My parents bought me an iPod Video about 5 years for Christmas. It is black and is 60gb. I absolutely love it. I have downloaded all my cd's onto my iPod so now I have can listen to music all the time without having to carry around my CD's and worried about them getting scratched.
I have a video iPod so it also can play tv shows, music videos, movies, etc. The iPod gets music, videos, etc.. through itunes on your computer. You can download itunes for free. You are able to also put pictures you take on your iPod and you can also download podcasts. You can listen to your iPod various different ways, such as; through headphones, through a FM transmitter in your car, and through a radio that has an iPod hookup. I have all 3 of those things so I can listen to my iPod a lot. The iPod charges through your computer, or you can buy a charger or outlet charger for it. I honestly don't go anywhere without my iPod.