84
Global
Score
84

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Macworld says:

Although the new 5G iPod isn’t the “true video iPod” many people were expecting, it’s a solid upgrade from its predecessor, offering useful new software features for watching video, playing games, and browsing music, as well as improved hardware in the form of a brighter screen, better battery life, and better earbuds. ... if you’ve got a well-organized music Library, the new Search feature is more interesting than useful, but if your heart isn’t set on a “real” video iPod—whenever that might appear—the new 5G iPods are compelling products.
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Breakdown

Video quality
6.0
Capacity
10.0
Battery life
7.3
Portability
8.0
Sound quality
10.0
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Specs

iPod

Type
Audio / video player
Media type
Internal storage
Audio codec support
AAC, MP3, WAV
WiFi
no
Audio playback time
up to14 hour
Video playback time
up to3.5 hour
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Specs

iPod

Type
Audio / video player
Media type
Internal storage
Audio codec support
AAC, MP3, WAV
WiFi
no
Audio playback time
up to14 hour
Video playback time
up to3.5 hour
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iPod touch

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86
 

Critic

8.6
 

User

8.6
 
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$219.99
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MX1

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iPod touch

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PonoPlayer

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Critic

6.6
 

User

7.3
 
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