Apple IPod Video 30GB - Black MP3 Player

Apple IPod Video 30GB - Black MP3 Player

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With enough room for your favorite music and video, this iPod has both sound and vision. Of course, it also boasts stamina , generous capacity 30GB of storage, a great personality , and a touch of...More

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With enough room for your favorite music and video, this iPod has both sound and vision. Of course, it also boasts stamina , generous capacity 30GB of storage, a great personality , and a touch of genius . In other words, iPod makes an ideal companion.


Quick Glance
Total Included Memory30 GB
System Connectivity1 x Docking Station, 1 x Mini-phone Audio Out, 1 x Composite Video Out
System CompatibilityPC, Mac
Storage Media SupportedHard Drive Portable Media Player
General FeaturesAudio Player, Video Player, Photo Viewer, Voice Recorder
Video Quality
Video PlaybackYes
Video FormatMPEG-4, QuickTime, Motion JPEG (MOV)
Display TypeColor LCD
Diagonal Screen Size2.5 in
Audio Quality
Audio Codecs SupportedMP3, AAC, WAV, Audible, Apple Lossless, AIFF
Battery Life (Audio)14 Hour
Battery Life (Video)14 Hour
Height4.1 in
Weight4.80 oz
Width2.4 in
Depth0.43 in
Warranty Information1 Year
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Additional Specifications
Product LineIPod
Product FunctionsVoice Recorder
Playback FeaturesRepeat Mode, Resume Play, Shuffle Play Mode
Dimensions4.10" Height x 2.40" Width x 0.55" Depth
Additional FeaturesAddress Book, Calendar, Equalizer, Photo Viewer
Software IncludedITunes for Mac and Windows
Brand NameApple
Audio Output ConnectorsAudio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)
Battery RechargeableYes
Batteries IncludedYes
Included ComponentsCarrying Case, Dock, Headphones, Software - CD Ripper, USB Cable, User Manual
Maximum Number of Songs7500
Power SourceRechargable Lithium Ion Battery
Normalized-Diagonal Screen Size2.5
DescriptionIPod Video 5.5th Generation 30GB Media Player - Black
Battery Built-inYes
Frequency BandDocumentation: Electronic Features Guide and Printed Quick Start GuideFeatures:Charging via USB or FireWire to computer system or power adapterHolds up to 25,000 iPod-viewable photosHolds over 1,000 Videos based on 4 minutes per H.264 750kbps video combined with 128kbps audioH.264 video: Baseline Profile up to Level 1.3 with AAC-LC up to 160kbps, 48KhzMPEG-4 video: Simple Profile with AAC-LC up to 160kbps, 48KhzVoice recording settings:Low (22.05 KHz, mono)High (44.1 KHz, stereo)Headphone:Earbud-style headphones with 18-mm drivers using Neodymium transducer magnetsImpedence: 32 ohmsiPod Universal Dock:Dock connectorAudio and composite video outputS-video outputCustomizable settings:Customize main menuCreate multiple On-the-Go playlistsAdjust audiobook playback speedClicker playback through headphonesRate songsShuffle songs or albumsRepeat one or allSound Check on or off20 Equalizer settingsBacklight timerAlarms on, off or silentSleep timerDate and timeDisplay time in menu barContacts sort and display by first or last namesClicker on or offLanguages:Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese and TurkishAdditional language support for display of song, album and artist information:Bulgarian, Croatian, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian and Ukrainian
Average Playback Time14 hour(s)
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User Reviews

379 Ratings | 100 Reviews

4.43 out of 5 stars

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    By Yahoo! Shopping User  May 29, 2007

    Well i have had myy 30 gigabyte black ipod for a year now, and i must say i am impressed. However... it sucks that you have to convert movies, and batterey life is low. other than that, good product =]

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  • Apple iPod Video 30GB - Black MP3 Player

    By ������Heo���Beo'������  Jun 12, 2007

    ### OMG, the first time I got it, I was like 'What the hell?! It's so thin!'. Really.. Take my word for it. It can easily be slipped into my jeans pocket, and yeah, the sound and picture quality are really awesome. But one thing for sure, the battery lif...e for watching video is quite suck. I watch the 5 minutes video, the battery already decreased so much.. But don't take my word for it, cos anyone seriously need to experience the coolness of the iPod!!! ... Read more Less

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  • iPod Video

    By NealS  Mar 10, 2007

    ### The apple iPod video is probable the best portable mp3/video player out in the market. i really did my hw. This one just barely topped the Microsoft Zune and the Sansa. It has the most memory for its price. It has easy to use controls. a large screen...with good quality. Also, it is easy to acess what you want. Read more Less

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  • Ipod 30 GB

    By MsBling  Apr 1, 2007

    Good Choice...

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  • yeah....

    By Yahoo! Shopping User  Mar 9, 2007

    ### Okay, so the battery life kinda sucks if you dont know what you are doing. When you watch a video on this ipod video, it eats your battery like a bowl of popcorn! As far as looks, I'm sold! It is so cool looking, and i love the glossy front--way than previous generations. The sound quality is great--one thing i found is that this ipod can actually skip! I was jogging and it just stopped for a second and continued. Apparently nanos are the jogger's ipod. About what i expected from an ipod! Keep it up apple! Read more Less

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  • Ipod Video

    By Yahoo! Shopping User  Mar 11, 2007

    ### I love my ipod. this is the best one ever, i love the video and game capabilities. i dont really get what everyone is talking about with bad batteries because i can watch to full length movies (Pirates and Highschool Musical) and still have battery l...ife left to listen to music and play some sudoku or bejeweled. word to the wise, to make your battery life last much much longer, turn down the brightness of your screen in the settings menu. that should solve some of your problems. :) Read more Less

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  • best 30 GB on the market

    By Khoa  Mar 11, 2007

    ### although the screen is a little smaller than the zune, but it's same resolution, that means higher contrast and much more detalied colors . And i think most people would go with the quality here (cause both of them are nothing compared to the big scr...een tvs already, so why not choose the one that would torture the eyes less?) The sound quality is kinda the same with other mp3 players, so if you really want to enjoy the magic of music, pay extra for a better pair of headphones ( but i still think the enclosed white earphones are very cool) But the stand out point of the ipods is the design. This model, like its other siblings, is gorgeous. You can feel it's a piece of art right at the moment it's on your hand! Flashy clear plastic spreads through the whole front surface. The back is metalically shiny. The weight is not too light, so that you don't mistake it with some cheap imitator toy. And the click wheel, ummm, If only it was not that scratchy :( Read more Less

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  • iPod Video

    By Yahoo! Shopping User  Feb 21, 2007

    ### This is my second iPod. I bought my first one in 2003, 3rd generation iPod that came out before iPod Mini. I dropped that thing a couple times and it still worked perfect. Lots of scratches though which is fine cause I didn't care as much as I do now.... It lasted long for me and The reason I bought a video was because my battery is dead now, yet I can use it as an external hard drive for my computer. I'm expecting the same from this iPod. I did research on it and asked friends and family how they liked it and everyone gave me an A for it. Read more Less

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  • iPod

    By Duy �����i  May 5, 2007

    30GB co day - tha ho ma nghe nhac

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  • flipin' sweet

    By Brian  Jan 4, 2007

    My only problem is that i can only use itunes to get music on it.

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