I personally think this isn't a breakthrough product at all, just another mp3 features with, admittedly, some very nice features. However, I don't think the $399 U.S. price tag is justified for the pluses it does have.
It's way too expensive. I can't imagine why anyone would wanna have their complete record collection with them, all the time. What I was hoping for was something like a regular mp3-player, 64 Mb of memory, some cool iTunes/Mac integration, lightweight, about the same design as the iPod and a nice price tag, under $200.
I'm a bit dissapointed. I think I'll go for the Nike psa[play now.
While I personally don't have the money for this guy right now- I'll probably get one within a year- maybe for christmas. I personally am VERY excited about a) the use of firewire for the device- high bandwidth USB devices are DUMB. b) it can recharge itself from the firewire bus power. This is absolutely fantastic. One cord- the adapter is even just a firewire port with power pins connected. I've also not seen such concise and flexible playlist support in any other device. I dig it.
I'd really luv to buy me an iPod, but its pretty much too exprensive.
1000 mp3s is pretty cool though, and firewire supports too.
And its from Apple!!!
But well, its anyways too exprensive for my budget, unfortunately
N i wonder whether theres a way to replace the batterie wit another one. Like reserve batteries for long car trips or whatever. Theres not always a possibility to recharge the battery...
Yeah! That would b badass! Im often on long car trips, n I really hate my tape deck. Its always getting onto my nerves to listen to the same music over and over again, cause theres nothing more to get than 90 minutes on a tape. N the quality is low, and theres no way to select the track i want to listen to.
So iPod connected to my car tape deck would b the best thing that could happen Its even better than a car cd player... No changing of cds, no changing of tapse... just iPod and 1000 songs on it!!!
I didn't think I really wanted one until I was able to play with a unit for 10 minutes.
The user interface is stunningly better than any other mp3 player I've seen. I had a Nomad for awhile (it was awful - terrible battery life, glacial download speeds, poor construction and a not-very-sane way of dealing with anything beyond a few dozen tunes). Seeing something done so well - so intuitive, pushed me over.
I don't believe it is too expensive given the quality of the unit and the fact that it is the first useful player I've played with. People complaining about price can wait as prices will fall - remember that the first Sony Walkman in 1979 went for $200 -- that is about $510 in today's money.
An interesting note -- I put in my order with one of the mailorder retailers on Friday night and barely made it on the first batch list. I was something like order 480 out of the 500 Apple has promised.
CDs don't cost crud. a smallish cd wallet in my backpack and i have my entire music collection with me. it plays normal audio CDs, 8 min skip protection ! FM tuner... things don't get any hotter. +++ less than half the price of an iPod.