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Posted: Wed, 7th Sep 2005, 6:37pm

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Well its official. Along with the hellishly goofy iTunes Phone, ROKR, Apple has released another sweet iPod. The iPod nano will replace the iPod mini as the big brother to the iPod Shuffle.

Its thinner than a No. 2 Pencil folks, and features 4GB of storage along with a color screen.

www.apple.com
Posted: Wed, 7th Sep 2005, 6:47pm

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...I'm still sticking with my Discman.
Posted: Wed, 7th Sep 2005, 8:24pm

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Nano seems pretty good for the price (for once), but the iTunes phone is nothing special at all and the new iTunes has nothing really new except the look (not quite sure about it yet).
Posted: Wed, 7th Sep 2005, 11:15pm

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Oh pooky, what WON'T you say to try and make it seem like you're anti apple/pro apple?

I want an iPod that's the size of my thumbnail that I can clip onto my thumbnail so I can listen to music WHENEVER, and WHEREVER I want!

Edit: Is the iPod nano solid state, or is it just a tiny HD?
Posted: Wed, 7th Sep 2005, 11:19pm

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Looks like a sanitry towel of some sorts, funny if in a drunken stomper a women got confused between the two....

..ANYWAYS.

yeah, looks pretty flash, I've still got my original huge 5GB brick iPod. I'll only consider upgrading if the iCampod came out wink
Posted: Wed, 7th Sep 2005, 11:21pm

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Aculag wrote:


I want an iPod that's the size of my thumbnail that I can clip onto my thumbnail so I can listen to music WHENEVER, and WHEREVER I want!
Well Aculag, your in luck, becuase now you can! http://www.layersmagazine.com/features/feature_cs2/flea.htm </spoofed>

EDIT: No, its down... That was a funny video.

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Posted: Wed, 7th Sep 2005, 11:25pm

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Aculag wrote:

Oh pooky, what WON'T you say to try and make it seem like you're anti apple/pro apple?
What?
Posted: Thu, 8th Sep 2005, 12:16am

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I'll have to go to an Apple Store and check the Nano out. I was gonna buy a mini, so we'll have to see how the nano is... it looks fragile.
Posted: Thu, 8th Sep 2005, 12:46am

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...

...I'm buying a Dell DJ. Did you know the Nano is actually larger than the Mini three dimensionally?
Posted: Thu, 8th Sep 2005, 1:12am

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Although the nano's new size is cool at first, its pretty much just a remake of the mini, only with a color screen. And, as timmyd said, it looks very easy to break.
Posted: Thu, 8th Sep 2005, 1:45am

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I'd get it..... If I didn't have a mini
Posted: Thu, 8th Sep 2005, 1:50am

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pooky wrote:

What?
You're always like "hay guyz i'm making my windows skin look like a Mac because I lvoe them lool" but then whenever there's an apple thread, you're all like "whatever, I'm too cool for apple." wink
Posted: Thu, 8th Sep 2005, 2:42am

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Aculag wrote:

Edit: Is the iPod nano solid state, or is it just a tiny HD?
It's solid state.


Concerning it breaking: Apparnetly the nano is made out of the same materials. So I don't think it will be too easy to break
Posted: Thu, 8th Sep 2005, 2:47am

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Yeah, I'm imagining it has an aluminum frame, so unless you're some kind of hulk and you like to smash things, I doubt you'd break it.

I might pick one of these up. I was thinking about getting a shuffle for at work, but I don't like the fact that it doesn't have a screen, and the fact that the nano has a screen and is also tiny makes it very attractive to me.
Posted: Thu, 8th Sep 2005, 3:03am

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I Dig my Creative Zen Micro personally

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Posted: Thu, 8th Sep 2005, 4:05am

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I got a shuffle a few months back, and I like it allot. I thought the no screen would bug me, but it really doesn't.

