iPod Touch oozes cool - review

2013-01-11 13:06
The Apple iPod Touch is still a cool device. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

The Apple iPod Touch is still a cool device. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Cape Town - The Apple iPod is the device that changed a generation’s way of content consumption. It, like the Sony Walkman before it, took music to the next level of portability.

Given the multi-tasking ability of modern mobile devices, the question arises on whether the latest iPod Touch is still relevant to consumers.

Apple's latest effort at the iPod Touch should really be called the iPad Micro: You get all the functionality of the iPad in a smaller package - in fact - one could buy the iPod Touch and a smartphone for less than the latest iPhone and still have the experience.

The iPod Touch does much more than play your music tracks and still has the "cool" factor that makes the device a must-have for its target market.

"Oh is that the new iPod Touch? It's so cool; can I keep it?" is a typical teen response to the device.

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It's the same size as the iPhone 5, but thinner at only 6.1mm. It's got a Retina Display and the graphic performance is market-leading for a music-playing device.

Despite its tiny size compared to the iPad, the user experience is smooth, even for such graphically intense games such Real Racing 2 and Temple Run.

Unlike the iPhone, the Touch is available in a wider variety of colours and the speakers deliver a decent sound performance. There's also a cool new set of ear buds in the box, destined to become a new design trend.

It has a 5 megapixel camera which is great in bright conditions, but struggles noticeably in low-light. It's still sufficient to shoot upload-to-Facebook images.

The iPod is much lighter than the iPhone, despite the fact that it runs further on one battery charge than its bigger brother - even with the music player running.

If you have Apple devices, the new iPod Touch fills the niche in your collection while you iPhone is on charge, and even if you are not a disciple, the Touch is a cool device in its own right.

Yes, you have a music player on your phone, but none that look and play as neatly as this, even if it has no micro-SD card slot. Unfortunately it still synchronises with iTunes, but fans won't mind this too much.

The iPod Touch has a recommended retail price of R3 299.


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