Pros: Amazing memory, light, easy to use, awesome piece of equipment
Cons: I have heard you have to send in the Ipod to get the battery replaced
Life didn't exist before IPOD...I love my Ipod and don't think i'll have anything else every again!!! I have the 2GB Nano, but honestly I don't have that much music YET
I have not even come close to maxing out my GBs.
I bought my IPod from Target, however, I found that most of the prices to be comparable all the way around. It seems that Apple has a very set price around the board.
The 2GB Nano is a great price, but as other reviews have said it is worth the extra $50 investment to get the 4GB. I didn't however, that was my own personal preference, as I just don't have that much music.
The IPod has a tremendous amount of features, once you access Itunes you'll see that you can download a lot of songs at about $.99 a song, however, if you want the feature of having a music video that is an option as well. I honestly dont' utilize those features. I love the IPod for different reasons but I use mine primarily for working out. I have had other MP3 players and IPOD is far superior to anything else. In my past life, I would work out with a CD player..too many drops, scratched CD's upgraded me to a MP3 player that held maybe 30 songs...and then OMG...I found IPOD.
Itunes and your Ipod sync and updates when plugged into your computer. I find that after the first use I got a lot more play time, and since I have lost some life in the battery, but I assume that's normal. I will plug my Ipod in for about 2-3hrs for max charge and I can leave it overnight and use it for a couple days before recharging.
I love the features on the Ipod and probably don't use them to the fullest extent...however, because of the number of songs you can store, and the shuffle options I dont hear too many songs repeated on my player. There are plenty of accessories to choose from for the Ipods, though many of the "apple" products are a bit pricy. So shop around when it comes to the accessories as that is where most companies make their money on.
when you buy your Ipod it comes with a USB cord, and a set of ear plugs. I'm generally not fond of the type that fit directly in your ear but they are snug and comfortable (as long as you don't loose the cushion provided). The Ipod if fairly easy to use but I recommend reading the instruction manual, as to shut off the Ipod you have to hold the "Pause" button down for several seconds b/4 it shuts off.
I think Apple has hit the jackpot with this piece of equipment I don't see it going off the market anytime soon, and I think "other" MP3 players are going to loose/disappear as they just can match the quality of the Ipod.
The only negative thing I have heard, but not yet experienced is regarding the battery replacement. I have heard that you can not replace the battery yourself and that it has to be shipped (or maybe taken to an Apple store) for replacement. I do foresee this as a huge hinderance as I just don't want to be without my Ipod if I have to ship it, and I'm curious to know the replacement cost of the battery.