You've decided you want to buy an iPod, a portable device made by Apple for storing and playing digital music files, pictures, and videos. Since the iPod was introduced in 2001, it has gone through many changes and versions - so many that you may be overwhelmed by your choices. We've researched and selected the best iPods you can buy, so you can find that perfect iPod for you.
Launched in 2007, the Apple iPod Touch improved on the iPod by releasing this portable media player with a touch screen, WiFi capability, and a personal digital assistant function. Since then, other generations of the iPod Touch have emerged - each with new improvements. The best iPod Touch on the market is the Apple iPod Touch 4th Generation 64GB Flash MP3 Player
. The newest model, this device can store 16,000 songs, 80,000 photos, or 80 hours of video and gives you up to 40 hours of audio playback or 7 hours of video playback on a single charge. Its WiFi capability lets you surf the web whenever and wherever you want. It used to be the only thing you couldn't do on the iPod Touch was use it as a phone, but now with Apple's FaceTime technology, you can have video chats with friends who have compatible devices. If you want an iPod that can do everything, this iPod Touch 4th Generation is your best bet.
The least expensive option for an iPod, the Apple iPod Shuffle 4th Generation 2GB Flash MP3 Player
is perfect if you're just looking for an iPod that will play music and nothing else. Available in different colors, this is a small, wearable device that you can easily clip to what you're wearing. A cool feature on this iPod Shuffle, the VoiceOver button can tell you the song's artist and title, playlist menu, and battery status when you press the button. Holding hundreds of songs, multiple playlists, and Genius mixes, this is an ideal iPod for someone needing a portable music player for traveling and exercising, and with its under $50 price tag, it's a bargain compared to the more expensive iPod gadgets.
Replacing the iPod Mini at the end of 2005, the iPod Nano stores and plays audio and video files, and the Apple iPod Nano 6th Generation 16GB Flash MP3 Player
also has a pedometer and an FM radio. With a one and a half inch touch screen with 240 X 240 pixel resolution, you can store up to 4000 songs and have up to 24 hours of playback with a single charge. This generation of iPod Nano features Multi-Touch technology with a screen sized perfectly for fingertips, so all you have to do swipe or tap to get to your favorite music. Also featuring the VoiceOver button, the iPod Nano comes in six anodized aluminum colors: silver, graphite, blue, green, orange, and pink. This iPod is a good choice for someone who needs more storage than the iPod Shuffle but not all the bells and whistles of the iPod Touch.
Sometimes it's hard to improve on a classic, but, of course, Apple with its ever-evolving innovative technology has with the Apple iPod Classic 160GB Hard Drive Portable Media Player
. Able to hold 40,000 songs, 200 hours of video, 25,000 photos, or any combination of these, you can get an iPod Classic in either silver or black. Features of this iPod include the Genius playlist creator that instantly makes playlists from your music library of music that goes great with whatever you're listening to now, CoverFlow that lets you look through your library by album artwork, and access to the iTunes Store where you can buy songs and videos to enjoy on your iPod.
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