Hats off to people working at Apple. You guyz simply rock!!! I had used apple products in the past like Mac Mini & macbook but wasn’t satisfied. It seems like I was waiting for this thing only!! I know Ipod touch has been around here for a while, but I got my hands on it only about 1 month ago. And I am still scratching my head after seeing how could they pack so much in such a sleek and slim design.
First off, I am a game lover, and what better way to please me than providing the motion sensing technology!! I just loved the accelerometer feature. I literally clapped when I saw that I could steer a car by just tilting my ipod touch. I had heard about it earlier but it felt so awesome when I actually played it. I can go on explaining other games also but there are really other cool things in Ipod besides games!!
This was the first ever WiFi enabled device I have used. And oh boy, did it impressed me?? Hell yeah. It feels so awesome when surfing net and zooming in and out of the web pages just by using two fingers only! The virtual keypad for typing addresses was so comfortable, I never felt the need for a stylus. And the best part, I could actually watch videos on youtube via youtube app!! yeeehaaw..
Ipod touch also included google maps app. And I have never seen anything like this before. Just for trial, I located my college and zoomed in, and oh gawd!! I saw every detail marked on the map about library, hostels, canteen, perfectly located as they are in real!! It is so useful for a new person coming to such a big college and knowing in advance where everything is situated.
I also tried to download some apps from app store. One app worth mentioning was Discover files. It enabled me to connect to my computer via Wifi and transfer documents, files, etc. At first I thought it was fake, but after uploading a powerpoint presentation and viewing it in real time on ipod touch, I was blown away. It helped me so much as most of my labwork was on my computer and I had to turn it on everytime I had to do something.
I can go on and on by listing features of this amazing product. But I must give some attention to the feature that has given it its name : music. I am not a music freak and very rarely I listen to music. But after seeing the “cover flow” in action, I am finding new excuses to listen to music!! In cover flow, you hold the ipod horizontal, and the albums together with their artwork are displayed one after another. The cool thing is you can just switch among them just by swiping your finger and you can’t help it but appreciate the smooth animation it gives while switching. And oh, I almost forgot, it can also play videos and with so much of storage space, you can actually keep a couple of movies and rest assured that no matter what, you are not going to be bored!!
The only drawback I found in this ipod was that while previous ipods have been allowed to be used as a usb drive, this wasn’t. But actually I found out that this was due to some safety features so that you don’t accidentally loose all your data when it is not ejected properly. Besides, I achieved my goal by using apps like Discover.
I am so much amazed by IPOD Touch that if I continue writing about its features, then it’s gonna take me a whole day and it may still be incomplete!! Apple has done a fabulous job with this masterpiece and I just can’t wait for their next killer product. I am simply obsessed with this product and if you can grab your hands on this one, then go ahead & snatch it cos it’s worth it.