ipod vs conventional mp3 players
Posted: 16 June 2004 06:53 PM     [ Ignore ]  
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I have been looking into a compact, portable mp3 player and was first pretty dazzled by the iPod systems.  The problem now is I am curious, what is the lifespan of those things?  I am hearing pretty single sided stories right now; ie. iPod sucks.  Everyone I’ve spoken to seems to believe that solid, installed memory is not the way to go.  Portable memory sticks are going to remain mainstream.  iPod systems sure look pretty, but is that dressing on the outside worth the investment for a potentially short lifespanned unit?  Since the iPod runs on a harddrive, the disk runs the risk of deteriorating over time. 

Lately I’ve been looking into some of the Sony MP3 players, but they are pretty darn expensive for a toy of such a rather minor calibre.  Up here Sony units like this cost a good $300+ USD. 
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But damn, it is so cool…

I wish Fujitsu made MP3 players too, because they would definitely take the standards set by Sony, and enhance them with a -30% price reduction packed in!  8)

Ah well… so should I opt for a cheaper, possibly poor-durability poor-lifespan iPod, or a rugged and expensive Sony toy?

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Posted: 17 June 2004 03:17 AM   [ # 1 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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How about you just buy a $50 CD player, and burn the CDs?

Thats what I do.

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Posted: 17 June 2004 04:26 AM   [ # 2 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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I want something very compact, thats why I was looking into those two models ;b I am done with using fullscale CD-players.

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Posted: 18 June 2004 02:34 PM   [ # 3 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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Hmm…how about Ebay and a used iPod or something? Can you erase the songs?

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Posted: 18 June 2004 07:40 PM   [ # 4 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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I hope I could get an iPod some day wink

it seems that apple is working on one with color screen *drools*

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Posted: 19 June 2004 12:43 PM   [ # 5 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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They should put background pics on it too

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Posted: 19 June 2004 01:22 PM   [ # 6 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]  
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The Sony ones are really nice, I’ve had a chance to use them.

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Posted: 19 June 2004 01:26 PM   [ # 7 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]  
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How much are the Sony ones?

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Posted: 19 June 2004 01:28 PM   [ # 8 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]  
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Pretty expensive, over $200.

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Posted: 19 June 2004 01:30 PM   [ # 9 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]  
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Ouch, can’t afford that. I don’t use MP3s that much anyway

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Posted: 19 June 2004 01:31 PM   [ # 10 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]  
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Yeah, its really a niche thing, I’d never actually buy one.

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Posted: 19 June 2004 01:33 PM   [ # 11 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]  
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How much is an iPod, anyway?

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Posted: 19 June 2004 02:02 PM   [ # 12 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]  
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ipod for 15g is 400$ i think maybe 500$ i cant remember.

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