iPod Mini rival?

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by B@SS_SHOCK, Jan 14, 2004.

  1. B@SS_SHOCK macrumors member

    Jun 3, 2003
    Perth, WA
    I dunno about this, it's only 2Gb, but if it were alot cheaper than the iPod Mini (doubt it), then it could work out. I already like the sleekness of it. Also, dosen't Sony own Aiwa now? In that case, why didin't they rival the iPod using the Aiwa name?


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  2. Chappers macrumors 68020


    Aug 12, 2003
    At home
  3. jxyama macrumors 68040


    Apr 3, 2003
    a bit biased, eh? :D

    i think it looks pretty good. i don't know the size, but the specs are on par with iPod mini - except the capacity. if this thing is 2 GB but $150-200, it will be a good competition for iPod mini.

    the problem is with the scroller. it's just not as efficient as iPod's "scroll dial." that is the brilliance of iPod design - scroll dial interface is far more efficient because it's continuous AND it's acceleration sensitive. scroller is continuous but not as sensitive to acceleration - to make it sensitive, you'd need a loose scroller to let the user spin the scroller fast, but by doing so, it will be too sensitive to small scrolls...

    EDIT: size: actually this thing is even lighter than iPod mini. if the price is right, it will be a very good product.

    iPod mini: 3.6 x 2.0 x 0.5, 3.6 oz
    aiwa: 3.6 x 2.2 x 0.4, 2.4 oz
  4. Macmaniac macrumors 68040


    Guess what, its $330 way more then the iPod mini, so the mini is a much better deal in terms of a mini player, or you could always get a 15 gig iPod.
  5. jxyama macrumors 68040


    Apr 3, 2003
    wow. where did you get that price from? and how the heck do they expect to sell this thing for that kind of a price?

    and we thought iPod mini was overpriced... :rolleyes:
  6. 1macker1 macrumors 65816


    Oct 9, 2003
    A Higher Level
    It looks cool to me, but 2 gigs for that type of money is crazy. They must have apple's marketing team.
  7. mkaake macrumors 65816

    Apr 10, 2003
    Re: iPod Mini rival?

    umm, aiwa is a branch of sony. that's how they started. never knew that till i was in a sony outlet, and they were selling an aiwa cd player... underneath it was a quick little thing talking about how aiwa was created as sony's lower cost division...


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