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#1 Old 01-14-2006, 08:39 PM
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I didn't see any recent threads on this, so I decided to start a new one. Right now I have a mini iPod that I'm not all that fond of. The scroll wheel has always been a little screwed up and the battery life sucks (it never lasts more than a few hours maximum). When I bought it, I was considering getting a regular iPod with more memory, but I didn't have the money. Now that the memory is full, and I'm really not that happy with it, I'm considering getting something new.



I'm looking for an mp3 player with atleast 15 GB and I don't care if it has any special features (i.e. playing videos, color screen, storing photos, etc.). Any reccomendations on what you like or don't like?
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#2 Old 01-14-2006, 09:37 PM
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I have the Zen Xtra by Creative (40GB) and I love it. Much cheaper than an iPod!



The battery on my Zen is good for a solid 12-14 hours of continuous play, I would say... but then I set the backlight to turn off after a few seconds.



A review I wrote of it: http://www.epinions.com/content_123747339908
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#3 Old 01-15-2006, 03:21 PM
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I love iPod! But I heard iRiver is better
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#4 Old 01-15-2006, 04:17 PM
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Well, I know that I have the worst one, for sure. It doens't evben have a brand name as far as I can tell, and I need to load the mp3's on a memory card....
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I have a new ipod video 30 GB and love it. I have learnt that ipods are pretty much idiot proof. Though they do have some restrictions and limitiations. I love the navigation, and the size is perfect. The battery life could be better, but its fine if you turn the backlight off which you dont really need anyway. Having some issues with putting video on it but if you dont care about that it wont be an issue. Only regret is that i wish i'd of got the 60GB.
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I have an iRiver - its lovely
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Your iPod mini is probably just antiquated. I would recommend getting a fifth gen. iPod for $299.



True, iRiver has more features and stuff than the iPod, but nothing matches the simplicity and beauty of an Apple product; especially the ones designed by Jonathan Ive.



Nothing can be done about your mini's storage space, but the battery can be changed with a third party package that you can buy off of the internet or the back pages of a MacWorld Magazine.



If you go to an Apple Store, they could probably fix your scrollwheel problem.
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Your iPod mini is probably just antiquated. I would recommend getting a fifth gen. iPod for $299.



True, iRiver has more features and stuff than the iPod, but nothing matches the simplicity and beauty of an Apple product; especially the ones designed by Jonathan Ive.



Nothing can be done about your mini's storage space, but the battery can be changed with a third party package that you can buy off of the internet or the back pages of a MacWorld Magazine.



If you go to an Apple Store, they could probably fix your scrollwheel problem.



I think the price for buying and getting a new battery and scroll wheel installed would be almost as much as a new iPod anyway. I a bit wary to get another iPod due to the fact that it just might become obselete soon anyway and I'll have similar problems.
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I have an iRiver - its lovely

Me too.
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I prefer a computer as an mp3 player, lots and lots of room and can easily attach nice speakers. You didn't say that you wanted something portable.



But I am guessing you implied it so I am just joking around
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#11 Old 02-04-2006, 09:47 PM
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I prefer a computer as an mp3 player, lots and lots of room and can easily attach nice speakers. You didn't say that you wanted something portable.



But I am guessing you implied it so I am just joking around

Yea, I was more thinking something a wee bit more portable
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Some nice classical music available under the open-audio license.



http://www-plan.cs.colorado.edu/henk.../index-en.html



In Ogg Vorbis format.
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Some nice classical music available under the open-audio license.



http://www-plan.cs.colorado.edu/henk.../index-en.html



In Ogg Vorbis format.



Long live Ogg!
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