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iPod outdone by iPod mini

“Finally, somebody has outdone the iPod. After years of unsuccessful attempts by Creative, Dell, Rio, Samsung and others to knock Apple’s MP3 player off its pedestal, we’ve got a player that makes the iPod seem like the oversize, clunky relic it (now) is. [...]

I tried out the iPod mini on short walks, my Metro commute and during jogging—Apple’s optional, $29 armband kept the thing clamped to my arm, but its earbud headphones wouldn’t stay in place—and everything worked fine. Battery life, at about 10 hours, actually exceeded Apple’s estimate of eight hours.”

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Just to quash the debate/argument:

There are people who have extensive music collections, or those who’d prefer their music encoded in WAV or Lossless for the superior quality; those people are catered for with the 20/40GB iPods.

There are also people with smaller music collections, where 20 or 40GB would be wasteful, or with smaller wallets, where a 20GB is just too expensive. The iPod Mini caters for these people very well.

The final group (that includes myself) would prefer a smaller player, available in different colours, with a hard aluminium case resistant to scratches. I personally also despise the chrome backings of the larger iPods; they just get covered in fingerprints and it detracts from the design. For these people, the iPod Mini is best.

So it always pays to see both sides of the argument; what suits one person doesn’t necessarily suit the other. Apple has (cleverly) produced a variety of iPods to suit a wider market - not to replace the bigger ones!

Posted by Stating The Obvious on September 26, 2004 at 12:20 PM (PDT)

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‘Narrow minded lummux’ eh grimmfox?

Posted by Irony on September 26, 2004 at 12:24 PM (PDT)

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