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84
Global
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There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

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

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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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User Reviews

80
mirajshah
I guess it's because I'm young, but every time I need a new MP3 player,...read more
100
Malik
The only flaw I found on this iPod are the same as other iPods, finger oils...read more
70
JCLASSRACER
This is my third ipod. I have always had great luck with them which i am taking...read more
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Key Specs

Type
Audio / video player
Media type
Internal storage
Audio playback time
up to 3020
Video playback time
up to 520
Audio codec support
Aac, Mp3, Wav
Video codec support
H264, Mpeg4, Quicktime
Screen size
2.522
Screen resolution
320x240
WiFi
No
Model
80GB

General

Type
Audio / video player
Media type
Internal storage (80 GB) (Hard drive)
Radio tuner
No

Supported media

Audio codec support
Aac, Mp3, Wav
Audible support
Yes
Video playback
Yes (H264, Mpeg4, Quicktime)
Photo viewer
Yes (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png, Tiff)

Connectivity

WiFi
No
Bluetooth
No

Audio features

Speakers
None
Audio recording
Yes

Audio quality

Noise cancellation
No
Equalizer
Yes
Frequency response
{"1":20, "2":20000} Hz

Software

Apps (default)
Address book, Alarm, Calendar, Games, Stopwatch, Voice recorder
Upgradeable firmware
Yes

Display

Display
Yes

Connections

Audio jack
3.5mm
USB
2.0 (Other / proprietary) (USB charging) (Yes)
FireWire / 1394
No
Video output
Yes

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)
Audio playback time
up to 30 hours
Video playback time
up to 5 hours

Camera

Camera
No

Compatibility

Requires desktop software
Yes (Windows, Mac)

Other features

Screen size
2.5 inches
Screen resolution
320x240
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
No
Model
120GB

General

Type
Audio / video player
Media type
Internal storage (120 GB) (Hard drive)
Radio tuner
No

Supported media

Audio codec support
Aac, Mp3, Wav
Audible support
Yes
Video playback
Yes (H264, Mpeg4, Quicktime)
Photo viewer
Yes (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png, Tiff)

Connectivity

WiFi
No
Bluetooth
No

Audio features

Speakers
None
Audio recording
Yes

Audio quality

Noise cancellation
No
Equalizer
Yes
Frequency response
{"1":20, "2":20000} Hz

Software

Apps (default)
Address book, Alarm, Calendar, Games, Stopwatch, Voice recorder
Upgradeable firmware
Yes

Display

Display
Yes

Connections

Audio jack
3.5mm
USB
2.0 (Other / proprietary) (USB charging) (Yes)
FireWire / 1394
No
Video output
Yes

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)
Audio playback time
up to 30 hours
Video playback time
up to 5 hours

Camera

Camera
No

Compatibility

Requires desktop software
Yes (Windows, Mac)

Other features

Screen size
2.5 inches
Screen resolution
320x240
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
No
Model
160GB

General

Type
Audio / video player
Media type
Internal storage (160 GB) (Hard drive)
Radio tuner
No

Supported media

Audio codec support
Aac, Mp3, Wav
Audible support
Yes
Video playback
Yes (H264, Mpeg4, Quicktime)
Photo viewer
Yes (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png, Tiff)

Connectivity

WiFi
No
Bluetooth
No

Audio features

Speakers
None
Audio recording
Yes

Audio quality

Noise cancellation
No
Equalizer
Yes
Frequency response
{"1":20, "2":20000} Hz

Software

Apps (default)
Address book, Alarm, Calendar, Games, Stopwatch, Voice recorder
Upgradeable firmware
Yes

Display

Display
Yes

Connections

Audio jack
3.5mm
USB
2.0 (Other / proprietary) (USB charging) (Yes)
FireWire / 1394
No
Video output
Yes

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)
Audio playback time
up to 30 hours
Video playback time
up to 5 hours

Camera

Camera
No

Compatibility

Requires desktop software
Yes (Windows, Mac)

Other features

Screen size
2.5 inches
Screen resolution
320x240
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
No
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