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Apple - iPod Classic 160GB (BLACK) MC297LL/A

  • Up to 40,000 songs
  • Up to 200 hrs video
  • 2.5-inch Color LCD

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Apple’s iPod has revolutionized the way we buy and listen to music. You don’t have to buy the whole album just to get the songs you really wanted. Listening to an iPod is like having a commercial-free radio station that only plays the songs you choose…and they always take your requests! With the video iPods, like the Classic, you get the same choices with your favorite TV shows, movies, and podcasts. Whether you purchase programming from the iTunes store (just $1.99 per episode for TV programs!) or record it through your computer, it’s all right there in your pocket.

The iPod Classic’s slick click-wheel lets you navigate quickly to any of your photos, video, music, e-books, iPod games, calendar events, and contact database. The durable, touch-sensitive surface responds to your every whim, and gives you total control of the experience. Whatever you’re trying to find from your collection, iPod makes it easy to get just what you want.

The iPod Classic’s high-gloss screen gives you a brilliant viewing experience, so you’ll see every detail, even in a brightly-lit room. With its built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery, the iPod Classic gives you up to 36 hours of music playback, or 6 hours of video-viewing on a single charge. All your favorite media, right in your pocket, and you’re in total control: that’s iPod!

  • newegg 160GB Storage Capacity With the built-in 160GB HDD, the iPod classic (Model MC297LL/A) stores up to 40,000 songs, 200 hours of video or tens of thousands of photos, so you can take a complete collection of your favorite media wherever you go.
  • newegg 2.5-inch TFT Color Screen The iPod classic (Model MC297LL/A) features a large, crystal-clear 2.5-inch TFT color display with a high QVGA resolution (320x240) for comfortable movie watching, picture reviewing and easy menu operation.
  • newegg Multimedia Playback The versatile iPod classic (Model MC297LL/A) supports MP3, AIFF, ACC, WAV and Audible music formats, and plays back videos in H.264, MPEG4, MOV and M4V formats. More image formats including JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only), and PNG are also supported.
  • newegg Cover Flow With the Cover Flow feature, easily flip through album covers to find the music you want to hear!
  • newegg Up to 36 Hours of Music or 6 Hours of Video Playback With the built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery, enjoy up to 36 hours of music playback or 6 hours of video playback on a full charge! Long battery life ensures non-stop media enjoyment anywhere you go.

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iPod classic (Late 2009)


MP3 / MP4 Player


Memory Type
Memory Capacity


Display Size
Display Type
Display Resolution
240 x 320
Display Colors
Color LCD with LED backlight

Support Formats

Audio Formats
MP3/WAV/AAC/Audible/Apple Lossless/AIFF
Video Formats
H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; H.264 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Baseline Profile up to Level 3.0 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
Images Formats


Control Type
Button Locking

Music Browsing & Management

Playlists Supported

Data Transfer

Connection Type
Dock Connector


Headphones Jack
3.5 mm Stereo Jack


Battery Type
Built-in Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
Battery Life(Audio Playback)
Up to 36 hours
Battery Life(Video Playback)
Up to 6 hours
Recharge Time
About 4 hours (2-hour fast charge to 80% capacity)

Audio Properties

Frequency Range
20 Hz-20 kHz
Supporting Bit Rate
AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+)


Headphones Included
Additional Features
USB through dock connector; component and composite video through dock connector (with AV cables or kit, sold separately); audio through headphone jack

Stores data via USB hard drive

Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously

User-configurable maximum volume limit

Arsenic-free display glass


Mercury-free LED-backlit display


Highly recyclable aluminum and stainless steel enclosure

Dimensions & Weight

4.9 oz.
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  • Annette K.
  • 1/14/2013 2:47:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove(d) my iPod Classic

Pros: I didn't have much use for an MP3 player that could do other tasks so this was a perfect fit for me. I owned the same model as this. I loved, loved, loved my iPod. It got me through most work days. One of the best features was with 160GB, I was able to take my entire music library with me everywhere.

Cons: Getting videos to the right format can be a challenge. It took me forever to find 3rd party software to do this, but we're good now. I wish the radio feature was available without the radio adapter.

Other Thoughts: I didn't receive this product from this reseller. This review is based on my past purchase from another reseller.

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  • Steven C.
  • 11/21/2010 9:08:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsIt's an iPod

Pros: - Large memory
- Has lasted over a year
- Brand name

Cons: - On the heavier side
- Price
- Apple can be a pain trying to get refunds/repairs

Other Thoughts: I knocked off two eggs for the price, since $250 for this iPod is obviously overpriced.

But, I'm mostly leaving this review to tell the person who recommended this over the iTouch (I have both), that they don't "basically do the same thing". Not at all. If you can live with a small HD, then go with the iTouch for sure. The whole POINT of the iTouch is its increased functionality.

Having owned both for a LONG time now, I much enjoy the iTouch more.

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  • Karen W.
  • 10/22/2010 1:03:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsiPod is dead. Long live the Zune!!!

Pros: Large storage capacity

Cons: Designed to break

Other Thoughts: Owned this iPod for just over a year when it froze and stopped working. Went to the Apple store and got it diagnosed. The diagnosis? Dead. Unfixable. Why? Apple build the iPod classic with moving parts in the hard drive that are essentially GUARANTEED to break with normal use. Apparently, just walking with it in your pocket can render this device useless. This will be the last time i ever purchase an apple product. I'm sick and tired of their poor customer service and shoddy products. Do yourself a favor and get a zune.

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  • Jerry C.
  • 10/19/2010 10:05:05 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsApple is Terrible

Pros: Large Harddrive, nice screen.

Cons: Owned it for about six months and the harddrive took a dump on me. I'm not going to pay $325.00 (at the time I bought it how much it cost) then six months later pay another $125.00 for a new harddrive from Apple. Design your products to last Apple, not to make you more money in 6 months. Never buying another ipod again.

Other Thoughts: Don't buy Apple products.

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  • Timothy B.
  • 7/26/2010 10:35:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsAPPLE

Pros: Clean running

Cons: Cost. First apple device.

Other Thoughts: I wish i could find a program other then itunes to play music.

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  • April W.
  • 7/17/2010 9:19:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsIt has a large memory?

Pros: - Incredibly large memory
-Nice format thats easy to navigate
-You hear things with the earphones you didn't hear before.
-Nice long memory if charged all the way and you put it on hold everytime you stop touching it and off when you aren't using it

Cons: -incredibly large memory you will probably never use
-If its hot outside and you put it on your pocket, when you take it out. its too hot so the heat sensing circle thing does work unless you push down just hard enough that it senses but not hard enough to push any buttons.
-Rather wide so its hard to pull out of your pocket, especially if you have a protective rubber case.

Other Thoughts: it would be a good buy for the average ipod user who just wants to listen to music and watch videos but if you want to do other things with your 200 bucks than just listen to music (which some other manufacturers offer as well at much lower prices) i would go with the itouch. much more function. it is more expensive. But its worth it.

i haven't watched any type of video on it yet so i have yet to see how it performs with video but i'm going to guess theres no lag. if there was any lag that would be pretty sad.

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  • nicholas u.
  • 6/15/2010 2:38:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: cheaper than ipod touch and basically does the same thing, but with 4x more storage. Perfect for my glove box and my alpine unit!

Cons: doesn't support flacs

Other Thoughts: get this if you're just going to put an mp3 player in your car.

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