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Review: Second-generation iPod touch

At a Glance

Touch-screen-based music, video, and game player

Price when rated: $299

Pros

  • Great audio playtime
  • Greater capacity for similar price of original model
  • Genius playlist support
  • Handy hardware volume controls
  • Nike + iPod receiver built-in
  • Less buggy OS
  • Podcast episodes play one after another

Cons

  • Video out requires expensive cable
  • Video playtime not up to Apple’s estimates
  • Doesn’t charge from older accessories
  • Screen looks a little dingy
  • Internal speaker tinny
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Where to buy

At a Glance

Touch-screen-based music, video, and game player

Price when rated: $229
Lowest price: $300.00 via Newegg.com

Pros

  • Great audio playtime
  • Greater capacity for similar price of original model
  • Genius playlist support
  • Handy hardware volume controls
  • Nike + iPod receiver built-in
  • Less buggy OS
  • Podcast episodes play one after another

Cons

  • Video out requires expensive cable
  • Video playtime not up to Apple’s estimates
  • Doesn’t charge from older accessories
  • Screen looks a little dingy
  • Internal speaker tinny
 Compare

At a Glance

Touch-screen-based music, video, and game player

Price when rated: $399

Pros

  • Great audio playtime
  • Greater capacity for similar price of original model
  • Genius playlist support
  • Handy hardware volume controls
  • Nike + iPod receiver built-in
  • Less buggy OS
  • Podcast episodes play one after another

Cons

  • Video out requires expensive cable
  • Video playtime not up to Apple’s estimates
  • Doesn’t charge from older accessories
  • Screen looks a little dingy
  • Internal speaker tinny
 Compare
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