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Apple iPod 30 GB 5th Generation (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- Stores up to 7,500 songs, 20,000 photos, or 75 hours of video playback
- 2.5-inch (diagonal) color LCD with LED backlight
- Up to 14 hours of music playback , up to 3 hours of slideshows with music , up to 2 hours of video playback.
- Comes with earbud headphones and USB cable
- Compatible with Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later, Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 or later, or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later
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Witness the evolution of the revolution. First it played songs. Then photos. Then podcasts. Now iPod plays video, changing the way you experience your music and more. Again.The Apple Click Wheel gives you access to your entire music, photo and video library from one thumb. Control volume and browse using the touch-sensitive surface. Play. Pause. Rewind and fast-forward. Rate your favorites. Create playlists on the go. Launch photo slideshows. The Click Wheel puts everything at your fingertips, so you can keep your eyes and ears on the music.
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Note: For the latest version of this item, see the Apple 30 GB iPod with Video Playback, Black (5.5 Generation).
Witness the evolution of the revolution. First it played songs. Then photos. Then podcasts. Now iPod plays video, changing the way you experience your music and more. Again.
Time for the world's best music player to take the stage for another encore. In 30 GB and 60 GB* models that hold up to 15,000** songs, full-color album art and up to 25,000 photos***, the new iPod makes the most of your music and more. Yeah, you've heard that tune before. Only now, you can watch it, too. With support for up to 150 hours**** of video and a 2.5-inch color display, the new iPod lets you take music videos and TV shows on the road.
More and Less
The new iPod boasts up to 20 hours of battery life*****, five hours more than before. Plus, you get a bigger display and one more iPod color--sleek black. But here's the kicker: At under half an inch thin, the new 30 GB iPod takes up about 45 percent less room than the original iPod. Even the new 60 GB model is 10 percent thinner than the fourth-generation 20 GB iPod. More features in less space? Sounds like iPod.
The new iPod is thinner than ever before.
Now you can put all your music in your pocket and still have room for, well, practically everything else. Catch up on your reading with audiobooks. Browse your memories with photo slideshows, complete with music. Watch video podcasts, music videos and your favorite TV shows. Consult your calendar or look up an email address. Even check the time in another city or time your fastest lap. The new iPod keeps it all close at hand.
Spin Some Tunes
The Apple Click Wheel gives you access to your entire music, photo and video library--from one thumb. Control volume and browse using the touch-sensitive surface. Play. Pause. Rewind and fast-forward. Rate your favorites. Create playlists on the go. Launch photo slideshows. The Click Wheel puts everything at your fingertips, so you can keep your eyes and ears on the music.
Sync, Look, and Listen
Playing your iPod is only half the fun. Try filling it with downloads from the iTunes Music Store. Choose from over 2 million songs, 20,000 podcasts, 2,000 music videos or your favorite ABC and Disney television shows, download them to your Mac or PC and sync them to your iPod. Add an optional audio cable to play music from the iPod to your home stereo or use an optional S-video cable with iPod to play VJ on your TV. You can perform the same big-screen feat with iPod photo slideshows. Oh, and you can do it all from across the room using the optional Universal Dock and handy new Apple remote.
* 1 GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
** Song capacity is based on four minutes per song and 128-Kbps AAC encoding.
***Photo capacity is based on iPod-viewable photos transferred from iTunes.
****Video capacity is based on 4 minutes per H.264 750-Kbps video combined with 128-Kbps audio.
*****Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced. Battery life and the number of charge cycles vary by use and settings. See www.apple.com/batteries for more information.
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It is so easy to create playlists, and the "smart" playlist is a great feature. Keying off of the "children's music" genre tag, for example, I created a playlist of all my baby son's music for those car rides when he wants to listen to "five little ducks went swimming one day ...!" Of course, I've also got custom playlists for myself set up, and I am still amazed at the iPod's ability to shuffle my entire music collection in a matter of seconds. I remember when I thought my five-disc cd player was cool.
Regarding reliability, which seems to be the main complaint of the one-star reviews, I actually dropped my iPod two days after getting it (how's that for sending a jolt of fear into the pit of your stomach!) onto a concrete floor, and it is none the worse for wear. I read somewhere that 75% of the U.S. music player market is cornered by Apple's iPod ... maybe the one-star reviews are just the unfortunate folks who received a lemon out of the millions and millions sold? I haven't interfaced with Apple customer service, though, so can't write on that account.
Headphones are not good, but with quality headphones, the sound quality is great. It's too bad you have to buy the docking set up separately, though. While the synching feature is great, using the USB 2.0 port, I have to say that I don't completely like being bound to a powered-up computer to charge the battery (it won't charge if the computer is in standby).
My biggest complaint, and the reason for 4 stars, is that Apple won't play .wma files. WMA is the best file format out there. Better quality at less size than either MP3 or Apple's format. I bit the bullet and imported much of my music collection in the Apple format, but am not pleased. There is a nice feature when importing that will let you convert all you existing .wma formats into the Apple format, but I suspect I experienced some sound quality loss during that process.
For the package: great audio, easy controls, size, video, photo, and more, the iPod cannot be beat. It's the best out there. You're just binding yourself to their proprietary music file format until/unless they wake up and see the light.
The Good- It came in charged (which was nice), and factory restored. It also shipped out to me pretty quickly.
The Bad- The USB cord looks like it is from a time before iPods existed. I work in the electrical industry and I am almost afraid to use the cord with the bare copper showing.
The Ugly- This is from the seller on the Amazon site and the Packing list. Condition: "Used, Good. Medium signs of use. If this iPod has only medium signs of use then I would expect and iPod in fair condition with lots of signs of use to come in with a cracked screen or worse. It looks like someone took the iPod and rubbed it across the street on the front and the back. I thought for a moment that I might be being too hard on the condition, but asked my coworkers who sit next to me what type of condition they would describe this used iPod as being in. They responded, "Poor, to very Poor." They both have iPods, one for over 5 years with regular usage and it looks to be in much better shape than this one.
Unfortunately, I would not recommend ordering a used iPod in good condition from this seller again. The iPod will serve it's purpose for me and i will not return it, but aesthetically it leaves too much to be desired for me to order one again or let someone I know order one again from here.