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Will any MP3 player ever catch Apple's iPod?

Thank you

Posted by Charles on July 10, 2003 at 8:52 AM (PDT)

iPod Adventures in the Middle East: Part I

sigh…. i have a favor to ask everyone who reads this article and the comments here…. can u stop posting political comments? this isnt a political site to start off with. If u dont like the pictures or articles then just shutup and leave the site. This is supposed to be about t-slice’s experience in the Middle East with his iPod. Not the American might or the war. so can everyone please chill about the war and weapons and start telling us about their iPods? raspberry

Posted by Patrick M. in Kuwait on July 10, 2003 at 7:34 AM (PDT)

iPod Adventures in the Middle East: Part I

Do we really have to get the weapons in there?  My god…

It’s not political, it’s just showing the US Military might which was used against Iraq, right?

Now that after thousands are dead and the Iraqi Government has been overthrown… Does anyone on either side feel any safer?  I think not.

“There is one single purpose of this War…  To disarm Iraq and ensure that Americans can be safe again”—Colin Powell.

Posted by j763 on July 10, 2003 at 7:23 AM (PDT)

iPod Adventures in the Middle East: Part I

Amen

Posted by Patrick M. in Kuwait on July 10, 2003 at 6:40 AM (PDT)

iPod Adventures in the Middle East: Part I

I can absolutely testify that an iPod will NOT survive submersion in fresh water…I was boarding a sailboat for a long distance race (30 hours + or -) where music is an absolute necessity with my 1 week old 30GB iPod, and sure enough, the rule about electronics and their irresistable attraction to bodies of water held true. Kerplunk! straight into 9 feet of fresh water.

I stripped off, unwilling to let 500$ and my favorite white and silver friend slip away, and plunged into the 58 degree water.  I had to come up for air about ten times before I finally located my buddy under 2 feet of silt, all by touch.  I brought him up and shook him out, blowing through the jack holes, removed the port cover and blew through there, then left him outside in mild sunshine for 4 days, bringing him in at night.  The good news is that I could get the apple logo to show up, but nothing else would boot up.  It was enough for the apple folks to warranty me a new one.  Thank god for apple service!

I am bringing him on my next race on the 19th, but this time I have drilled a hole in the carrying case and tied a lanyard that will be clipped at all times to my belt. 

To conclude, DON’T BE A ##### AND DROP YOUR IPOD IN THE WATER, NO MATTER HOW TOUGH YOU THINK IT IS!

 

Posted by Captain AL on July 10, 2003 at 6:33 AM (PDT)

Will any MP3 player ever catch Apple's iPod?

Hehehehehehe! The best thread I’ve seen in ages - Informative, funny and Charles you Rock!

Posted by Paul on July 10, 2003 at 6:06 AM (PDT)

Switching from MP3 to AAC Without Losing Your Mind

What i would be interested in is a software database that i could enter info and then access it through iTunes. Sort of like a personal CDDB without all those stuupid mistakes. Re-encoding would not be so much of a hassle, then. The time to encode is not the problem for me, the tags are.

Posted by fanihi on July 9, 2003 at 11:11 PM (PDT)

My iPod Buying Experience

Dell drops iPod ...
I read an article saying dell doesn’t sell iPods anymore. Very dissapointing after hearing about all the deals.

http://news.com.com/2100-1041-996209.html

Posted by Francis on July 9, 2003 at 4:07 PM (PDT)

iPod Adventures in the Middle East: Part I

send them a suggestion about the “iPod glove” and maybe they will pick it up. Thats a good idea.

Posted by t-slice on July 9, 2003 at 6:53 AM (PDT)

iPod Adventures in the Middle East: Part I

hey deathwolf,

check out this site:

http://www.speckproducts.com/isport/index.html

Posted by t-slice on July 9, 2003 at 6:51 AM (PDT)

iPod Adventures in the Middle East: Part I

Yeah. Theres a Mac shop in lebanon. I know that for sure smile

Posted by Patrick M. in Kuwait on July 9, 2003 at 5:54 AM (PDT)

iPod Adventures in the Middle East: Part I

have you people located in the middle east run into any mac shops?  from my experience in non-western countries, most everyone uses PCs because of how easily and cheaply they can be “built”...

also, has any firm come out with an iPod carrying case built for joggers?  i’m thinking of, essentially, a glove that secures an iPod in the palm of your hand.  this would be very convenient as it sucks running with it strapped to your shorts, but it also sucks having to hold on to it tightly when your hands are sweaty and you’re sprinting…

-dw

Posted by deathwolf on July 9, 2003 at 5:48 AM (PDT)

iPod Adventures in the Middle East: Part I

y do politics come up in every discussion? isnt this supposed to be only about iPods?

