iPod Touch Gen2 (The Funnest iPod Ever)

DAB

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I have an iPod Touch Gen1 and I've opted not to upgrade. The only real difference is that this newer version has volume buttons on the left top side. Plus it has a mini speaker so that you can't play games and or listen to podcast or even music (this speaker is only for very casual listening). The design is a little sleeker and of course they did drop the prices on the 8, 16 and 32gb versions, ranging from $229 to $399.

The recent release of the 2.1 software basically gave all use IPT Gen 1 owners the same features as the Gen2. An example is Genius, with just a few taps, the new Genius feature creates a playlist of tracks in your library that go great together. I really like this feature and find I use it a great deal.

To be honest I basically use my IPT as a PDA. It allows me to track my apointments, schedule events/meetings, receive and respond to my email, check my stocks, find out what the weather is doing and even look up phone numbers, zip codes and with Google maps it even allows me to figure out where I am and how to get where I am going.

The applications available have really enhanced the useability of the IPT. Being a music nut, I really have enjoyed the AOL, Pandora applications. But those are only a couple out of about 10 that I have installed. On the weekends I track NFL and NCAA Football games with updated stats and the almost live play by play action is really sweet.

Now the only draw back to all this fun, you must have a wifi connection. Fortunately for me almost everywhere I go I have a wifi connection so this device works out well in my day to day walk through life.

Now if they come out with a 64g IPT gen 2 or 3, I am on it! :)
 
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Davis

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I have a 1st gen touch. I travel a lot for my job so it is nice to use in airports and on planes. I generally stay with the small airports (where they actually have free wifi) so I can keep a connection until we begin to taxi. It is also great during long, boring, meetings. I can stream YouTube without anybody knowing that it is me.

I just saw a commercial and they were playing games on it. Was that the 2nd or 1st gen? I don't have any games one mine. Then again, I haven't downloaded any apps at all.
 

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I just saw a commercial and they were playing games on it. Was that the 2nd or 1st gen? I don't have any games one mine. Then again, I haven't downloaded any apps at all.
If you are updated to the 2.1 software, you can download any of the free games and they will work even on the 1st gen iPod Touch. There is a Match game on there that I like to play around with. Its a game of memory.
 

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I got the 2nd generation a couple of days ago, pretty freakin' sweet. The apps are amazing and I think they're just scratching the surface of what this device is capable of...
 

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I got the 2nd generation a couple of days ago, pretty freakin' sweet. The apps are amazing and I think they're just scratching the surface of what this device is capable of...
Man DAWG, I have been tempted, but there just isn't enough to it to make me want to jump just yet. Now had they come out with a 64gb version, I'd been on it like white on rice.

Glad to see you made it abord DRC, SISO :)
 

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Too bad the iPhone 3g doesn't have the nice back like the new Touch. The plastic scratches a lot, so I have read.
 

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Too bad the iPhone 3g doesn't have the nice back like the new Touch. The plastic scratches a lot, so I have read.
The iPod Touch's back scratches REALLY easy as well. But I agree, it isn't as nice.
 

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The iPod Touch's back scratches REALLY easy as well. But I agree, it isn't as nice.
I have a few scratched on my iPhone back due to taking a the incase slider off when there was a small rock in there. Ugh. Now it's naked.
 

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I have a few scratched on my iPhone back due to taking a the incase slider off when there was a small rock in there. Ugh. Now it's naked.
I love the InvisibleShield:

http://www.zagg.com/invisibleshield/index.php

I have it on my Razr 2 and my 80 GB Ipod Classic. It's a bit of a pain to put on, but it does a great job of keeping things scratch-free. Plus it lets you keep the good looks of your Ipod. I always hated the thought of hiding my Ipod in some bulky case.
 

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I had the first gen iPod Touch, the back did get scratched very easily. I bought the 2nd gen IPT and I love it. The wifi connects faster and doesn't drop out at all, it did quite frequently with the first one. The new one has stainless steel backing but I did buy a "condom" for it. Also have a screen protector on it that I bought from Wally world. I also love the integrated Nike+ that tracks your workouts with the Nike+ sneaker & pod. The speaker isn't that great on it but it's nice to have the external volumn control. Of course I had to get the 16gb this time around since I want as much music with me as possible.

I love the Genius feature with the latest firmware upgrade. It's great to be able to make a playlist and hear music that you might have forgotten was on there.

The one problem I do experience with it and also had with the first one is that when syncing sometimes the date/time gets all fugged up. One time it also wiped out my music from my IPT, that pissed me off big time! :mad:
 

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I love my ipod touch. I wish the battery would last longer with wifi on but it's a small price to pay. I can't imagine spending the money to update for the nominal difference. But the built in speaker would be nice.
 

DAB

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I love my ipod touch. I wish the battery would last longer with wifi on but it's a small price to pay. I can't imagine spending the money to update for the nominal difference. But the built in speaker would be nice.
Those are my thoughts too. I would love to have that speaker because I often have to plug in headphones to be able to view or listent to certain things on the fly. Having the speaker would make that so much easier. But it certainly isn't worth paying $399 for a new 32gb.
 

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Hey DAB ... Nice Forum!

I had the 1st gen, bought a new mac and got a 2nd free, gave them to my kids and got myself a new 2nd gen. It is sweet. I really like the speaker and the volume button. Either way, however, the Touch is amazing. I watched a few shows on it while on the train...amazing!
 

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I love the InvisibleShield:

ZAGG | invisibleSHIELD | Cases, Screen Protectors, Covers, Shields, Skins, Invisible Shield

I have it on my Razr 2 and my 80 GB Ipod Classic. It's a bit of a pain to put on, but it does a great job of keeping things scratch-free. Plus it lets you keep the good looks of your Ipod. I always hated the thought of hiding my Ipod in some bulky case.
Another member of the invisibleshield cult! Just put one on my wife's new phone, and wish I had ordered one sooner for my Nano.

I have a few discount codes, if you want to PM me.
 
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SatRadioRules

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I have an invis shield on the older iPod Touch, but a bodyguardz on the new one. I actually like the bodyguardz better because I find I can slide my fingers easier on the screen....I find that the invis shield has a bit of resistance when sliding. However, both provide amazing protection from scratches.

If you are new to either, both sites provide install videos. Watch them and remember that patience is the key.
 

DAB

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I have invisibleshield on my Razr2, iPod Touch and my Stiletto 2, along with a screen shield on my ExpressRC. These things work GREAT! Anytime I get a new device I order the shield the same day and when they come out of the box, they get the shield on them immediately.