"Incredible Player"4.5 starson by ablessg
Pros: Awesome sounds, interface, and durability
Cons: No FM or recording ability
Summary: I've had my 2G 4GB Silver mini for about a week and love it. Combined with my Shure E2Cs, it far exceeds any MP3 player I have owned when it comes to sound quality. Past players include Sandisk (crap), Creative Muvo 256 and 512, iRiver, and Rio. The Creative MuVos were great, but two of them broke within a weak and seem to be very flimsy.
My only complaint is trasfering music to the Mini. I get a tone of -36 errors and have to manually manage my songs due to this. Sync fails everytime. And yes, I've read the Apple page on this and tried all the tips and tricks. That said, I'm over 2 gigs on the Mini and the quality far exceeds any trouble I've had with this. I did trade it in on a different Mini thinking maybe mine was defective, but it wasn't the case. It is my stinking XP system and I know it. If I took the time to do a re-install of XP, I'm sure it would go away.
I can't say enough about the sound quality, durabilty, and ease of use. It, plain and simple seems to be the king of portable music devices. If it were not for the transfer problems I have, I would easily give it a "10".
My comments about "no FM or recording" truly are comments for other people. It was not a factor for me when purchasing as I have no need for these features. I will be using mine primarily for travel purposes and always have FM capability throught another device and I have no real desire to record.Updated
After installing a new USB card today, I am no longer having the -36 errors. Apparently, it was a defective card and had nothing to do with XP or my iPod.