I truly feel that these new ipod touch devices are truly a big waste of money to parents, and our kids time. The device freezes up constantly, has to be charged every couple of hours, and the chargers seem to be so fragile that in three months, we've already replaced cord four times. Now, the port where the charger plugs into the actual device is now longer effectively functioning properly, and the device kills is own battery instead of charging. I truly feel that if one is looking into a nice music device with many of other useful features, look a little farther than the 5th generation ipod. Not what it was made out to be. Sound Quality sounds fantastic, just poor quality craftsmanship Performance works great, while its charged up. every few hours.... Battery Life if you use for anything other than music....good luck Durability 6 months old, very well taken care of, no longer functions... Ease of Use very easy to suck our kids mind into and keep them from paying attention to the rest of the surroundings... Design very attractive design.. sleek slim light design. very easy to want. very attractive.