Ipods are my favorite music playing device because they are small, easy to use, the battery life last long, and depending on what GB you get they hold lots of stuff. This certian ipod will hold 2 GB and that may not seem like a lot to most people, but it will hold up to five hundred songs and about fifty pictures at the same time, it is a good music players for first time owners. This ipod will hold music, podcasts, pictures, a calender, a stopwatch, and a note pad, it also has a few fun games to play like solitaire and bricks. It doesn't hold video or have a voice recorder and you can't add more games onto it. The buttons on the front are very simple and easy to use, it's a touch pad so you just roll your finger on it to scroll or turn the music up. People say you can take the touch pad of so all you do it click but I've never been able to figure it out. On the top of the ipod is a switch that will hold all the buttons so if yu push them whatever you're doing wont be interrupted. On the normal ipod the battery life will last a 24 hours.