"Expensive Toy."on by sf_bayarea
Pros It's an APPLE!
Cons See below:
Summary 1) Expensive.
2) Sound quality is just average.
3) Form over function: Handling it as handling a thin bar of wet soap! A big design flaw.
4) Wi-Fi is not working as advertised. It can only connect ot an opened network. Try to save time and headache if you want to connect it to your own secured network.
5) Everything has to go through iTunes!
6) Another design flaw: Volume control on touch pad beside two hard mechanical buttons on the side. You could accidentally hit the max volume and your ears will be ringing afterward
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"Good but not perfect"on by talmy
Pros Good sync of contacts and calendar, usable browser, great for viewing photos, lots of great apps in App Store
Cons WiFi DHCP is tempermental. No search in calendar, no to-do list -- if only it was a capable a PIM as OS X or my old Palm Tungsten. "Keyboard" is difficult to use with big fingers.
Summary I purchased to replace my failing Palm Tungsten E, so I was primarily interested in its PIM features. It should be better than my Palm syncing to my iMac but it implements only a subset of the iMacs functionality. But PDAs are a dead market segment with everyone but me going to smart cell phones. I gotta take what I can get. It looks slick -- I have played a couple videos on it, but I've yet to use it as a music player!I will add that some apps crash regularly. In years of use, I never had my Palm crash. Hopefully things will improve with time.
Updated on Oct 1, 2008
Pros Beautiful screen, app store, design, volume control buttons, external speaker, i can go on and on...
Cons no cases are out for it yet, still has fingerprint loving backside
Summary I purchased the first ipod touch at 399 for 16 gigs, but I just thought the whole thing was not worth the money. So when I heard about the updates apple made I thought I'd give it another try. I went and bought the 32 gig touch... twice the size as the original ipod touch, but the same price!!
The first thing I noticed was the design. It feels a lot more sturdy, but thinner than the first. The contoured shape feels really nice in my hand. The screen is as gorgeous as ever with a 3.5 inch widescreen. The volume control is a nice convenient feature as well as the external speaker. The external speaker isn't great quality or anything, but just produces a sound for casual listening great for sharing youtube videos and songs. With the added app store, I can play games, get a to do list, organize my finances, etc. I realized it is now completely identical to the iphone except the phone part of course. This is like my mini PDA!! The only complaint I have is that the back has that polish that attracts fingerprints. It hasn't scratched on me yet, but being careful until a case comes out for it.
I feel this is definitely worth the purchase now and will be keeping this great and entertaining device for a long time!
Pros Great music playback
Cons Very bad battery life
Summary The iTouch is a lifesaver. I use it for everything. I'm a junior in high school and I use my ipod everyday. Most of my teachers don't mind and are actually intrested. In my Algebra 2 class, I downloaded a free graphing calculator from the app store. It works great and is always correct. You can zoom in and out by pinching and trace by double tapping the screen. I also have the instapaper application which helps you with writing essays and doing research by saving web pages on your iPod. You can view without wifi and it makes bibliographys and work cited a lot easier. The Scientific calculator works great with chemistry but it costs $.99 to download a periodic table. You can also download a unit converter to convert from customary to metric. I have A.P. english and I downloaded a dictionary app that helps a lot. I also have the constitution and the D.O.I. on it for my A.P. U.S. History. I also have a program called iProcrastinate which acts like my personal assistant. It is better than an average homework planner. I have all my assignments in there and you can have it arranged in many ways. Parents, buy this for your kid. It raised my grade up and makes school less stressful.
Pros Speaker, compatible with the new in-ear headphones w/ a mic, faster processor than previous gen.
Cons WiFi antenna a bit weaker than the 1st gen touch, the volume rocker + the sleep button a bit hard to press, not jailbreakable yet.
Summary I got this new ipod to replace my 1st gen touch which had a cracked screen. After comparing the two together, I noticed that the 1st gen seemed to pick up more wifi networks than the new one. Also the settings menu has a bluish tint to it. The speaker is quiet, but is meant to be used for "casual listening." The battery life is pretty good and the faster processor speed is noticeable. Even if this seems like a mild upgrade to the 1st gen, it feels like a totally new device.