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Ipod or something else?
Allan at 2:41PM, April 25, 2007
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I've got an iPod and I really appreciate it. It plays videos, slideshows of pictures, and let's not forget videos. I don't necessarily like the iTunes software it comes with, but I'm fine with using it because it's the easier thing to do.

I know a lot of people hold grudges against iPods, and until a year or two ago I did too. I didn't see the point of owning one. Anyway, now that I have a library of over 1,200 songs, I find it almost necessary to have one. Plus, I get to look like a rebel when I wear one.

I was wondering what your guys takes was on the MP3 market? If you prefer a certain brand for different reasons, or if you're satisfied with Apple (I don't own a mac, but I do respect the brand!). So, clue me in; do you like Zune? Do you like Creative?

Discuss if you dare!
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LIZARD_B1TE at 3:09PM, April 25, 2007
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I think that Apple needs employees who are better with naming things.

iPod. iPhone. What's next? An iSock?
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Wolfer at 4:14PM, April 25, 2007
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I have an iPod, but I could live without it. I like listening to music on it but I don't use it for anything else.
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Beaums at 4:28PM, April 25, 2007
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I think that Apple needs employees who are better with naming things.

iPod. iPhone. What's next? An iSock?

There are iSocks, lol. You can put them over your iPod to keep them warm and cozy. I'm using a blue one right now!

But anyways, I'm all about Apple over here. Ever since I received my iPod Nano for Christmas, I've been pretty loyal to the company. So yes I own an iPod Nano, but also my freakin' sweet MacBook Pro laptop, and a pantload of other Apple accessories.

My iPod Nano has been great. It doesn't hold as many songs as I'd like to, (I think I have about 469 songs on it at the moment), but it gets the job done. It provides great entertainment for the long boring walk home, and any other long boring hours I may encounter. iTunes has also been fantastic to me. It's a great way of downloading your songs legally. Everything is easy to find, well organized, good quality, downloads quick, makes buying easy, and comes with album artwork. I've really been enjoying all the “iTunes Essentials” too, they're great for discovering new talents in a certain genre. My experiences with my MacBook Pro have all been practically orgasmic. It's fast, sleek, pretty straight-forward and free from a large force of viruses. Macs are ideal for artists because programs like Adobe Photoshop and Flash compute so well with the system.

My complaints are minimal about iPods and other Apple products. I get the occassional glitches and whatnot, but that's to be expected with new technology. I'd complain about the rate at which new products are released, but that'd just be selfish. iPods for the win people, iPods for the win.

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reconjsh at 4:57PM, April 25, 2007
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Ther'es no brand I prefer… just the cheap ones. I just find the biggest cheapest there. You can get 10 gig-ers for like 30 bucks now.
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flaak_monkey at 6:32PM, April 25, 2007
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I got a Samsung MP3 Player, 2gig. Its cool. It is small, has a screen and even direct USB support.

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junoblairb at 6:41PM, April 25, 2007
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I had a Phillips 30gig. It rocked. It even had glowing menu tools. It was hot.

And it wouldn't sync up with anything or at least not any of my computers.

I traded it in for an iPod. I never looked back.
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Alexis at 6:47PM, April 25, 2007
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I still have no MP3 player. I also have an 8 bit NES and a betamax. I'm not joking.
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fern at 7:54PM, April 25, 2007
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J'aime moi jePod.

I named her, Scarlett.
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Red Slayer at 9:53PM, April 25, 2007
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I think that Apple needs employees who are better with naming things.

iPod. iPhone. What's next? An iSock?
iRaq lol!
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snark at 1:39AM, April 26, 2007
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Yup, iPod here as well.

Though I use it with circumaural headphones (the huge ones that completly encase your ears) and it looks pretty silly when your headphones are like five times the size of your mp3 player…
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ozoneocean at 2:41AM, April 26, 2007
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Red Slayer
iRaq lol!

Yeah, the ‘i" stuff wasn’t even their iDea. They just appropriated it. :(

I'm on the side with no mp3 player :)
Heh… my computers play em fine… I don't need to walk around with my own private soundtrack to insulate me from reality :P
Me = being a Luddite snob. lol!

