"Beautiful little thing, best of breed by far"4.5 starson by deep green
Pros: great battery life, nice form factor, well made, ease of use, attractive design
Cons: iTunes overrated, AC adapter sold separately, skimpy on features compared with rivals
Summary: This is a beautiful mp3 player. I'm switching over from a Creative device - I never thought I'd own an iPod mini, but ended up choosing it after comparing it with all others available. The new iPod mini hits the magic spot with its 6gb capacity and form factor. The aluminum body felt better in my hands than any plastic ones. I think the iTunes software could be much better, especially for Windows users, and I wish there were other options for PC iPod users, but I can live with the current setup. The mini itself is well made. On paper, it seems expensive compared to higher capacity models and those with FM tuners, etc., but this is like a Maglite: once you hold it, you know why it's a great product.