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Mix: iPod competitors, iTeufel, Jaguar, LG shuffle

In an interesting Fast Company article, several Apple rivals—Rio, Sony, Dell, iRiver, Archos, and Creative—discuss how they intend to knock the iPod from its throne.

The iTeufel is a new iPod sound system similar to the Bose Sound Dock. We are awaiting further details on specs and availability in the US.

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Comments

1

Sigh. So many people want to rip off the iPod Shuffle…

Posted by mjmoonwalker on June 28, 2005 at 2:51 AM (CDT)

2

All the competetors try to make the Mp3 player that will beat the iPod, with design, features, price, ect. But the one thing that they will never have is that simply, its not an iPod. And it never will be.

Posted by Steve on June 28, 2005 at 4:51 AM (CDT)

3

ye, steve ur right

Posted by Chris on June 28, 2005 at 1:58 PM (CDT)

4

While it’s easy to say that all these are rip-offs of the Shuffle, they also go to prove that Apple’s own design left a lot of room for improvement because each of these knock-offs have added features not present on the original. While Apple’s strongest feature is iTunes and AFAIK none of these come close to matching that, I sure don’t mind companies toying around with stuffing their “shuffles” full of other goodies.

Maybe it’ll give Apple a clue that not everyone is willing to bend over and simply take it simply because it’s white, and has an Apple logo on the device.  Maybe the common folk are truly in love with these things, and it’s true that I use my 1GB A LOT, but hardcore gearheads deserve better than the less-than-satisfactory minimalist approach that Apple did with the 1G Shuffle.

Posted by flatline response on June 28, 2005 at 6:21 PM (CDT)

5

I like to think of the iPod vs the rest debate as being akin to flavours of chips (I know it seems outlandish, but read on)...

In the beginning you have one brand, and that brand is instantly the best - and then many other brands appear, and copy what the original was.  But the original still tastes as good - if not better - and even if the original costs a bit more, you still buy it - simply because it’s the original and the best.

Posted by Rock DJ on June 29, 2005 at 4:04 AM (CDT)

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