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Jan. 12th, 2008 | 07:38 pm

My trusty six year old iPod decided that the hard drive should stop making music, and instead make "plopping" noises.

So?

  • Shuffle Probably all the music I need. I listen to only a little bit at any time, and though this device is 1gig and I need 8gig for my average collection of traveling music, this would be good enough.

  • Nano Tiny screen, but it can hold everything that my last iPod was holding. I am pretty sure I would go blind trying to look at the screen.

  • Classic Pointless. Too much data, and still a tiny screen.

  • Touch The software is broken, or half assed. Take your pick. It is crippled compared to the iPhone, and while the video would be nice, I would stay constantly annoyed at the half assed implementation. They should at least get the mail client working (and open up the SDK for it). I wonder if I could read books on it...

    I don't want to use my cell phone, my Treo is dieing enough as is.

    Apple has MacWorld next week... I shall wait...
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    Roy Corey

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    from: xerhino
    date: Jan. 13th, 2008 05:58 am (UTC)
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    iPhone: and have you seen the service contract. It's like an arm and a leg to get the basic setup.

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    Brian "Krow" Aker

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    from: krow
    date: Jan. 13th, 2008 02:20 pm (UTC)
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    My bigger problem with the iPhone is that it is not 3G. You can also not use it as a bridge for your laptop to have internet access :(

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    krong

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    from: krong
    date: Jan. 13th, 2008 01:47 pm (UTC)
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    i replaced my karma with a classic and it's ridiculous how lame it is comparatively. i can't believe apple managed to convince so many bozos the ipod is the world's best whatever.

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    Brian "Krow" Aker

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    from: krow
    date: Jan. 13th, 2008 02:23 pm (UTC)
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    For me the reason to buy apple is "iTunes". I use it to organize all my Music, and using anything other then a product that can inter-opt with iTunes is a pain.

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    krong

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    from: krong
    date: Jan. 13th, 2008 02:29 pm (UTC)
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    yeah, that's why i went with an ipod, because it was the least bad option.

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    Brian "Krow" Aker

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    from: krow
    date: Jan. 13th, 2008 02:43 pm (UTC)
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    You are carrying all of your music with you?

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    krong

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    from: krong
    date: Jan. 13th, 2008 08:45 pm (UTC)
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    all of it that i have bothered to rip, which isn't much - plus i lost 20gb when the karma died. i have about 6gb on there.

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    Menolly

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    from: nolly
    date: Jan. 13th, 2008 08:51 pm (UTC)
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    The nano screen is surprisingly good -- easier to read than the text in this textarea at the moment, actually, which is unusually tiny, for some reason. I listen to a lot of podcasts and audiobooks, so the screen is important to me. Fiddle with one in an Apple store, or if you know someone who has one.

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    candice

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    from: candice
    date: Jan. 14th, 2008 01:30 am (UTC)
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    Seconded with the current nano, I have the first edition, and I bought a current one for my boyfriend for christmas. It's really bright, and the fonts are pretty good. You can also do the album cover song selection stuff if you really don't feel like reading.

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    Ysa

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    from: ormtarika
    date: Jan. 15th, 2008 07:13 pm (UTC)
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    this is my experience too; my sister has the new nano, and the screen is nice and crisp and viewable, better than my 30GB video ipod.

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    from: kevinspencer
    date: Jan. 14th, 2008 03:21 am (UTC)
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    Classic pointless? Too much data? For me, it's far more convenient to have my entire music collection with me. For one thing, I'll never know what I'm in the mood for tomorrow or the day after. I don't have time to wade through my collection trying to come up with a tiny subset. So, you can pry my 80GB classic from my cold dead hands ;-)

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    Brian "Krow" Aker

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    from: krow
    date: Jan. 14th, 2008 03:23 am (UTC)
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    My music collection is around 300 gigs :)

    Smaller devices keep just my current playlists.

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    from: kevinspencer
    date: Jan. 14th, 2008 04:32 am (UTC)
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    Ah. You didn't mention that. Obviously, the classic won't fit your needs ;-)

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    Brian "Krow" Aker

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    from: krow
    date: Jan. 14th, 2008 04:43 am (UTC)
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    I collect pretty much anything I can find for music (aka the larger library is better theory).

    Much of it I am not all that fond of actually, but some others who listen to my music collection are :)

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    I just upgraded my iPod

    from: tf23
    date: Jan. 15th, 2008 11:44 pm (UTC)
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    I sold my 60GB iPod Photo, then snagged an iPod Touch. Mainly because I have some ideas for apps to write for it (I'm eagerly waiting on that SDK to appear).

    I could never fit the entire music collection on the 60GB anyway (its ~200GB). So the downsize from it to the touch wasn't a problem.

    And I cracked the iPod touch so now I can ssh/scp to it, and I put all the "missing apps" on it plus all the 3rd party apps. Its very fun to mess around with.

    The only problem I've had was the Touch form-factor wasn't good at the Gym. Then I found an iPod shuffle on the ground. It's size is fantastic for working out or mountain biking or _whatever_. It doesn't hold but one playlist my "workout" playlist, which populates itself randomly so the small selection is always "fresh".

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    from: conceptsti
    date: Jan. 16th, 2008 01:33 am (UTC)
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    ipods are designed to die after a few years
    My 20 gb one was around 5 yrs old then one day it just didn't boot , I think I left it in the sun too long because now it boots but the screen is black the new one I got I keep it in a beer koozies so the sunlight won't screw up the screen this time, I should get a case for it but the good ones are too bulky

    I think their inst really any good solution to portable music right now
    zune is total crap too

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