“What happens when every other guy on the train has an iPod? Where’s the cool factor when everyone is equally cool? Let me tell you the secret to separating yourself from the masses – get an even more expensive iPod. How about this season’s most expensive portable music player – the $1,088 [Singabucks] 60GB iPod Photo? To cut the long story short, the iPod Photo has all the winning qualities of the iPod and more,” The Electric New Paper writes.
“The Click Wheel is still the champion of interfaces, the sound quality is still astounding and the white porcelain-like surface still scratches too easily, which means you need to buy a protective cover. The iPod Photo is just 4mm thicker than the 20GB iPod but possesses the same sexy curves that have yet to be challenged by other manufacturers,” The Electric New Paper writes. “The battery life is also very good – I clocked in 14 hours 51 min during a long day at work, just a little shy of the rated 15-hour music playback battery life. The major difference from the iPod is that the iPod Photo comes with a 65,000 colour screen, rather than a monochrome one. Apple added that to let you show off colour photos and despite my initial scepticism, it really works great.”
“Now the question you will ask me is – is it really necessary to have a photo-viewing iPod? Personally, I love showing off photos of my kid on my Palm PDA, so the iPod Photo is even better because of the huge storage space. My current 10GB library of digital images will not even push the player’s storage capacity to its limit, especially after compression,” The Electric New Paper writes. “To Apple’s credit, no other portable ‘show-off-your-pics’ device works as fast or as intuitively as the iPod Photo. And of course, the minute people see your iPod’s colour screen, they will know you are not just carrying ANY iPod. If you think one grand is too much to pay, you can also pop for the 40GB iPod Photo at $888 [Singabucks]. Any downsides? Apart from the perennial issue of having to buy expensive accessories for features like FM tuner and voice recording as well as the lack of a Singapore iTunes music store, I think the iPod Photo rocks,” The Electric New Paper writes.
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