I Take it All Back | March 18, 2004
When Apple announced the iPod mini, I was underwhelmed to say the least. I thought the colours looked a little tacky, and I really didn’t think there was a need for a smaller iPod. I mean, it’s not as thought the regular iPod has ever been described as bulky. My main complaint however, was the price point. For $50 more, you could get a “proper” iPod, and I really thought most people would just pay the extra cash to get something with much more space.
However, Pete got hold of one while he was in SF and I have to say, they are pretty cool. First off, they’re tiny. After seeing one in real life, I’m beginning to see the benefit of their size. They are so small, you can just keep it in your pocket permanently, and they are so light that you won’t notice it’s even there. No more walking around lopsided, with a pocket full of phones and mp3 players. Another cool feature which Pete pointed out, was the fact that you can transfer all the images on your digital camera direct to your iPod. No need for extra kit like the Belkin Media Reader. If you’ve got a digital camera like the EOS 300D, this would be a reason to get the iPod mini alone.
They are still a little pricey for the UK market, but if you happen to be in the states, you can pick them up for around ÔŅĹ125 (if they’ve not all sold out) which is a bargain. If they were that price in the UK, they would be literally flying off the shelves. suffice to say, I’ve added one to my wish list and have my fingers crossed that somebody out there will get me one for my birthday in a few days time.
Well, it was worth a try anyway :-)
Posted at March 18, 2004 2:39 PM