HOWEVER

this thing look freaking sweet. if I didn't already own a shuffle I'd get it.
Posted: Thu, 8th Sep 2005, 6:33am

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Bryce007 wrote:

I Dig the Creative Zen Micro personally
That's a goodie.
Posted: Thu, 8th Sep 2005, 3:31pm

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Posted: Thu, 8th Sep 2005, 5:52pm

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A Pickle wrote:

...

...I'm buying a Dell DJ. Did you know the Nano is actually larger than the Mini three dimensionally?
Thats a good choice. I have a Dell DJ for about a year now, and I love it. Nothing to complain about, and the support is as great as everything else..plus its cheaper, and for less the price store more than the ipods. (The 30 gig DJ has the same amount of spaces as the 60 gig ipod)

Go with it.

-Z
Posted: Sat, 10th Sep 2005, 6:27am

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The nano screen is only half an inch smaller than a normal sized iPod, so I wouldn't think screen saize would be a problem. I too thought for a second that it might be fragile, but I highly doubt it would be easy to break.

But man, if the nano had 15GB or more in storage capacity, it would be the perfect iPod. *Drools...* But it'll probably be quite a long time before solid state memory reaches this capactiy. Well, actually... they have 8GB already, so maybe in just a few years they'll come out with one that'll be able to hold my library (currently 9.5GB/2593 songs). Of course, by then I'll have around 15GB probably. Ah...

I'm still using my original 3rd gen 15GB iPod though, and it's been loyal to me since day one. smile When I get another iPod though, I'm gonna install Linux on this one! w00t.
Posted: Sat, 10th Sep 2005, 2:41pm

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I first got a 3rd generation iPod about a year and a half ago. It worked great for about 7 months then my headphone jack started messing up. Eventually my music only came out of one ear no matter how many headphones I used and how many times i messed with it. I sent it to apple and they didn't fix it so I bought a 4th generation one. I like it a lot, but it's starting to do the same thing. But i've seen all other mp3 players and I still would take an iPod over them anyday. Hopefully my fourth gen will hold out until they make an iPod that plays video biggrin
Posted: Sat, 10th Sep 2005, 3:34pm

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A Pickle wrote:

Bryce007 wrote:

I Dig the Creative Zen Micro personally
That's a goodie.
I've got one, very good machine. iPods are overrated IMO.
Posted: Sat, 10th Sep 2005, 5:15pm

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I know this is going to sound "fanboyish," but you really can't see how good an iPod is until you try it. I know it is a lot of money to try out, but you will like it anyways. Though, if you already have a Creative Zen music player, there is no point, but when that one has died, I suggest you give the iPod a go. I also hate how people say they are overpriced. The Nano is totally overpriced, $50 more and you have 5 times the amount of space. BUt the regular iPod at the academic store is only $270, for 20 GB, color screen, tons of 1st and 3rd party support, both software and hardware-wise, and the easy iPod>iTunes sync makes it so easy. Not trying to sway your opinion, just throwing that out there.
Posted: Sat, 10th Sep 2005, 5:17pm

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AcjPictures wrote:

I first got a 3rd generation iPod about a year and a half ago. It worked great for about 7 months then my headphone jack started messing up. Eventually my music only came out of one ear no matter how many headphones I used and how many times i messed with it. I sent it to apple and they didn't fix it so I bought a 4th generation one. I like it a lot, but it's starting to do the same thing. But i've seen all other mp3 players and I still would take an iPod over them anyday. Hopefully my fourth gen will hold out until they make an iPod that plays video biggrin
Same thing happened to me and Ben, almost exactly the same. Except we also have a problem with the hold button sticking in place internally to the point where you cant turn it off until you let the battery run out.

Apple sent us letters apologizing and saying there was going to be a recall because of it, and sure enough there was.

We got a letter saying we could either exchange it for a current iPod of the same price, or send ours in to tech support for retooling. However, even though we got letters saying we could do it, we had to still have the receipts on-hand, which we do not. So no new iPods for us.

