This Ipod is great! It has lasted through many workouts, trips, and just times when I have listened to music. It is durable and inexpensive. It's small and compact so it is easy to carry around everywhere. The only problem is that is so old that you cannot connect it to WiFi, but it can still provide you with music when and where you want it. Sound Quality You have to use earphones but the sound quality through the earphones is great. Performance I bought my Ipod around the time that Apple came out with it and I still have it! My Ipod has worked great from the very beginning and after around six years it still works just as well as when I bought it. Battery Life It had a great battery life at first, but like all electronics, as the years have passed the battery life has gotten shorter. It is still good enough, though, that you can use it a couple of days before recharging. Durability My Ipod has lasted around six years and it still works great so I would say amazing! Ease of Use It has a very easy to use format with the normally clear and easy to use Apple style (maybe because it doesn't connect to the Internet in any way). Design It is smaller than most Ipod so it is much easier to carry around and work out with. Also it costs less money so it is less likely to be stolen.