My dad is going to manhattan tomorrow, and hes going to buy me a 20gig ipod while hes there, and, to all those people who own onw, what are the pros and cons of an ipod? i have searched but cant find anything. and, i live in the UK, if i got an ipod from the USA would it work over here alright? like the USB connections and all that stuff? please help, Gangstarrr
usb does stand for UNIVERSAL bus drive.... so yes youll be fine
Actually there is one odd incompatability though... all the songs will have a nasty NY accent. ;)
FX-FraggerActually there is one odd incompatability though... all the songs will have a nasty NY accent. ;)
Ha, Ha,... very funny.. loL, Thanks for the help! do you know any pros and cons about the ipod? do you have on yourself?
The biggest downside to the iPod is its price. The battery life isnt quite as good as other brands, but with a USB charger, firewire charger, standard plug in charger all provided with it, and car chargers for it not being too expensive, I have no issues with that. The battery usually lasts me 8-10 hours or so with the backlighting off and not skipping many songs. Skipping songs makes the hard drive work more, draining the battery faster. The only other problem some people might have with it (that I can think of at least) is that you can only update the songs on your iPod with iTunes. I love iTunes though and was using it as my default music player long before I got my iPod, so it wasn't a problem for me. Other than that, it is mostly good. It is one of the smallest high capacity MP3 players out there. It is about half the size of most of my friend's players (although they all have older models). The interface is also one of the best out there in my opinion. I have played with lots of other models and of them, the only other model with an interface I think competes with the iPod for ease of use is the Dell DJ. The sound quality is good enough for me. I don't notice any problems with the music, but then I am not much of an audiophile, so other opinions may vary. It is very easy and fast to import all your songs into your iPod. iTunes, by default, will automatically synchronize your iPod with your iTunes library whenever you plug it into your computer. Any new songs in your library are added, and any songs no longer in your library are removed. I have a couple friends who disabled this, because they have small computer hard drives and store all their music on their iPod and backups on DVDs, without keeping any on their computer. When I first plugged in my iPod, all I knew were the stories from my friends with (much) older computers which I later found out only had USB 1.0. They told me of how it took forever for their iPods to update and add all the songs, so I plugged in my iPod, went upstairs to grab a snack, and when I got back downstairs, all 800 songs I had in my library were already done updating. It took less than the 15 minutes I took for the snack to add 800 songs with USB 2.0. To make a long story short, the iPod is great if you don't mind shelling out a lot of money for it. Enjoy your new iPod!
Well, I myself own a Creative Labs Zen Touch, and I must say that I think it is better than the iPod in quite a few ways. The battery life is 24 hours, as opposed to the short lifespan of the iPod (8-10 hours). The price is also about $30 cheaper (Zen: $220, iPod: $250) But in terms of size, the iPod reigns supreme. The Zen is rather bulky, but since I really don't carry it in my pocket too much, that's not an issue for me. The Zen Touch package comes with a USB 2.0 cable, Creative MediaSource software, rapid charging AC adapter, and a leather holding case. I enjoyed my Zen, which I ordered from here: http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=380019 I hope you enjoy your MP3 player!
Pros: It plays music. Cons: It's antiseptically white. Everyone and their dog has them, so you'll look like a sheeple, or a sheeple wannabe. White earbuds suck, and scream "mug me!". Sound quality is marginal. Does not support Ogg Vorbis or FLAC. Nonfunctional EQ. Overpriced. Older models (not sure about 4G) did not have external volume control. Lower-than-average battery life.
C38368Pros: It plays music. Cons: It's antiseptically white. Everyone and their dog has them, so you'll look like a sheeple, or a sheeple wannabe. White earbuds suck, and scream "mug me!". Sound quality is marginal. Does not support Ogg Vorbis or FLAC. Nonfunctional EQ. Overpriced. Older models (not sure about 4G) did not have external volume control. Lower-than-average battery life.
All the more to support my opinion. :D
If you'd like to read it as such. I'm a propoent of the Rio Karma myself ;)
I guess it is all about preference. I like the color of the iPod. The one I have, instead of being all while (I don't like that version) is white with a grey clickwheel. I didn't like the earbuds, and I have never liked any earbuds, so I bought some new headphones instead. Although where I live, there really isn't a problem with mugging. I don't use an EQ when listening to music, and the music quality is just as good as any FM signal, which is good enough for me. As for price, I didn't have to pay for mine, I just picked it out.