At a Glance
- Clickable scroll wheel, long battery life, improved audiobook support
- On-The-Go Playlists aren’t saved in manual mode
Featuring controls borrowed from the iPod mini, a simplified menu interface, and a reduced price tag, the latest generation of iPods are a fitting evolution to Apple’s stunningly popular line of digital-audio players.
What you’re demanding from your music player will determine whether this iPod update will satisfy you. If your digital music collection remains relatively small and you don’t need half-a-day’s worth of battery life, you’re probably better off with an iPod mini. But if it takes 30 days to play your music collection from end to end, you’d like to use the iPod’s extra space for file storage, you need extra battery life, or you’re a big fan of audiobooks, you’ll love this new generation of iPod just as much its predecessors.
(See our full review at the link below.)–Jason Snell