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Apple iPod 30GB Fifth Generation

The Fifth Generation iPod is a a hard drive-based iPod featuring a large, widescreen color display, a Click Wheel, and the capability of displaying ph...

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“Black is Better”

published 28/02/2007

ProSuperb variety of functions, great design

ConsStill some reliability issues, still quite expensi...

Apple must have known it was onto a winner from the start. This extraordinary innovation has become one of the most successful consumer products of recent years. It has led the way in the legal online downloads market, pioneered the use of hard-drive based devices in storing and listening to...

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“music to your ears...”

published 29/05/2007

ProGames, sleek, stylish, sound, colour display

ConsScratches easily, no mains charger

-------------APPLE BRAND--------------- You cannot go wrong with iPod, all of Apple's software/products have next to no flaws. They are all made to a high standard. I've had my iPod for over a few years now, and must say that I haven't really had problems with it, and everyone seems to complain...

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“AN I-MAZING PRODUCT!”

published 15/06/2007

Prosound quality, looks, functionality

Conseasily scratched, expensive games, lack of include...

Where to start on such an incredible; I previously owned a base model Phillips mp3 with only 2 GB of memory and a small screen; the relief and astonishment I had when I upgraded to this astounding iPod blew me away. I own the original video iPod, not the recently refurbished 5.5g version, yet...

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“Black iPod 30Gb”

published 19/06/2007

Probrilliant storage and games

Consnot random on playlist and can be ackward to add v...

I never thought I would need an ipod. I was quite happy with my midi player, but after getting one for my birthday I would never look back! You may think you don't need to have all your cds with you when you go out , which you don't, but it make traveling so much better. To be able to create a...

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“The beginning of a New Era”

published 11/08/2010

ProPretty much everything

ConsPretty much nothing, even the battery is good on t...

How times have changed and so quickly. I still remember having my Sony walkman bulging out of my pocket on my way to school and then my slick discman as I went to college. By the time I got to university, the walkman was no more and the discman was scarcely seen. A New era of technology was...

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“iPod, Therefore, I Am”

published 19/09/2008

ProSuitable memory

ConsNow out of date

I purchased my iPod in the summer of 2006, and it still serves me well to this day. I bought it before a family holiday to Portugal, which then unfortunately did not go ahead, but don't regret my purchase one bit. The History of the iPod The original iPod was launched in 2001, by Apple CEO Steve...

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“The iPod wins on usability”

published 19/06/2007

ProEasy to use, loads of capacity, excellent support ...

ConsI'm terrified of dropping it!

After years of trying many other mp3 players and iPod imitations I’ve finally shelled out the few extra pounds on an iPod and must say I’ve been delighted. My previous reluctance has been based on the high price of the iPod compared to the many other offerings; often higher spec kit (mp4 video...

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Excellent

ProClear Sound/Vision - Good Value For Money - Easy T...

ConsProne To Scratching

This is my review of the 30gb 5th generation black iPod - before I start, I should point out that I love my iPod although I will try to be as objective as possible!! To make this review run as smoothly as possible I am going to try and go through everything in the order that anybody buying this...

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“White Magic”

published 14/01/2007

Pro Store loads of videos and tunes

Cons Still in the bit pricey range

In the olden days a Juke box had perhaps 150 vinyl records ( singles ) which in turn had two tracks one on each side a total selection from the massive machine of 300 songs. These were selected from an also quite bulky control panel with large buttons or in the latter days of the jukebox a still...

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“My new iPod”

published 18/05/2007

ProHolds 7500 songs, good sound, easy to use

ConsCould be slightly ligher and smaller...

I have owned a blue iPod mini for a few years and never had any problems with it other than having to replace the battery once. I enjoyed having all of my songs in one place. The only problem with my iPod mini was space. It was 4GB so could hold up to 1000 songs. Adding to my music collection...

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“A Techincal Triumph”

published 23/01/2007

ProVast amount of storage

ConsDurability

Where to start? The iPod has revolutionalised an entire musical generation. This model, also known as "the 5th Generation", comes with an incredible 30 GB of storage - enough for around 7500 4-min tracks. I have had my iPod since Christmas 2005, and have yet to use up half of the space available...

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Excellent

ProLooks, clear display, great sound, simplicity, wor...

Consno wall charger included, easily scratched

I am one of the group that swore never to get an iPod. I didn't need one, they were more expensive than the rest, why should I? But then I got one. My musical world changed. The iPod has become one of the most talked about iconic gadgets this decade, and has sold over 100 million models. How many...

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Excellent

ProIconic Apple Styling, Flawless Intuitive Click Whe...

ConsMinimal accesories, Earbuds, Scratches, No WMA/OGG...

It's hard not to love the iPod. As an Macintosh user, and apple lover, choosing an iPod was not only a no brainier, but really my only choice. Still, apple, as always, do not disappoint. The iPod is, of course, still the iconic portable music player. However in recent months and years it has...

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Excellent

ProGreat sound, picture and Design

ConsVery Little; Battery life and size

The Apple iPod has quickly become an iconic and essential accessory in modern day life. Whilst there are other good mp3 players such as the Creative Zen and the Sony Walkman, the Apple is continually considered to be the best and biggest around. The iTunes store complimenting it’s player by...

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“I love my iPod”

published 15/07/2007

ProExtremely easy to use, plenty of space for your mu...

ConsHave to use iTunes software

This Ipod is amazing. I don't know how i coped without one for so long. My previous portable music device was a Sony Minidisc player, so this was a mammoth step up in terms of technology. Yet it is exceedingly simple to use. With 30GB storage, I did a little maths (which might be wrong): Assume...

