We’re not sure where to start on this one…The new iPod Classic features an all metal body, looks very sharp, and feels pretty good in the hand when you’re using it. The problem for us, is actually using it. It could be just this unit so don’t go and dismiss it right away, but we found unlike previous iPods, we have to press really hard on the click-wheel to register “clicks”. Not the physical buttons, but the actual scrolling motion. The UI looks pretty nice and is visually polished, but we found it pretty slow — definitely slower than the 5G iPod! Sound quality as always was very good, but we felt like it would “WOW” us a little more than this…

Thanks to the 5th Ave Apple Store for being open 24/7 to aid in our late night Apple fiends! We just wish they had the 160GB version in stock.

Click on over to our Apple iPod Classic unboxing gallery!