||[Oct. 22nd, 2005|12:47 pm]
The Question Club
Okay, I'm going to ask a question about iPods. If you're anti-iPod, please don't answer with "just buy a Creative", etc. I know for sure that I'm going to buy an iPod, I just need a little bit of advice. Anyone who actually owns an iPod, your answers would be especially appreciated.
1. I can't decide between the 4 gig iPod nano, or the new 30 gig iPod with video playback. There's a $50 difference, and a HECK of a lot more space on the 30, obviously. I probably don't need that much space, but hey, there's always room to grow. I would be super careful for the nano, and I'm planning on buying a silicone case for either, so scratches, although scary, are not really much of an issue. The thing that keeps me coming back to the nano is that it uses flash memory rather than hard drive, no moving parts, no skipping, etc. I do plan on using my iPod at the gym--probably not for rigorous running, but just for working on the elliptical, bike, things like that. Would the 30 gig really noticably skip so much, since it's on hard drive memory rather than flash? Will I even notice the difference? What are the other benefits of having no moving parts?
2. Speaking of silicone cases--why does a 5-pack of tubes cost practically the same as two cases from some online place such as http://www.zcover.com? Why am I not hearing a lot about people buying tubes? Is there something wrong with them?
3. Should I buy an extended warranty for about $50, or should I just stick with the one year that they give me? I know warranties are usually a waste of money, but it seems necessary for the iPod...