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Old 06-29-2004, 06:24 PM   #1
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Urggg so i went shopping today to get an apple ipod mini....and apparently no stores are gona be carrying them anymore because apple found a design flaw in the socket that makes it wear out too fast.

soo...
i still need a mp3 player that is capable of working under harsh conditions.
I want one that will not die on me because of near constant jostling that jogging would produce...and the mini apparently does this or so say many user reviews.

anyone know if apple is gona re-release the mini soon? an article i read said they were unveiling a 50gb ipod, but unless it uses the same durable hard drive tech that the mini did thats no use to me

course i could go with a flash player instead i suppose, but i didnt see any that looked really good like the mini does....*cry*
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Old 06-29-2004, 06:48 PM   #2
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Just pick one up on eBay - I had a quick look for you and there are hundreds of ipod-minis on there. It's really no hassle - just sign up real quick, and pay whoever you buy from by money order or Paypal.
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Old 06-29-2004, 07:45 PM   #3
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Actually, im wary of the problem that they dicovered so its not so easy as just buying a used one.

I want a unit that is extremely durable, reliable, has a bazillion features etc....
basically an ipod mini that doesnt have the design flaw that they found.

So currently im hunting reviews of other brands to find out what the low down is on each. If anyone has stories and recommendations thatd be great.
and if anyone happens to work for the ipod mini manufacturer and has insider info to share on when its gona come back (if its gona come back...) thatd be even better! [img]smile.gif[/img]
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Old 06-30-2004, 06:02 AM   #4
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try iriver products.. i bought mine that is 256 mb mp3 player/hd/voicerecorder/radio. althought the radio sucks a little. i have no qualms. i remember seeing an ipod version of it. do a little search and check out the reviews.
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Old 06-30-2004, 08:56 AM   #5
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arrgh...that kind of sucks, that's why apple should always make sure there are no errors with their products first, before they put them on the market.
Don't worry, they will soon come out with a new one, and then you will be able to use the money that you were going to use for the old ipod, for the new ipod [img]smile.gif[/img]
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Old 06-30-2004, 12:24 PM   #6
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well I have a Creative Zen Xtra 40gb player, which is very durable and has a lot of nice features (you can even make the music speed up or slow down!) and can be picked up for under £170 (about $310) which would include delivery etc. There are many to be found at www.ebay.com , they are brand new and I would recommend the seller jc-connection, since I got mine from there and a mate got his there too, excellent service!
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Old 06-30-2004, 04:19 PM   #7
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Get a regular iPod. It's cheaper and can hold many more songs. It's a small sacrifice for a little difference in size.
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Old 07-01-2004, 12:51 AM   #8
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That's true....how big is a regular iPod anyways?
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Old 07-01-2004, 01:24 AM   #9
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iPod is 2.4" by 4.1." iPod mini is 2.0" by 3.6 (this is just length by width, the difference in their thickness is barely anything)."
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Old 07-01-2004, 06:09 AM   #10
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ah ok then...well I would rather buy an iPod, it's not really a big difference.
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