Apple iPod classic MB147ZO/A 80 GB 6th Generation

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Apple iPod classic MB147ZO/A 80 GB 6th Generation

Decisions, decisions. Who needs 'em? Why should you have to choose what to put on your iPod? With a large storage capacity, iPod classic lets you carr...

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published 27/04/2008 | wass007
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Pro Great Flexibility, Ease Of Use
Cons Easily Dented, Battery Life
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"Another Great Ipod From The Genius's Of Apple"

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4.1/2.4/0.4 Inches

Ipod classic is the latest model in the Ipod family and unlike the Ipod's multi-touch screen this model stick to the same scrool wheel navigation as previous ipods.

The dimensions if the new ipod classic is 4.1/2.4/0.4 inches and weighs at 140 grams. The display is a 2.5" LCD screen with LED backlight at 320 by 240 pixels which is the same size as the previous model but gives a brighter look. The ipod comes with the standard cables and earphones with no drivers as the drivers are part of the iTunes application. The battery is a built-in rechargable lithium ion battery with life of up to 30 hours audio and 6 hours video with every full charge.

The ipod has a harddrive of 80gb which can be used to store compatible multimedia or can be used as a external HDD. The Ipod can be used to play; music, audiobooks, movies, games and look at images. The ipod also has some extra applications like a calander, contacts list and a stop watch. Also exclusive to the ipod classic is a new interface which shows the GUI (Graphical User Interface) on the left side of the screen and Artwork on the right side. The ipod classic also features a new search feature, idle from previous versions of ipods. Like the iTunes, the ipod also has a coverflow system which displays artwork for albums which you can scroll through.

Music and Movies and Tv Shows for the Ipod can be purchased from the iTunes store. A music single which cost at 79p each and Tv Shows will come to £1.89 whilst movies are not yet currently availible, although movie rentals is coming soon. The videos will be pre converted to work flawlessly on the ipod and still run at the same quality as a DVD.

The iTunes software is the most greatest application ever created to organise music and playlist. It works like a charm with the Ipod always keeping it syncronised to the libary of media on your computer. There are some flaws about iTunes like for example media that is purchased will need to be backed up otherwise will be lost. iTunes does not store the purchased media with your account as seen with similar shops like Xbox Live Marketplace.

There are some flaws with the iPod like constant freezing and lags but with recent firmware updates these problems have reduced. Another problem is the new aluminium case of the Ipod. It tend to get dented easily, i have dropped this once on a concrete pavement and it permenantly dented my Ipod so now i have purchased a leather pouch. Another problem is the battery life although it is a improvement from the previous model when video is being played it eats away the battery.

Overall the Ipod classic is a must buy mp3/4 player because of it limitless flexibility and its ease of use.

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  • headcase44 published 27/04/2008
    Very good review..Thanks. J.
  • redeyes22 published 27/04/2008
    great review aggy xxxx
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Product Information : Apple iPod classic MB147ZO/A 80 GB 6th Generation

Manufacturer's product description

Decisions, decisions. Who needs 'em? Why should you have to choose what to put on your iPod? With a large storage capacity, iPod classic lets you carry everything in your collection everywhere you go. In completely new, even thinner, all-metal design, this iPod is a modern classic. The iPod classic gives your music and video room to move. It also has plenty of energy, good looks (a sleek, all-metal design), and a great personality (a brand-new interface with Cover Flow). In other words, iPod classic makes an ideal companion. Why not get to know it better?

Product Details

Product Description: Apple iPod classic - digital player

Product Type: Digital player hard drive based

Enclosure Colour: Black, Silver

Dimensions (WxDxH): 6.2 cm x 1.1 cm x 10.4 cm

Weight: 140 g

Playback Digital Standards: WAV, AAC, AIFF, Audible, MP3, Apple Lossless , MPEG-4, H.264, MOV , BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, PSD (Mac only), TIFF

