December 21, 2004
Best MP3 Player - IPOD Wins - Hands Down
I just asked my readers-at-large what the best MP3 Player was, and there was only one other suggestion -- otherwise all email and comments said the same thing: IPOD wins.
So if you're making that last minute gift decision -- make the right one.
Thanks a lot guys. You're the best.
Posted by Lisa at December 21, 2004 04:39 PM
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Heh, you even managed to say exactly what I did!
iPod, hand down.
I highly enjoy iPod (and your site).
I had a Neuros, then it died (wouldn't recharge, they wanted $$$ to replace the battery in warranty). So I got an iPod. Haven't looked back since.
Well, except for those of us who don't use Windows or a Mac. For Linux users, the Rio Karma has a lot of advantages, though admittedly it's not as cool-looking. At least the manufacturer isn't regularly subtracting features from the product with every firmware release. As the good people at BoingBoing say, apparently Steve Jobs think that customers wake up each day thinking: how can I do less with my music today?
I must bring up the fact that no other jukebox has been allowed by Apple to integrate with iTunes... players, like Rio, have had to find there own ways to get songs on and off of Macs. This is highly anti-competitive, and despite how much I want an iPod, I would rather support the competition, however inadequate. Not to mention the fact that Apple won't let other vendors compete against the iTunes Music Store on the iPod platform using AAC (setting aside the fact that un-encumbered formats are clearly cooler!)
Sorry to be a mini-scrooge about this... just need to bring it up! And, Lisa, keep on being the bloggin'ist mistress around...