Pros A small handheld device that can do so many things so well. Audio player, video player, Wi-Fi internet browsing device that allows you to surf the web, check and write e-mails together with an incredibly ever expanding set of free or low priced Apps.
Cons It wish that the battery was user replaceable. Perhaps third parties provide that option when/if I needed it years from now.
Summary The diverse capabilities that the iTouch provides at a very fair price is incredible. The added capabilities that are expanding daily in the apps store is just unbelievable and put the Apple iTouch in a class by itself (add the iPhone).
Pros touch screen
accelerometer (although unnecessary)
Cons maxes out at 32GB
not enough audio and video support
Summary This product is ahead of any other in any category. That is why you cannot compare it to any other mp3 player. But the price is still a turn off for me. I am currently using a Zune 80GB black and I paid about $200 for it. I have 45GB of music alone. 13GB more than the highest capacity iPod touch can hold which is about $400. Still WAY too expensive. I also seriously dislike having the sync and the headphone jack placement, so damn annoying. Other than that it is a REALLY, REALLY good player. But does not warrant a perfect 5. And the whole iTunes thing. Doesn't work for me and not enough video support., A huge screen and can only play 3 types of video files. WHY DOESN'T ANYONE SUPPORT AVI FILES!?!?!?!? besides archos and cowon of course. Jobs, can you call me when you have an iPod touch that can hold 60+ GB costs less than $300 and doesn't scratch. But until then.
Pros Really great interface, nice functions, great touch screen and nice size display.
Cons Some add on have to be made by Apple to function, no FM radio, can not "slide" files to the itouch as I could with my Zen.
Summary My Creative Zen died after 2 1/2 years under the extended warranty. Since this model is no longer available at Best Buy, I had $280 to use. I was going to buy the Zune which has huge storage, but the itouch caught my eye. I tooled around with it and bought it. I never had over 15GB on the Zen and the 16GB itouch was fine. The touch screen is suberb, pretty easy to navigate and all in all I am really impressed. I used Slysoft's DVD mobile to convert some movies and they play very well. The internet is cool, and I really like it.
The reason why I chose the Zen over the ipod a few years ago is because I like the fact that you did not have to "sync" the device, but rather I could drag my files over to the player. It seems that with the itouch you have to "sync" with itunes which is easy, but seems limited with what you can do. I have not tried to add anything with our 2nd computer, but I expect some issues. For most folks this will probably be a non issue, but bugs me. I bought some 3rd poarty AV cables to hook into my stereo and TV. I get the audio but not the video. After some research, I found out that Apple incorporates some type of chip which is needed for the video, i.e. you have to buy the Apple cables for four times the price. I miss the FM radio player, but I guess I can buy another add on.
Pros classy looking, great entertainment functions, great variety of applications in itune store, responsive, better battery life, build in speaker, volume control button (i hope the volume control button can do more than just controlling the volume)
Cons just reasonable sound quality from stock earphone (i expect more from a luxury entertainment tools), wifi sometimes has connection issues, can't read PDF, documents.. (i suppose it can, but conversions needed)
Summary I owned an IPOD touch 1st GEN, i gave it away after i got the 2nd GEN. 2nd GEN is a slimmer, better looking piece of gadget. The integrated speakers and volume control buttons are highly desirable.. integrated speaker allows me to listen to my music when i am tiring of using earphone after long hours, volume control buttons allow easy access to volume (the most common use function) without switching on the screen, in a way it is conserving the battery.
integration of various new applications are highly appreciated as well... now, i can use ipod to access the facebook, mailbox, map and etc.. it is so user friendly as the pages has been specifically designed for Ipod touch and Iphone... in addition, various free utilities applications have made my ipod my best companion as it just like a PDA (although not as good as a real PDA) that helps to organize my stuffs. My biggest disappointment in Ipod touch most probably is it can't read PDF and word documents. Some have suggested some brilliant ideas so IPOD touch can read PDFs and word documents.... but from my point of view, this is just too tedious and complicated. i am hoping they will introduce new itune and applications that allow IPOD touch preview PDF file.
lastly, stock earphone is just not good enough, pretty disappointed with the sound quality. just wondering why cant they provide a better pair of earphone? i end up spending extra money to buy a new pair of sennheiser.. well, it sounds a lot better now...=)
giving it 4 and a half due to (1) cheaper (2) better applications (3) build in speaker (4) integrated volume control button (5) gorgeous looking
i could have given 5 stars if it allows me read PDF and a better pair of earphone... =)... for those that have a worn-out IPOD touch 1st GEN, this definitely is a good upgrade...
"Best Ipod ever"on by blazeballer
Pros Easy lock/unlock button on top
Great cases made for it
Easy to use touch screen
Great web serfing
Youtube link there for you
Display's time on front
Good sound quality
Sleek fits in ure pocket easily
Cons Fingerrint lovin back
front doesnt do well with finger prints either
Summary The ipod touch or itouch is probobly my best use of money ever. Its the only product that i have no trouble finding and not loosing and my experiances with it have expanded. If your lookin for a good ipod for music videos/ videos/ music/ pictures/ wifi surfing and so much more this will be a great purchase!!!!!!!!!!!!!