Suffle Killer?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Sam*, Apr 4, 2006.

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    Sam*

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    http://www.stuffmag.co.uk/hotstuffarticle.asp?de_id=1503

    Check out sonys new walkman stick

    looks like serious competion for the shuffle and has superiour battery life and a 2gb version avilable

    The 1gb even has the option for an FM radio

    looks pretty darn good if you ask me

    * i know the title is spelt wrong* opps
     
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    dmw007

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    The new Sony Walkman Stick does look nice. :)
     
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    balamw

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    Looks nice, but I think the biggest weakness of any "iPod killer" is that they don't give many iPod users an easy upgrade path. Many users have encoded their libraries in the default M4A format, so even if the Apple competitors can't support M4P, they should at least support M4A. No?

    IMHO. If anyone wants to seriously compete with the iPod, they should provide a tool to migrate or share an iTunes library, even if they don't support M4P, and not try to lock the user in to another proprietary format with limited support (ATRAC).

    B
     
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    dmw007

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    Ah yes, the problem of going with a non-Apple music player/device.
     
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    calculus

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    They look like a set of highlighter pens!
     
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    Wow they look boring. Features sound good, but look at the lack of styling! How drab!
     
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    I don't like how they look... they seem gaudy to me.
     
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    2nyRiggz

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    How is this a killer?...well its nice looking but its not a killer.


    Bless
     
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    Dale Cooper

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    I think it ugly...
     
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    Peyton

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    Um, it kinda does look like a highlighter but they are ok.

    The suffle* is boring compared to these, yes the suff looks sleeker etc, but I don't see how you can say these look boring and not think the same of the shuffle. I still wouldn't buy one. either of them for that matter...
     
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    princealfie

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    Sony... yuck! Bring me an itunes minidisc player and I might consider.
     
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    dmw007

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    Oddly, they do look somewhat like highlighter pens. :) ;)
     
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    Orlando Furioso

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    I wonder if they vibrate. :p
     
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    SilentPanda

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    Sony = yuck

    but...

    a minidisc player is something you'd consider? :confused:
     
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    How is an MP3 player supposed to replace a food product? :confused:
     

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