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From: Derek Dittmar <>
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2011 10:26:58 -0500

That's actually a good point Brandon. Let me lay out the stuff that I need:
Lots of memory. I mean as much as it can hold without emptying out my
bank a count. I listen to music all the time -- when I'm writing,
reading, sleeping, eating, walking, running, and most other times. I
listen on the buss, I listen when I cuss. I listen in a tree and I
listen while drinking tee. I listen to music all the time and I'm sick
of making my sentences rhyme. I've had to go out and buy a terabyte
hard drive to hold all my music.
Speech is important to me too, being blind. It sorta helps.
I'm partial to a spinny wheel, like the ones found on the classic or
old school nanno. (As a side note, Im seventeen, and using the phrase
old school, makes me feel funny.) I don't trust touch screens much
(a notion which has been reinforced by my current predicament.)
Some way to plug it into an ihome/ipod charger cable for car rides, as
well as maybe some sort of usb charger. (A conversion cable from
normal port to ipod would suffice.)
Ability to play mp3, m4a, maybe flac?
Durability is really important. Smaller is better, but if I have to
have a slightly larger player that is more durable and better built,
that's A-okay.
Because of all of this the ipod classic seemed like my best choice,
but if anyone knows of another platform that would use rockbox or
built-in speech and do all (or most) of these things, any advice would
be lovely.

On 11/16/11, Brandon Hicks <> wrote:
> Hello,
> Seeing as you're not confident installing software, I'd recommend
> avoiding the iPod classic. Looking at the timeline, it seems that port
> won't be one you'd be comfortable using for at least a good few months.
> As for the iPod Video, I would recommend either finding one refurbished
> or used but in good condition on eBay. If you pay the $280, you may as
> well use an iPod Touch from Apple.
> That said, I am also visually impaired, and have an iPod video which I
> use quite successfully and happily with Rockbox, so I'd be happy to walk
> you through the process of rockbox installation and setting up for
> speech, if desired, once you've found a model you're happy with.
> There is also another option. If you weren't totally set on using an
> iPod, if you were willing to consider a flash based player, I know of a
> company which offers several models with rockbox pre-installed and
> speaking, which I'd be willing to discuss and point you to off this list.
> Brandon
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