Apple iPod classic 3rd Generation (40 GB) Reviews

Apple iPod classic 3rd Generation (40 GB)

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  • How my mom turned me into an iPod fan

    Mar 30, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Phenomenally huge storage capacity, excellent usability, and chic, trendy design.
    Cons: It 'glitched out' on me a couple of times, forcing me to reinstall the system.

    Summary: "How about an iPod?" That's what my mom said as she was trying to think of something to give me for Chanukkah that I actually wanted, and didn't already have. This always stumps her every time the holidays or my birthday roll around, and resorting to ... read more

  • Nice ipod, but it didn't last as long as it should've

    Dec 21, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: could hold thousands of songs, easy to download songs
    Cons: crashed on me earlier than I would've liked

    Summary: My first ever mp3 player was the Apple Ipod 3rd Generation player, which had 40 GB of memory. I probably had 2,200 songs or so, and it only used up maybe 7 or 8 GB of memory. Any time I had new songs to add to my Ipod, I would load them into Itunes, ... read more

  • Damaged Hard Drive Three Times

    Aug 10, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent sound quality and ease of use
    Cons: iPod battery/hard drive does not last long enough to enjoy using it.

    Summary: This is the third time my iPod has stopped working. As of yesterday, I was unable to use the iPod at all- it just kept shuffling through songs without playing them. Today, the iPod froze on one song and stayed that way for two hours. It eventually turned ... read more

  • IPOD = In Put Only Device , One day you will agree

    Mar 14, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: With it superior packaging and overall cometic glitter and bling appeal
    Cons: The IPOD is an input only device

    Summary: I was truly happy when I first got my IPOD .It is beautifully designed . I cant think of another player that fits in the pocket as nice .It has no protruding buttons or levers to break off or snag on to things.The display is nice , easy to read ,the ... read more

  • iPod: It'll change your life

    Feb 2, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: sleek, sexy, compact design, it doesn't get any easier to use
    Cons: limited battery life, get the extended warranty, power drains when not in use, scratch prone

    Summary: Ok, I'm a techno junkie. I love my gadgets. I love to tweak my computers. I'm a PC guy who works in Windows environments and has been a Linux hobbyist for years. Buy an Apple? Blasphemy! But you say they make the world's best MP3 player....and it ... read more

  • How life changes with an iPod

    Jan 8, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lightweight, portable, easy to carry around, easy to download music even for "non-techies"
    Cons: Expensive, scratches easily, can't really bump it around too much

    Summary: I used to think the concept of paying $400 for what is, essentially, a jacked-up Walkman was ridiculous. Then, as my bridesmaids and I were driving across Colorado Springs in April to get from the salon to our hotel, I was thinking, I really want to hear ... read more

  • Totally Unreal Concept, I love It!

    Dec 8, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Fast download, light weight, user friendly and nothing extra to buy.
    Cons: Came in one color.

    Summary: I purchased the Apple iPod 20 GB for my daughter for Christmas and couldn't wait to try it out. Unfortunately I should have waited until Christmas morning because I am keeping it for myself and had to buy her another one because it is THAT GOOD. Now we ... read more

  • Great but far from perfect....

    Oct 10, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Sound quality, flexibility, small size.
    Cons: Not optimal for classical listeners. Surprising number of bugs. FM transmitter pretty lame.

    Summary: So far so good... my 3-week old iPod has gotten me through two flights to California and back, as well as walking around town and connecting to my stereo for playback. For rock and jazz, navigating the library is fine, but it's pretty awkward for a ... read more

  • iPOD 40Gb 4th Generation September 2004 Review

    Aug 30, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sexy, Trendy, Fun, Fun, Fun. Battery life is good. Ease of menu and CLICK WHEEL.
    Cons: Lousy software, dismal protection against errors, expensive, no manuals and too habitual.

    Summary: I've waited nearly a month now before writing my opinion or review of Apple's newest iPOD; the 4th generation 40GB iPOD. After having loaded and reloaded my library some 5-7 times now, I think I can fairly evaluate the performance level I have achieved ... read more

  • Holy Grail of MP3 Players -- But pay the Apple Tax!

    Aug 10, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sounds great, fantastic interface, elegant, reliable, durable, portable, nice integration with Macs
    Cons: Cost (purchase & support), lame case (buy a different one)

    Summary: Now that the fourth generation iPods are out, you'll probably only consider getting one of these if you're looking for a good deal. The battery life may not be as good on the third generation -- but if that's not as important to you -- you might want to ... read more

  • Good Product Bad Service

    Aug 4, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Goodish sound, easy to use, itunes=great, easy to connect to speakers or use in car
    Cons: bad battery, trouble with bugs in connecting, the evil apple support any breakdown=Hell

    Summary: While the Apple Ipod is by far and away the best portable music player you can buy, it is let down by a few key factors. First off its price, its just way too expensive, while I like my ipod and enjoyed using it immensely, the cost of getting one is ... read more

  • Hey Dude! Buy this thing!

