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Price Best Price: $250.00
Best Price: $230.00
Best Price: $299.00
Pros
  • Very good sound quality, excellent battery life
  • All the features of the iPod classic—including video playback, video output, and games—in a smaller, less-expensive, and flash-memory-based player
  • Bright, clear screen
  • Improved user interface
  • Includes three new games
  • Offers most of the same specs as higher-priced iPod touches
  • Has an attractive price
  • Larger screen makes Multi-Touch much more usable than with previous model
  • Physical playback and Home buttons
  • More-iOS-like interface
  • Regains video playback of older models
  • Exceptionally thin and light
  • Far faster than previous model
  • Bright screen
  • Solid camera performance
  • Siri support
Cons
  • Incompatible with some existing dock-connector accessories
  • Can’t use previously-purchased games
  • Shiny back surface not as rugged as anodized metal of previous version
  • New visuals-heavy interface slowed by album art
  • Cover Flow performance limited
  • Provides no rear-facing camera, color options, or wrist strip
  • Only $50 less than entry-level iPod touch
  • Screen isn't as good as those on other Apple devices
  • Some users will miss previous model's built-in clip
  • No remote on bundled headphones
At A Glance

Specs

Pricing

Part Number MB249LLA      

Display

Display type Color      

Ports and Connections

USB Yes      
Firewire No      
Microphone input No      
Line Out No      
Headphone Jack Yes      
USB Host Adapter No      

Dimensions

Weight 0.11  pounds      
Width     1.6  inches 2.3  inches
Depth     0.2  inches 0.2  inches
Height     3.0  inches 4.9  inches

Supported Video Formats

H.264 Yes   Yes Yes
MPEG4 |Yes      
Motion JPEG       Yes

Supported Image Formats

BMP Yes      
GIF Yes      
JPG Yes      
PNG Yes      

Supported Audio Formats

AAC Yes      
Apple Lossless Yes      
AIFF Yes   Yes Yes
Audible Yes   Yes Yes
WAV Yes      
MP3 Yes      

Included Software

Rhapsody No      
Included Software |      
Itunes Yes      
Napster No      

Battery

Battery Type       Lithium ion
Vendor Rated Audio Usage Time       40.0  hours
Vendor Rated Internet Usage Time       8.0  hours

Performance

Performance

Frequency Response Deviation, Average (dB)

2.9      
Maximum Usable Output Level, Average (dBV)

-5.0      
Crosstalk, Average (dB)

-56.0      
Total Harmonic Distortion and Noise, Average (%)

0.04      
Signal-to-Noise Ratio, Average (dB)

81.0