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Photographing the iPod proved to be one big PITA (pain in the ass, for the acronym agnostic). Searching for the perfect ambiance, I kept delaying this much promised post. Finally, unable to find that perfect ambiance, I simply placed the iPod on the wooden table in my room and clicked these pictures. Here’s the result.
Makes you want to buy one eh? I’ve found the iPod to be very portable. It easily fits in your pant pocket – the pouch included – without looking like an eyesore. I recommend that you don’t peel off the protective screen cover. The controls take a bit of getting used to, but once you get the hang of it, works like a charm. I haven’t been able to accurately measure the battery life, but I have never had a problem so far running the iPod for long hours. The audio quality is excellent and you can adjust the same with plenty of built in equalizer settings.
Yummy! You don’t need a mirror anymore! The iPod’s got one gorgeous back.
Video quality is quite decent. Before buying the iPod, I had my reservations about watching video on such a small screen. Now, I am hooked. It’s so convenient! It’s akin to having a mobile movie theatre with you. The 80GB does come in handy here. I suggest that you don’t scrimp in favor of the 30GB one. The additional 50GB is worth more than the price difference.
You can add FM capability to the iPod (see above) by shelling out Rs. 3600 for the FM receiver/remote (see below). It’s a decent enough receiver and you get an additional set of pluggable earphones (although I prefer using my Altec Lansing headphones over the supplied earphones which are no doubt of excellent quality). But be warned, you need to tune stations manually and that’s a royal PITA. The remote, however, is very handy and nifty.
The supplied earphones and the USB cable for connecting to your desktop/laptop.
The Targus hardcover costing Rs. 1560 for protecting your iPod. There’s no choice but to buy one. The iPod does come with a soft cover that’s of no use in rough conditions.
So, how much does the whole iPod setup cost in India?
5th generation 80GB iPod – Rs. 21000
FM receiver/remote – Rs. 3600
Targus hardcover – Rs. 1560
Rs. 26,260 in total. But worth every rupee.
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