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Brk
11-21-03, 10:25 PM
New 20 GB iPod with the new style...a LOT slimmer and slightly smaller. The buttons are extremely tactile and sensitive, and the charger/transfer cradle is so much easier than the old wires-everywhere version.

extreme
11-21-03, 10:58 PM
Nice!


I have a 15gb one and i love it! The only thing is that the buttons are so sensitive.

Brk
11-21-03, 11:06 PM
Originally posted by extreme
Nice!


I have a 15gb one and i love it! The only thing is that the buttons are so sensitive.

Yeah, but having gigs of music to counter the radio at work is priceless!

Altema
11-21-03, 11:35 PM
Awww man id love to have an ipod =(.

Such a sleak design ;)

But i figure that my minidisc player has been abused and the buttons arent working so if i bought an ipod im sure id end up destroying it D=.

Brk
11-22-03, 12:11 AM
Originally posted by Altema
Awww man id love to have an ipod =(.

Such a sleak design ;)

But i figure that my minidisc player has been abused and the buttons arent working so if i bought an ipod im sure id end up destroying it D=.

The iPod is really great...lightweight, great sound quality, several different drive sizes, great backlit LCD...the downside of course is the price.

CM Weaver
11-22-03, 12:20 AM
I just bought a 20GB 3G version a about a month ago and I'm very impressed. The only thing I find irritating is when you enable the iPod as a FireWire HD -- it hijacks the drive letter of one of my 120GB drives and changes that drives letter to the first available, which in my case is K:

YARDofSTUF
11-22-03, 12:40 AM
I really like the Creative nomad jukebox Zen, tho the name is getting quite long.

BaLa
11-22-03, 06:17 AM
lmk when you plan on selling it :p

nepenthe
11-25-03, 09:03 PM
Burke,

Did you ever have the chance to listen to a Archos unit?

david

Brk
11-26-03, 03:20 PM
Originally posted by nepenthe
Burke,

Did you ever have the chance to listen to a Archos unit?

david

Yeah. The iPod's sound is a lot cleaner IMHO. Not to mention the Archos is a little too "bricky" for my tastes.

nepenthe
11-26-03, 09:12 PM
Originally posted by Burke
Yeah. The iPod's sound is a lot cleaner IMHO. Not to mention the Archos is a little too "bricky" for my tastes.

I was very interested in the Archos for it multimedia abilities, however music fidelity is more important. Thanks for the tip.

shant,
david

Brk
11-27-03, 04:49 PM
http://www.ipodsdirtysecret.com/

Brent
11-27-03, 09:53 PM
Originally posted by Burke
http://www.ipodsdirtysecret.com/

due to all the commotion about that they've reduced it to $99 http://www.info.apple.com/support/applecare_products/service/ipod_service.html

still, thats a lot of money for batteries

Brk
11-28-03, 01:20 AM
Originally posted by Brent
due to all the commotion about that they've reduced it to $99 http://www.info.apple.com/support/applecare_products/service/ipod_service.html

still, thats a lot of money for batteries

How generous of them.

nepenthe
11-28-03, 02:25 AM
Originally posted by Burke
http://www.ipodsdirtysecret.com/

For crying out loud..... That will tank my considering an IPod.

Brk
11-29-03, 12:22 AM
Originally posted by nepenthe
For crying out loud..... That will tank my considering an IPod.

It's tough with any product that is so highly integrated.

Still, I went into owning an iPod knowing the confiscatory and niche market nature of an Apple product, but for some reason I'd trust their support over something from Archos or iRiver. I could always be wrong, though.

Admittedly, 50% of my choice was for the aesthetics, but the other 50% was for the fidelity...the iPod's sound is just cleaner and louder than other units I've demo'd.

Mehmet
12-11-03, 11:23 PM
you guys do know that the average battery lasts about 2 years. still 18 months for a lithium battery is a lot.

If you are not happy with the 99 bucks you can get third party ones that are just as good for 50.

BTW, the archos and all other HDD based players all have the same type of problem. RECHARGABLE BATTERIES DIE OVER TIME!!