“This holiday season, the mini is huge. The Apple iPod mini, at $249, is my choice as 2004’s hottest high-tech gadget. All of the iPods are awesome. But this little package, weighing in at 3.6 ounces, a half-inch thick and the size of a business card, is so slick and so sleek that all I can say is: Sweet,” Mike Wendland writes for The Detroit Free Press.
“It holds 1,000 songs, works with Macs and Windows and the anodized aluminum case comes in five trendy colors. And it delivers a sound quality so big and so pristine that it’s hard to believe it’s coming from something so tiny. It’s cutting-edge, high-tech chicness,” Wendland writes. “Apple now has plenty of competition from aggressive companies like Dell, Creative Labs and Rio Audio, whose knockoff pods can hold many more songs at comparable prices. But none of the rival players can match the mini’s size and the aura of the iPod, not to mention the compatibility with the iTunes Music Store, Apple’s standard-setting download site.”
“The mini can sometimes be very difficult to find because of all the demand. Be patient. Apple’s making them as fast as they can,” Wendland explains. “It’s worth the wait. The mini rocks.”
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