iPods are still all the rage years after they were introduced. Many people love the simple intuitive interface and the ability to carry a large number of songs in a small player everywhere they go. I think the design has been key and they have consistently improved it over time. What’s next for the iPod? Who knows. There are rumors flying around about a larger video screen or more integration with pdas and phones but no one knows for sure what will be the new incarnation of the ipod for this christmas season. For now these are the stellar ipod options on the market:
1. iPod Video 60 gigabyte and 30 gigabyte versions – avalable in 2 colors, black or white. The video screen is good for its size, and it holds more music than I own. I have a black iPod video and I love it. This is by far the fanciest iPod of the 3 available. Kind of the rolls royce of iPods.
2. iPod Nano – this has 3 options for memory size. A 1 gigabyte, 2 gigabyte and 4 gigabyte versions are all available. The Nano also comes in 2 colors, black or white. It is amazingly small and thin, smaller than a credit card and almost as thin. I reccomend the Nano for people who like to use their iPods for running or going to the gym to exercise because its so small and light. Just get an ipod nano armband and you’re good to go. You won’t even know its there.
3. The iPod Shuffle. This is the smallest iPod we’ve seen yet, (except the ipod flea, an old parody joke) and it is litterally about the size of a pack of stick gum. Its basically a jump drive with some software on it to play music and interface with your iTunes software. It starts at $69.00 for the 512 MB version and $99.00 for the 1 gigabyte version. Either way its really affordable and brings the iPod to the masses. I had a shuffle but when I got the Video I gave it to someone else who didn’t have an ipod at all. They’ve been thrilled with it ever since.