Reccomend me an iPod that isnt an iPod
I use my iPhone for exactly this purpose and battery last fine (its having the screen on and using Mobile data/Wifi that runs the battery down). Since having an iPhone I don’t use iPod anymore, haven’t for years. You don’t need a big memory card – my 16GB iPhone has 550 songs, 3000 photos plus 30+ apps and 2 movies and it’s not full.
I think the phone (of whatever type) is the best solution and failing that a tablet as you say which is much more versatile.
As for Apple vs lefty – I thin Apple products are cheaper to own as you can sell them after 2 or 3 years for half of what you pay so cost of ownership is lower – a bit like the Ford / BMW comparisons on lease costs.
It’s a present so buy what she wants not what you’d have yourself …. (EDIT: which I see is exactly what @iolo says)Posted 4 years agonedrapierSubscriber
64 GB card for the phone and an external battery? you can get 15,000mAh from Anker off amazon for about £35.
I’ve got a dinky Sony MP3 player with old skool buttons, which I like, because you can skip tracks and, with some practice and menu knowledge, do a couple of other things without taking you hand out of your pocket.Posted 4 years agobailsSubscriber
I’m not a huge fan of Apple but much prefer my ipod to listening to music from my phone (Nexus 4).
The battery lasts for ages & recharges quickly, it does what it’s meant to do, the tactile buttons let me skip songs while driving (plugged into an aux socket) without taking my eyes off the road.
Unfortunately there aren’t many alternatives to the iPod.Posted 4 years agostumpyjonSubscriber
I think I’d go 7 inch tablet these days rather than an mp3, something like a galaxy tab 2 and whack in a 32gb card on top of the onboard memory. That said I use my phone for music, what’s she currently got that has such a poor battery, is it an old phone. If you use your phone you’ve only got one thing to remember to take with you.Posted 4 years agospeed12Member
iPod is still probably your best bet – especially if she was after something like an iPod touch as there really isn’t anything to touch it (pun sort of intended).
If she wanted just a straight music player, then Sony are launching a couple of new ones that do look very good and would certainly be the equal of an iPod classic/nano – might be worth a look.
But for something that can also do web, movies, games, etc then iPod Touch all the way.Posted 4 years agocbmotorsportMember
iolo – Member
She wants an iPod. Anything else you get her will not be good enough (even if you think it’s better).
Save yourself a world of grief. You know it’s the right thing to do.
Buy the iPod. Last time I bought the Mrs something better than what she asked for, she was thoroughly disappointed with it. The fact I had researched it and it was genuinely better than what she wanted was lost on her.Posted 4 years agoOllyMember
So the female i share a house with has suggested that she quite fancies an iPod for Christmas. She has a new job, and spends every third day processing samples in a lab. Tedious to the extreme.
she used the iWord, but i have a personal objection to that paticular ibrand of iproduct because i am a pretentious lefty ****.
The obvious suggestion is to use her phone with a big memory card!
however apparently the battery doesn’t last very long under that kind of use.
My Blackberry Playbook battery lasts aaaages, probably has quite a high capacity unit in it (6 films back to back on a 10 hour ferry crossingtook it down to 20%) so a tablet is an option. Also, if i went with an android one she could get the grooveshark app on it, and tunein radio, few films etc etc.
does anyone other than iapple make an ipod worth considering?Posted 4 years agoSaccadesMember
Kinda depends on what you want, I’ve just gotten one of the new sony ones – E585.
“Only” 16gb with no way to expand via an additional card, but that’s still over 10 days of straight listening before it repeats a track.
It has the noise cancelling headphones included which are brilliant – I thought it was an unwanted gimmick before I got it but very, very impressed with how much lower I can have my music (in the lab/on the bus)and listen perfectly fine as it filters out all (or less if you want) the background crap. Piss all over the wife’s ipod ones.
Battery life is rediculous – Sony states about 77 hours and I’ve gotten about 3 hours use every day for the last 3 weeks and it still has 2 bars showing. I’m slightly worried I’ll lose the propriatary charger before I need to charge it again.
Sound quality is good through the car’s aux and you can play around with the settings too, the senseme thing is similar to the one on the PSP, handy for keeping you out of a rut when listening to music.
In comparison to my wife’s ipod, except for the storage size of the classic 80gb i’d rather have the E585 (oh, it takes voice notes too, excellent whilst you think about stuff processing samples). Also has podcast stuff too for bookmarks etc which is very good.
Screen is small but high quality, buttons are nice to touch and the whole thing feels well constructed and quite tough.
Obviously I’m going to be happy that I bought it, but it’s impressed me a lot. I would have liked bigger, but 10 days of music is more than adequate really.Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
but i have a personal objection to that paticular ibrand of iproduct because i am a pretentious lefty ****.
So which major, multinational electronics manufacturer will sit more comfortably with your pretentious lefty sensibilities?Posted 4 years ago
She wants an iPod, get her an iPod. Trying to foist your personal opinion onto her personal desire is just asking for you to spend an awful lot of time in purgatory.
My mum asked me once what I wanted for Christmas, and I told her a Gerber multitool, I gave her the specifics, and said I’d seen it in the local Halfords, for sale at half-price. Come Christmas Day, I opened my pressy, rather excited, to find a much lower spec Leatherman. I tried to hide my disappointment, but mum could tell it wasn’t what I wanted.
Turns out some **** in Halfords had persuaded her that the one I wanted wasn’t really what I wanted, and she took his advice. She was terribly upset, that she had given me something I didn’t like, and fortunately I could take it back next day, but the gloss was taken off the day.
I still have the Gerber, and I still use it.
The moral? Forget you own stupid predjudice, and buy the girl you love, what she wants, not what you think she should have.andyflaSubscriber
and lol at the fanbois; ‘If you don’t by her an iPod, made by Apple, that uses iTunes, you might as well leave her…’
Never entirely understood the hatred of apple by some people, I think personally we could be talking Gerber multi tools here and same argument would apply, buy her what she has asked for rather than buying her something you think is better.
” I bought you All Bran as it is much better for you than corn flakes” would that not offend your sensibilities ?Posted 4 years ago
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