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Product Information : Apple iPod 30GB Fifth Generation

Manufacturer's product description

The Fifth Generation iPod is a a hard drive-based iPod featuring a large, widescreen color display, a Click Wheel, and the capability of displaying photos and videos. Like iPod nano, it uses USB for syncing and comes in white and black.

Product Details

Audio System / Type: MP3 Player

Flash Memory / Installed Size: 30720

Digital Storage Media: Hard disk drive - built-in

Built-In Radio: No, without Built-In Radio

Manufacturer: Apple

xD-Picture Card: No

Storage Medium: Hard Disk Drive, Built-In Memory

Smart Media Card: No

Secure Digital Card: No

Screen Size in Inches: 2.5

Photo Viewer: Yes, No

Multimedia Card: No

Memory Stick: No

Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No

Compact Flash Card: No

Built-In Microphone: No, Yes

Audio Line-In Interface: No

Storage Capacity in MB: 30720

Weight in Grams: 135, 136

Display Technology: LED, TFT Display

Bluetooth: No

MP3 Playback: with MP3 Playback

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

Battery: Player - rechargeable - Lithium Ion

HDD: 30 GB

Audio Specifications: Digital Player - Response Bandwidth - 20 - 20000 Hz

Built-in clock: Yes, timer, alarm

Built-in Display: Colour - 320 x 240 - 2.5" - LCD

iPod Generation: 5G

Playback Digital Standards: WAV, AAC, AIFF, Audible, MP3, Apple Lossless BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, PSD (Mac only), TIFF

Product Type: Digital player hard drive based

Product Description: Apple iPod - digital player

Headphones: Headphones - binaural - ear-bud - stereo

Sound Output Mode: Stereo

Enclosure Colour: White, Black

Dimensions (WxDxH): 6.1 cm x 1.1 cm x 10.4 cm

Weight: 136 g

Interface Supported: USB 2.0

Localisation: Sweden, United Kingdom

MPEG4 Playback: with MPEG4 Playback

WAV Playback: Yes

WMA Playback: Yes

Colour Display: Yes

WMV Playback: without WMV Playback

EAN: 5000006575972

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 1 year ¦ Technical support - phone consulting - 90 days

System Requirements

OS Required: Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4 or later, Apple MacOS X 10.3.9 or later, Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2 or later, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP2 or later

Software Requirements: iTunes 7

Additional Requirements: USB port

Battery

Battery: Player - rechargeable - Lithium Ion

Battery Enclosure Type: Integrated

Run Time (Up To): 14 hour(s)

Recharge Time: 4 hour(s)

Battery Life Details: Digital playback - up to 14 hour(s) ¦ Slideshows with music - up to 4 hour(s) ¦ Video playback - up to 3.5 hour(s)

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Carrying case, USB cable, docking station adapter

Cables Included: 1 x USB cable

Software: Apple iTunes for Mac, Apple iTunes for Windows

Connections

Connector Type: Docking station ( Apple Dock connector ) ¦ Headphones / composite video ( mini-phone 3.5 mm 4-pole )

Headphones

Headphones Type: Headphones - binaural - ear-bud

Connectivity Technology: Wired

Sound Output Mode: Stereo

Impedance: 32 Ohm

Frequency Response: 20 - 20000 Hz

Digital Player (Recorder)

Features: Variable bit-rate compatible

External Hard Drive Function: Yes

Supported Bit Rate: 16 - 320Kbps

Playback Modes: Playlist, random play / shuffle, all tracks repeat, one track repeat

ID3 Tags Support: Yes

Equaliser

Equaliser Factory Preset Qty: 20

Built-in Display

Built-in Display: LCD - colour

Display Illumination: Yes

Display Illumination Colour: White

Colour Depth: 65,536 colour

Resolution: 320 x 240

Diagonal Size: 2.5"

Display Menu Language: Danish, Hungarian, Czech, Chinese (traditional), Chinese (simplified), English, German, French, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Polish, Finnish, Swedish, Russian, Spanish, Dutch, Greek, Turkish, Japanese, Korean

Audio System

Digital Photo Playback: Yes

Audio Specifications: Digital Player - Response Bandwidth - 20 - 20000 Hz

Features: Battery level indication, hold button, rechargeable capability, volume limiter, playback speed control, date display, phone book, calendar, upgradeable firmware, built-in games, notes, photo wallet, USB 2.0 compatibility, MPEG-4 playback, H.264 playback

Timer: Stopwatch, sleep, wake

Built-in clock: Yes, timer, alarm

Digital Video Playback: Yes

Sound Output Mode: Stereo

HDD: 30 GB

Equaliser: Yes

General

Supported Digital Photo Standards: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, PSD (Mac only), TIFF

Supported Digital Audio Standards: WAV, AAC, AIFF, Audible, MP3, Apple Lossless

iPod Generation: 5G

Digital Player Type: Hard drive based

MPN: MA444, MA446ZP/A, MA444ZP/A, MA444LL/A, MA446, MA446S/A, MA444S/A, MA146B/A, MA446LL/A, MA002FB/A, MA446FB/A, MA444FB/A, MA146FB/A, MA002S/A, MA146ZP/A, MA146FD/A, MA002FD/A, MA002ZP/A, MA146S/A, MA002LL/A, MA002B/A

Digital Player Functions: Photo playback, video playback

Width: 6.1 cm

Depth: 1.1 cm

Height: 10.4 cm

Weight: 136 g

Enclosure Colour: White, Black

Product Type: Digital player

Interface Supported: USB 2.0

Localisation: Sweden, United Kingdom

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