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3.7
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Apple - iPod Mini 1st Generation MP3 Player

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Apple - iPod Mini 1st Generation MP3 Player
 
3.7

(based on 21 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I love my pink iPod mini! Its so pretty :)

I love my pink mini.  It's a great little peice of equipment.  It has storage for more music than I actually want to listen to.  It has only frozen...Read complete review

I love my pink mini.  It's a great little peice of equipment.  It has storage for more music than I actually want to listen to.  It has only frozen up on me once and I just re-booted it.  The scroll works great and I have never dropped it even though it's very slippery.  

I bought a cover for it so that I would be even less prone to damaging it.  Unfortuatly, the iPod slips out of the case if it gets turned upside down.  

It doesn't hold a charge no matter how much I charge it.  If I flip through the songs "too much" then it dies even faster.  But if I just let it play then it will last maybe 4 hours.  Still, very dissapointed.  So, I purchased a portable iHome which charges the iPod when plugged in.  Stick some batteries in that, and you're good to go.

All in all, I am satisfied with my iPod.  However, if I could afford a new one then I would buy it in a heartbeat.  The 4GB thing really makes my day.  I wouldn't buy one with any less than 4GB.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It's okay

I know that Apple supposedly has all the best products, but I kind of don't buy it. I've been using iPods for about three years now, and I keep having problem after problem....Read complete review

I know that Apple supposedly has all the best products, but I kind of don't buy it. I've been using iPods for about three years now, and I keep having problem after problem. Okay, to be honest, my first one got stolen. It was an iPod classic, one of the first versions, and I adored it.

However, my next iPods? Not so great. I am displeased with the storage space. It's nice to have small iPods, but I would like to be able to put more music onto them.

Also, I have had one iPod that simply stopped charging. My iPod that I have now - the mini - does charge, but it does not STAY charged. The iPod will literally turn on by itself - even when it's locked - and start playing music. In the middle of the night, for instance. So when I want to use my iPod, chances are the battery is completely drained.

For both of these problems, I went on Apple's site to try & find some answers. It was a complete plain. I just kept getting the run-around - this link set me to that link, which sent me back to this link. I never got any answers.

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4.0

Very handy and easy to use but too attractive to thieves

By 

from Salt Lake City, UT

Comments about Apple - iPod Mini 1st Generation MP3 Player:

I had no problems or disappointments with my ipod mini 4GB in Silver. I enjoyed being able to visually scan through songs and see what was playing. I like the backlight for when it was dark. It has great sound. Mine was stolen from my car-I was so dumb to leave it on the passenger seat overnight and of course its bright shiny silver and cool-looking face caught someone's eye with a big rock handy.

 
4.0

Portable Music Perfection

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from Bothell, WA

Comments about Apple - iPod Mini 1st Generation MP3 Player:

I love my iPod.  It is with me at all times.  I love that I can carry it in my purse and it takes up no space at all.  The amount of music you can download is great.  You can have so much variety and never run out of music.  I highly recommend this for anyone looking to purchase a new MP3 player.

 
4.0

hard to figure out at first

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from Apo, AE

Comments about Apple - iPod Mini 1st Generation MP3 Player:

love the looks of the ipod but was a little sad that the full instructions don't come with the player. you have to find it online. I had some problems of how to get the songs onto the player at first, but once that is done it's a great product. It comes in a good variety of colors and looks really stylish.

 
5.0

The best ipod they made, that's why they took it off the market.

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from Brooklyn, NY

Comments about Apple - iPod Mini 1st Generation MP3 Player:

The ipod mini was the best ipod that Apple made because it's sturdy, stores a good amount of songs, and has a long battery life. I love how they took it off the market because they made a skinner version that breaks esily and has terrible battery life. I can go days without recharging and the device is easy to use.

