Apple iPod touch 8 GB (1st Generation)

Apple iPod touch 8 GB (1st Generation)
From Apple Computer

Price: $199.99

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Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #472 in Consumer Electronics
  • Size: 8 GB
  • Color: Black
  • Brand: Apple
  • Model: MA623LL/B
  • Dimensions: 5.75" h x 1.50" w x 3.50" l, .60 pounds
  • Display size: 3.5

Features

  • This player is the iPod touch, not the Apple iPhone
  • Upgrade your player with the iPhone 2.0 Software Update for iPod touch via iTunes for an additional fee
  • 8 GB of storage provides approximately 1,750 songs; includes earphones, USB cable, dock adapter/connector, polishing cloth, and stand
  • 3.5-inch widescreen multi-touch display; battery life provides up to 22 hours of music and up to 5 hours of video
  • New applications include email; maps; and widgets for weather, notes, and stocks

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Product Description iPod touch has always been an amazing iPod. With great new applications, now iPod touch is even better. Watch a movie you rented from iTunes. View rich HTML email with graphics and photos displayed inline. Open PDF, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel attachments. With Maps, find your location and get directions from there. See where you are on a map, a satellite image, or a combination of both. Make Web Clips for your Home screen so you can visit your favorite websites in just one tap. Fill up to nine Home screen pages with Web Clips and arrange them however you like. Browse YouTube videos, follow your stocks, check the weather, and take notes. With the new iPod touch, tap into even more.
Glide through albums with the iPod touch's amazing Cover Flow technology. View iPod touch dimensions.
Browse the Web with the included Safari browser. Or fire up a YouTube video and enjoy the show.
The iPod touch responds to your movements; turn it sideways and your video is presented in widescreen mode.
Incredibly thin at just 8 millimeters.
The mail application lets you view rich HTML email with graphics and photos displayed inline, as well as PDF, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel attachments.
Rearrange the icons on your Home screen. Even change the Dock.
Mark specific locations, find the best route between them, and search for points of interest along the way with Maps.
Music, Movies, and More Flick through album covers and find your music. Download and watch your favorite movies, rentals, TV shows, and more from the iTunes Store. Tap into thousands of photos. All using incredible multi-touch technology on a beautiful 3.5-inch display. Music If a picture says a thousand words, think of what all the album art in your collection might say. With Cover Flow on iPod touch, flick through your music to find the album you want to hear. When you do, just tap the cover to flip it over and display a track list. Another tap starts the music. Even view the lyrics while you're listening to the track. Video The 3.5-inch display gives you video like you've never seen on a portable device. Watch your favorite movie or rental from the iTunes Store. Catch up on TV shows anywhere. Enjoy video podcasts. Play music videos. All using multi-touch technology. With a tap, bring up onscreen controls to play/pause and view by chapter. Turn your iPod touch to switch between widescreen or full screen. Photos iPod touch holds up to 20,000 photos you sync via iTunes. Flick to scroll through thumbnails. Tap to view full screen. Rotate for landscape format. Or perform some sleight of hand by opening two fingers to zoom in. You can even play slideshows, complete with music and transitions. Set any photo as your wallpaper to personalize your iPod touch . . . with a touch. iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store With iPod touch, discover new music anywhere. Its built-in wireless capability gives you access to the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store, where you can buy songs with a tap. Browse New Releases, What's Hot, Genres, and Top 10 songs. Or find exactly what you're looking for with a quick search. Tap a song to preview it, tap Buy to purchase it. Even redeem your iTunes gift cards and gift certificates. All from anywhere you happen to be. Starbucks Music You walk into a Starbucks. Order your latte. While you wait, you hear a song wafting from the loudspeakers. You love it. So you get out your iPod touch and buy it over Wi-Fi. Just like that. The iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store on iPod touch tells you what's playing in select Starbucks and lets you buy it along with other featured Starbucks content. So you can sip, shop, and listen. Home Screen Make the iPod touch Home screen your own. Change what's in the Dock. Rearrange the icons. And make room for even more. You can add up to eight Home screen pages and fill them with Web Clips. Internet Surf the web. Send email. Get directions and find your location with Maps. Check stocks, weather, and more. iPod touch is not just an amazing iPod. It's the Internet in your pocket. Safari iPod touch is the only iPod with wireless access to the web. Safari is built in, so you