Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Contemplating an MP3 player

Many may disagree with me, but I think that MP3 players fall safely within the geeky category. Agreeably, some are more geeky than others, but even though they have been adopted by the masses, I still think they're geeky.

I have held off on buying one about as long as I think I can. In the search, I think I have narrowed the choice down to just a few. I want something large enough to carry my whole MP3 collection (which isn't all that big), but also want to be able to use it as something of a portable hard drive. The leading options are the Apple iPod (20 GB version) and a new-found interest, the iAUDIO M3 by JetAudio.


The M3 is a pretty cool device that would allow me to record NPR's Car Talk on Saturday mornings (since both my wife and my children beg me to listen to something else) and then listen to it later in the week. It would also allow me to listen to local radio stations without burning my employer's network bandwidth. It's certainly not as standard as the iPod is though (didn't think I'd ever say that about an Apple product!).


Decisions, decisions, decisions...


If you have an opinion, I would take it...

2 comments:

David Langford, OD said...

I was referred here from tinyscreenfuls.com. Can't your T3 act as an MP3 player to record cartalk on? I'm trying to get into listening to podcasting, and I'm wondering if the T3 can do that.

David Langford, OD said...

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