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hayduke
Jun 28, 2006, 10:18 AM
Okay, well nothing can *seriously* compete with the iPod, but I just came across this:

http://www.miniplayer.info/

I don't know how good it is or how reliable or durable. Nor do I know what the battery life is like, but ME LIKEY!!! Would be nice if Apple did something similar.



runplaysleeprun
Jun 28, 2006, 11:08 AM
no video. Looks kinda cool, though.

2nyRiggz
Jun 28, 2006, 11:11 AM
Uhhhh that looks like an ipod dude...just with a few changes...made just like the 5Gen ipod...thats a rip off.


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Sesshi
Jun 28, 2006, 11:14 AM
Not really a rip off, But give it 6 months and we'll probably see a Nano that'll see off this temporarily interesting machine.

For something you can buy now, I really like the Samsung YP-Z5. It gets panned by nerds who buy unreliable feature-loaded iAudios and suchlike, so it's unfortunate for Samsung because it's even lower on features than the Nano, and features is really what non-iPods sell on. Apparently they poached an Apple guy to develop the Z5 and although it's not as slick as a Nano, it's really nice. When you use it for a while you find it's full of 'heh, that's nice' touches that Apple are usually known for.

hayduke
Jun 28, 2006, 11:42 AM
no video. Looks kinda cool, though.

It claims to support AVI playback.

Uhhhh that looks like an ipod dude...just with a few changes...made just like the 5Gen ipod...thats a rip off.

Show me an iPod that is the size of a credit card with 320x240 screen and I'll agree with you. Not trying to be confrontational, I just don't see it as a total rip-off...aside from the overall look.

I'm not suggesting this is an iPod killer, I guess mostly I'm excited to see what the new nano's look like.

2nyRiggz
Jun 28, 2006, 11:45 AM
It claims to support AVI playback.
Not trying to be confrontational, I just don't see it as a total rip-off...aside from the overall look.


Read my post again....I was talking about the look....who wouldn't look at that and think ipod...Good for them they got it the size of a credit card but they could at least get a better design(it look very much so)....come on.


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floyde
Jun 28, 2006, 11:48 AM
Is that the OS X "Aqua Blue" desktop on the main menu :eek: :confused:

runplaysleeprun
Jun 28, 2006, 11:52 AM
It claims to support AVI playback.


ah yeah, so it does. They sorta tucked that bit of info away in the tech specs, didn't they? You think they would brag about that point.

Macmaniac
Jun 28, 2006, 11:56 AM
Unless it can use the ITMS it will fail, as so many others have. Although Apple needs to keep on their toes and offer a refresh, don't let the 'Pod get stale!

Deepdale
Jun 29, 2006, 02:32 AM
Nice looking product.