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First Looks: id America Metropolitan Aluminum In-Ear Headphones with Remote/Mic

id America’s new Metropolitan in-ear headphones ($30) feature many qualities we’d expect from a more expensive pair. In addition to an aluminum casing for the 10mm drivers, the cables are fabric covered, and the headphones ship with memory foam ear tips. Three sizes of rubber ear tips are also packed in, along with a carrying pouch. Metropolitan comes in six different metallic colors….


Apple iPod classic 120 GB Silver 6th Generation NEWEST MODEL

Apple iPod classic 120 GB Silver 6th Generation NEWEST MODEL

Now you can take it with you. All of it. Available in a 120 GB model that holds up to 30,000 songs, 150 hours of video, 25,000 photos, or any combination, the new iPod classic fills your pocket with sight and sound. Available in quintessential silver or striking new black, iPod classic catches your eye with its sleek, all-metal enclosure composed of anodized aluminum and polished stainless steel. The new Genius Playlist feature creates an on-the-fly playlist of tracks in your library that go great with the song you’re listening to. And Cover Flow lets you flip through your music by album artwork. Discovering new music, movies, TV shows, games, audiobooks, and podcasts is easy on the iTunes Store. Even rent a movie from iTunes and watch it on the go. To get everything into your pocket, just connect iPod classic to your Mac or PC, and iTunes transfers your music and more in one seamless sync.

With the new iPod classic, you can take it with you…all of it. Click to enlarge.

Up to 30,000 songs, 150 hours of video, 25,000 photos, or any combination to fill your pocket with sight and sound. Click to enlarge.

120 GB at under a half an inch deep. Click to enlarge.

Available in quintessential silver or striking new black. Click to enlarge.

Space Available, and Lots of It

Meet a Musical Genius
Say you’re listening to a song you really like and want to hear other tracks that go great with it. With a few clicks, the new Genius feature finds the songs in your library that go great together and makes a playlist for you. You can listen to the playlist right away, save it for later, or even refresh it and give it another go. Count on Genius to create a mix you wouldn’t have thought of yourself.

Hold Everything
iPod classic gives you 120 GB of storage capacity, good for up to 30,000 songs, 150 hours of video, 25,000 photos, or any combination. And you get up to 36 hours of battery life, so you can keep on rocking for a long, long time.*

Leave No Tune Behind
With 120 GB 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.

Click to Enjoy
Finding exactly what you want to watch or listen to is easy. Use the Click Wheel to browse by album art with Cover Flow or navigate your songs and videos by playlist, artist, album, genre, and more. You also can search for specific titles and artists. Want to mix things up? Click Shuffle Songs for a different experience every time.

Watch Movies and TV Shows
The vivid 2.5-inch display makes video come alive. Purchase or rent movies, buy TV shows, and download video podcasts from the iTunes Store, then sync them to your iPod classic to watch anywhere, anytime.

Play iPod Games
Put hours of fun at your fingertips. iPod classic comes with three games–Vortex, iQuiz, and Klondike–and you can purchase games, such as Monopoly, from the iTunes Store. All iPod games are designed specifically for the iPod interface.

Share Your Photos
iPod classic uses iTunes to sync the photos you have in iPhoto on a Mac or Adobe Photoshop Elements and Adobe Photoshop Album on a PC. View photo slideshows complete with music and transitions on iPod classic, or play them on a TV using an optional Apple component or composite AV cable.

Reduced Environmental Impact
iPod classic embodies Apple’s continuing environmental progress. It is designed with the following features to reduce environmental impact:

  • Arsenic-free glass
  • Brominated flame retardant-free
  • Mercury-free
  • PVC-free
  • Highly recyclable aluminum and stainless steel enclosure
  • Recycled and bio-based packaging materials

What’s in the Box
Apple iPod classic 120 GB (Silver), earphones, USB 2.0 cable, dock adapter, quick start guide

User Ratings and Reviews

5 Stars Excelent Product
This is an excelent product, it works just fine and i cant get enough of it!

5 Stars Great product!
I’ve owned 4 Ipods, and this one is really nice. I like the amount of music it holds. If you are only interested in storing music, this Ipod will do the trick.

