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Apple iPod Video portable media player

£179 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Apple

Our Rating: We rate this 4.5 out of 5

Creative’s Zen Vision W, being larger-screened and chunkier, is designed for video above all other functions, but the Apple iPod Video sits elegantly on the fence. It’s an oversized music player but smaller than your average full-blown portable video player. Whether this is a plus or a drawback depends on your point of view.

Creative's Zen Vision W, being larger-screened and chunkier, is designed for video above all other functions, but the Apple iPod Video sits elegantly on the fence. It’s an oversized music player but smaller than your average full-blown portable video player. Whether this is a plus or a drawback depends on your point of view.

The Apple iPod Video happily plays video content, of course, and its crisp, clear screen is well up to the task. Indeed, the iPod Video's seven-hour battery life makes it feasible to watch three films on a single charge, compared with the Creative's two (at a push). The down side is the screen 'real estate' - a 2.5in display makes for tired eyes after a couple of hours of viewing.

The smaller screen makes for a correspondingly smaller device meaning the Apple iPod Video can be carried around in a pocket and used for casual music accompaniment while travelling or working out - although it can't compete with Apple's own iPod shuffle and its petite rivals in this respect. The Apple iPod Video is an extremely competent all-rounder.

Apple iPod video [PCA] Expert Verdict »
2.5in LCD
supports AAC, Protected AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible, Apple Lossless, WAV, AIFF, Jpeg, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD, PNG, H.264 video, Mpeg4
104x61x11mm
136g
  • Build Quality: We give this item 9 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 9 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 8 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 9 of 10 overall

Apple's iPods rule the market for a reason. The Apple iPod Video is well up to the task of video and audio, and we are delighted with its user-friendly interface. However, if video is your thing then 2.5in of screen estate could lead to a pair of very tired eyes.

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