When the ipods first got released i said i would never get an ipod because of the price just to listen to music, by the time the 5th generation ipod was released (ipod video) i was tempted to get one but in the end i decided to go for a creative zen vision m which is a great mp4 player. When christmas came around i thought i would finally go for an ipod video but found out the 6th gen was out (ipod classic) which contains a whole new look to it’s system which at first i didn’t like from the pictures but after my girlfriend got the ipod nano i quickly got to liking it. The first impressions i got from the classic is the size, it’s surprisingly thin for that amount of storage and i think the 160gb model is only a little bit bigger, i’m happy with the fact that the new ipods are done in aluminiun which makes them even better looking aswell in my opinion (and stops having all those smudges and scratches on the front of it) although the back is still the same as before and covered in fingerprints. When i first connected it to my pc, itunes just asked me to fill in some details like ipod name and information like that then it went to sync my music right away, the only problem i had was with the new album art cover flow feature. Even with my official albums i found that not all of the album covers were being displayed which makes the whole feature look “messy” with the default grey icon blocks. Adding podcasts is a very simple thing to do and i haven’t found anything easier to do with the ipod, i never used to be into the whole “podcasting” thing but since getting the ipod and being able to watch/listen to them anywhere is a great thing. The ipod is also very lightweight and apple’s ear buds are the best i’ve ever used, i really haven’t found ear buds like those before and the sound quality is very good. Anyone who is looking into getting a mp3 or mp4 player and had the money then would definatly recommend the ipod classic.