“We picked the iPod mini as one of our favorite music players when it debuted, thanks to its superior ergonomics, great in-hand feel, easily readable screen, jazzy colors, and generally good music performance. Apple’s recent refreshing of the player has made it even better. The Apple iPod mini 6GB holds 50 percent more music, has more than twice the battery life, sounds better, and costs the same ($249 direct) as the original 4GB mini (which now costs $199),” Bill Machrone writes for PC Magazine.
“The new mini’s other features are mostly unchanged, except for one cute addition: The player automatically pauses when you pull out the earphone plug. It’s a nice counterpoint to the feature that automatically starts the player when you insert the earphone plug,” Machrone writes. “The newest mini is a worthy upgrade to a wildly popular player. With the addition of an FM receiver and perhaps a recording function (features found on other players in this size and price range, such as the Creative Zen Micro), it would be perfect.”
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