Far faster than previous model, Bright screen, Solid camera performance
There's a new iPod touch on the block and, in many of the ways that most matter, it's a doozy. While it's tempting to compare it to a phone-less iPhone 5-particularly given its similar height, weight, thickness, and Lightning connector-the iPod touch is a device intended for a different audience. An audience that skews younger than the iPhone's and one that desires a cool media and game player that can stand on its own rather than feel like an iPhone's hobbled sibling.
Design is the best yet, light and compact, amazing screen
When it comes to a device to play music and video, you can't really ask for more than the iPod touch delivers. This is the best screen on any media device of its size, there's decent storage capacity on both models and the graphical power means this can play games that look as impressive as any handheld games console. It's a bit of a clich, but the iPod touch really is a fantastic little gadget.
iOS 6 improvements, Very thin and light, Better earphones
We'd say the iPod touch 5th Generation makes a pretty convincing argument for small form factor devices, especially for kids who might find larger devices cumbersome to hold. Even for adults, 7-inch and larger tablets are too big to pop into your pocket, so the touch has a purpose. It's small enough to take anywhere with you and discrete enough that you can use one without drawing unnecessary attention to yourself. It's safer than flashing a larger tablet about on the Tube, for example.
Beautifull designed, Bigger, bolder display
As a device, the Apple iPod Touch 5G is outstanding. There are a few subjective things that may bother people, such as the Touch Loop, and the light body. iOS 6 is also problematic for some - Maps is still an issue, and the Apple ecosystem is still adapting to the wholesale changes in the new operating system.
For what it's worth, the new iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle are both excellent alternatives.
Front and rear cameras are particularly big jumps over prior
If you were planning to rush out to the store to buy an iPod touch, our advice would be to hold off on a purchase until Apple officially reveals its smaller-sized iPad, which will likely deliver superior value at similar prices. However, there is a very legitimate difference between pocket-sized and tablet-sized devices that raw dollars and cents calculations won't capture, and the question of what you really want to use and carry around every day should be paramount in your considerations.
High quality build, Excellent design
Calling previous iPod Touches as iPhones without the phone part is an exaggeration. The iPT5 is more worthy of that statement thanks to its high-quality build, excellent design, amazing display and a very capable camera. With that said it's easy to sum up its capabilities -the 5th generation iPod Touch is the REAL iPhone without the phone functionality. If you want to take advantage of iOS and the App Store but not ready for a full iPhone experience, I definitely recommend getting this.
Lightest, slimmest iPod Touch yet, excellent screen, improved camera, great range of apps
It's a shame the cheaper versions have gone, but despite its considerable price tag, the latest iPod touch still offers good value for money, with a terrific screen, excellent syncing possibilities through iTunes and an unsurpassed range of available apps.
Extremely easy to use
Hopefully the initially expensive prices will fall, because without that advantage, the Fuze looks distinctly out of sorts. It's a fine player with many worthy features, a lovely design and an interface that's extremely easy to use, but it's far from perfect. Disappointing video handling, and sound quality that doesn't quite match the competition means it has to undercut players such as the nano and Creative Zen significantly on price. Unfortunately, the price isn't quite low enough.
MicroSD card expansion slot for memory
What we have in the Archos 7 is a device that feels like it has been engineered to a price. And that's the scary thing about the Archos 7: the price is biggest plus point. The fact that it runs Android isn't such a benefit as you don't get to experience what the rest of the Android world takes for granted: those freedoms are denied, unless you are happy to hunt out new apps, something the average customer won't want to do.
A vast - hard drive and is very competent
The Archos 7 is an expensive box of tricks, no doubt about it, but on the other hand it comes with a huge - or in the case of the 320GB model a vast - hard drive and is very competent. Worth the extra over the 5? On balance, yes - assuming that absolutely portability is not an issue.
Very reasonable price
The Archos 7 performs a set of core tasks reasonably well, and comes at very reasonable price. On the other hand, the touchscreen is hard to operate, and you can't buy new apps at the Android Market. Many Android smartphones in the same price range (with contract) perform much better and can access better apps, although the Archos 7 does bring a larger screen.
People who want a low-priced Android tablet now may be happy with the purchase.
Handles a variety of video formats well
At $450 to $550 list, this isn't a cheap device. But it's unique thanks to the 7" display, excellent video format support and powerful CPU. Throw in the DVR station and you're spending $100 more, but it adds valuable functionality in the guise of high quality TV recording and playback to a TV (even large TVs).
Brilliant picture quality
The Archos 7 portable media player is an impressive performer and, in particular, an absolutely killer device for watching movies on the go. Unfortunately, you'll have to pay extra if you want to use all the features it can offer, which is annoying in a device that's so costly to begin with.
Increased storage capacity on high-end (8GB)
When it's all said and done, this is a solid upgrade to the 1G nano. The better battery life, an improved screen, lower price, and colored cases, means that the 2G nano gets a solid 8. We still don't like Apple charging more for black and not including software with the iPod.
New aluminum shell doesn't attract fingerprints and smudges
Apple has done a nice job with the new nano. If anything, I really appreciate the aluminum body much more than the chrome of the previous version. The back of my original nano looks like it has been dragged through a gravel parking lot. Upsetting as I am not rough on my gadgets. I wouldnâ??t necessarily buy a new one just for this update, but if I was in the market for a nano, Iâ??d be happy.
Value For Money
Is the new Nano any good? No, it is very, very good indeed. There are one or two players that have better audio quality but nothing approaches Apple's ease of use, quality, style and now, for the first time, value for money. That's right; not only is the Nano a superb player but it is also competitively priced.
Lovely colour screen
In comparison to our current flash player of choice - iRiver's Clix 2 - Apple's latest nano has fallen behind the times a little. It does have a lovely colour screen but it can't play video, its sound quality isn't up there with the best and, though I haven't mentioned it up until now, its music sound file support still only extends to MP3 and AAC, not OGG or (obviously) WMA.
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