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conclusion:We like it

84 November 20th 2013 6:06 pm

Apple's sole remaining hard drive-based iPod doesn't have a touch screen, can't run apps or games from the App Store, and weighs more than 10 iPod shuffles. But it can hold your entire music collection, with room left for most of your videos too -- assuming you'd actually want to watch them on that tiny, dated screen.

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Critic reviews

8.3
6 reviews
  • Sound quality
    8.0
  • Video quality
    7.5
  • Ease of use
    8.1
  • Portability
    8.0
  • Battery life
    8.5
  • Media support
    7.7
  • Capacity
    9.9

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User reviews

8.3
134 reviews
8.0
CNET Sep 9, 2008

The iPod Classic refines the formula that put the iPod on the map. Few can match its combination of storage capacity, battery life, and intuitive user interface.

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8.0
Macworld Sep 14, 2007

If capacity is your prime concern, the iPod classic is the one to own. But it’s not flawless. Yes, the interface is slicker and sometimes more helpful, but ultimately it’s no easier to find and play your music on this iPod than it is on a 5G iPod.

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8.0
CNET Dec 3, 2012

The iPod Classic refines the formula that put the iPod on the map. None can match its combination of storage capacity, battery life, and intuitive user interface.

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10
TrustedReviews Oct 3, 2007

Complaints about the restrictive file format support, volume level and games compatibility aside, if you're in the market for a high-capacity music and video player the iPod Classic should be high on your shortlist.

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8.0
iLounge Sep 15, 2008

Overall, the choice between this year’s iPod classic and iPod touch strikes us as purely a matter of personal preference. With the classic, you’re unquestionably getting old iPod technology, but with superior battery life, tremendously better storage capacity, and faster transfer speeds.

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8.0
The Gadgeteer Sep 19, 2007

Besides the somewhat slow interface, I’m happy with the iPod classic so far. And at a whopping 160GB capacity, I don’t think I’m going to outgrow it anytime soon.

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8.0
ankursnghl ankursnghl

For a long time now, I've been using the ipod classic 80GB. Its a good portable media player with good sound quality. It has its drawbacks too. The media support in the device is a little limited and also it lacks essential feature of drag and drop. All the files have to be uploaded into the...

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10
smartypants120 smartypants120

Apple's original iPod styling has proved itself for a long time, and the Classic continues the tradition. The player is great value for money in terms of storage. There is enough space for plenty of music, movies and photos for entertainment on the go. Sync with a PC or a Mac is dead simple,...

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9.0
richardcmain richardcmain

Nothing much more to say other than this is an iPod. They're the epitome of creative industrial design geared towards both ergonomics and aesthetics. Sound quality is not on par for a true audiophile, but for an amateur audiophile who wants a good soundtrack for the drive, subway or jog, it's...

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8.0
brittai927 brittai927

I keep this around because of the large capacity. It's the only device that Apple offers that can store my whole music collection, perfect for using with the aux port in my car.

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10
Malik Malik

The only flaw I found on this iPod are the same as other iPods, finger oils get on the clickwheel and it becomes less smooth. Other then that, I can only praise the mp3 player. It has insane battery life, I can play music for days and it will be fine. Play video in great quality, display album...

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