"I'll be HONEST"4.5 starson by boarding101
Pros: what you would think + anti-scratch screen
Cons: screen, small keys/need stylus, partialy unresponsive
Summary: i gave this a 9 even though i have some gripes cus it pros make up cor the cons BIG TIME!
pros are what you expect-fancy design, touch screen, just fun to use a touch screen etc.
cons-the screen has some wierd blurps of lighter and darker spots when on black screens(I AM AS PICKY AS THEY COME SO IF YOU ARN'T OCD YOU WONT NOTICE)but you have to REALLY LOOK FOR THEM. i have the biggest hands i have ever seen(i'm 6'7) so the keys are sometimes hard to press correctly so sometimes i have to use my stylus and sometimes i dont hit the EXACT spot to enter a key. iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store only allows MUSIC downloads NOT VIDEO so no buying new movies or tv shows on the go.
THE SCREEN-is anti-scratch glass! if you dont think that makes much of a difference go to 'YouTube.com' and search 'iPod Touch Scratch Test' where the guy "scratches" it with a SAFETY PIN, A KEY AND EVEN A RAZOR BLADE BUT THERE ARE NOOOOOO MARKS AT ALL!!!
MEMORY-is small for the price but if you dont have a ton of songs you'll be fine but it only holds (10 hrs-8 GIG) (20 hrs-16 GIG) max of video so thaat may be a problem for some but not for me cus i'm not gonna watch the same episodes of 'Family Guy' over and over again and you can delete videos right on the Touch instead of having to do so through itunes but you cant delete music w/o itunes.
ALSO-the sound seems fine to me. i can hear all the same details as with my $250 comp speakers when played with iTunes. Video is great and clear with 'chapters' for movies. the photos look STUNNING and the 'pinch' feature works VERY well. music is VERY VERY VERY easy to browse but i dont use cover-flow cus it looks cool but takes up time. the iTunes wi-fi store is great to browse-preview, buy, download to the touch and upload to your comp. there's a wierd feature to download the music that starbucks is playing while your one of their cafes(they dont play the best music so pretty useless to PAY for it) but they only have it in New York City and Seattle now and wont expand service until '08 in very few cities like Chicago and LA. it sucks that you cant buy videos through Wi-Fi.
CAUTION there are some bad models with poor screens that will display dark sceens in video VERY BADLY so if this seems to be a problem with yours exchange it for a new one instead of just returning it!
OVERALL-very satisfied. i convinced my sister to return her new nano (3rd Gen) to get the touch. it has so many more features and capabilities it's just worth the extra $.