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The iPod mini: Visceral, Behavioral, Reflective

AppleMatters as written an editorial focusing on the iPod mini’s looks, feel, functionailty and what it says about the user “iPod mini: The physical clicking is back! It is a joy to feel button feedback. Color! Those anodized colors, which are agonizing to figure out which one you should have. Aluminum! The matte feel of aluminum is superior in every way to clammy, greasy chrome and gloss plastic.”

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Eh.. that was mainly a load of @ss in my opinion.. but some good points..

Posted by Syph on March 15, 2004 at 11:14 AM (CST)


given that it’s an audio player, how come there wasn’t even a mention of audio-related observations, instead of just all-around UI/look praisings?

no mention on whether audio quality has been improved (several INDEPENDENT reviews have shown that in comparison to other mp3 players, the ipod sounds flat), or whether needed-features like gapless playback is supported or if it eventually will be supported.

Posted by eh on March 15, 2004 at 11:25 AM (CST)


aluminum is nice, but it will never feel as sexy in my hand as chrome.  mmmmm…chrome.

Posted by dave on March 15, 2004 at 2:28 PM (CST)


This review was ok, mostly UI stuff.  I would still rather pay $50 more to get 5 times the storage.  The iPod mini does look good though.  Once they come out with a iPod mini that has the storage capacity of 20 GB, then I will buy one.  By then though Apple have have come out with a 50 or 100 GB iPod for $300 to $500.  I don’t think the iPod (or mini) sounds flat compared to other players, if so then adjust the equilizer setting.  I don’t have my eq settings on, it would drastically drain my battery as is because I blast the audio in the my iPod so I get about 7 hours of playback instead of the 8.

Posted by icanbeehtoo on March 16, 2004 at 9:30 AM (CST)

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