    Jul 16, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use, excellent in car (with adapter) Plenty of storage space
    Cons: Initial setup difficult; changing settings when walking is not easy.

    Summary: I have been using Macs ever since the 512K "Fat Mac" came out in 1983. I know more about Macs than my computer owning friends, except for those who work for Apple, or some other computer/IT company. So I want to start off by saying that the iPod can be ... read more

  • An Audiophile's Take on iPod and iTunes

    Jul 4, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Outstanding ease of use and convenience ó get your entire music collection into digital format.
    Cons: Some sound quality issues. Limit iTunes Music Store use and avoid the FM transmitter.

    Summary: 5/7/05 update: You can now easily get a direct-connection adaptor for your car for less than $300, and the attitude of the car stereo dealers has gone from laughing me out the door to telling me how quick they can do it for me! What a difference a ... read more

  • UPDATED: A different take on the iPod

    Jun 29, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Seems to be open enough for 3rd parties to add hardware and software. Extend functionality.
    Cons: FRAGILE!! Bad experience with Support and terrible experience with Apple Store. Read update.

    Summary: This review has been updated. There is an updated section at the end. I got the 40 Gb iPod for father's day and like most everyone on here I like if fine. I think my biggest worry I have regarding it is the complaint I read regarding replacement ... read more

  • My Sweet iPod, R.I.P. - 5/25/04-6/7/04

    Jun 16, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Best value for space/use - especially if you have Mac & iTunes.
    Cons: Battery replacement and total charges concern. A delicate device.

    Summary: As with most things changing the world quickly, it takes me a while to get on the technology band wagon. Took me a while to get a cell phone, bought my first computer only two years ago, just converted to driving VW's latest diesel technology, and now ... read more

  • Boys And Their Toys

    May 26, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Storage, sounds, inline remote, speedy file transfers
    Cons: iTunes, price, earbuds, carrying case

    Summary: Background Information My job certainly has its perks. Being an IT guy, itís fairly easy to stay current with the new toys in the industry, something I could not do out of my own pocket. For example, Iím on my soon to be 4th laptop in two ... read more

  • The Best Portable Music Player. Period.

    May 14, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Elegant interface, great software, small size, great sound.
    Cons: No support for FLAC or SHN.

    Summary: I love music. Everywhere I go, I surround myself with the sounds of new music. I've had a personal audio player for over 30 years, starting with the miniature AM radio I walked around with as a kid, graduating to a Walkman cassette player, the a Walkman ... read more

  • The iPod dramatically changed the way I manage and listen to my music collection

    Apr 21, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A stunning tool (along with iTunes) for managing and accessing a large music collection
    Cons: a bit pricey, somewhat delicate, interface takes a bit of getting used to

    Summary: The problem I wanted iPod to solve: I have over 1500 vinyl LPs and over 1000 CD's. My favorite cuts from the vinyl have been ripped onto my Mac hard drive, and of course the CD's are already digital files.....so, I wanted a single device that would ... read more

  • Amazing, but not without shortcomings

    Apr 14, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Large music capacity, Ease of navigation of iPod itself, Fast transfer of music
    Cons: Skips when running, iTunes functionality, Short battery life when connected via 4-pin Firewire

    Summary: I've had my iPod for three weeks - I love it, but it is not all that I thought it could be. Pro's: o It is 40GB, which is huge. o Despite the 2,000 songs I've got on it now, the menus are easy to navigate. I can still quickly find the song I ... read more

  • The Best Portable Music Player Available

    Apr 11, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small, Portable, Massive Storage Capability, Many Accessories
    Cons: Battery, High Cost For Accessories and Unit

    Summary: I currently work at CompUSA. Although we sell many different items, I sell many iPods. The iPod itself is a fantastic unit. It is the best MP3 player on the market at the moment. Not only is it small and compatible with everyday life activities, but it ... read more

  • 40GB ipod is a piece of junk! Buyer Beware

    Apr 2, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: There are no pro's to a piece of hardware that doesn't work.
    Cons: It doesn't work. STAY AWAY!

    Summary: I bought a brand new 40gb ipod and was initally impressed. Nice packaging and the itunes software works well. I spent a week loading my new toy with uncompressed .wav files. That is when I discovered the first dirty secret of the ipod. You are unable ... read more

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