Apple iPod 30GB Video

by Wootbot

And You Can’t Bake It In A Pie Either

In case your monitor can’t display pictures, or you’re black-white colorblind, or you’ve never seen an iPod before, let’s make this clear: this iPod comes with white earbuds and white earbuds only.

We say this to pre-empt another ugly situation like the one we had with Millard, the customer who demanded satisfaction after we had the temerity to send white earbuds with his black iPod.

Not mollified by the fact that Apple only makes white earbuds, Millard grumbled that now his daughter would lack a properly color-coordinated personal media solution. So he went out and paid $29 for black earbuds somewhere else and laid the blame at our feet. Despite our humongous photo of said iPod with white earbuds, despite everybody on Earth except Millard knowing that Apple’s white earbuds are iconic and ubiquitous, Millard still insisted that we “do something to off-set my additional expense” because he “felt mislead.” We’re a funny species, aren’t we?

So for all you Millards out there, even if you choose the “Black” option for today’s Apple iPod 30GB Video, be advised that it will NOT include black earbuds. It will give you 30GB of storage space for music and video, a 2.5” 320×240 QVGA screen, and a built-in rechargeable battery good for 14 hours of music or 2 hours of video on a charge. And it’ll come in the characteristically stylish and hand-pleasing Apple hardware that has taken the world by storm. If you really, really need to play your Black iPod through something black, we know where you can find a cheap iPod boombox/docking speakmajig that will satisfy your peculiar chromatic fixation.

But black earbuds? Sorry, Millard. Not the way this whole iPod thing works. Before you spend thirty bucks to correct our “mistake”, here’s a tip: it’d be a lot cheaper to buy a can of spray paint. Sure, you won’t be able to listen to the earbuds after you paint them. But they’ll be the right color. And that’s really the important thing. Apparently.

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Features:

  • 30GB of storage space for music, photos, movies, and typical computer files
  • 2.5 inch (diagonal) QVGA transflective display with over 65,000-color liquid crystal display and white LED backlight
  • 320×240 pixel resolution with support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
  • Upgradable firmware enables support for future audio and video formats
  • Supports AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Music Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3 and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF and WAV audio files
  • H.264 video up to 768 Kbps, 320×240, 30 frames per sec., Baseline Profile up to Level 1.3 with AAC-LC up to 160 Kbps, 48 KHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 480×480, 30 frames per sec., Simple Profile with AAC-LC up to 160 Kbps, 48 KHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov video file formats
  • Built in rechargeable lithium ion battery that provides up to 14 hours of music, 3 hours of viewing photos, or 2 hours of video when fully charged

Specifications:

Capacity
30GB
Holds 7,500 to 15,000 songs in 128-Kbps AAC format
Holds up to 25,000 iPod-viewable photos
Holds over 1,000 videos
Stores data via USB hard drive
Song capacity is based on 4 minutes per song and 128-Kbps AAC encoding; photo capacity is based on iPod-viewable photos transferred from iTunes; video capacity is based on 4 minutes per H.264 750-Kbps video combined with 128-Kbps audio.
Display
2.5 inch (diagonal) QVGA transflective, over 65,000-color liquid crystal display with white LED backlight
320 x 240 pixel resolution, .156-mm dot pitch
Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
Audio
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
Audio formats supported: AAC (16 to 320 Kbps)
Protected AAC (from iTunes Music Store)
MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps)
MP3 VBR
Audible (formats 2, 3 and 4)
Apple Lossless
AIFF and WAV
Upgradable firmware enables support for future audio formats
Video
Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 768 Kbps 320 x 240 30 frames per sec.
Baseline Profile up to Level 1.3 with AAC-LC up to 160 Kbps 48 KHz stereo audio in .m4v .mp4 and .mov file formats
MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 480 x 480, 30 frames per sec.
Simple Profile with AAC-LC up to 160 Kbps, 48 KHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats
Headphones
Earbud-style headphones with 18-mm drivers using Neodymium transducer magnets
Frequency response: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
Impedance: 32 ohms

Mac system requirements

  • Macintosh computer with USB port (USB 2.0 recommended)
  • Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later

Windows system requirements

  • PC with USB port or card (USB 2.0 recommended)
  • Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 or later, or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later

In the box:

  • iPod
  • Data Cable
  • Ear buds