My ipod mini was the worst investment i have ever decided upon in my entire life. It lasted about 1 month until it started running with an hour battery life, and now it barely has 30 minutes! don't buy the ipod mini, in fact, stay away from apple.

THE S(hates apple)J

Posted by THE SJ on September 16, 2004 at 11:20 AM (PDT) Comment 1

since your just abou the only person who thinks that, you go ahead

Posted by M Bargo on September 16, 2004 at 12:56 PM (PDT) Comment 2

ipods are by far superior, i had a muvo made by creative, biggest piece of rubbish i have ever touch, shocking display, stupid filing system, crahsed all the time and keeping asking for scandisk errors. It DIED. IPOD's are so much better, I have a 20 gig will never go back to PC RUBBISH ! If you want to type a letter use a PC if you want to be creative and listen to music ONLY USE APPLE ! ! ! !

Posted by guess on September 16, 2004 at 2:40 PM (PDT) Comment 3


Good review! ;p

Posted by OMFG on September 16, 2004 at 3:03 PM (PDT) Comment 4

"i had a muvo made by creative, biggest piece of rubbish i have ever touch"

Creative? That was your big mistake. Should have gone with Rio baby!

Posted by blame it on rio on September 16, 2004 at 5:32 PM (PDT) Comment 5

Awesome review, also... if you're having problems with your iPod mini... take it back to apple and ask why. They WILL help you out, they're awesome people.

Posted by CheWy on September 16, 2004 at 8:32 PM (PDT) Comment 6

ive had both the old and new muvos, in addition to a 3g ipod and a mini. they all have their various uses. if you took as much care with your muvos as you do with your pods, they work pretty damn well.

nice review, but is there a chance the plastic faceplate could crack?

Posted by teqnik on September 17, 2004 at 2:13 AM (PDT) Comment 7

I love my ipod mini but the only complaint i have is the battery life. It barely last 2 hrs, let alone the claimed 8 hr battery life.

Posted by dave on September 17, 2004 at 11:17 PM (PDT) Comment 8

For all you people with battery life problems, why haven't you sent your units back to Apple? There is a 1-year warranty on it, you know.


Posted by Matthew Smith on September 18, 2004 at 2:42 PM (PDT) Comment 9

I totally agree, my mini lasts 7 to 8 hours.. if yours lasts 2 hours then SEND IT BACK TO APPLE.. you received a defective unit!

and people. stop arguing about macs being better than pcs and vice versa.. do you not have anything better to do ??

(i used to never understand why people used windows when there are such great os alternatives out there, mac osx reigning king, and linux/unix, heck even lindows.. then i realized, mac users are the minority, this means most ##### don't spend their lonely days writing malicious codes, viruses and what not to wreck havoc our gorgeous operating system, so _why_ tell people to switch? apple is not going out of business any time soon, so just be happy, and laugh each time your windows using friend's laptop crashes/gets a virus/needs some codec that conveniently isn't available for download/etc.)

and remember, when somebody tells you that less than 2 percent of the computers in the world run the macintosh os, tell them that less than 2 percent of the people in the world drive Ferraris. wink

btw, the crystal jacket looks a hell of a lot better for less $.

Posted by viper7189 on September 18, 2004 at 3:13 PM (PDT) Comment 10

I have a 5gb, 20gb 3rd gen, and an iPod mini. The 5gb and 20gb had battery problems. All I had to do was go to Apple's website and request for an rma. It took no longer then a week to get my iPods back. I don't get why people complain about the battery and not willing to get it rma. That is why there is a one year warranty. This is an iPod forum. Why would some people want to advertise another mp3 player? It does not make sense to me.

Posted by lightseeker on September 18, 2004 at 5:40 PM (PDT) Comment 11

yeah, dave knows whats up, just wait, it will be an hour, then it will be 30 minutes and then you'll be listening to your CD player.

Posted by THE SJ on September 20, 2004 at 11:49 AM (PDT) Comment 12

A big reason why battery life seems to die down quicker than normal is above an above average amount of song switching on the user's part causing excessive hard drive access, which is what the iPod spends 80% of its battery life on. Here's quick tip: if you like switching songs a lot, hit the pause button first, so your pod doesn't cache the entire song only to have you switch again five seconds later. Also, use OTG playlists, you you're only listening to the songs you want, and not skipping them all.

Posted by Noa on September 23, 2004 at 9:20 AM (PDT) Comment 13

Now what does this have to do with the review???

Posted by Ms_Jewelle on September 24, 2004 at 1:41 PM (PDT) Comment 14

This is one of the best cases I've seen in a while. Definately a potential buy, along with the "Mini Flipstand" thingy.

I'll just try each out in the store after I get my mini (yeah, I'd like a 15gb 4th gen, but money is an issue here... besides, it's not like I need more than a gig of music on me at any one time).

Posted by Gramage on October 11, 2004 at 8:28 AM (PDT) Comment 15

What happenned to the website?

Posted by adidas10254 on March 12, 2005 at 9:49 AM (PDT) Comment 16
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