Yeah, well, my CD players get better quality sound. The record player does too, but there's a REASON we stopped using record players: they suck! I still have one and it's good, so is the amp, speakers etc, but changing the damn things, carefully lifting up the needle, taking record out of and replacing them in sleeves, cleaning dust off… why do people still like doing that crap?
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marine at 3:02AM, April 26, 2007
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I chosen a stiletto because it lets me listen to siruis radio (home of Howard Stern) and I use it when I jogging.
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kitty17 at 1:55PM, April 26, 2007
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I have a Sansa e250, becuase I chose to be different and avoid the iPod.
Well, as long as it plays music without the hassle of changing CDs then I'm ok.

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Pastel and Kitty :3
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isukun at 12:38PM, April 27, 2007
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iPods have been notorious for using second rate hardware and having problems with batteries, screens, and other parts. After replacing mine twice due to cheap batteries, I skipped the iPod video for a Zen Vision (not the M, but the original vision). It's better suited to my needs in a portable media device and was cheaper than the iPod. It's more durable, has a removeable lithium ion battery (so you can have multiple or just replace it without having to send in the whole unit), the battery time is longer, the screen is bigger and twice the resolution, it supports Divx and Xvid (I don't have to convert all my videos, some I can just drop into the video player and they work), has better playlist creation and management, is easier to use for alternative storage, the software has no problem converting video I record off of TV with media center (plus the device is built to integrate with Tivo), has a built in mic for audio recording, comes with A/V cables to hook it up to a TV, and a built in radio tuner.

My family has gone with iPod for the last few geenrations of the device. Between the four systems they've bought, all have had to be replaced at one point or another for some hardware issue, even the iPod video my sister has. Apple's i-line is overly failure prone, which is unacceptable for a device that routinely costs more than the competition. Tack on the expensive store warranties, it's even more pricey. I would never buy an iPod, again.
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suzi at 12:58PM, April 27, 2007
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ccs1989 at 2:45PM, April 27, 2007
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I resisted getting an I-Pod for awhile, but now that I have one I have to say it's really damn convenient. There's probably better brands of MP3 players out there…but I guess Apple has better advertising power.

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
-Henry David Thoreau, Walden
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skoolmunkee at 3:34PM, April 27, 2007
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About 3 or 4 years ago I got an iRiver HD 20 gig, I loved it from day one.

Later on though I started getting kinda annoyed with its bulkiness. I still liked how my whole library was on it at once, and the wonderful 16-hour battery life, but it was pretty rare when I needed those.

About 8 or 9 months ago (just before the current Nanos and Shuffles came out) I bought a black Nano when I found out I got an educational discount. :) It's a 2 gig model but I only needed it to cart around about 20 hours' worth of music, and it works wonderfully for that. When I go in to work it's 3 hours of travelling so it's nice to have something small. ) Plus I buy past episodes of This American Life off iTunes so that works nicely! (I still rum them through tunebite to get mp3 backups, but eh)

That said the iRiver has been much more durable and quality for the money than the iPod. The ipod keeps on doing wonky things and I have to reset it and it forgets things etc. Sometimes it straight up just gets stuck and I can't make it do anything until it remembers that buttons are supposed to do things. My iRiver never does that. T_T And the iPod battery does NOT last as long as they say it will. Maybe only 2/3 of that.
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Allan at 2:54PM, April 29, 2007
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And the iPod battery does NOT last as long as they say it will. Maybe only 2/3 of that.

I know what you mean. My iPod can be in the red by the end of the day. However, I think as well this might be because I'm always changing the songs, and making the light come on, which can run down the battery faster.

May just be me… mine runs for about 8-10 hours instead of 14.
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Inkmonkey at 5:22PM, April 29, 2007
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I got a $40 add-on for my Nintendo DS that lets it play MP3s. There's a $70 version that gives a few gigs of data plus plays videos and some other junk.
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kaminari at 6:03PM, April 29, 2007
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I have the motorola SLVR phone that plays/stores 100 mp3s though for some reason I can only get 98 to be recognized.

I only use it on occasion.

I am FS2 champion! w00t!!
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Phantom Penguin at 6:52PM, April 29, 2007
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I use a Ipod nano for everything. I use it in my car so I don't need to buy any CDs anymore. Its awesome.
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