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Subject: Re: iRiver - good? open?
From: Mat Holton (mathew.holton_at_surface-inspection.com)
Date: 2004-09-01


I find it slightly depressing that techy toys like mp3 players aren't designed to last a life-time.
It's obvious why the makers do this - if they lasted forever, why would anyone buy another mp3 player?

I think once features/size etc. become a standard, manafacturers will start making mp3 players last longer.
In fact it will probably eventually become a selling point: "Buy our mp3 player - it's unbreakable!"

If my archos lasted forever I would be happy - just need a bigger drive...

mat

-----Original Message-----From: Christopher Moore <christopher.h.moore_at_verizon.net>To: Rockbox development <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>Sent: 01/09/2004 16:24Subject: Re: iRiver - good? open?Another thing we should be looking for is a piece of hardware that won't

fall apart if you breathe on it the wrong way. His write-up on the I-river

wasn't too encouraging in that regard. While I love rockbox, I suspect my

archos will become a paperweight within a couple years. I've had a welkman

last for many years: why not an mp3 player. Disk drives and batteries

should be easily removable; buttons should't break after a few months, etc.

etc.

Chris

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