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Subject: Re: Archos v. Ipods

Re: Archos v. Ipods

From: David Pedersen <>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2006 16:14:09 -0500

Well, glad you think about us, who cannot see what we are doing. Have to be
honest, and say, I never hold an Ipod in my hand, so I don't know about the
accessibility for blind users. But I realize, from the net, that there is
other products in the same line. Rio Carbon - is that something that will be
more accessible? And has the RB team any thoughts on the matter?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Aman Singer" <>
To: "'Rockbox'" <>
Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2006 3:27 PM
Subject: RE: Archos v. Ipods

> Hi.
> 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.
> Aman
> -----Original Message-----
> From: []
> On
> Behalf Of Joseph Jones
> Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2006 11:31 AM
> To: Rockbox
> 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.
> Joe
> On 1/14/06, "Frederik Möllers" <> wrote:
>> > Isn't this the Rockbox mailing list?
>> It is, but this is a discussion why somebody would prefer an Archos
> Jukebox
>> 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
> course
>> less things that speak against the iPod...
>> --
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