80GB Ipod or 1GB Shuffle, which should I buy?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ieani, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. ieani macrumors 6502a

    ieani

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    I want to get another ipod so I can permanently store my nano in a nike+ armband.

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    80GB would allow me to free up a lot of disc space on my macbook pro as I would use it to store all my music(with a backup on an external). Also, videos would be great to have in between classes since I live about 30min. walk from some classes. But its expensive

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    The shuffle is small, will be easy to carry(just clips on) when I want to just go to class in soccer shorts and a tshirt and is very inexpensive. Yet ill still have the lack of space problem on my mac and no videos to keep me entertained between classes, but maybe I could study?


    I am leaning towards the shuffle entirely for the expense issue as I am taking four trips around and out of the country in the next year and then will be studying abroad in Australia beginning next July.
     
  2. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    If you got the shuffle you could get an upgrade to your macs hard drive?
     
  3. 66217 Guest

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    I find myself using my shuffle much more than my 30GB iPod. I use it in the car (connect it to the stereo), when going to run, when bathing the dog, etc.

    I only use the iPod (30GB) for long trips, since I find using it for videos a not very satisfying experience, the screen is just too small.
     
  4. jackc macrumors 65816

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    I picked up a refurb shuffle to hold me over until the new iPods come out. Your situation might be different since you have a nano already, but this way I'll have no buyer's remorse come September (if we get upgrades then!)
     
  5. ieani thread starter macrumors 6502a

    ieani

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    If it was easy to do I could but since my mac isnt under apple care and essential to my survival(at least thats how I perceive it :p ) I refuse to tinker with its insides and would have to pay a pro to do it which is around $380 for the kind of upgrade I would want(200GB 7200RPM).
     
  6. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    Oh, hmm... I might go with both! I don't really know, its a hard decision. Good luck either way.

    the more I think about it, I think that maybe you should get the shuffle to wait for the new video to come out and then get that when you might have a little more money and you'd end up getting both.
     
  7. Royale w/cheese macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, having both would be the way to go. I have them both and they each have their uses. Maybe just get a refurb shuffle and wait a little bit for your funds to get back up and maybe see a 6th gen soon.
     
  8. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    Or you could wait for the *gasp* Shuffle Video. Seriously, I was in a situation similar to yours and decided rather than upgrade my 4G iPod, I'd just get a shuffle. Thinking back on it, it was a wise decision because my 4G iPod hasn't left my glove compartment and I primarily use my shuffle. It's so much lighter, smaller, and I just pre-load it with songs I'd like to listen for that day. I thought about getting the 30GB iPod but I came to the conclusion that I really wouldn't use it to watch videos anyway.
     
  9. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020

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    If you have to buy right now then I say go with the Refurbished Shuffle since a full size iPod update is due any day now.. Plus if you want to upgrade then you are hardly out any cash :)
     
  10. ieani thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok looks Im going with the shuffle and then maybe will pick up whatever the new ipod happens to be. Thanks for the help!
     

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