Sound Output Mode: Stereo

Equaliser: Digital graphic

iPod Generation: 6G

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

Built-in clock: Yes, alarm, stopwatch

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

HDD: 80 GB

Headphones: Headphones - binaural - ear-bud - stereo

Interface Supported: USB 2.0

Battery: Player - rechargeable - Lithium Ion

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty


Replaceable Battery: No

Battery Type: Li Ion

Weight in Grams: 140

WMV Playback: No, without WMV Playback

Built-In Microphone: No

Display Technology: TFT Display

Screen Size in Inches: 2.5

Storage Capacity in MB: 81920

Storage Medium: Hard Disk Drive

EAN: 0885909199075, 0885909198955, 5000007209340

Vertical Resolution in Pixel: 240

Horizontal Resolution in Pixel: 320

Direct Radio Recording: No

Video Playtime in Hours: 5

Manufacturer: Apple

Colour: Black, Silver

Type of SD Card Interface: No

Type of Memory Stick Interface: No

Depth in mm: 10.5

Music Playtime in Hours: 30

Touchscreen: No

H.264 Playback: No

MPEG2 Playback: No

Width in mm: 61.8

AVI Playback: No

MP3 Playback: Yes, with MP3 Playback

Height in mm: 103.5

Type: Audio/Video Player

AAC Playback: Yes

Direct TV Recording: No

Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No

Bluetooth: No

W-LAN Connection: No, without WLAN

WMA Playback: No

WAV Playback: Yes

OGG Playback: No

MPEG 4 Playback: Yes

Operating System: Proprietary

DivX Playback: No

Flash Memory / Installed Size: 81920

Digital Storage Media: Hard drive

Built-In Radio: Without Built-In-Radio, without Built-In Radio

Audio System / Type: MP3 Player

Photo Viewer: Yes

MPEG4 Playback: without MPEG4 Playback, with MPEG4 Playback

Audio Line-In Interface: No


MPN: MB147ZO/A, MB029, MB029ZG/A, MB147ZD/A, MB029ZO/A, MB029ZP/A, MB029ZD/A, MB147ZG/A, MB147ZP/A, MB147, MB029LL/A

Product Type: Digital player

Digital Player Type: Hard drive based

Digital Player Functions: Photo playback, video playback

Width: 6.2 cm

Depth: 1.1 cm

Height: 10.4 cm

Weight: 140 g

Enclosure Colour: Black, Silver

Enclosure Material: Aluminium

Interface Supported: USB 2.0

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

Supported Digital Video Standards: MPEG-4, H.264, MOV

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

iPod Generation: 6G

Audio System

HDD: 80 GB

Sound Output Mode: Stereo

Equaliser: Yes

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

Digital Video Playback: Yes

Digital Photo Playback: Yes

Built-in clock: Yes, alarm, stopwatch

Timer: Stopwatch, sleep, wake

Features: Battery level indication, hold button, volume limiter, playback speed control, date display, phone book, calendar, upgradeable firmware, built-in games, notes, photo wallet, USB 2.0 compatibility, Cover Flow

Built-in Display

Built-in Display: LCD - colour

Display Illumination: Yes

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


Equalizer Type: Digital graphic

Digital Player (Recorder)

ID3 Tags Support: Yes

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

Supported Bit Rate: 16 - 320Kbps

External Hard Drive Function: Yes

Features: JPEG photo playback, variable bit-rate compatible, MPEG-4 playback


Headphones Type: Headphones - binaural - ear-bud

Connectivity Technology: Wired

Sound Output Mode: Stereo

Frequency Response: 20 - 20000 Hz

Impedance: 32 Ohm


Connector Type: Docking station ( Apple Dock connector ) ¦ Headphones ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm )


Included Accessories: USB cable, docking station adapter

Cables Included: USB cable


Battery: Player - rechargeable - Lithium Ion

Battery Enclosure Type: Integrated

Run Time (Up To): 30 hour(s)

Recharge Time: 4 hour(s)

Battery Life Details: Digital playback - up to 30 hour(s) ¦ Video playback - up to 5 hour(s)

System Requirements

OS Required: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2 or later, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP2 or later, Apple MacOS X 10.4.8 or later

Software Requirements: iTunes 7.4 or later, iTunes 7.6 or later

Additional Requirements: USB port (compatible with 2.0 specification)

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

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


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