“Smaller, sleeker and even more portable than its big brother from Apple Computer Inc., the new iPod mini is a wonderful choice if you can live without as many songs. While the regular iPod has models capable of storing up to 10,000 songs, the 4-gigabyte iPod mini holds a mere 1,000 tracks and is only $50 cheaper than the $299 iPod model, which stores 3,700,” Michael Felberbaum reports for The Associated Press.
“Still, the iPod mini – available in silver, gold, blue, pink and green – offers a sensible alternative to some of the market’s most popular flash card MP3 players, giving you a lot more space than any of them can offer. After I carried the iPod mini around for a few days, it became clear this device is made for portability and convenience,” Felberbaum reports.
“About 85 percent the size of the regular iPod, the mini is only a little larger than a business card (3.6 inches by 2 inches) and one-half of an inch thick. It weighs less than any cell phone available in the United States (3.6 ounces, or about two-thirds of a regular iPod),” Felberbaum reports. “The mini’s trendy, too: My green mini is a far cry from the boring, old, white iPod. The only thing you sacrifice is the amount of storage – the sound is as pristine, and the software is as easy to use.”
“If you’re looking for a small, lightweight MP3 player to carry around with you to the gym, work, or anywhere you please, take a serious look at the mini. It offers a great amount of storage space in an adequate size – I certainly don’t have 1,000 songs that I listen to on a regular basis,” Felberbaum reports.
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