+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 9 of 9
General Chat Thread, i-Pods in General; ...
  1. #1
    cookie_monster's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Derbyshire
    Posts
    4,205
    Thank Post
    394
    Thanked 278 Times in 239 Posts
    Rep Power
    74

    i-Pods

    Who knows about them? I don't own an i-pod and haven't really had anything to do with them but i've just been asked to buy one as a birthday pressie for my dad. I have about £80 to spend can anyone point out what's the best model i can get for that or if i'd be better spending a bit more if there is a superior model?

    Cheers.

    Grant.

  2. #2
    SC-UK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    London
    Posts
    569
    Thank Post
    36
    Thanked 85 Times in 71 Posts
    Rep Power
    30
    If it's definitely an iPod you want rather than another brand of MP3 player - the nano is probably the best bet. If you get it directly from the apple store online they will even engrave it for you as a gift (it's also free!).

    Tom

  3. #3
    cookie_monster's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Derbyshire
    Posts
    4,205
    Thank Post
    394
    Thanked 278 Times in 239 Posts
    Rep Power
    74
    I was asked to get an i-pod so i better stick to that. After a bit of a look around the nano does seem to be the best option the shuffle seems a bit on the basic side.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    323
    Thank Post
    6
    Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
    Rep Power
    17
    Ah I just brought an iPod Shuffle (the new version). It's quality! Love the controls on the earphones. Perfect for when im at the gym or riding my bike. So easy and convenient + it reads out what you're listening to so no taking my hands of the bike!

    iPod's are quality, I just hate iTunes.

    the new nano's shuffle when you shake them!

  5. #5

    Dos_Box's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Preston, Lancashire
    Posts
    9,014
    Thank Post
    614
    Thanked 2,194 Times in 1,006 Posts
    Blog Entries
    23
    Rep Power
    632
    I have an iPod Touch but my advice is this. Buy a Creative Zen. They are much more standards complient and I envy my wifes

  6. #6
    cookie_monster's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Derbyshire
    Posts
    4,205
    Thank Post
    394
    Thanked 278 Times in 239 Posts
    Rep Power
    74
    Can you get a docking unit for a Creative Zen?

  7. #7


    tom_newton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    4,475
    Thank Post
    867
    Thanked 850 Times in 672 Posts
    Rep Power
    196
    I had the same situation - ended up with a "classic" for the mother-in-law. She wanted an iPod, and money is no object for the Kenyan folks but if I was buying for myself, I'd sooner have a poke in the eye than apple kit - overpriced, and itunes is seriously awful.

    If your dad will only ever use one computer, and you will probably fill the ipod... and you don't mind blowing 15% of your budget on fruit, go apple. Otherwise, i'd go creative or some such.

    Only major "pro apple" point is the plethora of docks, should you want such a thing.

  8. #8
    cookie_monster's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Derbyshire
    Posts
    4,205
    Thank Post
    394
    Thanked 278 Times in 239 Posts
    Rep Power
    74
    Yep a doc is a requirement

  9. #9

    john's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    10,362
    Thank Post
    1,499
    Thanked 1,053 Times in 922 Posts
    Rep Power
    303
    Ive been trying to find a Creative Dock for my Sister who I got a Creative Zen Vision W for last year (got it cheap from Creative Direct and its the only Creative product to have a user-replaceable battery that's easily changed!) But failed to find any decent docks for it or other creative products, there are the odd ones out there though. My suggestion is a phono to jack lead into the Aux on the CD player, that works for her and a lot of people but does depend on what your needs are.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •