"So much more than a music player"5.0 starson by Iceblades
Pros: Sound Quality
Apps Apps and Apps
Cons: Not compatible with several 3rd party chraging docs (not completely apple's fault here)
Built in clock with alarm - (only plays from pre-designated alarm sounds)...seriously, this is an iPod!
Copy and Paste feature missing
Summary: After not being completely happy with the purchase of the latest generation nano, I returned it and threw some extra money down for this 32 GB iPod touch. Considering what this does with the Apps I purchased, watching movies, and listening to music this is a bargain.
Music Player - The controls for browsing through music is excellent and apple has seemed to trumped itself on what was the biggest selling point of previous generation iPods (user interface). Flick to scroll, press on letter, auto-orientation of videos, sorting features and seamless integration with iTunes makes this the best music player ever. If add song lyrics to the mp3 file, when the song is played, the lyrics are overlaid on top of the album art...and you can scroll through the lyrics.
Videos - Look great, have watched full length movies?no eye strain.
Apps expand the functionality to limitless possibilities, it has turned what is an excellent mp3 player into a:
Alarm Clock in the morning- using the built-in in clock of the ipod (granted you only can play the preset alarm sounds, hopefully apple will change this to allow playing from a playlist).
Large jump drive - Air Sharing is an app that allows you to have your iPod appear as a shared drive on your computer. To put files in just drag and drop. I has the ability to view many file formats PDF, Excel etc...
Calendar - Syncs multiple calendar and appointments in them. Alerts you to upcoming appointments.
Safari - Great mobile web browser head and shoulders above the competition
Contacts - Sync from multiple contact sources (outlook, Gmail, mail)
Remote - Serves as my remote control not only for my itunes playlist, but setting up on friend playlist, I'm able to remotely browse their songs and play music through their computer.
Photos - Sync specific folders of iPhoto always have your latest pictures on you to be able share with friends.
Notes - take random notes on the fly
Dictionary - this has replaced my home dictionary (Recommend Oxford American Dictionary with built in thesaurus)
Calculator - As an engineer and HP RPN fan- mathU RPN is the only calculator I'll ever need. Use Graph Calc to plot complex 2D and 3D equations.
Level - nice app serves as a level in a pinch
Engineeing Reference - Apps like Steam, Elemints, Elec Toolkit, ChemCal and Equivalence have all the reference tools that have previously taken up several books and were cumbersome to look up.
Fitness - Nike+ built in, tracks your running, iStayFit for logging my gym workouts (weights and cardio), WeighTrack for tracking the ever battle of the buldge, iCook for creating healthy recipies with abilitiy to add custom ingredients.
PocketFirstAid - Good reference tool in the event of an accident.
News Source - USA Today App, NY times APP, Stocks tracker, Sportacular, FoxSports update daily with the daily news and sports.
Games - OH My, a lot of fun entertainment. Careful if you take your touch with you to the bathroom, someone may think you've fallen in. HeavyMach, Stratefic Assault, Chopper, MIA, Days of Thunder, Rebel Onslaught...the games are pretty cool, and new ones are coming out that are even better.
Entertainment - Latest movies playing in your area app, Pandora, Netfilx, YouTube
Kids Educational - Math Cards are great form my 8 year old to practice her time tables, She also loves KidArt.
Portable Kindle - Reading with this is surprisingly enjoyable, no need for a night light anymore - Apps like Classics and Kindle make this a great reader.
and there soo much more...
Everything this thing does make it the one indispensible gadget I have in my home. I take it everywhere