Feeds
90%

Apple iPod Touch 3G

Disses the DS, passes water on the PSP

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

The more powerful processor also allows the 32GB/64GB models to use the Voice Command feature that was recently introduced on the iPhone 3GS. This means that the standard tinny-sounding iPod earphones still sound tinny but now include a built-in microphone too. All three have Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, though only wireless stereo headphone connections are supported.

iPod Touch 3G

The 32GB and 64GB models support voice control... but so what?

Stereo Bluetooth is at least useful, saving you cable snags that pull your earphones out when you're walking around. But Voice Control? It works, but we can't see too many folk making use of it. It's certainly not something to steer clear of the cheap, 8GB model for.

Like the 3GS, the Touch comes with Google Maps, but there's no GPS pick-up here to increase the accuracy of the Wi-Fi hotspot triangulation system. Think of it more as a digital A-Z than a gadget to tell you exactly where you are.

iPod Touch 3G

Long treks just fly by

Verdict

There's no doubt the 8GB iPod Touch is a great games machines, and at a new low price of £149, with a wealth of decent yet cheap games just a download away, it's a great choice for gamers who don't feel the need to brag of their allegiance to a gaming brand. It's especially good value when you consider you get a class-leading media player and excellent browser thrown in too, and a stack of other useful tools.

The 32GB and 64GB model are really for video fans rather than gaming buffs, since they're all about capacity for now. We'll have to see whether developers create games with the facilities of these two models in mind or opt for generic Touch releases, in which case you may as well have the 8GB version and spend the price differential on some games. ®

More Media Player Reviews...


Apple iPod
Nano 5G

Cowon D2+ DAB

Sony Walkman
X-Series

Samsung P3

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

90%

Apple iPod Touch 3G

The bigger-capacity Touches are pricey, but the £149, 8GB model is a killer that will do for handheld gaming what previous iPods did for music.
Price: £149/$199 (8GB) £229/$299 (32GB) £299/$399 (64GB) RRP

More from The Register

next story
Don't wait for that big iPad, order a NEXUS 9 instead, industry little bird says
Google said to debut next big slab, Android L ahead of Apple event
Netscape Navigator - the browser that started it all - turns 20
It was 20 years ago today, Marc Andreeesen taught the band to play
A drone of one's own: Reg buyers' guide for UAV fanciers
Hardware: Check. Software: Huh? Licence: Licence...?
Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores
The, er, Beats go on after noise-cancelling spat
Jaguar Sportbrake: The chicken tikka masala of van-sized posh cars
Indian-owned Jag's latest offering curries favour with us
The Apple launch AS IT HAPPENED: Totally SERIOUS coverage, not for haters
Fandroids, Windows Phone fringe-oids – you wouldn't understand
Here's your chance to buy an ancient, working APPLE ONE
Warning: Likely to cost a lot even for a Mac
Xiaomi boss snaps back at Jony Ive's iPhone rival 'theft' swipe
I'll have a handset delivered. Judge us after you try us...
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.