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Fifth Generation iPod 60GB

At a Glance
  • Apple Fifth Generation iPod 60GB

    Macworld Rating

Unless you own a computer that doesn't have a USB 2.0 port, it's hard not to like this iPod. Even if you never use its video capabilities, you should be pleased with its sleek design, crisp display, intuitive interface, reasonable battery life, and the myriad wonders we've come to expect from an iPod. And if portable video makes sense for you (and you have the wherewithal to pack your iPod with content not provided by the iTunes Music Store), you'll find this iPod even more appealing.--Christopher Breen

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At a Glance
  • Macworld Rating

    Pros

    • Crisp, bright, and roomier display improves interface
    • Some nice new slideshow transitions
    • Solid battery life
    • Videos look good on the iPod’s screen and pretty fair on a television
    • Higher-quality voice memos has huge potential

    Cons

    • No included power adapter
    • Some older accessories now obsolete
    • No support for FireWire syncing
    • Apple offers no great solution for converting video
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