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Socoder -> Off Topic -> Keep an eye on your iPod !.

Posted : Tuesday, 19 August 2008, 08:56
steve_ancell
Reports say that they could be hotter than their popularity.

news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7569922.stm
Posted : Tuesday, 19 August 2008, 09:45
Jayenkai
Yowsers!

So many batteries going up in smoke, lately! We're all doomed!!!

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Posted : Tuesday, 19 August 2008, 11:37
mike_g
Meh, I wouldent want an ipod anyway

Got a 16 gig creative zen the other day. Came at around half the price of an ipod equivalent. Supports tons of codecs and has an SD card slot.
Posted : Wednesday, 20 August 2008, 07:55
Mog
iPod - For trend whores who go for style, not functionality

...let the f***s burn.

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Posted : Wednesday, 20 August 2008, 11:59
Nolan
iPod - For trend whores who go for style, not functionality


My iPod is both stylish and perfectly functional.

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Posted : Wednesday, 20 August 2008, 12:19
HoboBen
In my experience, iPods are cheaper if you want a bigger hard drive. Mine is a portable hard drive and a music player in one. (transfer rates are pretty awful though, so I only use it in a pinch)

They could be green with pink spots for all I care about style, though.

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Posted : Wednesday, 20 August 2008, 13:16
spinal
Got a 16 gig creative zen the other day. Came at around half the price of an ipod equivalent.
The only 16gb iPod is the touch or iPhone, which is more than just a 16gb mp3 player, they offer a touch screen, motion sensors and in the case of the iPhone, a phone. I wouldn't compare those myself.

iPod - For trend whores who go for style, not functionality

Nothing wrong with iPods, the menu's are extremely initiative. The controls work exactly how you expect them to. The menu's look cool which is a bonus. They work fine as an external hd, giving you a nice 80/160gb drive.

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Posted : Wednesday, 20 August 2008, 13:48
Stealth
iPod - For trend whores who go for style, not functionality


All the Apple hate I hear is usually based on zero facts. Talk to people who use Apple products and ask them if they are satisfied.

I can personally say that iPods are far better than any other MP3 player I've ever owned. And that is not a bias claim. I used to resist Apple, and they have certainly earned my respect for their products.

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Posted : Wednesday, 20 August 2008, 15:07
blanko1324
The iPod is a great example of beautiful design and functionality. Those who hate it either:

a) Are not Apple fans (totally understandable).

b) Only dislike it because it's become too popular.

...Although I am thinking about trying a Zune next time around.

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Posted : Thursday, 21 August 2008, 05:06
mike_g
The only 16gb iPod is the touch or iPhone, which is more than just a 16gb mp3 player, they offer a touch screen, motion sensors and in the case of the iPhone, a phone. I wouldn't compare those myself.

I waset comparing it speifically on memory size. I pods have a nice design, and I'm sure they are good media players; they are just a rip off. Sony media players are the same, or even worse since they try and forcce you to use Sonic Stage. They both can get away with charging what they do because people buy into the brand names.
Posted : Thursday, 21 August 2008, 05:16
lyons
my 2nd gen nano died within 5 months due to battery problems, it also had to be reset every so often. the worrenty wouldn't even cover it. i had to replace the battery myself (which was much cheaper anyway, unless you can't solder and blow your hand up )

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Posted : Friday, 22 August 2008, 13:29
Orich
my 2nd gen nano died within 5 months due to battery problems, it also had to be reset every so often. the worrenty wouldn't even cover it

That's cause Apple is evil.
Posted : Friday, 22 August 2008, 19:45
Stealth
That's cause Apple is evil.


No need for attack comments.

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Posted : Friday, 22 August 2008, 21:39
Mog
based upon my personal opinion, I do not think iPods deliver the biggest 'bang for your buck'. I've had many friends who've owned one, and countless little glitches have popped up. They're amazing for storage, but for what me, (read: Myself; Mog) looks for in a portable player, iPod doesn't seem to deliver it. Everything thinks it's the end all, number one on the market, but there ARE other options out there.

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Posted : Friday, 22 August 2008, 22:31
Stealth
I don't know why there is such a strong hate for Apple. Either people are passionately in love with Apple or despise them completely. It's odd.

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Posted : Saturday, 23 August 2008, 02:03
shroom_monk
Probably because they spend half their time making adverts that say 'Oh look at us, we're so amazing and PCs all suck unless you like working, but no one likes working so Buy A Mac.'

That either annoys people completely, or brainwashes them into annoying the hell out of everyone else... |ARGH!!|

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Posted : Saturday, 23 August 2008, 02:31
flying_cucco
I'll stick to my Rockboxed, SSD-modded, Cowon X5
Posted : Saturday, 23 August 2008, 07:49
mike_g
I don't know why there is such a strong hate for Apple. Either people are passionately in love with Apple or despise them completely. It's odd.

I dont hate apple, but it is an annoying company. They sell themselves with this nice creative type image then act like total nazis rying to patent everything under the sun. Some of it is really stupid:
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=stuff+that+apple+tried+to+patent
Posted : Saturday, 23 August 2008, 09:30
blanko1324
If you want to talk about stupid patents, then Apple isn't the only one to do it. Microsoft has tried to patent the double-click, RSS, and just tried to patent page-up and page-down.


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Posted : Saturday, 23 August 2008, 12:57
Stealth
Probably because they spend half their time making adverts that say 'Oh look at us, we're so amazing and PCs all suck unless you like working, but no one likes working so Buy A Mac.'


Microsoft is gearing up for it's own ad campaign against Apple. So this excuse is now gone.

And the Mohave Experiment was a nice ad campaign that said "hey, our users are idiots".

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Posted : Saturday, 23 August 2008, 13:29
Phoenix
I am one of the people who didn't like Apple's anti-Microsoft campaign, but I'm not an Apple hater.

And the Mohave Experiment was a nice ad campaign that said "hey, our users are idiots".


But... That's often the reality.
Posted : Saturday, 23 August 2008, 14:47
shroom_monk
Mohave was designed to point out that most of the Vista haters didn't actually know what Vista was like... so yes they were idiots, but then wasn't that the whole point?

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Posted : Saturday, 23 August 2008, 14:56
Stealth
Another thing I dislike about the Mohave Experiment is that it was a setup.

Microsoft got to pick the computers, the devices to use with it, etc etc. They make sure Vista wasn't going to do anything annoying.

So arguably, it was rigged.

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