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    Apple iPod Mini MP3 Player Review
    Author: Daniel Topler
    Date Posted: February 25th, 2003
    SLRating: SLRating: 9/10
    Bottom Line: If you liked Apples iPod but would like something smaller then maybe you need an iPod Mini, its the size of a credit card, sleek, has a top-notch design and one of the best user interfaces around. Memory size is limited and can be a tad expensive to upgrade. We put the iPod Mini under the microscope, find out what we found in our official review.......

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    Conclusion

    If this is not impressive, Iím not sure what is. After extensive testing of the unit, I have to say that Iím impressed. The stylish design is sure to turn heads anywhere, and its small size feels great in your hands, and even better in your pocket (if you can even notice it!). The revolutionary Click Wheel is great, and the screen is small, yet clear and functional, and the audio quality is superb. The iPod Mini has been a complete success for Apple, generating over 100,000 pre-orders within one months time.

    The downside of the device is the smaller then normal hard drive, just 4GB. For many, if not most (like me), this is plenty. For others, it is not. If it isnít, you may seriously want to consider getting the 15, 20, or even 40GB standard iPod models. This way, you can have all your music in one place. This brings me to the next downside, the cost per megabyte. The iPod Mini comes out to costing about 6 cents per megabyte, while the 15GB iPod costs just 2 cents a megabyte. The 15GB iPod costs just $50 more then the iPod Mini, yet almost quadruples the size. However, the iPod Mini was not designed for sheer storage space. Itís really meant for design, and it shines. The 4GB should be fine for most, and if you need more, the Mini simply may not be the product for you. Youíll have to evaluate that by yourself.

    Pros:

  • Stylish Design
  • Click-Wheel
  • Great Screen
  • USB 2.0 and Firewire
  • iTunes is Great

    Cons:

  • Cost per megabyte is very high

    SLRating: 9 out of 10



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    1. Introduction
    2. Design
    3. Using the iPod Mini
    4. Functionality
    5. In the Box
    6. Battery Life
    7. Conclusions

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