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gekko513
Jan 6, 2006, 03:20 AM
The SanDisk player actually looks kind of cool, except for the blue ring, perhaps. I like the look of the interface even if it is a Front Row rip off. Perhaps not as practical as the iPod interface, though.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/01/05/sandisk_e200.jpg
More here (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/01/05/sandisk_samsung_nano_clones/) [theregister.co.uk]

I don't like the Samsung one:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/01/05/samsung_ypz5.jpg



cgratti
Jan 6, 2006, 03:47 AM
it's still not an ipod....

gekko513
Jan 6, 2006, 03:57 AM
it's still not an ipod....
Yep, and no iTunes. They don't give a price tag either.

Jay42
Jan 6, 2006, 06:11 AM
It also doesn't appear that either of these are as small/thin as the nano. I just saw one yesterday and it still blew my mind; that thing is small! Plus, the longer these other guys wait, the harder it will be to catch the iPod. They're going to need to dedicate a deliberate plan of attack. Right now there aren't any mp3 players that really distinguish themselves from even their own pack, never mind the iPod.

EDIT: Well maybe the size is close. I still don't think it matters.

cwedl
Jan 6, 2006, 06:13 AM
I wish some companies would grow up, they need to think of their own products and stop relying on designs and ideas apple comes up with and then copy them!

Edit: was was just angry then, They look okay!

iGary
Jan 6, 2006, 06:57 AM
Don't any of these companies get it yet?

Apparently not.

Untill you have the holy trinity of ITMS, iTunes and the iPod, you're SOL.

Lau
Jan 6, 2006, 07:06 AM
I agree, the SanDisk one isn't too bad looking. My brother bought a black Zen Micro (http://www.luccks.com/blog/archives/zen_micro_details.jpg), and I was quite impressed with the look of that as well, athough more of an iPod mini competitor than a Nano.

Still rather have an iPod though! I wonder when (if) someone will release something that is universally agreed to look better and work better than an iPod. As iGary says, Apple have got it pretty right.