"Wanna know how much this product actually sucks?"0.5 starson by Czril
Pros: - This iPod has a very practical user interface(same as any other ipod)
-Its slick, has a nice design and is pretty flashy.
-It has a camera
-It has a speaker option
-It has a microphone
-It has a relativley large display
Cons: -This iPod :
-has very poor sound quality
-has limited storage capacity
-is very overpriced and overrated
-has multiple functions on the same buttons
-has a very badly placed mic and camera
-is very fragile
-is often shipped with technical defects
Summary: Overall sucks ; Most pros are outweighed by a con. Lets start with the positive : It has a nice design,large display and a good user interface that allows good music organisation and relative quick track selection.
Now the bad stuff :
The camera sucks, didnt expect and I didnt buy it for that either luckily enough.
The mic isnt too good either.Recording quality isnt great but I guess its a nice feat.
The camera and mic are in the worst place possible, the lens is bound to get smudged and taking photos or recording will require you to hold the ipod in an akward position.
Now the real stuff, for an mp3 player I'm hugely dissapointed, whats up with the sound quality?? Its just bad.Thats both on speaker and on earphones.
The limited storage capacity doesnt allow for a big music library so beware if you want large capacities go to the competitors, they have better sound quality too in general.
This product is very overpriced for what it is, I'd rather have a decent working iPod then a pice of **** packed full of features that cant even store decent amounts of music or play your music with proper sound quality.Unfortunatley me and apple dont have the same opinion on the matter so were stuck with the piece of ****(iPod).
The iPod has multiple function functions on the same buttons, this can be pretty confusing when youre trying ot get it to do something and it simply goes whacky on you and does something random.
No power switch is a pain in the ass, the iPod can and will turn itself on when you dont want it to.
It is also extremly fragile, a minor shock could disrupt it from working properly(this happened to a freind of mine, no personal experience involved here).So handle it with extreme caution.
It has a speaker option that freaks out once in a while and plays your music both on speaker and on your plugged in earphones.
The line-in for the headphones is boud to have problems,I experienced this myself, I've just been shipped this piece of crap and the line-in ***** up all the time.The position of the headphone jack will activate the speaker,pause your music,lower the sound or stop playing sound in your earphones. -> Line-in problems are frequent with iPods, it seems mine has a technical defect and I hope apple will replace it, but its not a one off thing, line-in problems have happened to more then one of my freinds with iPod Nano(doesnt matter the generation, it seems there must be a design flaw).
I excercise regularly and I DO NOT RECCOMEND THIS TO ANYONE WHO WILL USE IT TO EXCERCISE.
Why? -> Because of the line-in problems that will eventually arise, it is the most fragile part of the iPod and badly designed, it cannot withstand pressure.Movement if you are jogging,dancing whatever you use it for, will put pressure on the line-in.This will not only **** you off during your workout as the music is randomly paused or set on speaker mode but it will also damage your iPod's line-in and that can be costly to repair.If you have no warranty its ok you can replace the line in yourself, there are plenty of guides on how to do so.
Well there we have it.I do not recommend this product, I recommend the cheaper and better quality competition products, HOWEVER if you want a gadget filled with crappy features you'll never use but look cool such as bad sound, a bad camera, a mediocre mic, a photoviewer a calerder etc..., then go for this :).