Posted by Patrick M. in Kuwait on July 9, 2003 at 5:21 AM (PDT)

iPod Adventures in the Middle East: Part I

Bam!

He’s got a very good point there.

Thank you JL.

Posted by t-slice on July 9, 2003 at 5:09 AM (PDT)

iPod Adventures in the Middle East: Part I

fadman
i was only asking just to be sure, and if it wasnt for us Americans you wouldn’t have an iPod.

Posted by JL on July 9, 2003 at 5:02 AM (PDT)

iPod Adventures in the Middle East: Part I

Anytime.

It is a life saver on a long flight.  My total combined flights to jordan added up to just over 12 hours of flight time and thats not counting my layovers.  Plus the Flight Attendants dig the iPod also. One flight attendant was thinking about buying one and after using mine for a little bit she made a decision to deffinately buy one.  I pointed her to the iPodlounge, so maybe she will visit.

Cheers  

Posted by t-slice on July 9, 2003 at 4:35 AM (PDT)

iPod Adventures in the Middle East: Part I

*phew* t-slice u just saved me a lot of trouble of worrying about breaking my iPod when flying. It’d be logical for them to work at those heights cause i mean, lots of people listen to music while flying…

Posted by Patrick M. in Kuwait on July 9, 2003 at 1:44 AM (PDT)

iPod Adventures in the Middle East: Part I

JL

I rocked my Ipod at over 20,000 feet going to Amman Jordan from the U.S. and had no problems.

And Fadman,

What country do you come from?  Being so “smart” and all.

Just wondering.

Posted by t-slice on July 9, 2003 at 1:34 AM (PDT)

iPod Adventures in the Middle East: Part I

Fadman


He’s asking if any of us took it over 10,000 feet and what happened with the iPod. U dont have to insult him.

JL

I’ve never taken it on a flight with me yet, but in a few weeks i’ll be travelling, we’ll c wat happens….

Posted by Patrick M. in Kuwait on July 9, 2003 at 12:05 AM (PDT)

iPod Adventures in the Middle East: Part I

JL,

You must be american to ask such a dumb question while providing the answer within your question.

Posted by fadman on July 8, 2003 at 7:34 PM (PDT)

Switching from MP3 to AAC Without Losing Your Mind

I posted this in another topic, but I am honestly interested in what AAC sounds like if outputted not via the iPod’s analogue outputs but through a digital line out, say through a soundcard.

I output high-bitrate VBR MP3s using the Digital Line Out from my Archos to my Onkyo system and they sound fantastic. Seriously. One of the reasons I avoided the iPod was because of its lack of support for digital I/O. For me all the sounds get kind of mushed coming through an analogue microphone output.

I don’t want to have to re-encode all my stuff at some point in the future… sooner or later Apple will bring out an iPod with digital line out and then I might buy one. So it’s good to get a handle on what AAC sounds like now. Better than VBR MP3? Worse? The same?

Posted by dfsdfsdsdffdfsda on July 8, 2003 at 3:12 PM (PDT)

Will any MP3 player ever catch Apple's iPod?

Someone, thank you for being honest. I am glad to see that I am not the only one who thinks its an XP problem. While many think that XP nailed device management, they are wrong, XP is probably the worst at it.

Posted by Charles on July 8, 2003 at 1:14 PM (PDT)

Switching from MP3 to AAC Without Losing Your Mind

On their website, Apple recommends using the AAC format to conserve battery life. Also, tests have shown that a song compressed at 96kps in AAC format sounds better than the same song compressed at 128kps in mp3 format.

Posted by john on July 8, 2003 at 11:15 AM (PDT)

iPod Adventures in the Middle East: Part I

I see from the articles at the top of the page that the iPod can withstand very hot temps but i was wondering how high in the air can you take it? the instructions to my 15 gig said that you cannot play it above 10,000 ft. is that true, cause i want to take it on a jet with me but i dont want to screw it up. It should be fine though shouldnt it because the cabin is presurized and stuff right? has anyone else taken it on a jet with them?

Posted by JL on July 8, 2003 at 4:40 AM (PDT)

Will any MP3 player ever catch Apple's iPod?

“using them with anything bigger than a computer loudspeaker or a pair of headphones is pointless, it just doesn’t sound that good.”

I output high-bitrate VBR MP3s using the Digital Line Out from my Archos to my Onkyo system and they sound fantastic. Seriously.

Is it true that the iPod only provides analogue output? That could be why your music loses fidelity on larger systems. Try a high-bitrate lossy VBR file using digital outputs sometime and you may change your mind about psycho-acoustical compression!

Posted by dfsdfsdsdffdfsda on July 7, 2003 at 2:23 PM (PDT)

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