 
4.0

I love my ipod nano

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from Nottingham, MD

Comments about Apple - iPod Mini 1st Generation MP3 Player:

I like to have a lot of music on hand, so i was concerned about the size of the nano (having previously owned a 20GB ipod), but I was pleasantly surprised that the nano can hold everything I want while still giving me a lot of music to choose from. The size of the unit itself is very compact so it can fit in any pocket, but even though it is small, it is sturdy. I have dropped mine several times, and it doesn't even scratch. I recommend getting the car adaptor if you get the nano, because it's very convenient to have the ipod in the car.

 
5.0

An excellent MP3 player

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from Mankato, MN

Comments about Apple - iPod Mini 1st Generation MP3 Player:

I love my ipod mini. I have had it for a few years now and have had the best of luck with it. It does seem to have short battery life, but having a car charger and a wall charger have resolved that for me. In my opinion it is the cutest addition to the ipod collection yet. Although I wish that Apple still made accessories for it.

 
2.0

Pretty & Popular, but Crappy as an mp3

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from Philadelphia, PA

Comments about Apple - iPod Mini 1st Generation MP3 Player:

I was one of the first people to buy the ipod mini when it first came out - 1st Gen. Ok, so it is EXTREMELY popular and cool to have. iPods are like a status symbol or something. So it's got the coolness, prettiness and innovator thing down. But in terms of function, this darn thing does not compare to other mp3s on the market. First, I've had to replace this ipod 3x!!! Granted I've dropped it a couple of times, but who hasnt dropped their cell phone or other gadgets once or twice? But they dont break. iPods do. Very fragile things. Battery life sucks. It's supposed to last like 4 hours, but now it's down to 1/2 hour or something crazy like that. Had this now for a few years. No more warranty so I can't replace it. Going to buy a new mp3 down the line. Sadly, given all it's faults, i'll probably buy another apple ipod...cuz it's slim, pretty and very cool...and i already have ALL my songs on iTunes...and to lazy to switch over if I have to.

 
4.0

Great, sturdy unit

By 

from Culver City, CA

Comments about Apple - iPod Mini 1st Generation MP3 Player:

I bought this unit around 4 years ago and loved it until the day it was replaced by my 8GB iPod Nano. The materials used for this unit are amazingly sturdy... I dropped it several times and it kept on rocking. This unit was usually hooked up to my car and the sound was impressive. The screen was always a little hard to read, but that was expected back in those days. I truly admire Apple products and how they always improve over what was previously done.

 
1.0

Once they have your money they're done

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from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about Apple - iPod Mini 1st Generation MP3 Player:

I bought a Mini Ipod.  It broke after a couple of weeks.  They sent me a different broken one.  Spent hours on the phone with them.  They said I would need to take it to a service center.  I needed to make an appointment.  But I had to join some club to do that (there was a charge).  If not, I could only make appointments on that day, not ahead of time.  No appts available unless you make them ahead of time.  Finally gave up.  Will never buy another Apple Product.

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4.0

I love my pink iPod mini! Its so pretty :)

By 

from Santa Rosa, CA

Comments about Apple - iPod Mini 1st Generation MP3 Player:

I love my pink mini.  It's a great little peice of equipment.  It has storage for more music than I actually want to listen to.  It has only frozen up on me once and I just re-booted it.  The scroll works great and I have never dropped it even though it's very slippery.  

I bought a cover for it so that I would be even less prone to damaging it.  Unfortuatly, the iPod slips out of the case if it gets turned upside down.  

It doesn't hold a charge no matter how much I charge it.  If I flip through the songs "too much" then it dies even faster.  But if I just let it play then it will last maybe 4 hours.  Still, very dissapointed.  So, I purchased a portable iHome which charges the iPod when plugged in.  Stick some batteries in that, and you're good to go.

All in all, I am satisfied with my iPod.  However, if I could afford a new one then I would buy it in a heartbeat.  The 4GB thing really makes my day.  I wouldn't buy one with any less than 4GB.

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