Life sucks all over.
Posted: Sat, 10th Sep 2005, 6:30pm

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Ipods are the easiest forms of portable music players. The easy transferral of albums from your music library in itunes straight to the pod ensures that. I had a Creative Muvo before, and a Philips mp3 player before that, and I found the drag and dropping files, or right clicking and sending files to disk, tedious after a while. My 20gb one is full up though, and a downside I discovered is that they're temperamental when connected to laptops, sometimes they get corrupted when you connect them to the USB and have to be completely reformatted.
Posted: Sat, 10th Sep 2005, 9:13pm

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atom wrote:

AcjPictures wrote:

I first got a 3rd generation iPod about a year and a half ago. It worked great for about 7 months then my headphone jack started messing up. Eventually my music only came out of one ear no matter how many headphones I used and how many times i messed with it. I sent it to apple and they didn't fix it so I bought a 4th generation one. I like it a lot, but it's starting to do the same thing. But i've seen all other mp3 players and I still would take an iPod over them anyday. Hopefully my fourth gen will hold out until they make an iPod that plays video biggrin
Same thing happened to me and Ben, almost exactly the same. Except we also have a problem with the hold button sticking in place internally to the point where you cant turn it off until you let the battery run out.

Apple sent us letters apologizing and saying there was going to be a recall because of it, and sure enough there was.

We got a letter saying we could either exchange it for a current iPod of the same price, or send ours in to tech support for retooling. However, even though we got letters saying we could do it, we had to still have the receipts on-hand, which we do not. So no new iPods for us.

Life sucks all over.
Yeah I got a recall letter too but i had already purchased another one. I tried to use my 3rd gen as a hard drive just to put stuff on but now it doesn't sync with any computers so I can't reformat it or really do anything with it. (Except for torching it with WD40 biggrin )
Posted: Sun, 11th Sep 2005, 1:06am

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atom wrote:


Life sucks all over.
Oh yeah, I know thats utterly terrible....

If thats the worst that happens to you, you'll be okay.
Posted: Sun, 11th Sep 2005, 1:11am

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They're getting closer and closer to the iPod Flea.

Ha ha ha.

EDIT: ADD-ON TIME!!!!!

iRiver > iPods in all form.

iRiver has already come out with video-playin' machines, and their mp3 players are excellent. I've dropped mine like what, at least 30 times and I have never lost a single song (I've heard dropping iPods makes you lose songs and stuff. Annoying stuff.). And the majority of people buy iPods because they're so commercialized. that's it. SO many other mp3 players are better and cheaper than the iPods yet iPod owns them on the market. But piepods...mmm.
Posted: Sun, 11th Sep 2005, 10:59am

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Lithium Kraft wrote:

But piepods...mmm.
Now THAT would be interesting.....

Posted: Sun, 11th Sep 2005, 11:21am

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Had my iPod (3rd gen - fastest and best unless you count dodgy batteries) for nearly 2 years now, its great. I use it about 10 hours every day - sits in my office linked to my hifi. I've tried offerings from Sony, Creative and a few other companies but none come close to the quality of the iPod and the simple interface. Most of them were cheap and you could really tell.

Apple have the whole package - a great product which is arguably the best at what it does on the market, a great way of selling and distributing songs (again arguably the best there is) and the marketing power to make things happen.

Don't get me wrong, when Apple try to claim some of their older products are cutting edge (like the iBook or Powerbook for instance, or the graphics cards in iMacs) it makes me mad and we shouldn't put up with it. But I do admire what they have done with iPod and iTunes.

Oh yeah, the Nano isn't bigger than the Mini three dimensionally!

There are already solidstate P2 cards being made at 32GB so I would think the storage of the Nano will double next year, and double again the year after - it should progress faster than the mini hard drives the larger iPods (and other players) use. Having dropped the biggest selling mini hd machine in the world it will also mean there is a lot less money being pumped in the the development or cheap mini drives.

