In case you've been living under a rock for the last few years, the iPod is Apple's wildly successful digital music player, currently in the sixth generation of the main model. This review is for the now-outdated 5th generation iPod video.
The iPod's biggest advantage is its ease of use. iTunes is built to be as easy to use as possible, although if you're an experienced user, you migh not like being locked into iTunes as the only option for transferring music.
Battery life recieves a lower score since the iPod batteries are notorious for deteriorating after the first year or so. I have owned mine for about 1 and a half years, and am just starting to notice it. I don't think it would be a problem if you keep your iPod plugged in when you're not using it.
I'm not a big fan of the included Apple earbuds, since their sound quality isn't great, but they certainly show the distinctive iPod style, which is another big selling point of the player.
There's not much I can say about the iPod. Is is hugely successful, and the ability to watch TV, movies, and play games on it only enhances its appeal as a small portable entertainment device. If you've got a couple hundred bucks lying around, an iPod would be a worthy purchase.