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Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced at Macworld Expo in San Francisco, an ultra-compact Macintosh personal computer and the diskless new entry-level player “iPod shuffle” in front.
As usual in the opening speeches at Macworld Expos had Apple CEO Steve Jobs also yesterday lifted early in San Francisco the best for last – an ultra compact Macintosh personal computer and the diskless new entry-level player “iPod shuffle”. Previously presented or all sorts of new jobs from the software sector. Read the rest of this entry »
Do you remember the days when if you wanted to listen to music, you had to plug in your stereo and hope that the power didn’t go out? Those days are long gone and there are now tons of devices that make it easy to take your music with you. I’m sure that some people still prefer their portable CD players, but almost everyone nowadays either already owns or has their eye on those spanking new mp3 players that are all the rage.
Mp3 players are much more lightweight than CD players, because they don’t require CDs. In fact, most of the top mp3 players allow you to download music directly to your mp3 players’ hard drive. This has drastically reduced the space requirements and today’s mp3 players can easily fit into a shirt or pants pocket. While many brands have their own versions of mp3 players, by far the most popular is undoubtedly the Apple iPod. Here’s why the iPod is so much ahead.
Mp3 players can be put into two categories; those which use flash memory and those which have a hard drive. The iPod Nano boasts an amazing 2GB of storage space, which translates to over 500 songs. The accompanying software is upgradeable so you don’t need to change mp3 players to keep up. You can fine tune the sound quality by using a number of equalizer presets and the device is compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems.
You really see the iPod’s popularity though when you consider hard drive mp3 players. These typically have a much higher storage capacity than flash memory mp3 players and the iPod is no exception. Although much of the features are the same as its flash memory counterparts, iPod hard drive mp3 players top the scale with a whopping 30 GB of storage and the ability to recognize and play video files as well.
The amount of space offered, and the accompanying features, have put Apple’s mp3 players at the top of many consumers’ wish lists and the iPod continues to hold off challengers. High sales of Ipods have led to a jump in the associated market of iPod accessories. Think of a possible accessory, and it’s probable been made. Today’s iPod accessories comprise the typical headphones and rechargeable adapters, but there is some more creative fare. These iPod accessories include docking stations, speakers and LCD displays. Even the garment industry has jumped on the bandwagon and created iPod accessories in the form of special pockets for your iPod.
Compared with other sub-$100 MP3 players on the market (Sansa Clip, Creative Zen Stone Plus, Samsung Pebble), the Shuffle’s microscopic design isn’t enough to make up for the limited features, relatively high price, diminished battery life, quirky navigation, and a headphone remote system that reeks of planned obsolescence. MP3 players like the Shuffle that are aimed at the gym and jogger crowd are particularly susceptible to issues of headphone fit, comfort, and wear and tear, and Apple’s unique headphone remote needlessly complicates the process of replacing or upgrading the Shuffle’s earbuds. This is not to say that headphone control is a bad feature, but redundant controls on the actual device would help avoid confusion over navigation, and improve the product’s usefulness in the long term. Read the rest of this entry »
New iPod Shuffle: A new design, small and thin. If anyone of you have seen or owned a 2nd Gen iPod Shuffle, you would know that it didn’t had buttons, 1st Gen had. Apple heard from people, that they preferred the buttons – and so, iPod Shuffle comes back with buttons.
The new iPod Shuffle comes in 5 different beautiful colors, silver, blue, green, orange, and pink. The main body is crafted out of one single piece of aluminum, pretty much like the HTC Legend. Read the rest of this entry »
Every iPod has its designated audiences. Its does not matter if you prefer size over feature or a gizmo fan iPod has it all. So which iPod is best for you.
If you are a person who find order in chaos, love the machine which does what it says nothing more nothing less then surly 2nd-generation iPod Shuffle is perfect for you. It is the most affordable among the iPods. With the memory size of 1GB and 2GB you can listen all the songs you want. In our tests it has played music for almost 14 hours, in random mode with up to about 50%. Because of its compact size you can take it any Read the rest of this entry »