I doubt Apple will bother with video playing until it can really do it well. All the portable mini-video players I've seen (including iRiver) either have too little storage, playback and codec problems or terrible screens/build quality. When they can stick in a really powerful CPU and offer full QuickTime support on a view player I expect they'll do it and I expect it'll outsell all the other players on the market.
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I’ve just ordered a Black 4GB Ipod Nano off Amazon for £180, which isn't bad.

Can't wait for it to come.

EDIT: I’ve cancelled that, and have ordered it off the official Apple store, for the same price, but with free message engraving!!

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Posted: Sun, 11th Sep 2005, 12:40pm

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Woah, that price is insane...my 20gb full size one cost £200, much better value
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Do the people who buy like the 40+GB ones actually use all that space? And if they do, do they even have enough battery life to listen to all those songs? I prefer cheaper smaller-capacity mp3 players where you don't fill them up and then have more than 3/4ths of the songs rotting on the HD (this isn't true for everyone, but it is true for me.)

But one reason why I really REALLY like iRiver is their flexibility of file formats. They have aiff, wmv, mp3, and most of all, OGG. Plus they can listen to radio stations, record through a mic, and record Line-in at full 44khz quality. It would be nice to see .wav file support though.

In my opinion, iPods and iTunes need to be able to play more file formats. My friend gets pissed off at iTunes because it can't play many extensions. I personally wouldn't get an iPod because OGG format files are generally better than mp3's, they're smaller and keep their quality.
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mgw wrote:

I’ve just ordered a Black 4GB Ipod Nano off Amazon for £180, which isn't bad.

Can't wait for it to come.

EDIT: I’ve cancelled that, and have ordered it off the official Apple store, for the same price, but with free message engraving!!
You've also delayed the delivery time by 2 weeks.

Have fun biggrin
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Lithium Kraft wrote:

Do the people who buy like the 40+GB ones actually use all that space? And if they do, do they even have enough battery life to listen to all those songs? I prefer cheaper smaller-capacity mp3 players where you don't fill them up and then have more than 3/4ths of the songs rotting on the HD (this isn't true for everyone, but it is true for me.)

But one reason why I really REALLY like iRiver is their flexibility of file formats. They have aiff, wmv, mp3, and most of all, OGG. Plus they can listen to radio stations, record through a mic, and record Line-in at full 44khz quality. It would be nice to see .wav file support though.

In my opinion, iPods and iTunes need to be able to play more file formats. My friend gets pissed off at iTunes because it can't play many extensions. I personally wouldn't get an iPod because OGG format files are generally better than mp3's, they're smaller and keep their quality.
I'm using 50gb of my 60gb. What does battery life have to do with it? How about people just want their ENTIRE music collection on one device!?

The majority of iPod users couldn't care less about OGG. I've ripped my entire CD collection to 320kbps AACs, so I really don't care about other formats. I appreciate that OGG is a good format, but NOTHING beats iPod + iTunes.
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I have 11/15 GB and I still haven't uploaded all my old CD's. I agree that nothing beats iPod + iTunes. But I have one question, do iRivers really support wmv's? I thought it could only play music and show pictures.
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My Zen Micro has about 3gbs of 5gbs filled. The huge iPods with 40gbs aren't worth it, cause imo, they're way to big. The micro is nice, small, sturdy, hasn't broken yet, has the best quality earbuds that come with it, has a radio, sound recorder, it can play mp3s AND wmas, etc, etc.

The only thing the iPod has going for it imo is the clickwheel design, which is slightly easier to use than the micro controls, but i still think the micro is better for what I need. (that is, its better than the ipod mini, cause i would never consider getting something thats 20 or 40 gigs, thats just overkill for me.)
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mgw wrote:

Lithium Kraft wrote:

But piepods...mmm.
Now THAT would be interesting.....

