The Apple iPod For Windows Begins A New Legacy

iPod From The Outside, Continued

Our 5 GB iPod included a pair of ear bud-style headphones with 18 mm drivers using Neodymium transducer magnets. Normally we would just discard the included headphones or ear buds for something better. In the case of the iPod, however, these ear buds put out some great sound. The secret to this is Apple's use of Neodymium transducer magnets, which are made from a rare earth magnet, which produce some incredible sound. The quality is first rate and will rival some more expensive headphone products.

A close-up look at the neodymium transducer magnet ear buds that are included with the 5 GB iPod.

The 10 GB and 20 GB versions of the iPod include a corded remote that can be attached to your jacket or shirt, which allows you to control the iPod "remotely," rather than with the input buttons that are on the iPod itself. While not included with the 5 GB version of the iPod, it is available for purchase in iPod's Remote and Earphones set, which costs about $40 US. While it might be described as a novelty item, this does allow for some additional flexibility that could be valuable in certain situations. The earphones that are included in this package are an enhanced version of the ones shipped with our iPod. They appear a little smaller and have a tad better bass response than the ones that were included with the 5 GB iPod.

The 5 GB iPod does not include a case, as its big brothers, the 10 GB and 20 GB versions, do. The number of specialized cases available for the iPod staggers the imagination. In addition to the Carrying Case with Belt Clip offered by Apple, numerous third-party manufacturers make a cases for the iPod. We found cases to fit nearly any situation, lifestyle, or need. Perhaps one of the most confusing decisions that you will make is which case to purchase for your iPod. From what we have seen, it is common for iPod users to purchase several different cases over the life over their iPod in an effort to find the case that best suits the way that they use their iPod.

Here is an example of one of the third-party cases that is available for the iPod, along with the iPod Remote and Earphones set. The iPod remote is not included with the 5 GB iPod.
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