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Apple iPod classic 160 GB Black (6th Generation)
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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?

With 80GB or 160GB of storage, iPod classic gives your music and video room to move. It also has plenty of energy (up to 40 hours of audio playback), 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.

Cover Flow
If a picture says a thousand words, think of what all the album art in your collection might say. With Cover Flow on iPod classic, you can flip through your music to find the album you want to hear. Use the Click Wheel to browse music by album cover, then select an album to flip it over and see the track list.

With 80GB or 160GB of storage, iPod classic gives your music and video room to move. View iPod classic dimensions.

Up to 40 hours of audio playback in the palm of your hand. View larger.

Thinner and more compact than ever.
Use the Click Wheel to adjust volume, navigate songs, browse in Cover Flow, or explore the Music menu by playlist, artist, album, song, genre, composer, and more. Want to mix things up? Click Shuffle Songs. iPod classic makes your music look as good as it sounds, thanks to its big, bright, color display.

Buy movies from the iTunes Store and you can sync them to your iPod classic to watch anywhere, anytime. The gorgeous 2.5-inch display makes your movies pop. And iPod classic keeps you entertained for up to 7 hours. Long flight or darkened room? Adjust the brightness for even more video playback time.

TV Shows
There's always something good on iPod classic. Browse thousands of episodes of your favorite TV shows on the iTunes Store, buy them for just $1.99 each, then sync them to iPod classic. Watch last night's episodes this morning, or buy a whole TV series and play a pocket-size marathon.

The iTunes Store features thousands of free video and audio podcasts, including indie favorites and offerings from such big names as ABC News, Comedy Central, ESPN, PBS, NPR, and many more. Browse and subscribe to podcasts, then sync them to your iPod classic. You can even play video podcasts on TV using an optional Apple component or composite AV cable.

The digital shelves of the iTunes Store are stocked with thousands of audiobooks--including exclusives like the entire Harry Potter series--so you can catch up on your reading wherever iPod classic takes you. iPod classic recognizes where you left off and bookmarks your place. You can even adjust the reading speed to suit you.

Put hours of fun at your fingertips. iPod classic comes with three games--Vortex, iQuiz, and Klondike--and you can download more from the iTunes Store for $4.99 each. All iPod games are designed specifically for the iPod interface. And all of them look great on the 2.5-inch color display.

iPod classic holds up to 25,000 photos you can sync from your Mac or PC via iTunes. Use the Click Wheel to scroll through photo thumbnails the same way you scroll through song titles. To see a photo full screen, click the center button. You can even view photo slideshows--complete with music and transitions--on iPod classic or on a TV using an optional Apple component or composite AV cable.

With up to 40,000 songs on your iPod classic, you need an easy way to search your collection. A built-in search function lets you use the Click Wheel to type out the name of the song, artist, album, audiobook, or podcast you're looking for. iPod classic returns results instantly as you select letters.

Calendars, contacts, and a clock appear in the Extras menu, along with a few more handy items. Take the screen lock, for example. Spin the Click Wheel to choose a four-digit combination and protect your iPod classic from prying eyes. If you forget your combination, just reset when you sync. Or use the built-in stopwatch to log your best times.

  • iPod classic puts your entire music and video collection in your pocket with up to 160 GB of storage
  • An enhanced interface offers a whole new way to browse and view your music and video
  • Cover Flow technology lets you use the patented Click Wheel to flip through your music by album cover
  • Beautifully redesigned, iPod classic features a sleek, new all-metal enclosure
  • 2.5-inch display; measures 4.1 x 2.4 x 0.53 inches (H x W x D), weighs 5.7 ounces

Customer Reviews:

  • Apple Lost a Loyal Customer.
    I had the venerable (and superior) 5.5 "Video". It was the device that introduced me to mobile music, and we shared 2 very meaningful years together. When the time came to upgrade, primarily for storage reasons, I gravitated towards the iPod Classic as a result of my great experience with the Video. But I also looked around at competing players and weighed their merits. What finally cinched it was the vast array of accessories available for the iPod. Like that, I remained in the Apple fold.

    This device is at best a mediocre media player. At worst, it is Apple's clear intent to say, "Screw you" to it's customers. Read on for an explanation of the latter.

    I have similar complaints as most. Coverflow is a gimmick, useful about as long as it takes for your eyes to widen and your lips to form an "O" shape. Then it is readily apparent that the Classic..a unit ostensibly designed to hold a gazillion albums, is too severely underpowered to keep up with its OWN SELLING POINT. Yes, I did update the firmware. Still, this didn't bother me too terribly much, as I prefer the classic menus - and then I found that they too are hobbled. For instance, when I select on artist in the text-only mode, all four or five albums of said artist will load in the screen far ahead of their accompanying album art...and user input isn't recognized until all of the art loads. This results in a fairly significant lag from when the titles appear on the screen and when I can actually select the album for playback. It's irritating as all hell, particularly if you're trying to hear, say, track 5 but must wait for the Classic to cycle through it's own features before you can so much as select from a list. Disabling ALL album art in iTunes (another piece of crap) solves all of these problems. Yet the question remains - why load your player with features that it will choke on? It was just as dumb when they sold 'Vista-capable' computers with 512MB of RAM. Now, perhaps this isn't an issue when there aren't 1000 albums loaded on the device...but isn't this why Apple markets it as, "Decisions, who needs 'em?" You're SUPPOSED to have that much music on a 80GB player.

