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    Anybody got an iPod?

    I'm sort of idly looking at MP3 players and wondered if anybody had an iPod. They seem rather elegant and I see a lot of them when I travel. I like the autosync when it gets docked and the ability to load a whole ton of my photos to it when I'm traveling on the bike is pretty sweet.

    Anybody have any experiences with these things? With the remote control headphones or any of the other accessories?
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    I'll be watching the responses along with you, Dave. I find the iPod an interesting possibility and have been thinking along those lines myself ...

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    I do and love it. Mine is the 15G flavor and have my entire CD collection and my address book with enough room left to download it all again. The sound is great especially with custom molded speaker/ear plugs, space to carry it on the motorcycle or in a pocket is obviously not a problem. Just after I got mine they upped the capacity. I recommend them.

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    Thanks, Gizmo. Did you get the in the ear speakers that Apple sells or did you get them from somebody like Bob Weis the earplug guy?

    Do you have an ability to access your address book from the iPod? Or do you need to view it using something else?

    I think I'm going to get a Treo 600 phone, so I'll have a phone/PDA device. (One less gadget to carry around on airplanes)
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    Dave,
    if you can, ping Deacon. He's got, last I checked, an ipod, valentine, and maybe something else, all hooked up together. He loves that ipod.

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    Originally posted by KBasa
    Thanks, Gizmo. Did you get the in the ear speakers that Apple sells or did you get them from somebody like Bob Weis the earplug guy?

    Do you have an ability to access your address book from the iPod? Or do you need to view it using something else?

    I think I'm going to get a Treo 600 phone, so I'll have a phone/PDA device. (One less gadget to carry around on airplanes)
    Hi KBasa,

    It comes with the Apple ear speakers, but I purchased a pair of custom earplugs/speakers from Arizona Al. I use them in conjunction with my Auto Com which by the way you can run the IPOD through and when I can't be bothered with all that electronic crap, I stick the IPOD in a pocket and plug my custom plugs/speakers directly into the IPOD.

    As for the address book no special gadgets needed to view it's contents, you access it just like a playlist (selection of music) by scrolling through a series of menu's. Once there it is there in very readable text.

    Good luck with it if you decide to get it.

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    Thanks, Bruce. That's pretty awesome.
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    Dave,

    A friend I ride with has one. I played with it last summer and it is on my to Buy list. I waited as I was hoping for some price decreases or capacity increase after Xmas. I heard that the Mini Ipod was coming, as it stands I think I'll go for the 30 GB model. In the meantime, I have been ripping my cd's and also downloaded I tunes for windows. Just make sure you don't allow it to take over all your music files. See some notes at cnet or download.com.

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    I've got one of the original 5 GB iPods which I plug into my Autocom. I leave it in my tankbag with the remote (which I bought later when they became available) sticking out through the zipper. Works great for the long trek across Kansas.

    It syncs up to the Mac address book and calendar apps which is nice but not really a substitute for a full featured handheld computer. There's no stylus to add items.

    A great new feature is the ability to download digital photos (with additional hardware). Besides bigger hard drives that's one feature that might tempt me to upgrade.

    Michael

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    Ipod

    I have the 15 Gb. Love it. I use Arizonia Al's ear plugs and they work great. i just don't use it in the twisties.

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    Originally posted by Colt03
    Dave,

    A friend I ride with has one. I played with it last summer and it is on my to Buy list. I waited as I was hoping for some price decreases or capacity increase after Xmas. I heard that the Mini Ipod was coming, as it stands I think I'll go for the 30 GB model. In the meantime, I have been ripping my cd's and also downloaded I tunes for windows. Just make sure you don't allow it to take over all your music files. See some notes at cnet or download.com.

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    Hi,

    I think the 30GB you are interested in is now 40GB, good for you.

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    Me? I use my iPaq with a 512MB SDRam card and a 256SDRam. I go heavy compression as what fidelity will I get through the ear plugs and over the noise. I am not doing critical listening.

    Plus I have my address book, calendar, e-mail,.... well you get the idea.
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    Talking I-Pod,You-Pod, we all....

    All kidding aside, I just got mine and love the thing.
    It is amazing how much you can put on one as it is a tiny package.
    I am in the "discovery" stage as I have it for just a few days but it is a nice thingie to have.
    Pictures, music and computer back-up make it versitile.
    I did splurge and got the 40 GB Pod but it might be tax deductable if I put my business stuff on it too .
    I looked at the Sony MP3 player but the discs on a bike.... Although it has a radio tuner and the I-Pod doesn't , you can't have it all I guess.
    Anywhoo good luck in your quest for tunes!!

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    Thanks, Rider. I was looking at the Apple web site last night and noticed that if I bought the 15G, it doesn't come with a cradle, USB cable or the neat remote controlled headphones. By the time you add all that stuff, you're spending more than the next model up.

    Oh man. It made my head hurt, so I went to look for a new office phone. That made my head hurt even worse, if you can believe it.....
    Dave Swider
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    I'd do a web search on IPOD battery issues before I bought one.
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