After several months of use, I wish to recommend to runners and others who want to listen to music in an active situation, that they should get in line and buy an iPod Mini. Not once has mine failed to operate properly. The armband is comfortable enough and is washable. Thoughtful use of Playlists in iTunes can provide whatever you want to listen to effortlessly. You won't even miss your 20/30/40 GB iPod while running, and can save it or other uses. Way to go Apple!