see websites the way they were designed to be seen. Search the web using the touchscreen keyboard. Zoom in and out by tapping the multi-touch display. Switch between portrait or landscape view, depending on how you hold your iPod touch. Sync your bookmarks. Better yet, add them to your Home screen. iPod touch can automatically create a Web Clip on your Home screen from any of your favorite websites. So just one tap takes you directly there. YouTube Got a bit of a YouTube addiction? iPod touch feeds it from anywhere with a special YouTube player built right in. Watch featured videos, check out the most viewed, search for something specific, then bookmark your favorites for future reference. It's all the fun of YouTube--pocket-size. Mail iPod touch is the first iPod with Mail. And it's the best email you've ever seen on a handheld device. This mail application lets you view rich HTML email with graphics and photos displayed inline, as well as PDF, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel attachments. Maps Get directions and check traffic with Google Maps. Even find yourself, wherever you are. Using some local Wi-Fi networks (if Wi-Fi is turned on), iPod touch finds your approximate location and gives directions from there. Mark specific locations, find the best route between them, and search for points of interest along the way. With a hybrid map and satellite view, you can see major street names on top of satellite images. Widgets Widgets are small, incredibly handy applications you can use every day. Three of the most useful widgets now live front and center on your Home screen:
Weather Get a five-day weather forecast, including highs and lows, for cities around the world. Save your favorite locations so you can check the weather anytime. Notes Take notes, make a to-do list, or jot down a reminder using the easy-to-use touch keypad. Then save or email them. Stocks Check your stocks and track the market over one day, one week, one month, three months, six months, one year, or two years.
High Technology iPod touch features the same revolutionary interface as iPhone, the most advanced software ever engineered, and state-of-the-art technology. With the multi-touch display, you can control everything using only your fingers. If you rotate your iPod touch from portrait to landscape, the accelerometer automatically changes the way the content is displayed. And with wireless technology, you can connect to the Internet from any Wi-Fi network, anywhere you are. Multi-touch iPod touch features the same revolutionary interface as iPhone. Built to take full advantage of the large 3.5-inch display, the multi-touch interface lets you control everything using only your fingers. So you can glide through albums with Cover Flow, flick through photos and enlarge them with a pinch, or zoom in and out on a section of a web page. And iPod touch features a touchscreen QWERTY keyboard perfect for browsing the web in Safari, getting directions on a map, searching for videos on YouTube, finding music on the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store, or adding new contacts. Ambient Light Sensor The iPod touch display has an ambient light sensor that automatically adjusts brightness to suit the ambient light in your surroundings. The result? A better experience for you and battery-saving efficiency for iPod touch. Wireless Connect to the Internet anywhere there's a Wi-Fi network. Send email from a coffee shop. Surf the web at the airport. Browse, buy, and download music from the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store at select Starbucks locations or other wireless hot spots in your area. iPod touch finds wireless networks and connects you to the Internet. Accelerometer An accelerometer detects when you rotate iPod touch from portrait to landscape, then automatically changes the contents of the display, so you immediately see the entire width of a web page, your music in Cover Flow, or a photo in its proper aspect ratio. Read Kindle Books on the iPod touch
Read Kindle books on your iPod touch.
  • No Kindle required.
  • Get the best reading experience available on your iPhone or iPod touch.
  • No Kindle required.
  • Access your Kindle books even if you don't have your Kindle with you.
  • Automatically synchronizes your last page read between devices with Amazon Whispersync.
  • Adjust the text size, add bookmarks, and view the annotations you created on your Kindle.
  • Don't have a Kindle? Get yours here.
Shop for Books on the Kindle Store on Your iPod touch
  • Buy a book from the Kindle Store, optimized for Safari, on your iPod touch or iPhone and get it auto-delivered wirelessly.
  • Search and browse more than 275,000 books, including more than 107 of 112 New York Times bestsellers.
  • Find New York Times bestsellers and new releases for $9.99, unless marked otherwise.
  • Get free book samples; read the first chapter for free before you decide to buy.
  • Books you purchase also can be read on a Kindle.
  • Kindle newspapers, magazines, and blogs are not currently available on the iPod touch or iPhone.
What's in the Box 8 GB iPod touch, earphones, USB 2.0 cable, dock adapter, polishing cloth, stand, quick start guide.