1 Star First and last Apple product
The one-star review is because of Apple’s attitude towards its customers. I don’t know how well the 120GB iPod Classic works because I’m unable to set it up. A series of calls to Apple tech support resulted in a string of refusals.

First, be aware that you MUST have a broadband connection in order to use any iPod. Amazon does not include that information in its product description. As a first-time Apple customer, I was not aware of this… nor was I aware of the degree to which they enforce control over how you will use their products.

If you buy the player, you will not receive either a manual or the iTunes software that you need to use it. Eliminating manuals is “green”, they say. Not including them in the package is fine, but they should be available on request. I don’t see how my growing stack of inkjet-printed, stapled-together “owner’s manuals” is any better for the environment than a smaller, professionally printed manual. This seems to be something that’s only good for Apple. (Also, note that in addition to a download-only manual, you are limited to ONE technical support call. This is not a user-friendly company.)

The big problem, though, is the iTunes software. This is bloatware beyond anything I’ve seen yet… almost 75MB, with no options for anyone who just wants to copy mpegs onto the player’s disc. Apple support says you can download the software via a dialup — it only takes about eight hours — but in the real world, no dialup connection will stay alive that long. My options? A hundred-mile round trip to an Apple store for a copied disc, or find someone with the software and copy it from them (of course, Apple won’t support me if I’m using this “pirated” software, either).

I really don’t understand why Apple can’t send out a disc with the current software on request. I used to write firmware for products that could be upgraded on the fly via the Internet, but if a customer requested a disc, that was no problem. A few cents in materials, and a few minutes of our time. Apple’s reason seems to be, “we won’t do it because we haven’t done it lately. If we do it for you we’ll have to do it for everybody. And this way we can control it.” That’s infantile and arrogant. They also feel that I don’t fit their techno-elite user profile, so I should just go away. (My impression was that iPods were pretty much commodity items by now, not cutting edge technology.) If this is typical Apple attitude, it’s my last contact with the company.

My only practical option, I guess, is to return the player to Amazon and look for a simple, no-frills unit that doesn’t require an expensive broadband connection (if they exist). As far as I’m concerned, this product is sold incomplete, with required components missing.

5 Stars Wonderful!!!!!!!!
LOVE IT! I had the first 60GIG photo so this was a great upgrade. A must have…

5 Stars I’m So Worth This!
You do one of two things with your music. You listen to it or you experience it. If listening to your music is all you need, you can get less expensive players, like my SanDisk and Zune players which work just fine.

However, if you like to experience your music as I do, this the player. To help put it in perspective, imagine that you’ve walked into a local stereo store and all the usual consumer models are on the floor with feature knock off lists, sale tags and all the other usual merchandising yadda-yadda. If you just need something for listing to music, shop for the best overall value to fit your needs.

On the other hand…

At that back of the store is that sealed glass door that leads to the listening room. Curious to see the difference, you step in and the sales person fires up a high end model and what happens next can be incredible. There you are standing in the middle of the room with your eyes closed as the music pours over you and in a matter of moments you say to yourself, “I’m so worth this.”

That was what happened to me. I’ve always bought CDs and then ripped them to 320KB MP3s and they sounded good on my SanDisk and Zune. But when I listened to them for the first time with this new iPod model, I said to myself, “I’m so worth this.”

Sure, the 120GB is great for storing all your max bandwidth music, videos and the odd kitchen sink, but there is that undeniable Apple panache for elegant, yet simple functionality. It’s there and it makes listening to your collection easier than the rest.

So there it is. If you’re shopping for a listening value, move along to the less expensive models. However, if you want to experience your music as though you were standing in that listening room, you’ve found what you’re looking for. While you’re at it, get the DLO HipCase Leather Folio Case too. It’s really nice.

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