Weebl und Bob !! biggrin
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TommyB wrote:

You've also delayed the delivery time by 2 weeks.
Well, no. If i had waited for amazon it wouldn't of arrived until October. On the Apple UK store it takes 5 Days to be shipped.
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Why are 20gb+ ipods overkill? If you can store your entire music collection on there, then you'll never have to deal with pesky juggling of audio files, worrying if there's space for one extra song etc. If you have a high-storage one, any track or album you want is available at the click of a finger. And though ipods don't support .wma files, it does convert them so it's not as if you can't listen to your .wma tracks on your ipod. Would be nice if it supported oggs and flacs though, I agree.
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I agree, 20 GB is better, $50 more and you can have all the songs you can imagine one there, plus album art, and photos. iTunes also has an option for CDs where you can get the track names. I have a weird old CD from about 10 years ago, no name CD really and it still found the track names. Then there are plugins that fetch album art for you, among many other things. I just can't stop raving about how great iPod + iTunes is. I really want a new iPod though, my old one's battery is crap, it is outdated, and I am having a few issues that is solved in the new iPod.
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It's overkill because those things are physcially huge compared to the micro/mini. I have about 4 gbs of songs on my computer and I don't even have all of them on my micro. I'd never even fill up 5gbs, so to me, 20 gbs is overkill. I already can put my entire music library on there. Therefore - 20gbs = overkill.
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How many times can one say overkill in a paragraph? wink

Anyways, the great thing about new mp3 players is the fact that you can have your photo library and album art. I don't think 20GB is overkill, I have about 8GB of songs that I actually listen to, and I still have plenty more to go. I want my next iPod to be able to last me years, and still have the ability to keep old songs. That's just me though. I used tot hink 15 GB was overkill, until I got one and just got really into finding out music that I like. For example, I just downloaded 84 new songs from from SSBM. I find albums from games, movies, or just bands that I love every week.
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It is different for everyone, though. But in my case and evman101's case, yes, they are overkill. Apparently in other people's case it's different, but personally having increased portability is nice. That way it's easy to listen to while bike riding and running and stuff.
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Well I have 50GB.

How can you complain the iPod is big? The Mini/Zen Micro isn't exactly miles smaller? I walk about with mine all the time and I find that it's sized perfectly.
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Serpent wrote:

How many times can one say overkill in a paragraph? wink
3 times.


and I find that it's sized perfectly.
Not after you've used one of the smaller ones. Its kinda like if you start out with a small mp3 player, you automatically find anything thats slightly bigger huge and unbearable. If you start out with a big one, then you don't care. To me it matters greatly cause I usually carry mine in my pocket all day, and it already is big enough to make me realize its there every so often during the day. I can't imagine how annoying full sized iPod would feel to me.
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Guess it's just a matter of taste. I started off with very small mp3 players, though

- namely, this

about as tall as my forefinger, and as thick as my thumb

and this

and don't find the larger ipod any problem at all
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It's overkill because those things are physcially huge compared to the micro/mini. I have about 4 gbs of songs on my computer and I don't even have all of them on my micro. I'd never even fill up 5gbs, so to me, 20 gbs is overkill. I already can put my entire music library on there. Therefore - 20gbs = overkill.
People just dont store songs and music on them. It's a good way to transfer movies and such (such as anything you really wanted). Alot easier than unplugging your external hd and bringing it over to drop or pick up a file. The 20gb is def useful.
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I have a 30 GB ipod Photo, with laser stuff behind smile

Ipod's are soo sexy biggrin
Really, I've tried alot of mp3 players, and many of them are so bad to browse!
Ipod is so simple, and I can find my song in no time.

And 30 gb is just enough space (though my pc crashed and I had to re download all songs) and I can't stand having just like 4 GB of music, it's too little...

... I also save loads of space using AAC format instead of mp3.

