Games News are cool, new gadgets are cool too. Apple has just release the new generation of iPods, let’s take a look at them.
One of the coolest gadgets on the Planet Earth, the iPods have their new descendants, the new fifth-generation iPod (Video), the new iPod Nano and the tiny little iPod Shuffle, which you can just clip and go!
Introducing the new iPods!
New iPod (5th generation)
The new iPod has the following features:
- Increase battery life, up to 20 hours
- Larger capacity (30GB and 80GB model)
- 60 percent brighter screen
- Vibrant 2.5″ colour display
- Seamless integration with the new iTunes 7
- Click Wheel, for precise, single hand usage
- New Search and Quick Scroll make searching for your favourite songs easier
- Auto-Sync technology automatically download musics, podcasts and etc and keep up to date with your Mac or Windows.
- Multitasking, you can browse the photo and album art while listening to music
- Games such as Bejeweled and Tetris are available to download for the new iPod
The new iPods are available in Black and White only. The 30GB model cost US$249 and the 80GB model cost US$349. Both models are available in the Apple Store and authorised dealers. There is not much of a cosmetic change for the iPod, retaining its coolness but packed with more functionalities.
New iPod nano
The new iPod nano has an obvious change, it looks like an iPod-minied iPod nano. The side of the iPod nano is curvy instead of right-angled. It still looks cool as its name sounds, nano.
New and improved features includes:
- New aluminium body
- Up to 24 hour battery life
- Twice the storage capacity of the previous nano (2GB, 4GB and 8GB)
- Features Click Wheel and Search and Quick Scroll
- More compact
- Brighter screen
- Features Auto-sync technology
- Seamless integration with iTunes 7
The new iPod nano are priced US$149, US$199 and US$249 for 2GB, 4GB and 8GB models respectively. There are 5 differents colours to choose from, black, silver, green, blue and pink. 8GB model comes with black only, while 2GB model comes with silver. There is no black 4GB models.
Watch the following video, which Gizmodo did for the new iPod nano.
iPod Shuffle (ever smaller)
- World Smallest digital music player
- 1GB of Flash memory
- Hold up to 240 songs
- Nearly half the size of previous Shuffle
- AutoFill feature, sync the number of songs with the music library
The new iPod Shuffle costs US$79.