Personal and portable music device with a 20 gigabyte hard disk
The iPod is fantastic and I recommend it highly
This is the greatest invention of the 21st Century. As an adolescent, I listened to music all the time. I missed out on 8-Tracks but was huge with cassettes and vinyl records. In 1985, I transitioned promptly to CDís but with more and more responsibilities and less and less time, as the years passed, I pretty much stopped listening to music. And when I did, it was limited to the handful of CD's in close proximity.
All that changed with the iPod. I have every one of my CD's loaded onto the iPod (it does not take that long to load each one) and am constantly purchasing favorite singles or CD's from iTunes which load in seconds. The software on the iPod is well thought out and after about 5 minutes of learning, I could easily navigate anywhere to find any song without confusion. I can jump from Dylan's "Blowing in the Wind" to my daughters Suzuki Music CD with a few motions of the thumb.
As for mobility, I listen in my car, in my office, at home in my living room and in my bedroom. I even take it with my on trips. There are accessories (I'll review them in a later posting) for just about everything and the price is very reasonable. While there are smaller versions (and I also have the shuffle), the weight and size of the 20GB are ideal.
ProductGuide Editor Reviews
As gizmos go, we think the Apple iPod seems panfried in the batter of all-time icon success, although we fear for tender eardrums of many users, likely to go deaf before they hit middle-age.
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