Pros it's small?
Cons horrible filing system, no fm tuner, didn't come with power adaptor, etc
Summary these ipods have the worst filing system ever, but i suppose this is your thing if you love spending hours infront of your computer correcting ID3 tags. charging your ipod with your usb connector isn't much fun either... pffft
the controls are too simple. i hate having to go back all the time jsut to change a setting. there should be easier access to the menu. this player's good for people who want a girly looking player and are computer illiterate.
Pros Amazing battery charge when not used regularly.
Cons Battery charge goes fast if used on and off during the day.
Summary For those day-trips to the big city up the highway or byway, this iPod Mini is great. On a full charge and some usage to access notes and addresses, it works well for one-day usage before the battery is becomes nearly drained (maybe 15% or so charge). This occurred after about six hours of music playing with interruptions and EQ changes (which obviously affects battery usage). If one is going to take this for a three week vacation, the essentials are required: emergency 9 volt battery and travel charger (for car and AC).
Based on Apple's comments about prolonging battery life (i.e. the battery can only be charged so many times) and this user's general usage habits (maybe once a week or every two weeks?), the battery's charge lasts longer than 18 hours! I expect that I won't really need to worry about the one-year battery life warranty. However, when the internal battery does die, I hope there will be third party services that offers replacement with a better, longer-lasting, battery for continued usage.
Although the Apple Nano replaces the Mini, hopefully there will be continued support for the Mini by other parties in the future.
Pros games, calenders, all those extra features, 4 Gigs of storage
Cons Click wheel gets dirty too easily, easily scratchable case
Summary Best mp3 player around, very easy to use (but not to load songs, etc), simple one handed operation saves time. It has basically all the features you have wished for; its a shame it doesnt have FM Tuner and Voice Recorder. Potential buyers take note: it doesnt come with a FierWire cable, which makes things much easier; also missing is AC Adapter/Charger - you gotta charge through a computer unless you purchase the AC Adapter separately. Also, when you put it in your pocket, NEVER put it with your keys or other metal objects, because my silver Mini got scratched doing that. Its highly recommended that you get a iPod Mini case, and possibly, a LCD Screen protector. If you intend on using your iPod Mini with unwashed hands (lol), you better change your mind. Once the click wheel gets dirty, no matter how much you wipe it with a damp cloth, it will NOT come off. Other than that, battery life is excllent (18 hours).
"Utter Failure"on by htsabrv
Pros Operational after initial purchase
Cons Performance fails within no time
Summary I have now had my iPod mini replaced twice in the first 8 months of ownership, and can safely say that I have never owned a worse electronic device in my life. The iPod's operation seems to fail faster for active users, but a product that bills itself as an accessory to athletics and movement should be able to take limited wear and tear. My advice is look elsewhere.
Pros Price/Value, earbuds, transfer speed, software.
Cons Extra accessories are a tad expensive.
Summary I've owned several MP3 players, primarily from Rio/Sonicblue. I decided to get the iPod mini since the price would be free after I bought my Apple iBook, not a hard decision. Everything about it is surperb, the quality of the player and accessories. The earbuds put out high sound quality. The backlight is very bright. The transfer speeds on the USB 2.0 is VERY fast.