Thursday, May 19, 2011

Fathers Day Gift Guide: Apple iPod touch Gift Pack Review

This Fathers Day, we look for the best gifts to give dad. There are all kinds of dads out there, but one thing I know is that men love toys! They love gadgets that they can show off to their buddies. So make dad proud this year, get him the ultimate iPod gift set! I received, courtesy of Apple for review, the ultimate Fathers Day iPod gift set! I received the  iPod touch, the iPod nano, the Nike + iPod Sport Kit and a Apple ITunes Gift Card, so hubby can upload all of his favorite songs to his new iPods!!! This set is just awesome. I have done a review on the iPod nano, and this little music player is just so awesome and with 16GB on one little unit, one can upload a whole lot of music! So now let me tell you about this iPod touch. First let me say, wow! This iPod just about does it all. Dad can chat with real face time, he can play games on the Game Center and play against his friends and family anywhere in the world. Dad can also take pictures or record HD videos of the kids! This iPod is the ultimate iPod and is a must have for dad this year!!! Oh and lets not forget the Nike + Sport Kit. Dad can put the little red chip in his Nike shoes, then the other part in his iPod, and he can listen to his steps and really hear the burn when working out! This set all together is amazing and dad will really appreciate it this year!!!


Thanks to a unique partnership between Nike and Apple, your iPod nano, iPod touch (2nd generation or later), iPhone 3GS, or iPhone 4 becomes your coach. Your personal trainer. Your favorite workout companion.

Tune

Insert the wireless sensor inside the custom, built-in pocket beneath the insole of your Nike+ shoe, then plug the receiver into the Dock connector on your iPod nano. The iPod touch (2nd generation or later), iPhone 3GS, and iPhone 4 include built-in support for the system — no receiver necessary.

Run

Now start your workout. As your run or walk, the sensor sends information to your device, tracking your time, distance, pace, and calories burned. If you choose, real-time, spoken feedback can even alert you to milestones throughout your workout.

Sync

Back at your computer, sync your iPod nano to transfer your workout data to iTunes and nikeplus.com; on iPod touch, iPhone 3GS, and iPhone 4, you can sync your data wirelessly. At nikeplus.com, you can evaluate your performance history, set goals, and even challenge other runners to a virtual race.

Size and weight

Height:
4.4 inches (111.0 mm)
Width:
2.3 inches (58.9 mm)
Depth:
0.28 inch (7.2 mm)
Weight:
3.56 ounces (101 grams)1

Capacity

  • 8GB, 32GB or 64GB flash drive2

Wireless3

  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz only)
  • Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR
  • Maps-location based service4
  • Nike + iPod support built in

In the box

  • iPod touch
  • Earphones
  • Dock Connector to USB Cable
  • Quick Start guide

Environmental Status Report

iPod touch embodies Apple’s continuing environmental progress. It is designed with the following features to reduce environmental impact:
  • Arsenic-free display glass
  • Brominated flame retardant-free
  • Mercury-free LCD display
  • PVC-free
  • Recyclable stainless steel enclosure
  • Smaller, more compact packaging (17% smaller, 16% lighter)

Display

  • 3.5-inch (diagonal) widescreen
    Multi-Touch display
  • 960-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 pixels per inch

Audio

  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
  • User-configurable maximum volume limit

Headphones


  • Earphones
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Impedance: 32 ohms

TV and video

  • H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
  • MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
  • Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
  • Support for 1024 by 768 pixels with Apple VGA Adapter; 576p and 480p with Apple Component AV Cable; 576i and 480i with Apple Composite AV Cable (cables sold separately)

Languages

Localized UI

  • English (U.S.), English (UK), French (France), German, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Polish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Hungarian, Arabic, Thai, Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Malay, Romanian, Slovak, Croatian, Catalan, and Vietnamese

Localized Keyboards

  • English (U.S.), English (UK), French (France), French (Canadian), French (Switzerland), German, Traditional Chinese (Handwriting, Pinyin, Zhuyin, Cangjie, Wubihua), Simplified Chinese (Handwriting, Pinyin, Wubihua), Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Korean, Japanese (Romaji, Ten Key), Japanese (Kana), Russian, Polish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Estonian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Lithuanian, Latvian, Flemish, Arabic, Thai, Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Malay, Romanian, Slovak, Croatian, Bulgarian, Serbian (Cyrillic/Latin), Catalan, Vietnamese, Tibetan, Macedonian, and Cherokee

Localized Dictionaries

  • English (U.S.), English (UK), French, German, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Korean, Japanese (Romaji), Japanese (Kana), Russian, Polish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Flemish, Arabic, Thai, Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Malaysian, Romanian, Slovak, Croatian, Catalan, Vietnamese, and Cherokee
  • Cameras, photos, and video

    • Video recording, HD (720p) up to 30 frames per second with audio; still photos (960 x 720) with back camera
    • VGA-quality photos and video up to 30 frames per second with the front camera
    • Tap to control exposure for video or stills
    • Photo and video geo tagging over Wi-Fi

    Input and output


    • 30-pin dock connector
    • 3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack
    • Built-in speaker
    • Microphone

    External buttons and controls


    Sensors

    • Three-axis gyro
    • Accelerometer
    • Ambient light sensor

    Battery and power5

    • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
    • Playback time
      • Music playback time: Up to 40 hours when fully charged
      • Video playback time: Up to 7 hours when fully charged
    • Charging times: Fast charge in about 2 hours (80% capacity), full charge in about 4 hours.

    System requirements

    • USB 2.0
    • iTunes 10.1 or later6
    • Mac: Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later
    • PC: Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP Home or Professional (SP3) or later
    • Broadband Internet access required; fees may apply.

    Environmental requirements

    • Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F
      (0° to 35° C)
    • Nonoperating temperature: -4° to 113° F
      (-20° to 45° C)
    • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
    • Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet
      (3000 m)








3 comments:

karenmed409 said...

Wonderful Review.. I think a lot of dads would love it.!!!!

Charlotte Varner said...

Wow really awesome!! What a nice product & definitely a great gift for dads!!!

Laura Lane said...

What a gift!