16GB iPod touch (2G, late 2008)

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Price Best Price: $247.00
Best Price: $145.00
Best Price: $299.00
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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

Specs

Pricing

Part Number MB531LLA      

Display

Display type color      

Dimensions

Weight 0.253125  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
Motion JPEG       Yes

Supported Audio Formats

AIFF     Yes Yes
Audible     Yes Yes

Battery

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