Rockbox mail archiveSubject: RE: Archos v. Ipods
RE: Archos v. Ipods
From: Aman Singer <aman_at_asinger.net>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2006 15:27:30 -0500
Two issues about the Ipod. First, it's just more expensive than the
market in general, sometimes allot more expensive. On the same track, you're
stuck, I think, with Apple's battery design. On the other hand, I daresay
there are far more ways of powering the unit through accessories. Secondly,
I really don't know how accessible to the blind Rockbox can make the Ipods,
given the touch sensitivity of the wheel. I realize this probably isn't
vitally important to many people, but it will trump most other
considerations for blind purchasers.
From: rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se [mailto:rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se] On
Behalf Of Joseph Jones
Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2006 11:31 AM
Subject: Re: Archos v. Ipods
Let's face it, once Rockbox is on the iPod, we've little reason to
eBay/Amazon around for obscure pieces of tech. Just wait for a sale at
the local consumer electrics place. That is certainly a big plus.
Although I think I'm happy enough with my iRiver until it conks out on
me, rather than join the continuous, uniform masses of iPod owners.
On 1/14/06, "Frederik Möllers" <frederik.moellers_at_gmx.de> wrote:
> > Isn't this the Rockbox mailing list?
> It is, but this is a discussion why somebody would prefer an Archos
> instead of an iPod...
> > Rockbox on the iPod behaves in an identical way to all the other Rockbox
> > targets - no iTunes needed. Just connect the iPod to your computer as a
> > USB Mass Storage device and drag and drop files.
> > Of course, Rockbox can't play those files yet, but we're getting there.
> > All help is welcome.
> Well I didn't even know that there was a Rockbox for the iPod in
> developement. If that's the case and when it's finished, there are of
> less things that speak against the iPod...
> "The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense."
> (Tom Clancy)
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Received on 2006-01-14