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« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2010, 08:44 AM »

i had to chuckle...on saturday watched "Book of Eli" with a friend....and Denzel is carrying that first first ipod that had the round scroll button and the 4 buttons below the screen....


Surprising amount of subtle and not-so-subtle brand placement in that movie.  Some I didn't clue into until months after watching the movie.

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« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2010, 10:21 AM »

i had to chuckle...on saturday watched "Book of Eli" with a friend....and Denzel is carrying that first first ipod that had the round scroll button and the 4 buttons below the screen....


That was like the third version.

This was the original clunker:

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« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2010, 04:39 PM »

i had to chuckle...on saturday watched "Book of Eli" with a friend....and Denzel is carrying that first first ipod that had the round scroll button and the 4 buttons below the screen....


That was like the third version.

This was the original clunker:




oof.......i will admit that i got into them late...... Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2010, 05:40 PM »

Of course, that original "clunker" was the coolest thing at the time. Only 9 years ago.

Like most things Apple it was the combination of software and hardware that made it great. The basic iPod OS was/is an outstanding example of intuitive accessibility.
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« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2010, 06:14 PM »

but.....only 9 years ago....amazing......................................................
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« Reply #20 on: September 29, 2010, 09:45 AM »

In reviewing the new Nano more closely it's almost too small and I wonder how difficult it will be to navigate songs without actually looking at the screen. It's only 1.5w x 1.6h. That's crazy small! And it would appear the Shuffle exists as a price point only but to John's point I am curious as to why there is no 4gb model? I would guess it is a reflection of sales of the last gen Shuffle 4gb. Seems the stores I visit rarely stocked the 4gb as was the case with the 2nd gen 2gb Shuffle.

I think before I jump or drop more large hints to the family referencing my upcoming birthday and the need for my daughters to be kind to old people by buying them expensive electronics, Iíll drop by a Best Buy and fondle, er, inspect one then make up my mind.
Bringing back an old topic...

This past weekend, while visiting Atlanta, I "elbowed" my way into an Apple store for the sole purpose of fondling these new iPods. I won't deny that I spent a bit of time playing with a MacBook and iPad. Some very cool stuff in those stores!

It appears my fears were correct. The new Nano is too small and by eliminating the "click wheel"  makes it nearly impossible to navigate through songs, artists, playlists, etc. without actually looking at the screen. Maybe I'm wrong but I think one would have to be very good, or lucky, to know exactly where to touch the screen to pause/stop/advance and otherwise navigate in this manner.

Don't get me wrong. It's a very neat device and is really tiny. The screen is incredibly sharp and scrolls just like it's larger, Apple stablemates. But for this user's needs, it just won't do. Whether it be kiting or running, I want to be able to navigate without worry. I believe this is the first time that I've felt Apple lost the plot with an iPod product and won't be surprised if they feel it in their sales numbers.

IMO if they'd just go back to the 3rd gen Nano and bump it to 16 gb that'd be a perfect blend of size for both the unit and memory. But that's just me.

As for the new Shuffle, not much to report other than when depressing the clip to clip it to your shirt, pocket, etc. I can't see how one would do so without hitting the advance song portion of the click wheel. The old Shuffle of a similar layout had the click wheel set to one side eliminating that from happening. Maybe I'm being picky.

So it appears I've saved myself some dough for once.  Kiss
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« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2010, 12:07 PM »

The current batch of upper tier Sony players sport both a touch screen OLED screen as well as edge mounted tactile player controls (same side as the headphone jack even  Huh ).  The middle and lower tiers use only tactile controls on the face of the player.

As someone who controls his player 90-95% of the time without looking at the screen and while the player is still in a belt mounted cell phone case, that's a really appreciated design.  Even the face mounted controls on the lower two tier players are accessible in the belt mounted case even when wearing light gloves.  Woo hoo.

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« Reply #22 on: September 29, 2010, 01:17 PM »

Far be it for me to put something forward that might be considered commentary but....



What's so wrong about buying something new only after the old one has finally clapped out ?

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« Reply #23 on: September 29, 2010, 01:57 PM »

LOVE that tshirt! where do i get that?
i like my older sony, the screen is big enough for me and i dont have to look at it to change songs. I was intrigued by the new apple$  but Randy seem to have confirmed my fears.


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« Reply #24 on: September 29, 2010, 05:04 PM »

Can't tell you how correct that shirt is.

When Apple starts thinking more about the use of the product and less how they look... I'll consider them. Between Ms and Apple I don't know which one locks up their media players more.

My criteria... player needs to have drag and drop and I need to be able to loads songs on it from my HD.
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« Reply #25 on: September 29, 2010, 08:05 PM »


IMO if they'd just go back to the 3rd gen Nano and bump it to 16 gb that'd be a perfect blend of size for both the unit and memory. But that's just me.


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« Reply #26 on: September 29, 2010, 08:52 PM »

My criteria... player needs to have drag and drop and I need to be able to loads songs on it from my HD.

I think the older Sony MP3 Players was all tied to an (horrendous) piece software  called Sonic Stage. For years, I avoided the product due to all the online horror stories. Finally about 2 years ago, they dropped that requirement.  I think the software may still be available as an option, but otherise you are free to use drag 'n drop or Windows Media Player.

Now if they would only add an expansion slot that wasn't tied to Memory Sticks.

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« Reply #27 on: September 29, 2010, 10:17 PM »

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LOVE that tshirt! where do i get that?

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Can't tell you how correct that shirt is.

I couldn't possibly show you a direct link but it is a quote from The Daily Mash. It's like a Scottish version of The Onion - more sweary, more offensive and sometimes difficult to understand. Actually, that works for "a Scottish version of...." virtually everything Wink

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« Reply #28 on: September 30, 2010, 12:08 AM »

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What's so wrong about buying something new only after the old one has finally clapped out ?
my '05 Creative Zen Micro & MuVo TXFM are still going strong. The Zen Micro lives in my car and the MuVo is for kite flying. NiMH AAA battery powered, so I just swap a fresh one when it goes flat. Drag & drop the day's music in a couple of minutes before I head out.
I don't care if they don't look trendy 'n' hip, they still work perfectly and sound great.
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« Reply #29 on: September 30, 2010, 12:11 AM »

Sansa Rockbox'ed for me (with speech... gotta have speech).
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