    Audio quality is fine. Nothing stellar, but not so far removed from it's direct competitors that I'd recommend another player for that reason alone. However, I TOTALLY suggest a new set of 'phones. The bundled ones are, as you may have heard, complete crap. They may sound fair if they are what you're accustomed to, but a '78 Corvette might feel fast until you drive a Ferrari. Just sayin'.

    Now for the severe gripes. My drive started audibly clicking while incidentally two weeks out of warranty (am not angry with the warranty period; it's a fact of life). If your drive clicks very, very quietly, like you can only hear it while pressing your ear to the chrome...that's perfectly normal. However, mine was audible from three or four feet from my ears, and I could feel it grinding in my hand. This is a sign of impending drive failure, and my solution was to throw a replacement iPod-compatible drive that I happened to have lying around, because I'm a geek like that. Well, iPods before the Classic are designed to easily be taken apart (they're simply well-adhesed) using controlled force and a tiny screwdriver, guitar pick, etc. What did I find out about the Classic? IT'S BEEN DESIGNED TO BE VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO TAKE APART. The Classic will be hopelessly DAMAGED if you take it apart, due to the clips now integrated to the casing where there were none before. There is only ONE reason for Apple to have added this design. The message: Dear consumer: We see you tried to fix your iPod yourself, and thus trying to avoid buying a new one! Hahahahaha!!! You lose! Buy new!

    Words cannot describe the anger I felt when I discovered this. It is the ULTIMATE slap in the face, and proof of my earlier suspicions that Apple is irritating company that thrives on zombie hipsters lauding their products while droning away in a rigidly controlled ecosystem of hard and software. I now despise this company so much that my anger has effected the quality of this review. But here it is, anyway.

    Also, the decision-swaying fact that there are tons of iPod-specific accessories available? That's true. But it's a silly reason to purchase a media player, particularly when the player itself is so woefully underpowered. I for one was very happy after divorcing myself of all things Apple.

    The Classic is the worst iPod ever made. And that's too bad, because the Video was one of the great loves of my tech life. I mourned it's loss. The Classic? Ugh.

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  • Most Worthwhile Purchase Made
    This item is well worth the money! If you spend a lot of time on the run or on a bus, it's worth it. This is probably the ONE purchase I would make over and over again....more info
  • just what my daughter wanted for Christmas
    It's what every adolescent and young adult wants to play and store their music. Works like a champ....more info
  • the 160
    well worth all the money spent ,,, take a long time to fill this unit up .....more info
  • Catalogued Music Library
    I recently purchased my 160G IPOD and I'm elated with my purchase. As a traveling musician, it is so convenient to have my music library with me at all times. Waiting in airports and enduring long flights seem less exhausting with my trusty little IPOD. It could be more video friendly, though....more info
  • I resisted...
    getting an iPod for a long time because I didn't see the value in it but now I can't imagine not having one....more info
  • Awesome
    I bought this for my sister for christmas, and she loves it. Works great, easy to play your music the way you want....more info
  • Good people
    Great time in shipping but the battery in the iPod is very bad have to charge it daily. But other than that great...more info
  • Love it!
    I bought 2 of these for my niece and nephew for an upcoming trip. I bought myself a cheaper band and now wish I would have just spent the extra money. They are wonderful. Easy to use and great pictures and sound!! Highly recommend!!...more info
  • A must have for Music Owners
    When I was looking for an MP3 player with so many on the market the main ones I was looking for was either an IPOD or Zune. I wanted something that could hold lots of songs as to me the idea of an MP3 player is the ability to take not some of your music but all of your music so I wanted something with a lot of memory space to be able to take all of my music which is quite extensive in my eyes. Looking at the Zune and IPOD for me I noticed that the IPOD operating system was a ton easier to use. My brother has a ZUNE and I have helped him put music onto the device for him and the difference between ITUNES and the ZUNE software is like night and day as for ease of putting the songs on your IPOD. The main differences also I noticed between this and the ZUNE besides the operating system on the players itself was 1. the screen size. The ZUNES screen is noticeably larger than the IPOD 2. Control of the unit. With The IPOD you use the wheel and scroll by rotating the wheel to the desired location where with the ZUne it is more of arrows you push making it a little easier to navigate. For me though the main reason I went with the Ipod over the Zune was 1. The price, 2. Itunes operating system, 3. Face it Apple has more experience in this field than ZUNE...more info
  • Can't believe I didn't buy one sooner.
    This is great!!! Lots of storage for everything. I am loving the podcasts. I do notice a lag in the wheel at times, but it's not that big of a deal. This is the first Ipod I have owned, so I am going through a learning process. It's fairly easy to use, and has a ton of accessories. I am really happy with my purchase. ...more info
  • poor
    I would love to put in a review for the product I purchased if I would have recieved it but I never did. I'm still waiting for my money back. ...more info