Are i-pods the greatest invention ever?

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    Jan 17, 2008 8:40 PM GMT
    As an old fogey I've only just got round to buying one. Wow! They're great. They play music and everything!
  • marko313

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    Jan 17, 2008 9:12 PM GMT
    I Have long debated about buying one but i purchased a 30gb video i-pod last spring and use it daily ever since. I mostly use it at the gym during my workouts and cardio and it makes it tolerable and a breeze.

    I think it is money well spent icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 17, 2008 9:12 PM GMT
    I would say no. I love the Mac, but I dont like the I-pod at all. Apparently they have ones that are just touch screen now, like the I-Phones. I hated the "touch wheel" and I hate the touch screen. I wish I could love it, but I hate it.

    My vote is for the Zune!
  • DiverScience

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    Jan 17, 2008 9:20 PM GMT
    The shuffle is brilliance itself for working out. entirely solid state, the size of a postage stamp, and only 80$


    But I'm going to have to say the greatest invention ever was either the wheel or the lever.
  • maximumrisk

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    Jan 17, 2008 9:24 PM GMT
    At least from my point of view its not that big of a deal. I understand the fun in being able to watch movies and pictures on the run, but I cannot enjoy a Movie on that display and pictures even less.

    All I need is my cheap MP3 where I can upgrade the Memory if needed. I cant imagine to have 8 GB or more on the player at once.
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    Jan 17, 2008 9:25 PM GMT
    And for fat people the elevator.
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    Jan 17, 2008 9:27 PM GMT
    simple answer, YES

    i've been a Mac user for a long time (so i'm bias) and have been through every type of Pod - i've recently made my way to the iPhone and love it (phone and pod - all in one - ingenious!)
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    Jan 17, 2008 9:35 PM GMT
    I never go out with out my iPod, it's the most effective tool I've come across for keeping those chatty sociable types at bay.

    However, I don't think it's the all-time greatest invention. I'd say that honour goes to the washing machine.

    Just the thought of spending my entire Mondays down the stream bashing my clothes on rocks, knee-deep in frigid water, and having to pay the baker for the use of his oven to cook my casserole so I won't have to worry about my house burning down while I am a 30-minute walk away from home, carrying 30 kg of wet textiles... all that tedious toil... and with no iPod for company either!

    Without the washing machine, wouldn't having a dutiful wife seem like a necessity, one worth giving up gayness for?
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    Jan 17, 2008 9:48 PM GMT
    My body would say YES. There are plenty of days when my music is all that keeps me on that damn elliptical machine or keeps me pumped and in the zone to finish a tough workout. I never had the endurance that I seem to have now. I just have the little shuffle. It's no bigger than an matchbox. I wanted it strictly for the gym so I didn't care about or want to deal with a screen. It's easy to use, light, and I can clip it anywhere I need to.
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    Jan 17, 2008 10:26 PM GMT
    Photovoltaic cells, but iPods are a close second! :-)
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    Jan 17, 2008 10:31 PM GMT
    Mine is now 2 years old and I don't think there is a day that has gone by that I haven't used it. I've got an Alpine head unit for my car that lets me plug right in. I've got the dock to the home stereo. And of course it goes to the gym. And if you want the most awesome ear buds for the iPod, get the Ultimate Ears Extended Bass ones. You will be amazed.
    Great workouts
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  • RSportsguy

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    Jan 17, 2008 10:32 PM GMT
    I have the little shuffle too for the gym, but I hate the ear buds that come with it. I had to buy Sony earphones for mine! The only other drawback is that the battery is small too.
  • BlackJock79

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    Jan 17, 2008 10:39 PM GMT
    YES! I love my iPod's! I have three of them. I brought a 20 gig in college and never went ANYWHERE without it. Then I brought a 4 gig Nano after college, and the job that I'm working with now brought me a 80 gig iPod when I was employed here for ninety days. I use my old 20 gig on one of those speaker bases in the morning when I'm showering, my 4 gig at the gym and my 80 gig on my walk to my building from my car. Now if I could just get one of those 160 gig ones for my car I'd be set... LOL
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    Jan 17, 2008 11:15 PM GMT
    Ipod touch are way way better....
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    Jan 17, 2008 11:18 PM GMT
    The Zune has much greater capacity for about the same price.

    The Ipod(touch) is what's "In"

    Like people who have and use a blackberry but will also use an iphone for looks. Because apple means your cool.
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    Jan 17, 2008 11:20 PM GMT
    the ipod is great and all but, i still believe
    sliced bread still holds the "greatest thing" title.
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    Jan 17, 2008 11:20 PM GMT
    have a ipod touch, make me think how great it would be to have the iphone. (and they cost the same!) anyway, if they can just add the microwave function to the iphone, i'd be happy and cook everything with it, ON THE GO.

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    Jan 17, 2008 11:36 PM GMT
    The electric can opener.

    Really, you can't know how EXHAUSTING it is to open these cans of dog food, and the little bastards want to eat EVERY day, can you imagine?
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    Jan 17, 2008 11:38 PM GMT
    jprichva saidThe electric can opener.

    Really, you can't know how EXHAUSTING it is to open these cans of dog food, and the little bastards want to eat EVERY day, can you imagine?


    they really ARE selfish, aren't they? mine are the same way. a real sense of entitlement...like i should pick up their shit, too. geez.
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    Jan 17, 2008 11:40 PM GMT
    jprichva saidThe electric can opener.

    Really, you can't know how EXHAUSTING it is to open these cans of dog food, and the little bastards want to eat EVERY day, can you imagine?


    they have automatic one you just leave on top and it'll open up by itself
    http://www.2shopper.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=VTKEC01&HistoryRemove=ALL
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    Jan 17, 2008 11:40 PM GMT
    Makes you kinda wonder which species domesticated the other.
  • drakutis

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    Jan 17, 2008 11:41 PM GMT
    I have a MAC too, but I can't get myself to buy an ipod. Maybe when i get my Saturn Outlook I'll buy one. for me right now, I like to play with my Nintendo Wii. Very innovative!!
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    Jan 17, 2008 11:43 PM GMT
    XRuggerATX saidMakes you kinda wonder which species domesticated the other.


    not to be a conspiracy theorist or anything, but... yeah, i have my suspicions.
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    Jan 17, 2008 11:48 PM GMT
    Rugger, there is actually a theory that plants have shaped us to their needs, instead of the other way around. It's kinda like how they have extensively controlled insect evolution morphologically for pollination purposes. Modern human society is now dependent on crops to survive.


    As far as the iPod... I love mine. Not the greatest invention ever (that would be refined sugar) but still a great one nonetheless.
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    Jan 18, 2008 12:10 AM GMT
    The fact that he has one of my iPods and I still want it back is the sole reason on earth that I still try to be cordial to an ex-boyfriend.

    So yeah, I like my iPods. Like Aero says, they keep the world at bay nicely!