Moto GP Racer
Join Date: Mar 2005
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Feedback Score: 2 reviews
I have a mini, bought it in August. 3 times it wouldn't turn on despite having the batter show full power at the time I charged it. I had to recharge it to get it to go. It wasn't broken, just wouldn't turn on. The battery recharge times also seem very erratic and sometimes it just won't charge properly for me. This thing should be new enough to be past the original battery problems they had - I think it's just a low quality product, although it's easy enough to use. I also don't like that it won't play wma files and I'm forced to shift everything over to i-tunes into an mp3 file format to put them on the player. I would buy the I-River just to avoid another Apple product. The sound quality is good, but the original headphones suck and stick out (the white ones) like a sign saying "steal me." Hmm, everyone I know who raves about the I-Pod is a big Apple fan and hasn't used much else.
On the bright side, I jog with my I-Pod mini all the time and it's never skipped. The user interface is good - thanks to Creative. Once you get I-tunes going, it's very easy to put new music on the machine. The memory is more than enough. I have a freind who bought a big I-Pod with however much memory (mine's 4GB) and he asked me why I didn't buy a bigger one. I asked him how much of his he actually uses and sure enough, it was about half the capacity of mine. I think for most people there's no need for much more memory than this - though if you're a big music fan you might need more (can't see it for anyone).