CNET has an article with five reasons not to buy an iPod. The five reasons are: battery life is too short, you can’t/shouldn’t jog with it, it’s too expensive, it doesn’t record, and it doesn’t allow use of pay music services other than iTunes (they all use WMA). I actually agree with all of them, it should last twenty hours on a charge, it can give you trouble if you jog (I find it locks up after forty-five minutes if it’s on my belt or in a pocket, but works perfectly if I hold it in my hand), it should cost about a hundred bucks less, it should record, and, business model be damned, it should play WMA files so you can use Napster or BuyMusic.
Lots of people argue about the WMA thing. They think that allowing it to download from other services will wipe iTunes out, but I don’t think so. I’d still use iTunes if I could, AAC is higher quality and generally less restrictive license wise (you can play songs on three computers and burn to as many portables/CDs as you like). That said, there are some things I can’t find on iTunes that might just be up on another service and for now I just have to pirate them or buy the CD and rip it. If I want the album I do the second, but if it’s just a single song I like I tend to do the former.
(Link via Gizmodo)
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