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Thread: iPod Mini vs. Creative Zen Micro

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    VS.

    Which one should I buy?

    The iPod is great and everything, but people say the battery kills over in around 9 months. And the battery isn't user replaceable, which will be a hassle.

    The Creative Zen Micro has a removable battery, so that kind of solves that problem. It has a radio with the ability to record voice and radio, the iPod doesn't. But people say with the Zen Micro, after months of usage, the headphone jack gets loose.
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    The headphone jack is having a hard time making contact and certain sound channels are cut off. Users on Creative's discussion boards have replaced their players 3-4 times due to this problem. As I write this my first player is on its way back to where I bought it for a replacement.
    Also, the Zen Micro doesn't work as a USB Mass Storage device, and you have to use the software it comes with.

    If only the iPod had a removable battery thats easy to swap like the Zen Micro. Does anyone have either of the two products? Anything I should know? What should I buy?

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    i'd get the Mini iPod, it has 6 gig storage, and 18 hours battery life. Plus, if your battery runs out within a year which was bought (comes with free 1 year warrenty), you can go to any iPod store and ask them to change the battery for free. as long as your battery life is 50% dead they will change the batteries for you, but make sure you keep the receipt. and if you really want protection i think you can get a 2 year warrenty plan for like 30$. anywa

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    Actually, I thought the iPod Mini had 4GB of storage.
    The Zen Micro has 5GB.

    And CircuityCity (where I'm buying from) has the 2 year warrenty for $65. :-/

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    i'd get a zen just to be non-conformist

    this post is guaranteed 100% parrot-free

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    There's a 4 Gig iPod (200$) and a 6 Gig iPod (250$)

    and holy crap they over priced that warrenty like crazy, is there any official Apple store near you?

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    hmm... i found the retail price was 59.99 for the protection plan.... i guess i got it for a discount or something

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparsely
    i'd get a zen just to be non-conformist
    Yeah thats what I was going to do.
    The iPods are actually overrated, people think iPod's are the only MP3 players in the world. Stupid Zen Micro with its headphone jack problem.

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    Yeah I guess you did, $60 is way too much.

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    actually if i were you, i'd just get the zen, it has a radio lol, i want a radio on my ipod!!!

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    Yeah, thats what I like over the iPod. It has a radio, and you can even record off the radio, thats pretty neat.

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    wait thats pretty cool than, if someone doesen't even have the computer they can just record off the radio... my dear god... lol i wonder, can RIAA do anything about this? lol

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