The first thing you’ll think when you see the newest generation iPod Touch is “wow that thing is thin” (and in my case, “look at that gorgeous pink one”). The new iTouch is the technology equivalent of a supermodel – it’s thin, sexy and extremely light.
You’ll find a camera and a round piece of metal that retracts into the device that allows you to attach a lanyard (included) onto the iTouch in order for it to be worn around your arm. Buttons on the device include volume up and down; power at the top and of course the Apple home button on the front. The most controversial issue of the iTouch and all of Apple’s new products is the inclusion of the “Lightning” connector rather than the usual connector.
There are fortunes of apps to download and an entire section dedicated to kid. If you’re tired of your little one stealing your iPhone or iPad this is the perfect device for them as they can get access to all their apps. The iTouch is priced at around R3200 for the 32 Gig model. It has all the functions of an iPad, but is a lot smaller and lighter – sometimes it felt a little “too” light for little hands, but it withstood a couple of light knocks and drops.
Some parents are probably shaking their head at giving their children a iDevice to themselves but inevitably your kids will be taking a tablet of some sort to school rather than heavy textbooks. Give them the advantage of understanding this new paradigm rather than getting left behind and invest in a touch type device before it’s too late. With the new iOS version there’s also a kids mode where you can limit access to the device based on time and apps.
My toddler loves the iTouch because it’s light, has access to all his apps and tends to come with us more and more when we leave the house. It doesn’t hurt that mom can steal it for gym, some cooking apps and even take pictures with.
The new iPod Touch is available from all iStores.
Please note: The iPod Touch was given on loan for review purposes
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