly lagy. Don't know if "lagy" is a word but im going to use it anyways. The cover flow is almost un-useable because of this lag. When you listen to music and put the hold switch on, then take it off hold to change a song or something, it almost always is non responsive. In this situation you must switch it back into the HOLD state then take it back into regular mode. The screen os made of plastic which is very prone to scratches but you can purchase screen protectors or a case (which is what I use). Other than those three things it is a very good product in terms of sound,video, and podcast quality. I would deffinetly recommend the product to anyone with a large itunes collection. If you don't have a large collection I would advise something along the iPod Nano or iPod Touch because the price is too much for someone who only has 1000 songs a couple of TV shows.
Pros Enough space for just about anybody, most people won't use a fraction of the space. The price is reasonable. Full-featured iPod, the best iPod for if you don't need ipod touch apps.
Cons some older speaker aren't compatible, but everything else is good.
Summary It you want a music player that can hold all of your library and more, get this iPod! You won't regret it!