Hello guys…The title itself says it…I’m going to buy an ipod…But I was stuck between those two…Well “I dont live without laptop”…so is 8gb fine for ipod touch??(As I’m buying ipod with my internship stipend…I cant afford more than 8gb touch or 16gb nano…)So considering I’ll be having my laptop with me all the time…Is 8gb touch enough??can it hold decent no. of movies,songs,pics & apps??
I have 16 GB nano 4G and i’m happy with it. I didn’t get touch because it’s big and i do a lot of exercises (when i run my pants would fall). I think Nano would go better with your laptop because you won’t use the wifi or any of the features of the Touch. Oh, and Nano has twice the memory:P
Consider a Sansa Clip+. I have a 4GB Sansa Clip (not plus), and they have superior sound and a great compact design. I plan to get a Clip+, which is available up to 8GB with an expansion slot (up to 16GB).
On Mon, 30 Nov 2009 14:46:02 +0000, microchip8 wrote:
> Neither of them… it’s overpriced junk and it’ll explode in your face
> Have a look at Archos
The thing that gets me about the iPod is Apple’s attempts to break
functionality with Linux. I’ve got a 1st Generation Mini that I use (in
fact am listening to Queen on it right now), but if I were buying
something now it’d probably not be an iPod, but something else - and I
might be inclined to run Rockbox on it (as I am on my Mini now).
True… didn’t you know? Apple is a control freak. Also, they’re alienating a lot of the iPhone apps developers. Their policies, hard restrictions and control is getting not only ridiculous but also tiring… so, devs tend to run in groups from them
On Tue, 01 Dec 2009 05:56:01 +0000, microchip8 wrote:
> True… didn’t you know? Apple is a control freak.
Yep, I knew; I didn’t actually purchase my mini, it was given to me as a
leftover ‘spiff’ back when the 1st gen minis were new.
I’ve upgraded the storage and battery capacity on it, installed Rockbox
and generally an pretty happy with it now. If only Rockbox supported the
accessories properly, I’d never boot into the Apple firmware.
When I’ve got more time, I’ll probably contribute testing for those
devices (as I did for RB’s “Timestretch” feature), just been a bit busy
> Also, they’re
> alienating a lot of the iPhone apps developers. Their policies, hard
> restrictions and control is getting not only ridiculous but also
> tiring… so, devs tend to run in groups from them
Yep, I’ve been watching that carefully. It’s the primary reason why I
won’t get an iPhone; I have a Blackberry 8700 myself, but with Blackberry
deciding the “app store” concept is really good and then implementing
their “App World” in a way that doesn’t support my device (and the stupid
AppWorld installer doesn’t tell you that until AFTER you’ve installed it
what genius thought THAT was a good idea?), I’m unlikely to buy another
Blackberry either just because of the hassle. But I’ll keep using the
8700 until it dies - I tend to do that with my hardware.
i wouldn’t suggest a current iTouch if you run linux exclusively.
Personally, when you have to jailbreak an iTouch to get it to work under linux it bothers me. Then if you get a problem on your iTouch later Apple can just blame the jailbreak and you lose out on a $200 iTouch.
In my case I still bought an iTouch since i have a laptop I can dual boot with Vista. Though the only time I boot vista is to put new songs on the iTouch every few months.
My wife told me last night she wants an iPod for Christmas, although she is just researching it a bit before I have my shopping orders to go out and purchase it for her.
The main feature that she wants in the iPod, that she can not find in any mp3 player, is the ability to play/scroll anywhere in an audio track and store/mark the location to return later. My wife listens to a lot of audio tracks (audio books, audio lectures, recordings of lengthy radio talk shows … etc … ) and the ability to fast forward, or rewind , or stop exactly where she left off is an essential feature. She has not been able to find an mp3 player with this feature, but the iPod apparently has this.
Of course my wife is a BIG winXP fan, and Linux compatibility is NOT on her criteria list.
The Clip is also really unbelievably ugly. Like it or not but Apple designs products that work well and look good, they may not be good at playing well with others but it doesn’t detract from the fact their mp3 players are good.
It did not take the wife long to find a review poking holes in it wrt her requirements:
Who else would think to look/surf for feature requests (on something she is considering to buy) but my wife ! : Sansa Clip+ Feature Requests
Audiobook/podcast track skip confirm and inter-chapter rewinding
On the Philips GoGear Spark, a menu will pop up asking you to confirm whenever you try to skip tracks forward or backwards for an audiobook. This adds a crucial safeguard against suddenly losing the position in a X hour file and having to spend 10 minutes trying to find it again. Make it an optional feature as some people might find it annoying, but it should definitely be an option to get the extra warning. This is my personal biggest gripe against the Clip+ and why I have switched to the Spark for audiobooks.
Another issue is to be able to rewind into the previous track, instead of being stopped at the beginning of the file. Single files don’t often mean much for audiobooks - they’re simply there to make skipping easier - so it doesn’t make any sense to limit rewinding to the current file.
> The main feature that she wants in the iPod, that she can not find in
> any mp3 player, is the ability to play/scroll anywhere in an audio track
> and store/mark the location to return later. My wife listens to a lot
> of audio tracks (audio books, audio lectures, recordings of lengthy
> radio talk shows … etc … ) and the ability to fast forward, or
> rewind , or stop exactly where she left off is an essential feature. She
> has not been able to find an mp3 player with this feature, but the iPod
> apparently has this.
Pretty much anything that supports Rockbox would support this kind of
feature - they have a very nice bookmarks feature that works well with
audio books and the like.
I should note that it’s designed to work with an MP3 player that uses a
directory structure layout - it is a bit of a pain to use if you flip
back and forth between the iPod firmware, but users who use something
like a Sansa player - which apparently uses a filestructure-based album
organization can use it very well.
You might check that out. The only reason my iPod doesn’t use it is
because I have devices the iPod works with (like my alarm clock) so I
can’t ditch the iPod firmware completely because RB doesn’t work with
those devices yet. But starting from not having a requirement like that,
I think that is probably the best option out there.
As soon as I pointed out a couple good mp3 players that had bookmarking, she also noted (a new requirement) she wanted the capability to smoothly and quickly fast forward to a specific audio spot, without having previously book marked it. The iPod touch does this easily. However the SanDisk Clip+ does not.
In searching the web, and looking at specifications and reviews, I have yet to find an mp3 player that does the capability to book mark, and scan/browse an electronic audio files contents as well as the iPod.