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Review: Fifth Generation iPod (Late 2006)

Price when rated: $249

Pros

  • Improved video-related battery life
  • All the features of the original 5G models
  • Brighter screen
  • Quick Scroll and search features
  • New game support
  • Slightly better headphones
  • Gapless playback
  • Lower price than previous 5G iPod

Cons

  • Search feature kludgy
  • Games drain battery life rapidly
  • Power adapter not included
  • 30GB can fill up quickly if you store lots of video
  • Requires Internet connection to download necessary software
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Price when rated: $349

Pros

  • Improved video-related battery life
  • All the features of the original 5G models
  • Brighter screen
  • Quick Scroll and search features
  • New game support
  • Slightly better headphones
  • Gapless playback
  • Lower price and 33 percent more storage than previous 5G iPod

Cons

  • Search feature kludgy
  • Games drain battery life rapidly
  • Power adapter not included
  • Requires Internet connection to download necessary software
 Compare

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