For years I have used the word "ipod" to mean any mp3 player, much like the word "kleenex" has been substituted for any brand of tissue. And, as with tissues, I didn't see a great deal of difference between the various brands. However, I guess it's time to admit what I have been somewhat reluctant to admit - the ipod is a superior product.
For the last couple of years, I have tried to resist. I have been using a Creative Labs player, and it worked well for a while. But lately it has been shutting itself off if it sustains even the slightest bump (hard to avoid in a car), and with only 30GB of memory, I have been forced to remove songs to make room for new ones. I needed a new player.
Though I don't see much use for watching video on a screen that small, I decided to get the 80GB Ipod classic that supports video and photos as well as music. I just love having the album cover art on the screen when a song is playing. I've had the thing for less than 24 hours and I already like it better than my last player.
Well, I'm NOT going to get an Iphone even though I am in the market for a new cell.