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ipod alternatives

Discussion in 'Style' started by TeezerPHM, Dec 17, 2004.

  1. TeezerPHM

    TeezerPHM Member

    Joined: Aug 31, 2003 Messages: 697 Likes Received: 2
    so does anyone know of any ipod alternatives for less? it does have to hold 5000 songs just maybe like 1000 would be tight. or just a mp3 that holds hella music and isnt mad dough. thanks to those who give me feedback.
     
  2. misteraven

    misteraven Administrator

    Joined: May 7, 1999 Messages: 8,677 Likes Received: 253
    rumor has it that apple will be releasing an ultra-portable flash based ipod sometime early next year. regardless, ipod's are where it's at. your better off holding off until you can afford an ipod rather than settling for less. you get what you pay for.
     
  3. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    ^ we know how much you love the mac but there are alternatives.

    like these:


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    The rio Carbon is a 5GB player and sells for $250 USD

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    The rio karma is a 20GB player and it sells for $300 USD.

    I trust rio players because they've been at it since the early days.
    Sure the iPod is better in a few ways, but these players wont let you down.
     
  4. diggity

    diggity Guest

    rio is some honkey shit, if you cant afford an ipod, just get one of the cd players that will play mp3s, i think they are around 40 bucks.

    otherwise i'd just get an ipod, its christmas time so ask for one.
     
  5. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    I got one of the dual cd/mp3 players about 5 years ago
    before it was common technology and it was the best shit ever!
    10 hours of music per disc plus it looked normal.

    I bet there's some street thugs just looking for those white headphones to steal.
     
  6. Nekro

    Nekro Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 19, 2003 Messages: 2,568 Likes Received: 1
    Both those Rio players have comparably priced ipods. The iPod mini is the same price and 1gb less, and the normal iPod is 20gigs for $300.
     
  7. PUMPKIN ESCOBAR

    PUMPKIN ESCOBAR Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 19, 2004 Messages: 2,443 Likes Received: 34
    Anyone mess around with the iRiver SlimX 550 MP3 Cd player? I've thinking about picking one up. I'm holding off on the iPod until a reasonable price break happens. I have a tendency to drop shit and I guarantee I'll break my iPod in a month if I got one.
     
  8. misteraven

    misteraven Administrator

    Joined: May 7, 1999 Messages: 8,677 Likes Received: 253
    there will never be a price break on anything from apple. only a second had market. ipods are selling out everywhere they're being sold. by the time sales cool off, apple will drop a new version, and the cycle will repeat itself. if you want a discount, by an old model or used one off ebay, because they'll never get more than a very slight discount in stores.
     
  9. PUMPKIN ESCOBAR

    PUMPKIN ESCOBAR Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 19, 2004 Messages: 2,443 Likes Received: 34
    there will never be a price break on anything from apple. only a second had market. ipods are selling out everywhere they're being sold. by the time sales cool off, apple will drop a new version, and the cycle will repeat itself. if you want a discount, by an old model or used one off ebay, because they'll never get more than a very slight discount in stores.
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    Damn. Apple got there shit on lock. Thanks for information though.
     
  10. Nekro

    Nekro Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 19, 2003 Messages: 2,568 Likes Received: 1
    Actually, if you're considering buying an iPod you might want to wait until after MacWorld in early January. Last year they introduced the iPod mini and dropped the prices on the normal ones right after christmas.
     
  11. Coffie Crave

    Coffie Crave Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 21, 2003 Messages: 1,124 Likes Received: 0
    i thought i-pods where just a hype... like '' oh he gots it..so i gotta get it'' type deal.... but i tride one out they are good and the sound is real clear also... you dont gotta go all out 40gb but 20 is stright-

    yeh and next year new ipods are comeing out, i guess they hook up into ur car or something crazy... woot go apple
     
  12. Nekro

    Nekro Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 19, 2003 Messages: 2,568 Likes Received: 1
    You can already hook your ipod into your car numerous ways. Alpine's headunits are all compatible this year, all you have to do is buy the KCA-420i iPod interface and plug everything in (audio geekage extreme, I installed a new car stereo recently).

    "Flash" iPods:

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  13. -Rage-

    -Rage- 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 12, 2001 Messages: 10,006 Likes Received: 27
    I've got my iPod hooked up in my Jeep.

    Looks good/sounds good.


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