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Old 09-23-2005, 01:09 PM   #16
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Anybody have an opinion on what company has the best competition for the Shuffle? Dell is pushing one with a screen for the same price and claims it compresses music more efficiently for more tunes.
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Old 09-26-2005, 07:52 PM   #17
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iRiver

Griff,

Before my fiancee was given a 1GB Shuffle by someone, we were seriously looking at the iRiver because of its external microphone jack and expandability. It also can use Windows Media Player, which isn't bad given the competition .

I would stay far away from any device requiring either MusicMatch Jukebox, Creative Labs, or Sony software to load the mp3s onto the device. I've found those three to be the most horrible out there. I remember when Apple had to bundle MusicMatch with iTunes. I bought XPlay, and so did 3 people I know, due to how bad MusicMatch is. Dell uses MusicMatch, from what I remember. Sony, for all the good walkmans I owned, has put out garbage for software.

Pretty much anything else seems like a pale imitation, especially anything Creative Labs sells.

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Old 09-26-2005, 07:56 PM   #18
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thanks, Mitch
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Old 09-26-2005, 10:02 PM   #19
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Old 09-26-2005, 10:04 PM   #20
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Old 09-27-2005, 11:39 AM   #21
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Dude - you need to clean your mouse!
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Old 09-27-2005, 11:56 AM   #22
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All of these new iPods are messing my iPod up... all of the software updates and such... I like to think I made the iPod cool since I got mine a long time ago!
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Old 09-27-2005, 08:45 PM   #23
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$199 for a 2GB flash player? Why? My 40GB Creative Nomad Zen Xtra was that price a YEAR ago. (Better battery life than an iPod, but the user interface is on the side of the unit and not the front.)
The extra cost is justifiable mostly because the iPod nano doesn't HAVE a side (ok, slight exaggeration). And, of course, being a flash player, it's skip-proof.
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Old 09-27-2005, 09:40 PM   #24
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Point is you could get a 3GB Archos flash player for $150.
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Old 09-28-2005, 08:42 AM   #25
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Maybe it is possible to be too thin. Apple to replace cracked screens.
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