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Subject: Re: Should I buy the JBFMR20? Some questions and worries.
From: Brian Wolven (Brian.Wolven_at_verizon.net)
Date: 2003-08-06


Shawn Watson wrote:
> I'm on the verge of purchasing but am procrastinating here. Need some
> questions answered by non-sales ppl who are familiar with the good and
> the bad of the Jukebox FM recorder 20 (I know this is a tech board but
> I'm not getting any answers anywhere else so thought I'd try here).
>
> My options are either the Archos or a CD/MP3 player.
> Archos
> Pros
> - massive storage; no need to carry cd's
> - smaller size than CD/MP3 player
> Cons
> - battery life short before recharge
> - worried about unknown battery drain problems
> - cannot swap out batteries
> - heavier than CD/MP3 player
> - more than double the cost of a CD/MP3 player
>
> I will be using it mainly for long distance cycle touring up to 8hrs a
> day. All my MP3's are 192kbps.

I'll second what Björn said, and suggest you consider getting the non-FM
recorder 20 and a cheap little AM/FM portable for those situations where
you need or want the radio. Personally I *never* listen to music while
cycling - I think it would be fatal around here (Baltimore/Washington
metro area), and I sweat enough that anything electronic would suffer
badly (cell phone goes inside two ziploc bags in the jersey pocket). Most
of my rides are <= 100 km, though, and anyone who goes over 100 miles a
day must be a masochist, right? =P Maybe it doesn't hurt so much if
you're listening to the right cycling soundtrack...



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