This sleek version of the Apple’s most popular music player lets you enjoy TV shows, movies, video podcasts, and more. With Cover Flow, you can flip through your music to find the album you want to hear and flip it over to see the track list. This 80 gigabyte version can hold up to 20,000 songs, 25,000 photos or 100 hours of video. The iPod Classic features a 2.5-inch LCD screen, which is 320 x 240 pixels. The rechargeable battery plays up to 30 hours of music, or 5 hours of video on a single charge. The iPod Classic is available in black or silver.
Why I like It
My husband purchased this iPod for my birthday right before I gave birth to my daughter. I took the iPod with me everywhere! I loaded it up with episodes of Friends and all my favorite movies. It was perfect for killing time at the doctor’s office. I watched movies on it at the hospital while I was being induced since the TV in my room was really fuzzy. I created a “Relaxing” playlist and filled it with free podcasts of relaxing music tracks and listened to that while I was in labor.
Now I use it while I’m breastfeeding. It helps pass the time and gives me a little more patience to let my daughter feed as long as she wants.
Compared to the other iPods, I feel like the Classic 80GB is the best deal. The screen is better for watching movies on than the Nano, and the storage capacity is better than the Touch. There is a Classic with 160GB of storage, but I never have that much music or video on my iPod. I can always remove old items from my iPod and refresh it with new music and videos if needed.
Where to Buy
Amazon ($237.49 + free super saver shipping)
Apple ($249.00 + free shipping + free engraving)
Best Buy ($249.99 + shipping)
New Egg ($244.00 + free shipping)
Overstock ($219.99 + $2.50 shipping) Best Price