Now that it's out on the market, multimedia students can start trawling the used iPod market for last-generation iPods. The new iPod Photo comes in two sizes: a 40GB model, available for $499, and a 60GB model that sells for $599. Both feature a crisp LCD display that lets you see your photos in 65,536 colours. Its backlighting looks to be as good as the Sony Clie's. Like its big brother, iPod Photo features the touch-sensitive Apple Click Wheel that quickly navigates iPod Photo’s new colour menu. Spin the wheel to Music, and you can scroll effortlessly through dozens of playlists, hundreds of albums or thousand of songs.
- Take up to 15,000 songs or up to 25,000 photos wherever you go, then squint at the two-inch screen.
- Auto-sync your music, photos and album art with iTunes 4.7 and hope it gets even easier.
- Connect iPod Photo to a projector or TV and give slideshows — complete with music!
- Enjoy up to 15 hours of continuous music thanks to extended battery life.
- Copy full-resolution photos to iPod Photo as a backup or to transfer originals to another system.
- Find songs and photos fast with the Apple Click Wheel.
- Use iPod Photo with Mac OS X or Windows 2000/XP. Linux standing by.
- Play music in MP3, AAC and Apple Lossless formats.
- Create and save multiple On-the-Go Playlists.
- Adjust the read speed for Audiobooks.
- Enjoy seamless integration with iTunes.
- Sync and charge via included FireWire or USB 2.0 cables.
- Remind yourself with Text Notes.
- Keep appointments using the Alarm Clock/Sleep Timer.
- Stay organized with contacts/calendars/to-do lists, all in colour.
- Record voice notes after you buy the accessory.
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