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is an ipod worth my $300 bucks?

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sorry for the second ipod thread... i should have a nice paycheck on the way in a week or two, and i've been thinking about buying an ipod for a while.. so any stories of them, good or bad? does yours fuck up all the time? is the sound good? is there any real difference between the 300 dollar one and the 500 dollar one besides the amount of music it can hold? graci

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Originally posted by anonymity1

I think everyone on this board that has one has said nothing but good about it.

 

except for the whole battery debacle

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ipods suck, don't buy'em. a friend of mine has went through two since december. they just malfunction a lot so you gotta send them away to stupid apple for new ones.

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Mine's been working solid for a few months now. I got the 10g one. Its fairly convenient..really good for long car rides, just pop it into the cigg adapter thing. but I honestly would have rather used the $ for something else, and just used my tape player. Having to charge it gets annoying..but its not a huge deal. and apparently its battery dies after like a year.

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Most of the magazines I've read with the professional opinions recommend the nomad. Besides it holds 40gigs easy plus more and has a built in microphone. I think it even costs less. But if you want to be trendy get an ipod.

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i like my ipod. The only drawback is that you have to charge it up about every 3 days so if your going on a long trip you have to get a car charger or take the charger with you. Other than that I have no major beef with it. Get one used off of ebay if you don't want to drop $300 on one, that way you can feel like a winner.

 

<3,

Zack Morris

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Guest Pilau Hands

something's been wrong with mine since the beginning. when it works it's amazing, when it craps up, it makes me feel like a retard for buying it. i need to get them to send me a new one somehow

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oh another thing that reminds me...

nomad has far superior battery life as well.

 

I'm def gettin one some day.

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Originally posted by sickwig

ipods suck, don't buy'em. a friend of mine has went through two since december. they just malfunction a lot so you gotta send them away to stupid apple for new ones.

 

...hehe what does your friend sit on em and throw them around or something? I've had mine for close to a year and a half WITHOUT a single replacement part, well except for the earphones.

 

In response to your inquiry about you getting an iPod, ShitFuck, if your gonna use it for just music then yeah. (You can get 15GB, close to 3700 songs for $299). But it's real value comes when you use it as a portable storage. I can't tell you how useful it is to have a hard drive that can play music. Believe me. it beats the hell out of backing shit up on cd-r's.

 

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Consider ZVUE MP4 Player.

http://www.zvue.com

 

I read about it on slashdot.org a while back. It's a portable image/video(DiVX/MPEG etc)/mp3 player. $149. Runs off AA batteries and digital smart cards like those used in digital cameras. Data can be downloaded from your PC using a USB cable.

 

This thing seems to be golden but I don't know anyone who owns one so I havn't bought one.

 

Reviews can be found on google for the older $99 model. The MP4 player is brand new and I wouldn't suggest going with the $99 dollar one from what I've read (No USB/Mpeg/Divx).

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thanks for the comments so far.. i checked out the nomad, but it doesn't seem all that great from the website.. as far as i can tell it's the same amount of money and it holds less music

 

sucks about the battery life.. i can see myself getting pissed realizing on the subway i forgot to charge my shit.. luckily the lovely world of cellular phones have already introduced me to this frustration..

 

anyone know anything about these mini-ipods? are they just a gayified version (of an admittedly already gay product?)

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From what I understand mini-ipods are like $49 cheaper and have about 1/4 the storage space.

 

Sounds like the marketing genious behind that product is getting a bonus. Those things are selling like hotcakes.

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minis are four gigs, there brushed metal (smudges and scratches even less than the current ipod) the thumbweel has all the controls integrated and keeps the touch sensitive feature but adds the click. (click instead of just tap...which is nice)

 

design wise its a huge step...but again its only four gigs.

 

on and for the thread id say get one...then dont go to ipodlounge.com and become an ipod junkie...im locking my credit card away as we speak...too much good stuff to get for it.

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I would never waste that much money on one of those fuckin things,dont you gotta pay to put songs on em off the internet too??

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the ZVUE must be a joke. honestly. read this.

 

 

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Watch our exciting, new ZCARD! videos: Hot new "ready-to-play" music videos, extreme radical sports, wild, action videos that wreak havoc and lay waste—playing now on the ZVUE Player!

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Originally posted by MaKeItHaPpEn

I would never waste that much money on one of those fuckin things,dont you gotta pay to put songs on em off the internet too??

no you don't...I have all kinds of songs I "stole" off the internet on mine.

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my friend works at circuit city and is getting it half off for me. or might buy it for me as a birthday present. yay.

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