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Subject: Re: Does rockbox run better on X5 or Ipod?

Re: Does rockbox run better on X5 or Ipod?

From: Mark <>
Date: Mon, 22 May 2006 23:23:07 +0100

I'd agree with all that Scott said about using a nano with Rockbox voice.
Really great.
One little tip that I'd like to pass on to a blind user looking to buy one:
you might want to seriously consider buying one with a cracked or broken
screen. Plenty of folks are selling them on eBay for quite a significant
discount (although be careful not to pay the same as for one with a working
You do not need to view the screen when installing Rockbox, including its
voice, and so if you don't need one, and you can get a discount by buying
one without the screen, then go for it!


----- Original Message -----
From: "ScottLearned" <>
To: <>; "Rockbox" <>
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2006 6:00 PM
Subject: Re: Does rockbox run better on X5 or Ipod?

> Arnaud Xcopy wrote:
> do you think a blind could use a Nano at all?
> I could be interested in it for its size.
> Hi Arnaud,
> Yes, the Nano is an excellent player and works great with Rockbox! It is a
> pleasure to use. I also have a Video, but I am hooked on this darn little
> player!
> I am still amazed that there is speach on such a small device. The audio
> is
> excellent and the voice UI works great.
> I highly recommend a case for the purpose of finding the perimeter of the
> scroll wheel, and for protection of course.
> Measuring my cases, the Nano scroll wheel has a circumference of 1 inch
> and
> the Video wheel is 1 3/8 inches.
> When the audible click wheel is implemented into Rockbox, scrolling will
> be
> easier too.
> Another thing that attracts me to the iPod's, is that my Rockbox enabled
> Nano and Video work nicely with my Klipsch iFi speaker system. They
> received
> higher ratings than the Bose.
> The iPods work nice in the control dock which have volume and sub
> controls,
> along with the ability to charge the unit. My Nano seems to charge faster
> in
> the dock than on my PC.
> The iFi system comes with a tiny wireless remote that uses radio
> frequencies, so it can be used pretty much all around the house. Currently
> the volume works fine, but the previous and next track functions don't.
> Hopefully there will be support for the rest of the wireless functions in
> the future.
> If you want a player that works great with Rockbox, is very small,
> streamlined, speach enabled, has excellent audio and availabel pretty much
> anywhere, the Nano fits the bill.
> I would recommend this little gem.
> BTW, Audible and Amazon have a $100 off promotion for iPods until the end
> of
> December. This includes the Nano and Video. I payed $139 for my 4G.
> Rockbox makes this player what it is. Again, my sincere thanks to the
> brilliant Devs for such an awesome product!
> Best of luck .
> Scott
Received on 2006-05-23

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