« The classic iPod! »Published on 08/14/12 at 19:38
What made iPod's revolutionary, and what made then stand out from everybody else, is the capacitive circular control. No one had seen anything quite like it before, and it was very easy, intuitive, and beautiful to use. The main button in the center was also capacitive, as well as the other 4 main buttons on the top of the front (back, menu, forward, play/pause). One problem with the capacitive controls and buttons, though, is that you cannot normally use them while wearing gloves, and you can't control them with pens or other objects. This prevents the buttons from being activate on accident, when the iPod is in your pocket or purse, but it also makes using the iPod during the winter to be a bit of a hassle.
The device is relatively small, and definitely portable, considering that there is a hard drive inside of it. And it is very easy to setup using Apple's free music organizing and playing software, iTunes, which in itself is a huge factor to why the iPod has been so successful over the years. Even at ten years old, there is still a demand for these iPods, and that just goes to show, how valuable and popular they have been, and continue to be.