Got An Ipod?

This post isn’t even vaguely search related. It is, however, Ipod related.

I have an Ipod. I love my Ipod. It is, without doubt, the coolest thing I own.

When I was considering buying a music player, some music-gadget obsessed friends offered a wealth of well-meaning advice. “No”, they said, “don’t get an Ipod because it can’t do xyz, unlike the XRX2000 (or whatever), which can do so much more! More stuff! Oh, and the Ipod is overpriced”. Those weren’t the exact words, but that was the jist.

They were probably right, but the problem is: I don’t care.

I knew that if I bought anything else, I’d always think “yeah, but it’s not an Ipod”. The Ipod is great, not because of its’ features, but the way its’ features are organized. Everything is in the right place. It feels right. It is just so…usable.

And it is a joy to use.

There aren’t many consumer electronics you can say that about…

  1. SophieSophie05-31-2006

    > if I bought anything else, I’d always think “yeah, but it’s not an Ipod”.

    I don’t mean to hog your comments but that is so true. I love my iPod too. I wouldn’t wan anything else. My mum was loooking to buy my dad a music player and she went with something she was told was better even though I said get him an iPod and he’ll be happy. Sure enough he exchanged it.

  2. Peter Da VanzoPeter Da Vanzo05-31-2006

    You’re not hogging – thanks for commenting!

  3. ChrisChris06-01-2006

    Someone has fell victim to iMarketing. lol

  4. Peter Da VanzoPeter Da Vanzo06-01-2006

    Heh, partly, I’m sure. But marketing can’t sell a dud, then maintain the con.

    Apple realise that it’s not just about features, it’s about design. Same goes for the Fender Strat, the Coca Cola bottle, and the Barcelona Chair.

  5. John ScottJohn Scott06-01-2006

    I’m the opposite – I want an iPod like player, but refuse to buy an iPod. It’s a matter of principle. :)

  6. SophieSophie06-01-2006

    I’m sure part of it is marketing but let’s face it if it didn’t live up to it’s promises most wouldn’t be raving about it. Apple get it cause they understand marketing and good design.

  7. SophieSophie06-01-2006

    > It’s a matter of principle.

    But you like to go against the tide don’t you? :)

  8. DarrenCDarrenC06-01-2006

    iPods rock – I have a 60gb video and whilst I love it to bits, and it goes everywhere with me, they dont design the screens to be scratchable – you only have to get a few scratches on the screen and it lowers the quality of the video slightly.

  9. ChrisChris06-01-2006

    I remember the first and last portable mp3 player I purchased. It was a little over 2 years ago, held about 20 songs. It was made by Creative Labs and was before iPod and it kicked ass. Ran on one AA battery and played for freakin weeks nonstop. Nothing fancy, just tracks.

    What made the little booger cool was that it was basically a USB flash drive. All I had to do was slide the card out and plug it directly into my USB drive on my puter and transfer songs, files, etc back and forth. Ahhh, those were the days. Best $100 I ever spent, lol.

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