updated 06:30 pm EST, Wed November 30, 2005
5G iPod review
Jeremy Mahadevan of the The Straits Times has reviewed the . Mahadevan criticizes Apple for removing most of the accessories bundled with the iPod, stating, "contrary to past tradition, Apple has decided to send the iPod the way of its smaller siblings and reduce bundled accessories to the nudest of minimums." The iPod can only be charged via a computer out of the box, "which may be acceptable for some users but still scrapes the bottom of the cost-cutting barrel." When it comes to video playback, Mahadevan was mostly impressed: "thanks to the quality of the screen, videos are remarkably nice to watch." He does, however, point to the fact that "you can't fast-forward or rewind through a video." He also notes "battery life suffers greatly during video playback, particularly for the 30GB model."