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There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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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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pacdude
This is the pinnacle of the classic iPod. I have the 160GB version, and it holds...read more
90
Smrt
The 5th Generation iPod was a great product. The glossy finnish on the face...read more
80
gerryv
Gapless playback - who cares? I do! Maybe you too? I had iPods before this and...read more
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60
 

Capacity

100
 

Battery life

73
 

Portability

80
 

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