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Apple 160GB iPod Classic / Black


Released on 09 September 2009

Manufacturer: Apple

5.0 out of 5 (11 customer reviews) | Write a review

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With 160GB of storage for music, video and photos, iPod Classic is the take-everything-everywhere iPod. iTunes is your entertainment superstore. It's how you organise and play your multimedia collection. And it's how you load iPod classic with music, movies, TV shows, podcasts and audiobooks. With 160GB of space, iPod classic means you can always have your entire music and movie library with you. Carry it from the living room to a party in the backyard. Or take it on a cross-country road trip and never listen to the same song twice.

One word: Capacity:
With 160GB of storage, iPod classic can hold up to 40,000 songs, 200 hours of video or 25,000 photos.*

Genius Playlists:
With just a few clicks, the Genius feature creates a playlist of tracks in your library that go great together.

Browse with cover flow:
With Cover Flow, you can browse through your music collection by flipping through album art

Classic beauty:
Available in quintessential silver or striking black, iPod classic catches your eye with its sleek, all-metal enclosure composed of anodised aluminium and polished stainless steel.

  • Capacity:
  • 160GB
  • Up to 40,000 songs
  • Up to 200 hours video
  • Battery Life:
  • Audio Playback: Up to 36 hours
  • Video Playback: Up to 6 hours
  • Includes:
  • Earphones, dock adapter, USB 2.0 cable
  • Size:
  • 4.1 x 2.4 x 0.41 inches (103.5 x 61.8 x 10.5 mm)
  • Weight:
  • 4.9 ounces (140 grams)
  • Charge Time
  • About 4 hours (2-hour fast charge to 80%)
  • Display:
  • 2.5-inch (diagonal) colour LCD with LED backlight
  • Navigation:
  • Click Wheel
  • Apple iPod Classic 160GB

customer Reviews

 Average rating (11 reviews)

 The iPod Classic 160 GB Review

| | See all ronnieb53's reviews (1)

Top 100 Electronics Reviewer

Regardless of mention, the sophisticated Apple Device is truly unmatched and one of its kind. Though the New iPod Touch has become more popular lately, The iPod Classic still holds a firm stature of its own. A bit expensive but delivers the value as :-

Excellent Battery Life
Massive 160 GB Storage
Simple Interface
Can Also Act Like an External Storage Device
Highly Durable
Simple Yet Evergreen Design.

The main question arises that why buy a classic when we can get a iPod Touch for cheaper. True, but unlike the latter this has 20 times more storage capacity and less vulnerable to damages. Ideal for a student. The reason why I chose this over others is that, because of me currently being a student and a teen I wanted a music device but I did not want it to interfere or divert me away from my studies, as the Touch is equipped with WiFi and Apps. So they are useful but not necessary. One can do without it and the main purpose of the iPod was, is and always will be music (videos and photos as well). So for a studying teen this is the appropriate media device and also will not interfere in your studies.

Now, why buy from Play.com and not directly Apple Store ? Well its true that you can do an engraving free of cost from the Apple Store but logically speaking we eventually end up putting a cover on our iPods which covers the engraving and besides later when you might get bored of it or want to buy a new one or simply want to sell it off..the engraving will decrease the value of your iPod by a great amount. Buying from Play.com saves you an additional £ 5.00.

So if you have the budget and want to buy an iPod from my perspective then go for the iPod Classic. You will not regret.

 Best Gadget Purchase I Ever Made

| | See all Biggerpez's reviews (1)

I have had my iPod Classic 160GB for nearly 2 years now (upgraded form a 1st Gen iPod - which I still have).
Ok so its got all of my record collection on it, around 30 days of music. I also rip dvds I own to play on it, and it has paid for itself alone in not paying for headphones on planes to watch the movies. It can easily fit (along with the record collection) around 100 movies or 200 episodes of TV programs (DVD box sets are a particular favourite of mine for long train journeys and holidays alike).
As well as this I subscribe to a couple of podcasts such as best of YouTube, which is always good for a laugh.
After owning it for a 18 months I discovered the quiz that asks you random questions about your music collection.
Now more and more TV's are coming with ipod docks, so I can play video through the tv in my Kitchen, which led me to buy a RGB add on cable (from the pound shop - for 1 pound) which lets me play the thing on my 42" LG TV (OK the picture quality isn't dvd standard, but it is better then VHS). The pound cable (I bought a few) also lets me play the music through every stereo in my house and I have a similar one that jacks into my car.
After 2 years it is still the first thing I make sure I have packed before going on holiday, the screen is unscratched, the battery life is as good as the day I bought it, and with the use of the 'in your ear' bud earphones the volume is perfect. The only thing I disliked about it was how quiet it is with the earphones supplied.
As I said, best 'gadget' I've ever bought.
I have a wife who borrows it to take to the Gym to watch TV series, and listen to her choice of music, and I have all the charlie and lola and Peppa Pig DVDs on it to keep my 5 year old entertained on long car journeys.
It also has every digital photo I have taken for the past 8 years on it (1000 or so), which is great to show the grandparents!
If that hasn't sold it to you - you don't need one!

 Ideal for music lovers

| | See all Lovewon's reviews (4)

The Ipod Classic lets you take most, if not all your, CD/Record collection with you wherever you go - I only use mine for Music and I have all 700 of my CD's filling about half the space on my Ipod music reproduction is excellent - I've owned mine for about 18 Months (Dec 2009) and it's easily paid for itself - I'm thinking of buying another - mine has got a bit scratched because I've never protected it but to be honest this doesn't bother or concern me - I bought an accessory from Harmon Kardon which lets me play the music through my VAN Radio system great for long journeys

 nothing like it

| | See all zedstorm's reviews (23)

to start with the capacity of this is crazy it's probably never gonna want anything taking off which is a massive plus and something i couldnt get from any other brand of mp3 player's. the build quality feel's solid and it should since it's not cheap, the video look's good the sound is good though i ditched the apple headphone's as their a bit tinny and hollow sounding overall it's an impressive player.

 Quite Simply - Amazing.

| | See all Madprof2's reviews (14)

I purchased my ipod classic last year and I honestly still cant believe how much media this device can hold :-)
It manages to hold my -entire- music collection comfortably (a good 90gb or so - 15,000 songs in my case), 20 full films and 15 complete tv series' - AND THERES STILL SPACE!

It can also deal with many different formats of media, and any it can't, itunes is well equipped to convert -nearly- any media file into a usable one.

The only problem I encountered was, if your store of music on your harddisk/external HDD, somehow erases/gets deleted permanently, you cannot transfer the content FROM your ipod to the pc within itunes (atleast not content you have imported to itunes manually). You have to resort to 3rd party software, which in my opinion, is a major oversight by Apple.

Negatives aside however, this is quite simply - the most amazing piece of technology i've ever owned ( :


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