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Posted: 4/26/2013 2:29:02 PM EDT
My son's B-day is next week. Looking at Ipods since his old one is busted up. Does he really need a 16 or higher Gig
one or are the 8's ok?

He will be using it for music mainly, not much on games...
I am kinda old school, and 8 gigs seems to be a lot to me.

Don't want to spend no more than around $200-ish.

Suggestions?
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 2:31:09 PM EDT
Get him a walkman
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 2:31:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GraniteClimber:
Get him a walkman




Not THAT old school    
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 2:34:42 PM EDT
I'd go with the 160 gig one if he really likes music more than internet surfing and other stuff.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 2:35:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/26/2013 2:37:12 PM EDT by USMC88-93]
It is somewhat dependent of the bit rate of his music and the amount of it.  I couldnt fit all of my music on a 64Gb if I tried because it is all in apple lossless format.






That being said what are you willing to spend and will he loose of break it in a hurry?  I would get the middle sized one.  If you are concerned about size you could always buy the Ipod classic since it is larger than the Ipod touch and I believe less expensive.

 
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 2:36:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By rwalters17:
I'd go with the 160 gig one if he really likes music more than internet surfing and other stuff.



Seriously? Isn't that a LOT of Music space?  

He will be using Internet on wifi and text to his G-friend.....but dayum  
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 2:36:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By USMC88-93:
It is somewhat dependent of the bit rate of his music and the amount of it.  I couldnt fit all of my music on a 64Gb if I tried because it is all in apple lossless format.

That being said what are you willing to spend and will he loose of break it in a hurry?  I would get the middle sized one.


$200-ish....give or take.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 2:37:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By hightech_redneck:
Originally Posted By rwalters17:
I'd go with the 160 gig one if he really likes music more than internet surfing and other stuff.



Seriously? Isn't that a LOT of Music space?  

He will be using Internet on wifi and text to his G-friend.....but dayum  


I filled mine up.

It's around 40,000 songs.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 2:41:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/26/2013 2:43:03 PM EDT by rykn0w]
you can get a 4th gen ipod touch 16gb for 190$ at amazon right now





or a 4th gen ipod touch 32gb for 230$ at amazon.





for 40 bucks more for double the space, is the way to go.





i have a gen 2 16gb and a gen 5 32gb the 16's dont hold alot of music, but i stream alot/use them for internet/apps

 
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 2:42:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By rwalters17:
Originally Posted By hightech_redneck:
Originally Posted By rwalters17:
I'd go with the 160 gig one if he really likes music more than internet surfing and other stuff.



Seriously? Isn't that a LOT of Music space?  

He will be using Internet on wifi and text to his G-friend.....but dayum  


I filled mine up.

It's around 40,000 songs.


My son doesn't have a 40k song vocabulary  

Metal....Death metal, or dubstep....that's it    

Link Posted: 4/26/2013 2:45:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By rykn0w:
you can get a 4th gen ipod touch 16gb for 190$ at amazon right now

or a 4th gen ipod touch 32gb for 230$ at amazon.

for 40 bucks more for double the space, is the way to go.

i have a gen 2 16gb and a gen 5 32gb the 16's dont hold alot of music, but i stream alot/use them for internet/apps  


k....you just threw a monkey wrench into my shit here     WTF is 4th Gen/5thGen??????

Are the Ipods the same as their phones.....Iphone 4 or 4s, now 5 because each yr is "Out of date?

Do they do the same shit?????
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 2:46:09 PM EDT
Find a 4th generation Ipod touch 32gb.  The 4th generation should be about $50 less than the 5th generation one around $250.00
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 2:46:23 PM EDT
Does he do a lot of outdoor stuff?

GoPro cameras are $200...........
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 2:46:41 PM EDT
Get as much as you can afford, he will undoubtedly want to get apps for it. They take alot of space. (ipod touch)
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 2:49:04 PM EDT



Originally Posted By hightech_redneck:



Originally Posted By rykn0w:

you can get a 4th gen ipod touch 16gb for 190$ at amazon right now



or a 4th gen ipod touch 32gb for 230$ at amazon.



for 40 bucks more for double the space, is the way to go.



i have a gen 2 16gb and a gen 5 32gb the 16's dont hold alot of music, but i stream alot/use them for internet/apps  




k....you just threw a monkey wrench into my shit here     WTF is 4th Gen/5thGen??????



Are the Ipods the same as their phones.....Iphone 4 or 4s, now 5 because each yr is "Out of date?



Do they do the same shit?????


yah the iphones are basically the same as the ipod touches, the ipods just lack the phone feature.



 
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 2:50:21 PM EDT
My 16gb holds a shit ton of music, but being a kid he's going to want it to be extra awesome. 32 gigs is a LOT of space.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 2:52:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/26/2013 3:18:20 PM EDT by Silver_Surfer]
The largest one!. No such thing as enough.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 2:54:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Thorgrim:
My 16gb holds a shit ton of music, but being a kid he's going to want it to be extra awesome. 32 gigs is a LOT of space.


Well...what he "wants" and what he get's are 2 diff. worlds. I know he will either loose it, or crack it....
typical teen stuff.

I think $200 is going to be my limit. I have found a few refurbished ones. most are 16 gig......I am leaning towards that.
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 3:01:42 PM EDT



Originally Posted By hightech_redneck:



Originally Posted By Thorgrim:

My 16gb holds a shit ton of music, but being a kid he's going to want it to be extra awesome. 32 gigs is a LOT of space.




Well...what he "wants" and what he get's are 2 diff. worlds. I know he will either loose it, or crack it....

typical teen stuff.



I think $200 is going to be my limit. I have found a few refurbished ones. most are 16 gig......I am leaning towards that.
16 is good, I agree.
 
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 3:02:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/26/2013 3:13:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By rwalters17:
I'd go with the 160 gig one if he really likes music more than internet surfing and other stuff.


You'ed be surprised at how quick memory fills up. I to recommend the 160 or whatever is the highest you can get.
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