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Subject: RE: Why not iPod?

RE: Why not iPod?

From: Sarai <>
Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2005 10:40:04 -0500

I know the people who do use their I Pods use the remote control to
access it, but I don't want to cary one around. When Dad went to buy my
Archos for my Birth Day, the salesman told him that the Ipods weren't as
good as people made them out to be. The only thing I really liked about
them besides the 60 GB of Hard drive space was the physical size of the
player. I think my Archos is to big. The next player that I get I want
to have a Radio on it so I can stop carrying my MP3 player and my
Walkman on a trip.

-----Original Message-----
From: []
On Behalf Of Hamish Mackenzie
Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2005 2:33 AM
To: Rockbox
Subject: RE: Why not iPod?

Hi Sarah

Before you start jumping up and down remember that the iPod has a
distinct lack of buttons as compared to the other players and has those
nasty panels you just drag your finger over to fast forward etc. I am
blind and remember fiddling about with one and there is no way known to
man, or woman to avoid any sexist comments, that I would want to own
one. Also I am currently using the iriver H340 fairly successfully
without speech but cant wait for rockbox



-----Original Message-----
From: []
On Behalf Of Jonas H.
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2005 10:51 PM
To: Rockbox
Subject: Re: Why not iPod?

On Fri, Sep 23, 2005 at 01:31:21PM -0500, Sarai wrote:
> John,
> If you guys make it accessible i.e. it will speak, a lot of blind
> people will be happy, but you also have to make Itunes accessible as
> well, even though there is an alternative program out there to replace

> Itunes, its not that great. If you guys can make it work, I know a lot

> of blind people who will jump up and down. I just hope you do a better

> job than the programmers who made Tiger, the voice application for
> Apple. Its bad to say the least!

If Rockbox were to run on iPods, it wouldn't need iTunes. You'd simply
use it as a drive, just like Archos devices are used now.

Jonas H
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Received on 2005-09-25

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