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Old 03-01-2006, 01:31 PM   #1
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Angry iPod HiFi - waste of $$

I just read about Apple's new iPod HiFi. It is kind of ridiculous that this powered speaker is $350 and can ONLY play music from an iPod. From reading the specs, it looks like there are no other inputs. For $350, you could get a computer speaker system that you could plug your iPod into as well as another source (computer, TV, Sat Radio). I'm sure the HiFi sounds decent, but you cannot get crisp highs with those fairly large cone drivers, nor deep bass from a 6" woofer.

And Apple introduced a leather case for the Nano for $99! That's half the price of what goes inside of the case.

If these products are hits, I really do not understand iPod fanatics. These new products are great marketing hype, but are overpriced and not versatile. Just my opinion.

BTW, I am not totally anti-Apple - I just got the new Moto SLVR w/ iTunes, but it has a stupid 100 song limit. I am assuming this is so that the SLVR does not canabilize iPod sales, since if you could put a 1 or 2 GB mem card in it, people would probably prefer the SLVR over a Nano. I wonder if someone will hack it?
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Old 03-01-2006, 01:49 PM   #2
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You are correct. It is a huge waste of money.
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Old 03-01-2006, 02:28 PM   #3
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Welcome to the wonderful world of branding. People would buy iPaper for $3 a sheet.
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Also you are missing the point of the Hi-Fi. It's not intended for mass consumption like a set of computer speakers, it is meant for people to stay within the Apple or iPod family. They buy everything apple, and it stays that way.
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Old 03-01-2006, 03:29 PM   #5
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Welcome to the wonderful world of branding. People would buy iPaper for $3 a sheet.

I dont own any iSh*t......
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Old 03-01-2006, 07:14 PM   #6
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I dont own any iSh*t......
I do, not because of the brand but because the iPod really is the best MP3 player IMO on the market.
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Old 03-01-2006, 08:38 PM   #7
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This new ipod hifi things reminds me of HP printers back in the 90's.

HP became so sucessful at making ink jet printers that if they were to wrap a brick and slap the HP logo all over it and advertise it as a printer, a lot of people would buy it.
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Old 03-07-2006, 12:56 AM   #8
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I'm waiting for my iWashing machine to be released, along with my iWife.... and then I will wish Apple products went down more often
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