Customer Reviews

Beyond All Expectations!5 First off, I ordered this on a Monday and it came on Wednesday....using free shipping. Wow! Thanks amazon. Now onto the product....simple, sleek, amazing. Set up out of the box could not have been easier. Make sure you have the most updated version of itunes onyour computer, plug in the USB cord and you're up and running. Give it a full 3-4 hour charge first time through. Load up your music, pictures, videos. The software is simplicty defined. If you can use a toaster over, you can use this device. The wi-fi immediatley found my home network (and my neighbor's). Setting up email: simple. Surfing the web: simple. And, oh yeah, using it to listen to music (ostensibly what it is for): a lifting and beautiful experience. Might as well buy this newer version with the new software loaded. With amazon's discount, it only a few dollars more than the old version without the upgrade after you pay for it and upload it youself. Save yourself the hassle and get the new version. So you know, this thing will get fingerprinted fast. I got a Griffin leather hard shell case with a protective screen cover for about $20.00. A bit pricey but worth it to protect your investment. I went with the 8 gig verion for a few reasons and it's more than enough space. I am a music nut...I loaded it with more music that I can digest in two weeks and there's still 3 gigs free. Sure I'll eventually fill it (I guess...) but I really don't mind swapping music out for fresh music thereby making my ipod new and fresh again. I also thought if I somehow lose the thing, I'd be out a lot more money with the 16 or 32 gig version. But honestly, it's more than enough space for me. The one caveat I discovered the hard way: shut off the wi-fi connection when you're not using it. I charged it up, thought I turned it off, and then went to bed. In the morning, the battery was fully drained. Instead of turning off, I only put the unit to sleep. (To turn off, you need to press and hold the sleep button until the power off slider comes on-screen and you turn it off fully.) And while it was in sleep mode with the wi-fi still on, it kept checking my email, etc, thus draining the battery. Just turn off wi-fi when you're not using it and you're battery will keep running. Concluding, I love this thing, and don't know how I got by without it. iPod Touch replaced my PDA5 For those who may be interested in acquiring an iPod Touch as a replacement for a PDA, I have found it to be quite useful. The primary function used in this regard is syncing with Microsoft Outlook, which works flawlessly. Now I can check appointments and find those phone numbers for early morning conference calls without waiting 10 minutes for my laptop to boot up. The new software improves the functionality by adding the notes capability, and I even find myself frequently viewing video podcasts - something I never thought I would use. The most important functions for me in a portable device are calendar, music, notes, photos, and Audible book playback, all of which this iPod handles very nicely. I have also used the maps feature for driving directions - load it up while on the home WiFi network, then the directions are retained for reference - in a much more useful format than if you print out the directions on Google. Just bring along a navigator, as I would not recommend trying to read the iPod while driving. The same applies to paper maps, of course. On the downside, the battery life has not been great - less than two hours if actively using WiFi. Stepping Stone4 I almost bought an iPhone, but decided that I wasn't quite ready to ditch my Treo as a primary email device. I'm happy with that decision. The things which put me off the iPhone - the really crappy virtual keyboard and the current lack of applications - are the Cons to the iPod Touch experience too. The keyboard really is awful - I wouldn't type anything of more than three words. It drives me nuts, but maybe my fingers are just too big. And there just aren't enough applications available yet - not even a Task List. But having said all that, the iPod Touch is a beautiful piece of work and incorporates all of the great things which will eventually make the iPhone irresistable. Music functionality is still central, of course, and now with the added bonus that you can download songs directly from iTunes if the mood takes you in Starbucks or sitting on the toilet or wherever you happen to be using this thing within range of a WiFi signal. Video playback is awesome, light years ahead of the tiny screen on other iPods. I'm watching more video podcasts now than I ever did before. Reading email is also great, even though the aforementioned keyboard makes this a better email reader than an email writer. It's very convenient to be able to quickly check your email without having to boot up the computer or rely on your cellphone's slow download speed (WiFi is of course much faster than cellphone data speeds). There's a YouTube application which has a surprisingly large amount of content and can help to kill the time. There are also nifty applications for checking the weather and stocks, and which are hopefully a preview of the same kind of applications to come when Apple allows it. There's also an application for making notes, but for me this is useless unless I want to go nuts trying to use the keyboard. The battery life isn't great, but that's hardly a flaw of this device, more of battery technology in general (and it reminds me of another reason to stay away from the iPhone for now - make a few calls in the airport and wave goodbye to watching that movie on the plane). But overall I give this four stars. The design is simply superb, and it performs most of its core tasks quite excellently. It's not quite ready to replace my PDA yet, let alone my phone, but it's a great little gadget and plaything. If and when there are lots of applications available, and they figure out some kind of alternative to that ridiculous keyboard, and maybe add the ability to swap out batteries, then the Touch or iPhone will defnitely be ready to take over the world. And it goes without saying, this thing is Way cooler than a BlackBerry will ever be.