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Mix: iPhone, Target, QVC, iPod mini vs. Rio Carbon

pic For his latest concept creation, Isamu Sanada has come up with a stunning iPod/mobile phone. [via Cult of Mac]

You can save 10% on iPods at Target by using coupon code TCAMAZNBBCPN before the end of the year.

Both the 20GB and 40GB HP-branded iPods are now being sold at QVC.

MP3.com said the Rio Carbon was an able competitor, but “it didn’t have the stamina to keep up with the solid build of the iPod mini.”

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Doesn’t seem like they get why a circular wheel lets you scroll LONG lists in a single motion. And the iPod loses points for being popular (aka “trendy”). They give no value to iPod for being compatible with largest, most popular, and best (a concensus among reviewers) music store. In fact, two of the three reviewers take away points because of not being “fans” of iTunes.

Nonetheless, the iPod still “wins” the “review.”

Posted by Nagromme on November 3, 2004 at 2:43 PM (CST)


what a terrible review. They mark the iPod down for not being compatible with napster and real music stores, but don’t mention the fact that the rio isn’t compatible with iTunes.
I thought this was pretty funny:

“Scrolling in a circle doesn’t feel intuitive for an up-and-down list, and I would really prefer an external volume control.”

what are you, an idiot?

Posted by Harrison on November 3, 2004 at 4:44 PM (CST)


when are they gonna compare the ipodmini to the creative mini zen. the mini zen looks awesome, i wanna get my hands on one soon.

Posted by juju on November 3, 2004 at 9:22 PM (CST)


First Jasmine says:
“Feels great in the hand, and you just gotta love the scrollwheel.”

Then goes and says:
“Scrolling in a circle doesn’t feel intuitive for an up-and-down list”

No pleasing them!

As for that render of a mini/phone I think it would be too long.  I would prefer maybe having the iPod wheel on one side, and the keypad on the other, and the screen spin around.  Although then the joint could have problems.

Posted by m00j on November 3, 2004 at 10:01 PM (CST)


Stunning?  Hardly. This would be like holding a bar of soap up to your ear!

Posted by jcs on November 4, 2004 at 6:47 AM (CST)


This was without a doubt the absolute worst reveiw/comparison of any iPod I have ever read. They were obviously making it intentionally close (ie. within one point). Also, anyone who gives iPod navigation a 3/5 is certifiably nuts.

Posted by Jrubin181 on November 4, 2004 at 3:11 PM (CST)


well jcs, have you read what u just said,
if u noticed you have ear phones with an ipod so why would you be holding it to your ears??? eh eh!

Posted by ipod's on December 9, 2004 at 3:06 AM (CST)

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