Author: Bob Buskirk
Setup and Usage
The first thing that you are going to want to do after you get your iPod is plug it into your computer and sync it with iTunes. So if you don’t already have iTunes download it and get it installed. Once you plug in the iPod iTunes will automatically recognize it and try to sync. It will ask you to name the iPod and ask if you want to sync your entire library or just selected playlist. Also you are going to want to make sure the iPod firmware is up to date.
Once you have all that setup you will be brought to the summary screen for your iPod. This will let you know all of the information about your iPod and at the bottom there is a capacity meter to let you know how much space you have left for music.
Besides the summary there are 7 other tabs, they include music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, photos, contacts and games. Each of these sections are self explanatory, but if you are syncing just playlists you can go into the music section and just select the playlists that you want. Also interesting enough you can add your Outlook contact and calendars to the iPod. Also there are games you can put on the iPod.
The main screen of the iPod has all of the relevant sections you would expect. Instead of taking up the full screen, since this iPod has a wider screen it is split. One side has the menu and the other it has relevant information and pictures. If you go over music it will show album art, if you go over extras it will tell you the date and time.
One thing that is cool about this iPod is that it does have the coverflow option like the iPod Touch and iPhone does. So you can scroll through albums then select one and it will show you the tracks you have from that album.
When you go to play a song the album art will show as well as the name and album of the song. You can easily skip through the song, adjust volume or even rate the song right there on your iPod.