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...But it's not mine! :cry:

My daughter saved up money for an Apple iPod mini. She came up short, so we made up the difference as a birthday present. It is 3.6" X 2.0" X 0.5". Pretty small. Has 4 gigs of hard drive space -- about 1000 songs at 128kb bitrate. Great sound quality. For $50 more she could have got a regular sized iPod (about the size of a deck of cards) with 20gigs of storage, but this is what she wanted. They come in different colors, but they are so back-ordered she was perfectly happy with the silver model.

This thing is pretty cool. You use the circular scroll wheel to toggle through the playlists with your thumb. There are many categories in the music section, as will as addresses, notes, etc. You can get to everything just by using your thumb. It syncs up to a Mac or PC through Firewire or USB 2.0.

I've always wanted one, but didn't want to pay the price, and also because I'm not a "headphones" type of guy. It would be nice, though, to put on an FM adapter or wire it directly into a stereo or a car head unit, and have a big collection of music at your fingertips, or in this case your thumb. I know one guy who uses his as a portable Firewire hard drive which he can boot off of or use as backup storage.

I was able to get permission for this pic:

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I did not know that Andy had came up with a theme song. Guess I should turn on my speakers once in a while. :D

Remember when we were that age. Just think how many records, 8-tracks and cassetes that would be to carry 1000 songs around! We would have needed a Chevy Suburban to leave the house with them. :lmao:

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Originally posted by memmurphy
I did not know that Andy had came up with a theme song. Guess I should turn on my speakers once in a while. :D

Remember when we were that age. Just think how many records, 8-tracks and cassetes that would be to carry 1000 songs around! We would have needed a Chevy Suburban to leave the house with them. :lmao:

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I sure would like to have some of that music back that I had on 8 tracks. Lynard Skynard "One More from the Road" (a double 8 track), Kansas, Boston, Jethro Tull, Waylon and Willie, Aerosmith, to name a few.
 

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It would be nice to travel back in time and re-record them in the studio and on stage using today's technology. Then again they might sound strange compared to how we remember them.

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"FREEEEEEBBBBBBIIIDDDDDDDDDDDD.................CLUNK...............DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD YAAAAAAAAAAA"




MAN I always hatted how the tracks would ALWAYS change in the midle of a song.



Love the idea of the ipod. Been thinking of getting one. All my cars have cassets, and I use an old adapter, and portable cd player in the cars. Getting old, and realy need a new one. Holding out to see if the prices come down on these things.
 

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they look great.. mowhoward i am assuming you dont need an apple to upload to them correct? can you use a regular pc? no offense to you mac heads...
 

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Paul,

I'd forgot about the mid song CLUNK! Ah, the good old days!

The portable mp3 players are the rage, these days, I guess. There are viable alternatives to the iPod, but Apple was the first to make a portable mp3 hard drive, I think. Also their interface is the slickest, IMO. And the scroll wheel/shuttle wheel is great.

If you do a search, you will find many mp3 players, both flash card base and hard drive driven. Good brands that come to mind Archos, Creative labs , and iRiver. The really good ones with lots of storage and fast transfer like USB2 or Firewire start getting pricey, like the iPod.


simple_john

Well, Apple got wise and made the iPod compatible with Windows PC recently.
 
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