Is this worth my money?

munkle

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I guess the freebies make it an attractive option but I'd still be tempted to pony up the extra $20 for a new mini with 18 hours battery life instead, are you eligible for an educational discount? I'm sure the carry case is going to be a bit tacky, the speakers crud and how often will you actually use the iTrip?

Whether something is worth it can only be determined by you. Me, I like the latest and greatest ;) :)
 

joey4127

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munkle said:
I guess the freebies make it an attractive option but I'd still be tempted to pony up the extra $20 for a new mini with 18 hours battery life instead, are you eligible for an educational discount? I'm sure the carry case is going to be a bit tacky, the speakers crud and how often will you actually use the iTrip?

Whether something is worth it can only be determined by you. Me, I like the latest and greatest ;) :)
What is the iTrip?
 

Chaszmyr

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joey4127 said:
What is the iTrip?
FM transmitter. Lets you wirelessly send music from your iPod to a nearby radio (such as in your car). Sound quality is pretty mediocre (to put it gently) though.
 

aethier

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joey4127 said:
well i guess none of us are really qualified to tell you that, after all, it is your money, and we do not know how much you earn thus don't know the value of your money.

anyways, if you just need storage for less then 1000 songs, then i guess. but like the other guy said, then new models have a 18 hour battery life, that is 10 extra hours of playback. plus you also have room for 250 more songs. if you could affoard it, i would go for the new models. longer battery life, more songs
 

munkle

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joey4127 said:
What is the iTrip?
The iTrip is one of the freebies that they're offering with mini. Basically, it's an FM transmitter that allows music from your iPod to be played through an FM radio. Useful for in-car journeys but the quality isn't that great.

You are aware that new mini's have been released and the one being offered on the website is the old mini?


Edit: Wow, that was some quick replies from other people!
 

munkle

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aethier said:
anyways, if you just need storage for less then 1000 songs, then i guess. but like the other guy said, then new models have a 18 hour battery life, that is 10 extra hours of playback. plus you also have room for 250 more songs. if you could affoard it, i would go for the new models. longer battery life, more songs
The new models come in at 4GB (exactly the same as before therefore no extra songs) or 6GB (an extra 500 songs if you're encoding at 128 kbps AAC). It's only $50 more for an extra 2GB so it's worth thinking about.

Oh and that colour blue is available anymore, if that's a factor in your decision.
 

aethier

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munkle said:
The new models come in at 4GB (exactly the same as before therefore no extra songs) or 6GB (an extra 500 songs if you're encoding at 128 kbps AAC). It's only $50 more for an extra 2GB so it's worth thinking about.

Oh and that colour blue is available anymore, if that's a factor in your decision.
I believe that is what I said when I said
then new models have a 18 hour battery life, that is 10 extra hours of playback. plus you also have room for 250 more songs. if you could affoard it, i would go for the new models. longer battery life, more songs
edit: format
 

munkle

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I'm confused aethier, it doesn't sound like we were saying the same thing.

aethier said:
then new models have a 18 hour battery life, that is 10 extra hours of playback. plus you also have room for 250 more songs. if you could affoard it, i would go for the new models. longer battery life, more songs
I was trying to point out that:

1) There are two new models, the 4GB and the 6GB versions. This wasn't made clear in your post.

2) The new 4GB model has the same storage capacity as the old 4GB model, obviously. Therefore you will only have the ability to store more songs if you buy the 6GB model. Your post made it sound like new iPod = more songs, not the case.

3) The new 6GB version can hold 500 more songs (if you're using the same calculations as Apple), not the 250 as you stated.

So no, we weren't really saying the same thing... :confused:
 

Yvan256

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aethier said:
Anyways, if you just need storage for less then 1000 songs, then i guess. but like the other guy said, then new models have a 18 hour battery life, that is 10 extra hours of playback. plus you also have room for 250 more songs. if you could afford it, I would go for the new models. Longer battery life, more songs.
If 4GB = 1000 songs, wouldn't 6GB equal 1500 songs? ;)

That means 500 more songs.

My own collection is 7.50GB, and there's stuff in there I could easily erase (or encode at lower quality). That 6GB blue iPod mini is really tempting.

Edit: munkle beat me to it.
 
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