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puma1552
Sep 24, 2009, 09:21 AM
I got my gf hooked on iPods earlier this summer when I got her her first--a pink 8GB 4th generation nano. Recently I asked her what she wanted for Christmas and she told me she now wants a silver classic, so I picked that up for her and gave it to her as an early Christmas present, and once again found myself lusting after that polished stainless back and the experience of opening a new iPod, and now I want another classic.

My first iPod was a 1st generation silver 4GB mini, but somewhere along the way it got lost (I replaced it this past spring with the 2nd generation 4GB listed below--found one sealed NIB on ebay).

My current collection consists of:

--2nd generation mini 4GB--silver
--2nd generation mini 6GB--silver
--5th generation video 30GB--black
--5.5 generation video 30GB--white
--1st generation touch 32GB
--4th generation nano 16GB--green
--6.5 generation classic 120GB--silver

Of the iPods I've had, the mini has always stood out as my favorite because it just seemed perfect in every way and perhaps I'm biased since it was my first iPod, but I think these days I'm finally moving on and accepting that the classic (120 or new 160 GB flavors) is my favorite player of all time. The touch is fantastic, but at the end of the day it's just a novelty for me because I have to take it out of my pocket and look at it to switch songs, whereas with the clickwheel I can just reach to my back pocket and switch songs and adjust the volume without taking it out.

So what's your favorite iPod of all time??



Unspoken Demise
Sep 24, 2009, 09:24 AM
So what's your favorite iPod of all time??
My iPhone.

anjinha
Sep 24, 2009, 09:25 AM
The B&W 4th Gen iPod, just because it was my first one. :o I just loved it so much.

GoCubsGo
Sep 24, 2009, 09:25 AM
the one I never bought ... the 3rd gen nano.

arkitect
Sep 24, 2009, 09:32 AM
Your favorite iPod of all time?

My first one.
Christmas 2001.
5GB mechanical scroll wheel…
Yes, it came in only one colour — white — it had a tiny greyscale screen… it was laggy…

But the beginning of great things. :D

Being used to Mini Disc players and always having to walk about with a pocket or so full of individual disks, my first 5GB iPod was a revelation.

iBlue
Sep 24, 2009, 09:35 AM
195947

I love that little shuffle. Its battery lasts for ages and it gets used all the time. (gym, mostly)

hollerz
Sep 24, 2009, 09:38 AM
The 2nd generation will always be special to me :cool: I had the 10GB one, was my first iPod, and about a month later bought my first Mac :D

OrangeCuse44
Sep 24, 2009, 09:39 AM
iPhone. Music always with me and it's how I watch most of my TV shows.

anjinha
Sep 24, 2009, 09:39 AM
195947

I love that little shuffle. Its battery lasts for ages and it gets used all the time. (gym, mostly)

I bought a pink shuffle from TDD for my mom. She absolutely loves it. I would love an excuse to get one (or a Nano) but with the iPhone I don't have a need for it. It would be ideal for the gym but I already do dance classes so no time for the gym.

thejadedmonkey
Sep 24, 2009, 09:52 AM
The first one. It was amazing now having to carry a CD case with me everywhere, and Firewire transferred the music, I think it was 10 seconds a CD.

Also, it just felt.. nice. Bulky, like I wasn't going to snap it in two all the time. Battery life was something like 10 hours, which as long as you remembered to plug it in when you plugged in your Cell phone (which would also only last a day on a charge day) it never ran dry.

Plus, there's just something nice about the black and white screen that I miss on these fancy-schmancy new iPods with cameras and kitchen sinks...

anjinha
Sep 24, 2009, 09:56 AM
I think the only reason I don't choose the iPhone as my favorite iPod is because I kinda miss the click wheel. Doesn't feel like an iPod without the click wheel.

Unspoken Demise
Sep 24, 2009, 09:57 AM
I think the only reason I don't choose the iPhone as my favorite iPod is because I kinda miss the click wheel. Doesn't feel like an iPod without the click wheel.

I am not a fan of the click wheel, even though for the time the technology of it was always very cool for me.

OrangeCuse44
Sep 24, 2009, 10:02 AM
Honorable mention to:

http://www.batteriesforipod.com/ipods/iPod3G.jpg

My first iPod. Loved the glow of the 4 buttons..

nomad01
Sep 24, 2009, 10:29 AM
The first one. It was amazing now having to carry a CD case with me everywhere,

Same here. That first one was just amazing at the time. Can still remember how amazed friends were by it! lol

Even if I did have to pimp my old Dell PC to get it working (well, I had to install a firewire card).

cmcbridejr
Sep 24, 2009, 10:33 AM
iPod Classic 3rd generation.

This model introduced the Touch Wheel with a completely non-mechanical interface. It was the only model to have a row of four buttons that looked great at night as they lit up a beautiful red/orange color and blue/purple screen.

On top of that, it has firewire compatibility for fast transfers. It is a shame Apple has done away with firewire in the newer models.

I still have this model and I still love it, though battery life is near depleted.

JonHimself
Sep 24, 2009, 10:34 AM
Honorable mention to:

...

My first iPod. Loved the glow of the 4 buttons..

That was my first, and favorite - mostly for sentimental reasons. The four buttons were nice but I bet after using the click wheel for so long I might hate them now. I also liked the orange-ish glow.

three
Sep 24, 2009, 10:44 AM
That's a hard question, but I have to say my first nano. It was a black first generation iPod nano with 1GB. I loved that thing, and I think it's still somewhere in the house.

