Which iPod Is Right For You?

Posted on March 21, 2009

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iPod’s are the world’s most popular music player. However, there is more than just one type of iPod. Each with different features targeted towards a specific audience. Which one should you use? Read on to find out…

  • iPod Shuffleipodshuffle_image3_200903111

Cost – $75.00

Base Capacity – 4 Gigabytes

Key Features – Shuffle Songs, Playlists and Voiceover

The iPod Shuffle is targeted towards the casual listener. Mainly people who take their iPod to the gym or out for a walk. It’s slim factor makes it hard to notice and the clip lets you put it anywhere (On your shirt, belt, backpack, etc). Also, the new feature called Voiceover tells you what Track your on, as well as what the album and artist is.

Also good for when your out running or at the gym is the introduction of controls on the headphone cord. So that you don’t have to dig your iPod out of your pocket or backpack to change the song or playlist.

Basically, if you use your iPod when you’re walking the dog, running or working out. You should probably look into getting a shuffle.

  • iPod Classipodclassic_image1_20080909ic

Cost – $279.00

Capacity – 120 Gigabytes

Key Features – Movies,Games,Podcasts, Lots of Space and Genius Feature

The Classic is geared towards serious listeners. People who have massive collections of Music, Movies and Podcasts. With 120 GB of storage, you can hold up to 30,000 songs, 150 hours of video, and 25,000 Photos. That’s allot. With it’s 2.5 inch screen, it’s perfect for watching the latest movies on that long car or plane ride. The new genius feature analyzes your iTunes library and makes playlists based on how well certain songs match up with each other. Pretty cool, right?

Overall, if you have a serious multimedia collection, you should consider picking up the 120 GB iPod Classic for $279.00

  • iPod Nanoipodnano_silver_image3_20080909

Cost – Starts at $169.00

Base Capacity – 8GB

Key features – 9 Different Colours, Genius, Video, Accelerometer

The iPod nano is like a bite-sized version of the classic. You want all the features like Video, Games, Photos and more. But you don’t need all that storage, and the heavy price tag that comes with it. The nano is the perfect middle between the basic feel of the shuffle and the heavy multimedia capabilities of the classic. The built in accelerometer let’s you shuffle your songs with a flick of the wrist, and lets you switch to cover flow by tilting it on it’s side. Great for watching movies by giving more screen real-estate.

Overall, the nano is great for someone who would like the features of the classic, but with less capacity and about $100 cheaper.

  • iPod Touchipodtouch_image4_20080909

Cost – $259.00 for the 8GB model

Base Capacity – 8GB, upgradeable to 16 and 32 GB

Key Features – The App Store, Plenty of Storage, Touch Capabilities, Calendar,Notes,etc

The iPod Touch is targeted towards people who want to take fun wherever they go. It sports basic features like Music, Videos, Pictures and Podcasts and has the capacity to do so with ease (8GB, 16GB and 32GB). But Apple is especially proud of the new App Store that lets you download neat little games that you can play using the innovative accelerometer and touch controls. Movies can also be played on a huge canvas. The iPod Touch also gives us a whole lot of other features never-before seen in an iPod. These are features such as a built-in Youtube player, the ability to access iTunes on-the-go, Calendar and Notes, Mail, and a built in Stopwatch and Clock.

Overall, the iPod Touch is for someone who wants productivity, multimedia, and serious fun all rolled up into one, slim package.

So, there you have it, these are my basic thoughts on each iPod. The rest is up to you.

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