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To iPod or not to iPod, that is the question

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by grrlhack, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. grrlhack

    grrlhack Member

    OK, I have an Mp3 player (not an iPod) and discovered last night that I have more music than I have room on my Mp3 player.
    Here's what I'm debating:
    Upgrading to a 30G iPod so I don't have to worry about it and can fit all my music on it.
    OR
    Invest in an external hard drive so I can clear all my music and pictures out of my computer and just buy an iPod shuffle since I've also realized that I listen to about the same 30 songs at the gym every time anyway.

    Thoughts, guidance, oh masters?
     
  2. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Buy the big ipod.

    You'll love it.
     
  3. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    Love my iPod. Wish I'd gotten it after they got smaller, but still love it.
    I'm an oldie, so maybe I enjoy the convenience and easy organization, but Beethoven sounds sweet coming from my toaster-sized iPod through those Shure E2 headphones
    (Thanks, Moddy! On your recommendation, my wife got me one of my favorite Christmas gifts).
     
  4. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    Not sure how I lived without an iPod. I have an iTrip, which works pretty well (but if you live in a big metro area with lots of radio stations, you may have trouble with it. I'm in an area with a greater population of 300K+) and an iHome-type radio in my office and apartment. My iPod is always plugged in.
     
  5. Calvin Hobbes

    Calvin Hobbes Member

    I have the 30-gig video iPod. I've never regretted the purchase once. I doubt you will, either.
     
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Why don't you just memorize the 30 songs? You'll save a few hundred bucks.
     
  7. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    I'm so 1990s... I don't own an iPod or Mp3 player and have no interest in owning one.
     
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I was like you, but really they are great. You have the music so many places. It's on the computer so I can always play it there. Plus the ipod can go wherever.

    And ipods are great when walking around the city because the homeless folks are less likely to ask you for money.
     
  9. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    I have no opinion on this.
     
  10. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    I just inherited my daughter's 4GB iPod, after I bought her the 30GB video. My car has an AUX jack that feeds the iPod directly trough my car's stereo system. Love it.

    Just wish that Columbia Record and Tape Club had their program on iTunes, I sure could use 11 records for a penny.
     
  11. Hammer Pants

    Hammer Pants Active Member

    With iPod and Sirius, there are actually some long road trips I look forward to now. I resisted the iPod craze for a while ... and I was wrong. It's awesome. I have a 30G video and love it. It's great on road trips you're not driving, too. Recently I watched most of the first season of Weeds, and boom, I'm there.
     
  12. Dignan

    Dignan Guest

    Depending on how many songs you have, the iPod nano might be your best option. It's small enough to work out with, and it holds like 1,000 songs. But it's pricey. Your cheapest option is what you suggested: buying an external hard drive (you can probably find a 160GB for $60-80) and an iPod shuffle.
     
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