I've owned 3 ipods to date.
My first one was a 5th gen video. I bought it because it seemed to do what I wanted it to do. I don't expect much out of such a device. I don't expect stellar sound quality, since we're dealing with compressed audio anyway. I don't care about videos, radio, games, or whatever else. I just want something that plays music, holds a lot of it, doesn't take too long to transfer, and is generally portable.
And that's exactly what I got with the video. Except, that one was a buggy piece of crap that would constantly freeze and just spontaneously delete everything on it. I exchanged it for a new one (at no cost to me, as it should be), and used an ipod shuffle my dad won at a golf tournament. That this was awful. I can't help but wonder what was going through the head of the Apple designer who thought that thing up. "Lets design a music player with NO VISUAL INTERFACE!" Even that little shuffle could hold a bit under 100 songs. When you're looking for a particular song, and you have 100 of them to filter through, having no visual interface SUCKS.
But, once I got my new video, everything has been working completely flawlessly since.
People will likely argue that other companies produce better products with more features. I don't doubt it. But I don't care. The ipod was relatively cheap, and does what I want it to do. I'm not some rabid Apple fanboi... I've yet to own any other Apple product (though that may change, as I'm growing tired of the instability of XP, and my experiences with Vista have been analogous to playing hide and seek in a maze with a mouse, where time periodically freezes, and you have to start from scratch), but the ipod just seemed to fit my needs. If this one breaks, I'll probably buy another one.
Was this reply helpful? (0) (0)