I want to buy my boyfriend an I-Pod.......

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  1. Naomi

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    I would be grateful for some advice and opinions please.

    Its my boyfriend's birthday in a couple of weeks and I would like to buy him an I-Pod.

    However, I know absolutely NOTHING about them.

    I need to know
    which one has the most kudos. Is it really a case of the bigger the better?
    what accessories do I need to get with it?
    where is the best place to buy one? Are there any deals to be had on any websites?

    Any other tips welcome.........

    Thankyou, Naomi
     
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  3. Naomi

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    Ahhh.....thankyou.

    I'm sure he has mentioned the one that can store 10,000 tracks, don't think this is the mini one?

    Is the Apple Store the way to go?

    I just don't want him to unwrap it and not have all the bits he needs to get it up and running there and then.......
     
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    The iPod that stores 10,000 tracks is the 40gb version (c.£400). You will need a USB2 link cable if your home computer (or the computer that you aim to use the iPod with) hasnt got a Firewire port. This is all that is required to be up and running straight after unpacking!
     
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    iPod Minis are hard to come by, make sure whoever you order it from has them in stock
     
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    I bought my 40GB Ipod from here they stock a wide range at good prices.
     
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    Thankyou.

    Am now considering the 20GB, but see the iRiver has praps better features?

    So.....iRiver HP120 or the iPod 20GB. Which would you recommend? I know he has wanted an iPod since last birthday, but I just can't decide.....

    I followed the link from JohnG - thankyou - looks like a straightforward site, with reviews etc. They also recommend things like cables and things, are these essential or optional extras? Ashamed of my lack of knowledge!!!

    I have a fear of getting it nearly right and will try and get the topic casually into the conversation over the next few days to see if he helpfully steers me towards his current favourite!
     
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    ipod, he'll be a bit disheartened if you get the iriver ;)
     
  9. Starkiller

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    You could be right if, hes made his mind up that he wants a Ipod

    But, my wife and I looked into it and choose the Iriver H340 colour screen £340 from millerPC

    We compared the spec and read review, then saw them at PCworld(very pricey)

    the iriver has a longer battery life, there were storys of ipod batterys failing(difficult to get them out, back to shop job)

    Iriver Can be updated with new software, Ipod just brings out new models
    OGG suported by iriver,

    The H140 is a metal case, Ipods are ment to scratch easy.

    Id sound him out abit more, and do some searches
     
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    I've got an iRiver iHP140 - bought for £250, but already at £240 on Amazon. I'm delighted with it, but equally think iPods are very cool and thought for a long time what one to get.

    I went for the iRiver for the reasons that Starkiller has mentioned - its very solid with it's metal build, has a radio on it, better battery life, remote control included (not sure if all iPods have it), good software, etc (you drag and drop/copy and paste files in Windows Explorer - the player appears as an extra drive on your PC). It also has recording facilities on it and supports oodles of formats (though mp3s are all I use on it).

    But, its not an iPod. Theres no question in my mind the iPod looks nicer, and it is a bit smaller (not sure about weight comparison though). I've also already stopped using the remote on mine, as I had about 8 miles of cables to stash in my pockets each day! That said, if its in a bag, then the remote is essential, and it is a very good remove at that.

    Ultimately, if he wants an iPod then get him one - he won't be disappointed. If its just an mp3 jukebox though, think carefully and consider the iHP140 and others. Whatever you go for, he'll be well pleased I'm sure.
     
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    I was debating whether I should get the Ipod or the Iriver. In the end I went for the Ipod mainly because of Itunes - I have all my music in Itunes in the Apple format and I must admit that Itunes is my preferred media player. The link up with the Ipod is very well implemented.
     

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