Kate.
Sep 24, 2009, 11:15 AM
Honorable mention to:

My first iPod. Loved the glow of the 4 buttons..

Mine too. :) I got it with my first Mac—a 2003 iBook. I was just in awe of this little guy. Second place would go to my blue 2G iPod mini.

Bluefusion
Sep 24, 2009, 11:16 AM
The BEST is probably my iPhone (second best being my Classic 80GB), but my favorite? Oh, that's easy :) The 5GB, physical wheel, beautifully-packaged original.

But I still really miss my black Nano 2G. Biked for miles with that thing during one of the best summers of my life.

instaxgirl
Sep 24, 2009, 11:23 AM
My pink 2nd gen iPod Mini.

Absolutely perfect size. And the belt clip, I loved the belt clip. It made me look like such a geek but it was so damn handy.

JJM
Sep 24, 2009, 11:37 AM
Gotta be 4GB iPod mini! Second is my 2G metallic Shuffle. I use it every day at the gym

dXTC
Sep 24, 2009, 12:00 PM
The instant I saw the blue 2nd gen nano, I had to have it. I had been wanting to get into the MP3 player arena and knew it would have to be an iPod as I was already using iTunes, but nothing Apple had produced fit my storage needs, budget constraints and style considerations until that model was introduced.

I still like it, and it still runs like a champ.

But this new 5th gen nano is growing on me, though. The screen is gorgeous; I no longer have to squint to see the album art. :D

(edit) Of the models I don't have, it's a tossup between the iPod touch and the 2nd gen shuffle. One is a platform with virtually limitless possibility; the other blends technology and fashion perfectly (It plays music! It's a stylish lapel pin!).

ckd
Sep 24, 2009, 12:36 PM
Probably my iPod photo 60GB. It supported both USB and FireWire, still had the little "remote jack" next to the headphone port, and had the wonderful clickwheel interface.

gan6660
Sep 24, 2009, 02:58 PM
My favorite has to be the 1st gen nano in black. Got it for christmas in 2005 but it went through the wash a year later. It wasnt my 1st ipod but it was my first full featured one since my first ipod was a 1st gen shuffle.

Right now I have:

1st gen 8gb Touch
2nd gen 16gb Touch
5th gen 8gb Nano

I also have the Zune HD and I plan to buy a 160gb ipod classic by the end of the year.

yoppie
Sep 24, 2009, 03:06 PM
Honorable mention to:

...

My first iPod. Loved the glow of the 4 buttons..

This one was my first iPod and is also my favorite. It's mostly used for car duty when traveling for more than an hour. I can't seem to part with it.

OrangeCuse44
Sep 24, 2009, 03:27 PM
This one was my first iPod and is also my favorite. It's mostly used for car duty when traveling for more than an hour. I can't seem to part with it.

Wish I could do the same but all I get is some kind of error flashing when it's plugged in. Can't think of the symbol off the top of my head though.

NC MacGuy
Sep 24, 2009, 03:56 PM
The nano chubby. Still has as good battery life as the new nano's after two years, don't have to twist it for video orientation and it just fits my hand better. The new ones are hard to control, too skinny and always bumping my thumb on my palm w. scroll wheel. Made for girly hands.

Dustman
Sep 24, 2009, 05:13 PM
The nano chubby. Still has as good battery life as the new nano's after two years, don't have to twist it for video orientation and it just fits my hand better. The new ones are hard to control, too skinny and always bumping my thumb on my palm w. scroll wheel. Made for girly hands.

Yes. I had the Red chubby nano and i loved it to death. It was beautiful. My heart goes out for my first iPod though.. the Nano 2g. It was indestructible.

Anything's better than my first MP3 player though.. the Dell DJ 20. Looked like a brick, felt like a brick, and weighed enough for 5 bricks.

macsarethebest
Sep 24, 2009, 05:43 PM
I'd definitely say the touch, but get the refurb. It's a lot cheaper, and indistinguishable from a new item.

gan6660
Sep 24, 2009, 08:19 PM
I also liked the "fatty" nano and had it more about 6 months but then it was stolen. But the person that stole it was forced to buy me a new 4th gen nano.

Spock
Sep 24, 2009, 09:21 PM
I still love my old 1st Generation 5gb iPod, I loved the storage space and I was the only one that had one at the time. My second would have to be the Touch/iPhone they are about the same and I love them both.

puckhead193
Sep 24, 2009, 09:53 PM
c'mon the third is by far the best generation with the light up buttons :apple:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2b/Ipod_backlight_transparent.png

edit - it also came with accessories like the dock, case and AC adapter. And the packaging was awesome with the cube! :eek:

soLoredd
Sep 25, 2009, 12:20 AM
Honorable mention to:

http://www.batteriesforipod.com/ipods/iPod3G.jpg

My first iPod. Loved the glow of the 4 buttons..

Same here. Loved the blue backlighting too. It had that old Mac feeling with the font and everything. Next would be my 5.5G. How awesome was it to be able to watch movies on the go!

SactoGuy18
Sep 25, 2009, 12:46 AM
I still think the 3G nano is still the best of the nanos. Too bad Apple never offered a 16 GB 3G nano, which would have been a huge best seller.