The FM remote is not a second gadget, just an addon to the iPod that gives it what you want. http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore?productLearnMore=MA070G/Atgruene said:I like to listen to the radio every now and then. Can anyone tell me - why the hell they don't have at least one ipod that can do fm? sure - as hell don't want to schlepp around two gadgets ---
thx for the hint, but still makes no sense, too much clutter, and - using my ER earphones - the cable would be way too longbalamw said:The FM remote is not a second gadget, just an addon to the iPod that gives it what you want. http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore?productLearnMore=MA070G/A
1. yes, I amSMM said:Yawn. My, aren't you angry. There are FM radios for the iPod what connect right to it. Or, are you worried about schlepping an extra ounce? That is about what they weigh. Or, are you really here to sing the virtues of the new MS offering? Please....do not live up to all my expectations.
there is next to no space left in the iPod. like seriously, none.tgruene said:space can hardly be the reason it is missing - an fm fits easily in the tiniest space, so what is it ?
The cheap embedded FMs that are found in cell phones and other devices are usually pieces of junk. Stations that would come in loud and clear on my car radio were weak on my old Rio MP3 player. So, Apple's approach of leaving a feature that most people apparently don't feel as strongly as you to various add ons does make a lot of sense.tgruene said:space can hardly be the reason it is missing - an fm fits easily in the tiniest space, so what is it ?
I had my phone upgraded a couple of weeks back and I've just checked my new one and there's no radio.balamw said:The cheap embedded FMs that are found in cell phones and other devices are usually pieces of junk.
hmm. You may have a point. Maybe this is why all that iPod Killers do so well against the iPod. because they have FM radio, voice recording, omlet maker, and of course, the ever popular, Microsoft Whine-o-meter. "Why doesn't our brand sell as good as the iPod... look how cool our's is: Its got FM radio!!"tgruene said:1. yes, I am
2. no, I am not
addicted to all things mac, therefore mad ...
admit it, it makes no sense. the ipod is all about simple and elegant form factor, add ons make no sense for it.
space can hardly be the reason it is missing - an fm fits easily in the tiniest space, so what is it ?
Ain't that the truth. Did you listen to the One Night Stand back in April? I didn't because I was there in Pirie, partially because I live there and more-so because I was dragged there by two girls into he mosh pitdornoforpyros said:
Because FM radio is boring. The same sh.t all day, in a different rotation. Please, the iPod is a personal device that you configure with your favorite music. FM was cool in the seventies and early eighties but went downhill because there wasn't any good music after that. So they had to come up with terms to describe their stations, like 'Classic rock', urban/hip-hop, 'Soft Rock', etc. I gave up on FM years ago and listen to AM talk and my iTunes. Hell, I haven't bought a CD in three years. Nothing out there that is good.tgruene
I like to listen to the radio every now and then. Can anyone tell me - why the hell they don't have at least one ipod that can do fm? sure - as hell don't want to schlepp around two gadgets
Actually, the chips that have been powering the iPods are the same chips that power other players and have an FM section included, so no extra space is needed other than the application to make it work. Whether they've have PortalPlayer disable the FM portion or not, I don't know, but it's been there. "Specifications subject to change without notice", maybe?Scarlet Fever said:there is next to no space left in the iPod. like seriously, none.
i think the metallic backing plate would interfere with signals anyway.
Exactly. If you want to listen to FM, buy the radio remote or don't own an iPod but own a portable radio. Your iPod is supposed to replace FM, and it's quite obvious that many people believe this. FM is on it's way out...calculus said:Because your iPod, if it's anything like mine, is the best radio station in the world?