by Rawnchie14 - 2/10/06 12:30 PM
In Reply to: Stale Weak review by william roark
*Yes, I agree that the Vision:M series might be made of plastic, and cant handle a lot of abuse, but can an IPod Video? I highly doubt it. "Disinigrate into oblivion"? An IPod wont ever do that. It'll just have scratches and nicks all over from the cheap material they chose to use on the screen to make a few more pennies. Don't bring up wear and tear structure in an IPod agrument... you will lose horribly.
*Also are you reffering to the glorious click wheel as in design? It's nifty, but cmon... you can't say everything else is trash compared to it. Yes, Creative's controls bother me, being slightly more difficult than they need to be (I'm disabled, and suffer through my entire body, so I don't need things to be complicated) such as the push buttons. No need for them to be stiff, and frequently used. This field, I do agree, that IPod beats most in design.
*Best legal online store? How about Napster and Yahoo's monthly charge instead of a dollar a song? I mean, buy more than 16 songs a month and you're getting ripped off! Terrible. No other options. Then Bill (Gates) and the gang are making a video collection with a monthy charge similar to Napster, so Apple can't abuse that either with 2.99 a movie charges. Not to mention there's already Google video available (as sparse as the collection is)... I bet both Google and probably Microsoft plans will be compatible with other players w/o the ghetto quicktime formats, where as Apple will stand firm with making it "Apple Only" to keep thier ITunes customers stuck with them as long as they own an IPod, and if not, they'll at least get $25.99 out of you with the quicktime conversion software. Whomped.
*Vision:M's video rumbles and rolls all over Apple IPod's. Not to mention that the video playback battery life is double on the Vision:M. Audio... they both lack in my opinion, although Creative has the upper hand between them, as they better be sitting in the sound card business. Sony, IAudio, and even IRiver players have better audio quality, they just all suffer from severe flaws in other areas (which is a shame in some cases).
*"the reason that the Creative players never took of, ... is that they aren't designed for crap" Phew... thats a good one. I assume you know that the similarities between IPod Video and Vision:M are astounding no? So why would you disgrace it...? And in addition, this gets to the "OMG Copycats, flame flame troll troll burn Creative," but yes, they did immitate the interface on-screen in many ways, but cmon. What obligation do they have to "be creative." They gave a product of their own, with a similar GUI, oh boo hoo. That's like saying Recycling Bin sucks in Windows because it copies Mac's trash can... It's MS's twist on a similar feature which they cannot get anymore creative with. Suck it up.
- I'm done. Sorry to disagree on almost everything you said, I'm just stating my opinion.
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