Geeks Apple iPod Touch

First Look at the Ipod Touch

When you think about digital music players, one name comes to mind immediately: iPod. Apple has regained its popularity thanks to their line of iPod mp3 players, including the Nano, iPhone, Shuffle, etc. But are they worth all the hype? Geeks.com, popular online retailer, sent us the first generation, 8GB version of the Apple Ipod Touch. Read on to find out our take on the latest incarnation of the popular media player.

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Features/Specifications:
Apple iPod Touch 8 GB WiFi Media Player
General Features:
Grade B (cosmetic scratches)
Color: Black
8 GB Flash Drive
Holds up to 1,750 songs in 128 Kbps AAC format
Holds up to 10,000 iPod-viewable photos
Holds up to 10 hours of video
3.5-inch widescreen display
Multi-touch interface
Glide through albums with Cover Flow
TouchScreen iPod
Touchscreen QWERTY keyboard
Ambient light sensor
Accelerometer detects
Wi-Fi Web Browser
Apple’s Safari browser built in
Set any photo as your wallpaper to personalize your iPod touch
Web apps
Display Features:
3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen multi-touch display
480 x 320-pixel resolution at 163 pixels per inch
Audio:
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
Audio formats supported: AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
Video:
H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; H.264 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Baseline Profile up to Level 3.0 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
Wireless Data:
Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
Playback Time:
Music playback time: Up to 22 hours when fully charged
Video playback time: Up to 5 hours when fully charged
Dimensions:
4.3 x 2.4 x 0.31-inches (H x W x D, approximate)
Package Includes:
Apple iPod Touch 8 GB WiFi Media Player
USB cable
Earbuds
The product:
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As with all the products I’ve received from Geeks.com, the Apple iPod Touch arrived well-packaged in a small yet protective cardboard box. As you might have concluded, the iPod Touch we’re reviewing has been refurbished. While some may turn their nose away from refurbished products, I’ve typically had great success with them, especially when they come from a reputable company like Geeks.com who stand behind the products they sell. The advertisement lists the refurbishment as a “Grade B” refurb, which means there are some slight cosmetic blemishes. To be honest I had a hard time seeing any blemishes, so I think the grading was a bit on the conservative side.
The iPod Touch itself is found secured inside the original packaging from Apple. Along with the Touch, the package comes with a set of iPod earphones, a cleaning cloth, and a USB cable, which are the same accessories that the factory version of the iPod comes with.
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Removing the iPod Touch from the packaging, the first thing I noticed is how simple the user interface is; this being a first generation Touch, there is only a single button on the front that accesses all the menus. Of course, the screen itself is a touch screen, which we’ll talk about later. The Touch, which looks almost identical to an iPhone. The Touch is very narrow, almost as thin as a Nano.
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Looking at the front of the iPod, the first thing to notice is the nice screen. The 1st generation iPod Touch features a very bright, 3.5-inch widescreen display that has a very high pixel-per-inch count. The screen takes up almost all of the front real estate. I think the Touch is just the right size; big enough to sport a good size screen, yet small enough to fit inside your pocket and be portable.  The rear of the iPod has the trademark silver back which has a small iPod logo and text indicating the memory size.

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