Grrr baby grrr… the long awaited Video iPod has been released along with a new version of iTunes. Sporting the ability to hold 15,000 songs, 25,000 photos or 150 hours of video on the 60GB version. With all this storage space and a 320×240-pixel 2.5″ QVGA color display you would expect a much larger iPod but at only .43″ deep, 2.4″ wide and 4.1″ tall, you’ll hardly notice you are carrying Apple’s latest hit.
Go figure, a week or two ago I seriously thought Apple would never release the Video iPod…
First, iPod put music in your pocket. Now it puts on a show. With support for up to 15,000 songs and up to 150 hours of video on a 2.5-inch QVGA color display, iPod gives you the ultimate music experience â€” sight and sound â€” in a lighter, thinner design. Available in classic white and dramatic black.
With its 320 x 240-pixel QVGA color display, iPod lets you view photos and watch MPEG-4 and H.264 video wherever you go.* View your own videos, or watch music videos and TV shows you can purchase from the iTunes Music Store.
Incredibly, iPod will fit in even more pockets than ever. Measuring less than half an inch thin, the 30GB iPod takes up about 45 percent less space than the original iPod. Even the 60GB model is over 10 percent thinner than the fourth-generation 30GB iPod.
Use the optional iPod A/V cable to play videos and photo slideshows with music on your TV. Or combine the new Apple Remote with an optional iPod Universal Dock to control your music, videos and slideshows from across the room.
Traveling with your digital camera? Leave all those extra memory cards at home. The optional iPod Camera Connector lets you shoot all day, then transfer the pictures from your camera to your iPod, where you can view them immediately.
The 60GB iPod offers up to 20 hours of music playback between charges, and the 30GB offers 14 hours. The iPod battery can be charged up to 80 percent capacity in 2 hours; a full charge takes 4 hours.
Price: $299 – $399
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)