January 23, 2008
Dear CNET members,
Well, folks, at Macworld 2008 there were no new iPod announcements, except for the upgrade for the iPod Touch. But I personally didn't expect much on this end of the spectrum from Apple, since they did just come out with a few new iPods not too long ago. So let's talk about the iPods anyway.
While I was reading through CNET blogs I stumbled upon The Audiophiliac blog by Steve Guttenberg in which he just simply blogged to ask CNET readers: How many iPods have you owned? Nothing fancy, just a simple question. What caught my eye was the number of comments submitted to the blog--as a community guy, I love reading comments--and after reading through them all, I'd have to say that's a heck of lot of iPod ownership just among our members.
To date, I have owned three iPods ranging from my first-generation iPod Shuffle to the latest third-generation Nano. I've spent my fair share of money on iPod accessories from cases to docking speakers, and who knows how many songs I've downloaded. I've given three as gifts and received one. But this is nothing compared to a few of our members who have owned over a half-dozen of them! All I know that is my wallet is thinner since the iPods got introduced, and Steve Jobs' wallet just keeps getting fatter! But hey, I have to hand it to Apple, if the iPod wasn't a good product, it would've never had made it this far (100 million iPods sold and still growing). So now I turn the question to you from Steve Guttenberg's blog; read it and tell us in the iPoll: How many iPods have you owned? For those of you who don't have an iPod or have no desire to own one, tell us why iPods aren't part of your life. Have fun and take it away!
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How many iPods have
It sure seems like everyone owns an iPod of some flavor. So when CNET blog personality Steve Guttenberg (The Audiophiliac), blogged a poll to ask our readers on: How many iPods they've owned, our members laid down their iPods for a quick moment to tell us exactly how many iPods and accessories they've owned. Here are just a few of the many.
"First MP3 player was a 32 MB Rio."
"Then I got: first-gen iPod 5 GB (with the moving wheel) (gift), 1st Gen iPod Nano 4 GB (Black), second-gen iPod Shuffle 1 GB (Silver) (gift), first-gen iPod Touch 16 GB; I've purchased a Bose SoundDock (wonderful) and a Belkin FM Transmitter to use with the..." (Read more)
--Submitted by: CNET member mike.gwMy iPod collection is as follows..."
"(in order of purchase): Gen 2 iPod- 20 GB, Ipod Photo - 40 GB, Shuffle v1 - 512 MB, iPod Video - 60 GB, iPod Nano Product(Red) - 4 GB (skinny tall one), Shuffle v2 - 1 GB, iPod Classic - 160GB, iPod Nano Product(Red) - 4 GB (fat video one). Some people would tell me I have an addiction. Steve Jobs would say..." (Read more)
--Submitted by: CNET member Big_Dutch"You won't believe this, but, "zero" for me."
"Although I am one of the biggest boosters of Apple and the Macintosh platform you will ever meet, I've really never seen the need for an iPod. Sorry, Steve. This is why God invented National Public Radio and..." (Read more)
--Submitted by: CNET member pkolson"I got a first-generation iPod in 2001..."
"to replace a non functioning MP3 player that I had. I have had one of each generation since then. They always break shortly after the warranty period for me, like planned obsolescence is at work, but, I am so addicted to my iPod I always go out and buy a new one as soon as one breaks. I currently have the 160GB video; I use my iPod..." (Read more)
--Submitted by: CNET member SganskeSpeak up!
Now that you've read how many iPods other members have owned, it's your turn to tell all. How many iPods have you owned? List them, talk about what you like or dislike them, what do you use them for (videos, music...) and how much money from accesisories to iTunes downloads you poured into them. And let us know if you will you continue to buy iPods as long as they exst.
Don't have an iPod, no worries! Tell us why you haven't bought one and all the reasons behind it. What would convince you to buy one? The ball's in your court. Have fun!
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