Ipod nano looks cool, but it's just a few $ away from 20GB ipod.
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I have the 4th Gen ipod 20GB

I only have 6GB of songs. I have to say I listen to nearly all of them at least once a month. If I had the money I would probably have 20GB worth. I also have to say that the extra space is a perfect replacment for a portable HD.
iPods rule.
My mom has a Zen Micro. I have to say the earbuds are better. However, the interface is crap, and it feels so cheaply made. My friend had one and dropped it. No more Micro. I've dropped my ipod a lot (never on conrete) and its fine. I'm not saying other players are bad. Just that if your going to spend anything near that amount of money...get an iPod.
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If you get the inner ear buds from Apple, they are MUCH better than the kind that come with, and are the BEST headphones I have ever layed ears on. wink They really are good, you can tell just by looking at 'em. Find a pic.
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Personnally I think sony noise-cancelling earphones are the best smile Don't fancy the inner-ear earphones much... they dont stay in your ears...
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BlueSmudge wrote:


My mom has a Zen Micro. I have to say the earbuds are better. However, the interface is crap, and it feels so cheaply made. My friend had one and dropped it. No more Micro. I've dropped my ipod a lot (never on conrete) and its fine.
The Earbuds are far better, and you're right, the iPod interface is better, but you can adjust the micro sensitivity so it works fine for me. I dropped mine twice from chest height to hard concrete and its fine. No problems to report.
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When I bought my 15GB iPod, I never thought that I'd fill it up, but it's about 9GB full now--it seems that my library expands about a gig every few months.

The iPod's simple interface and limited features are what make it somewhat unique and (probably) so successful. People just want (or at least wanted when the iPod first came out) a digital music player that was simple, easy to use, and didn't have all these extra doodads that would make the thing overall more complex and confusing (to a good majority of people).

Also, file format isn't really an issue with iPods. Music on one's computer comes from one of three places: imported CDs, digitally bought music, and downloaded music. The average person will most likely import their CDs in a familiar compatable format (not something relatively obscure like Ogg Vorbis). Digitally bought music is also almost always given to the customer in a friendly format like MP3, AAC (MP4), or WAV. Downloaded music comes in a generally more broad range of formats (like maybe an OGG here or an AIFF there), but for the most part is still a friendly format. Those few obscure formats can be easily converted though. iTunes supports a ton of audio formats (much more than iPod can) -- so if iTunes can support it, it can simply be converted (Advanced > Convert Selection To...) to a format iPod can support. (OGG is kind of the odd one out, but there's an iTunes plug-in that will allow support.)

And about the iPod's lack of features such as voice recording: Install Linux (if you have a 3rd gen) and the left earbud doubles as a mic! (Plus tons of other sweet features like lots more games, calculator, animations, and Doom!) wink

I'm still using the stock iPod earbuds surprisingly. I did get Apple's in-ear headphones, but I was a little disappointed with them (although they are exceptional for their small size) -- but then again, I listen to a lot of techno/electronica type stuff ( redface ), so maybe the bass beat wasn't what I was expecting. But I also have a hard time getting them to stay in my ears. Maybe I'm just spaztic or something though.

Anyways, there's my 2 cents. smile
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pooky wrote:

Personnally I think sony noise-cancelling earphones are the best smile Don't fancy the inner-ear earphones much... they dont stay in your ears...
They have 3 different sizes and one of 'em works perfectly in mine. Maybe you only tried one size, or your ears are odd. wink

As for limited features... only to the untrained eye. I know you can do PLENTY with Linux installed on your iPod. But I think out of the box it as plenty of features: clocks for different time zones, a combination lock system, photo browsing with slideshows, games, playlists, on the go playlists, album art, browse by playlists, titles, artist, album, genre, composer; and store calendars, contacts notes, and have it double as a hard drive. (assuming we're talking about Nano.) By the way, I love in the keynote when they compared the size to competitors. It was insane.

But yeah, Linux is great.
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Since when have In-Ear earphones worked? I mean they NEVER work, and ALWAYS fall out. ALWAYS. If I push them har dinto my ears to where it hurts, I can hear that cool bass, otherwise they suck, and fall out.

I wouldn't recommend them.
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ben3308 wrote:

Since when have In-Ear earphones worked? I mean they NEVER work, and ALWAYS fall out. ALWAYS. If I push them har dinto my ears to where it hurts, I can hear that cool bass, otherwise they suck, and fall out.

