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iPod Interface Device that Isn't a Rip-Off?
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Need something for the new car.

In this day and age having a 7 CD changer and Sirius XM satellite radio just isn't enough :boohoo:

IPods are a rip-off, so I was wondering if anyone knows of Angel an MP3 player with an iPod interface that isn't an iPod and (b) won't break the bank.

The car, BTW only has an iPod interface. |(

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RE: iPod Interface Device that Isn't a Rip-Off?

Benedict_Arnold wrote:
IPods are a rip-off, so I was wondering if anyone knows of Angel an MP3 player with an iPod interface that isn't an iPod

You honestly think Apple would allow that? You're dumber than I look!

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RE: iPod Interface Device that Isn't a Rip-Off?

Buy a used Classic.

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RE: iPod Interface Device that Isn't a Rip-Off?

True. I guess that's why Apple don't use USB like the rest of the planet.

 

BTW has Apple complied with the EU directive mandating all cell phones use USB or other standard interface chargers yet?

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RE: iPod Interface Device that Isn't a Rip-Off?

Good idea. Just bought a used 160 gig one on Amazon for about 80 quid.

Job done.

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RE: iPod Interface Device that Isn't a Rip-Off?

The_Lhc wrote:

 You're dumber than I look!

hmm, is that even possible. 

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RE: iPod Interface Device that Isn't a Rip-Off?

Well, the iPod arrived today and after b*ggering about trying to use iTunes in Windows 8.1, finding out on the net it doesn't work properly (not sure if that's Apple's fault or Microsoft's or even mine), and switching to a Windows 7 laptop, its finally uploading my relatively small MP3 catalogue (about 57 gigabytes).

Oh wait, it just falied synching again.

Apple are porting a 50-something percent fall in iPOd sales compared to last year, and they can't figure out why.

Well, here's a few ideas:

1. Everyone else uses USB.

2. I don't know of any MP3 player that requires special software to upload MP3 files from a PC.

3. Uploading 57 gigabytes looks like taking about 40 hours, fall-overs excluded.  That's about 400 kB / sec.  USB3.0 will easily manage about 30 MB/sec, meaning the 57 gigabyes would upload in under 30 minutes.

4. A 250 gigabye SSD costs about USD160 over here (Samsung Evo-Series on Amazon), a 160 GB iPod Classic cost me USD140 used, and they're listed, although discontinued, at $250 new.  That's 100 bucks for a case and a screen.  Oh, and, of course, that all-important Apple logo.  In this day and age?  Really?

5. Correct me if I'm wrong but aren't there "MP3 players" that play FLAC files now?

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RE: iPod Interface Device that Isn't a Rip-Off?

Benedict_Arnold wrote:

BTW has Apple complied with the EU directive mandating all cell phones use USB or other standard interface chargers yet?

Yes it has, at a price of course. :grin:

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