By Danny Wirken
New iPod models have sprung up as quickly as mushrooms after
the rain and each time they just seem to get better and
I have to say though that this U2 special edition iPod just
captured my heart the moment I saw it. Being very much a U2
fan, the fact that the back panel has the band members’
signatures engraved on it is enough reason in itself for it to
be the best. The U2 iPod is easily recognizable from all the
other models due to its style. While the others are usually
white - or plain black in the case of some 5G models – this
baby’s black front panel and bright red click wheel is sure to
The U2 iPod is so much more than eye candy, though. Twenty
gigabytes of storage may seem meager compared to the storage
capacity of the newer models but believe me, it still
translates to a lot of songs. I have had the iPod for a little
over a year now and I still haven’t filled it up.
The U2 iPod has similar features as that of other iPods of its
generation. It is so easy to use - all you need in order to do
whatever you want with your songs is your thumb. Superior
quality lets you enjoy all your favorite songs.
One drawback is the battery life. It is supposed to be able to
play songs continuously for 12 hours. In my experience, it
could be anywhere from 4-9 hours. Factors such as file size
playback options may be the reason for this. The lock button
the top of the iPod can help conserve battery. When not in
you can lock it so that you won’t accidentally run the battery
down. Another concern is that the iPod gets scratched easily.
Solution: get a case for protection.
Indeed, compared to the other models with their newer
the U2 iPod is a bit expensive. If you think about it though,
has everything you need in an mp3 player – unless it’s video
you’re after. I suppose the bottom line is whether you are
enough of a U2 fan to splurge on it. Then again, even if you
are not and you have enough cash to spend, the stand out look
of the U2 iPod should be enough reason to get it for yourself.
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