I wouldn't recommend them.
Mabye you just have ears like Pooky? boggle
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Given that I did a lot of traveling this summer, I fell in love with my active noise control headphones. I've never fancied the inside-the-ear phones, they just don't seem to feel "right" to me. I found out recently that I like the ones that surround your entire ear with a big padded circle. You can much better and the ones (like mine) that can fold up so that they're only like 6 inches by 3 are great. I don't need "Super Portability", so that's no problem.
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I'm quite sure I have a pair of headphones that went so far into my ears they were pretty dangerous. Although on the other hand, the music when played was fantastic and seemingly arriving from inside my skull.



They looked at lot like that, but the inear part went about twice as far in, and you could tweak it up or down. If I find them, I'll be sure to post a pic.

Anyways, I enjoy my old 1st generation 5.5GB iPod. It's the best portable hard-drive ever biggrin
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ben3308 wrote:

Since when have In-Ear earphones worked? I mean they NEVER work, and ALWAYS fall out. ALWAYS. If I push them har dinto my ears to where it hurts, I can hear that cool bass, otherwise they suck, and fall out.

I wouldn't recommend them.
Are you sure you are talking about the $40 kind you have to buy seperately? Because that is what we are talking about, they look like this:


If so, just making sure. That is what I am talking about at least.

They stick in my ear so well, and are so comfortable. I don't know what the thin cover is made of, the interchangeable one, but sometimes I wear it in my ear to block out noise, or just because it feals so good.
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I'm talking about those too. They cut the inside of my ears like a mother.
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I have never seen the point of ipods. The old ones were always too big, too expensive and really just a fashion accessory. Everyone goes on about the interface but again there is nothing special about it.

Now that they are making smaller ones and really following everyone else and taking a large chunk of that market on the hype from previous ipods they are something that appeals more to me but they have really missed the time of the portable player. At home I have the TV hooked up to the network for audio and movies. In the car I have my carputer setup to sync with the network as I come into the drive. At work I can play mp3s or other formats on my pc. This is the future, so when will people have time to listen to them? 'On public transport' seems to be the only answer.

I got a free Ipod Nano, I've listened to it a bit and I prefer the creative ones. They are cheaper, better sound quality, just as easy and support a wider range of formats.

So my verdict on the Nano...
Are they small? Yes.
Are they pretty good at what they do? Yes.
Are they something as special as you might believe from all the hype? No.
Not great but competitive.
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Kid wrote:

At home I have the TV hooked up to the network for audio and movies. In the car I have my carputer setup to sync with the network as I come into the drive.
Wow, that's awesome. Is your carputer buit into the car or did you just stick a PC in there?
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pooky wrote:

Kid wrote:

At home I have the TV hooked up to the network for audio and movies. In the car I have my carputer setup to sync with the network as I come into the drive.
Wow, that's awesome. Is your carputer buit into the car or did you just stick a PC in there?
Its a mini-itx pc with a special psu for the car and a 7" touchscreen mounted on the dashboard. I am still working on getting it to do everything I want but so far it does music, sat nav and dvd with surround sound. When I get a chance I'll knock up some web pages about it.
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Ahaha wow... how is the PSU special? What does it connect to?
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I picked up a Nano about 2 weks ago and love it! This is my first shot at this type of player and am no expert, but so far so good! Now I just have to suck it up and pay $30 (?!) for a little neoprene strap to keep it on my arm.
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I saw a mate's Nano today, and I couldn't believe it. It really is imposibly small! God knows how they fit a micro drive, screen, battery and all the other electronics in something so thin!
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TommyB wrote:

God knows how they fit a micro drive, screen, battery and all the other electronics in something so thin!
Just an FYI. It's actually Flash based, that explains how Apple could make it so small without relying on a harddrive.
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If anyone wants one I am selling my Nano and just in time for christmas too.

Apple Ipod Nano Black 2GB

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5844826247