iPod Touch

iPod Touch

Some history, I currently own an 80GB iPod Classic and had refused to step up to a touchscreen iPod because there was no model that could compare to the memory my Classic had…until now.  When Apple released its 128GB iPod Touch model, I was stoked.  Finally, I get the sleek style of a touchscreen music player and the memory needed to keep my music library portable.  To give you an idea, I currently own more than 9,000 songs (many from CDs I collected since childhood). Hence “Jagged Little Pill”, the first CD I ever owned in this pic, that is now celebrating its 20th anniversary.

iPod Touch playing Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette
iPod Touch playing the best album of all time

The iPod is comparable to its predecessor, which came with the option of adding a band on the corner, this one does not have that pop-put option to add the band. Screen-wise, it has the dimensions of an iPhone 5, 5s, or 5c with the ability for up to 20 apps per screen.  The one I got was the metallic blue, which I must, say, I was very impressed by the color options and how they look in real life in comparison to the ads on Apple’s website.

iPod Touch

Now, the biggest challenge I had was adding my 9k+ songs from my iPod Classic to iPod Touch.  There were some software programs like PodTrans Pro, which offered dismal results, but I worked from the inside out to get my music.  There is no such thing as backing up an iPod Classic using iTunes software, which I believe is because of the memory one backup would take up.  However, after enough Google scooping, I found a useful article that allowed me to surgically operate the insides of my Classic and get the songs onto this new iPod.  The result was the majority of my songs transferring over successfully with only a handful of them missing or having their artwork drop, I call that a triumph. How-to article: http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/articles/comments/copying-music-from-ipod-to-computer/P1

iPod Touch front

There is some getting used to from a Classic to Touch, like how songs are listed on the Music app. For example, if I want to see a list of albums on my Classic, it will sort them by the album name, whereas a Touch will sort them by artist first, then album name second, I’m not sure how I feel about that (also, because there are at times featured artists, it skews the listings).

Overall, I am satisfied with the memory, the look, and the fact that my iPod is now more modern friendly.

Items included: iPod, EarPods, and USB cable (charging brick not included)

Pros: 128GB of memory goodness, metallic stand out color, nice and loud speaker

Cons: Nothing yet, just the standard adjustment curb from one model to another (especially seeing the drastic jump)

Tip: Case it! I’m am pro-casing your devices.  Of course, there is always the conflict of blocking the beauty of the original device’s design.  I recommend a clear one to make the metallic color stand out.

iPod with Clear Case
iPod Touch with clear case

iPod Touch on Apple’s website: http://www.apple.com/ipod-touch/

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