This review was originally published in the iLounge Holiday Buyers’ Guide 2005-2006. Please download the Buyers’ Guide for additional photographs.
If you’re trying to load your iPod with music, you’ve no doubt come across a major challenge: even at 99 cents per song, it costs a lot of money to fill an iPod shuffle, say nothing of a 60GB iPod. And then there’s another challenge: no iPod includes a radio tuner. So Griffin’s iFill sits on your PC or Mac, monitoring multiple Internet radio stations at the same time. Then it saves and individually tags songs to your iPod for later listening. Connect your iPod again, and iFill can clear off the old files and replace them with new ones. Necessary? No. Useful? Yes, and a good way to find songs to buy from iTunes, too. Our only issue – while it uses a nicer interface than Ratavik’s comparable program StationRipper, you can’t do as much with its downloads.
Company and Price
Company: Griffin Technology
Compatible: iPod 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, mini, nano, shuffle, Mac, Windows