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MacBytes
Oct 15, 2006, 06:44 PM
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Category: 3rd Party Hardware
Link: iPod Killers for Christmas 2006 (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20061015194432)
Description:: We have run the iPod Killers for Christmas/Summer series since 2004. In that time we reported on 149 portable players and NOT one iPod killer from the bunch. That said, we may actually have a couple of genuine challengers to Apple.

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redAPPLE
Oct 16, 2006, 12:46 AM
ppl should stop using the moniker "iPod killer". they should use "iPod sales killer".

an iPod killer imo is a digital music player that works on the mac and becomes more popular than the iPod. therefore "kills" the iPod.

Chaszmyr
Oct 16, 2006, 02:19 AM
ppl should stop using the moniker "iPod killer". they should use "iPod sales killer".

an iPod killer imo is a digital music player that works on the mac and becomes more popular than the iPod. therefore "kills" the iPod.

Actually, they shouldnt use either, because most of these devices barely dent iPod sales.

ezekielrage_99
Oct 16, 2006, 10:03 AM
Is it just me or does any product with the "iPod Killer" tagline automatically become a crap selling item :confused:

It seems as though you a setting it up for a fall.

So Zune should be an iPod Killer then ;)

mrsebastian
Oct 16, 2006, 11:08 AM
i was thinking the same thing :mad: so damn [bleep] tired of that phrase.

montex
Oct 16, 2006, 11:09 AM
Some of the designs are interesting, others are boring and then there are the WTF is that? I appreciate that other manufacturers are trying hard to make a better iPod, but the iPod itself is so nearly perfect that there is little that can be done to improve it other than tweak the specs and make it cheaper (both of which Apple has done recently).

The article also claims that the Sony PSP is an excellent MP3 player. Well... um, er NO. Doubt that. Just because the PSP can play music, I really doubt that PSP owners are using it to do so. Every PSP I've seen in public (not a lot) has been used for games. Unless PSP users are buying white earbuds and keeping their PSPs in their pockets to convince people that they really have an iPod.

/Occam's Razor is very useful when analyzing the likely (or unlikely) success of any so called iPod Killer.

jackc
Oct 16, 2006, 12:18 PM
Some weird names, Creative Zen Neeon and NafNaf Keg

Chaszmyr
Oct 16, 2006, 12:23 PM
Some weird names...NafNaf Keg

Trying to appeal to the college market, apparently?

yellow
Oct 16, 2006, 12:36 PM
Here's the latest iPod Killer.

See you later, iPod!

http://img118.imageshack.us/img118/4828/mtboxes3.jpg

technocoy
Oct 16, 2006, 12:52 PM
your sig wins my favorite sig of the week... and it's only monday... HAHAHAHA that is an AWESOME quote.

wyatt23
Oct 16, 2006, 04:24 PM
i don't think there's such a thing in existence called an ipod killer. there will be semi cool devices that could be available ie. zune and maybe the zen and longshot coby player... but they just don't have the names and impact of the iPod. none of them are a must have.

i MUST have an ipod. idky, but i need one. sure there are comparable players, but ipod makes me drool. when another player makes my mouth water, i'll retract my statement about about there being no ipod killer.

mainstreetmark
Oct 17, 2006, 09:10 AM
Here's the latest iPod Killer.

See you later, iPod!

http://img118.imageshack.us/img118/4828/mtboxes3.jpg

Good god that kid is scary!

Imagine that instead of holding that record thingy, the kid was holding an axe.. or a knife. or a kaypro 64.