Summary: The Greatest Invention Known to man
Review: 3 months ago i reccieved my Ipod mini.I was in a waiting list since March. Since ive laid eyes on it has changed my life. I love it to death i wouldnt change it for the world its small,sturdy,and has great sound.I always get complements on it.I dont know how would my life be with out it.The price is good for it it holds only 1,000 songs for 50 bucks more u get 5,000. I just love it its money well spent.
Summary: A few flaws, but overall excellent
Review: After some deliberation, I decided to buy an iPod mini. The price was a bit prohibitive ($380 Canadian with tax...ouch), but the iPod mini's ease of use, superb sound quality, and stylish look are worth crowing about. A lot of people have complained about the iPod mini's relative lack of storage space compared to its older brothers, but I consider myself a pretty hardcore music fan, with my fingers in all different genres, and I only have 556 songs on my Mac. That's a lot of music, people. And I still have 1.3 gigs left over! So don't be afraid that the mini has "only" 4 gigs of storage space. You'd be suprised how much you can fit on there.
Now for the bad stuff: The battery life is disappointing. Sure, most of us won't need to go for eight straight hours without a recharge, but if you listen to your mini a lot (as I do), you might be suprised at how quickly the battery drains. Apple's advertised 8 hours, in reality, is more like 5-6.
Also, don't be fooled by everyone around you wearing those white Apple earbuds - they're just trying to look trendy. The earbuds (included in the box, along with a belt clip) are okay, but have a weak lower end (bass) and are a bit tinny. Most earbuds are, though. Pick up a better pair of headphones - I use Panasonic Shockwaves, which get nice bass and aren't expensive at all. Still, if you really want to draw those stares, use the earbuds. Whatever floats your boat.
Another thing: Check out the iPod mini in real life if you can. It's actually much smaller than it looks in pictures (that's a good thing). And a note for PC users: You'll probably have a few glitches setting up the iPod. Such is the nature of the PC. Mac users, of course, could be brain damaged and still get the iPod up and running in a matter of minutes.
Overall, I'm hugely impressed with the iPod mini. It's ridiculously easy to use, it looks great, and having a thousand songs in your pocket at any given time will blow your mind. No more skipping, no more changing CDs...it's golden. Definitely check out the mini if you're in the market for a good MP3 player.
Summary: Stunningly great player
Review: Bullet review:
1) Size: incredibly small. The mini, width and length, is the size of a business card. The weight feels like nothing--I forget I was carrying it in my pants pocket. The smallests, lightest player you could imagine.
2) Controls: all of the controls are on the wheel--instead of the four buttons on the full size iPod, they are built in the scroll wheel. Also unlike the full size iPod, the buttons are click buttons meaning you get tactile feedback and, more importantly for northern weather, the five main controls can be operated with gloves on. Only scrolling requires fingertip operation.
3) Sound: pretty much perfect through the included headphones.
4) Software: iTunes is easy to operate, and of course you can rip in your CDs to store on the mini.
5) Case: unlike the full size iPod that religiously shows the prints of any finger that gets anywhere near it, the mini's case goes not show fingerprints, is scratch resistant, and doesn't demand that you keep in a case to keep it in good shape.
6) Storage: 4GB. It is what it is. I have about 80 GB of tracks ripped on my desktop machines, so even the largest iPod would involve swapping tracks in and out for me. The question is whether you need 1000 songs on the machine at once.
7) Style: unquestionably the best looking player on the market, ever. For comparison, take a look at the soon to be release Nomad MuVo2 player--the Nomad looks like spare 70's transistor radio with an LCD stuck on.
Summary: GREAT- with a few exceptions...
Review: dont buy this piece of garbage mine died after 2 uses i returned it to get the 20gb it is only 50 bucks more for 5 TIMES THE MEMORY!!!!! dont bother w/ the mini. it is also really ugly.
Summary: Veteran Owner-Has worked perfectly-Tired of negative reviews
Review: I am so tired of all the negative reviews, of people who don't know how to work it (its so easy to use! omg), of the people who give up and return it, and of people who have never even had one and say bad things about it.
I've had my ipod since April 2004 (10 months) Woot woot! So I am more experienced than all of you and have something very important to tell you. The iPod mini is great, and THE easiest music player to learn to use and navigate through. Besides that it scores major points for popularity, it is practical. A while ago, it actually malfunctioned (because I had it so long, and thats cool you know), and I had to send it in to Apple Repair Service for a new iPod mini. The service was great beyond belief! I got the iPod back in 2 days after I sent it, only paying shipping charge. So that turned out really well actually, where I was scared it was over. Oh BTW, battery life is fine, 8 hours is really a lot if you think about it. And 4 gigs is plenty. So as far as specs go, the iPod mini passes the test.
I also bought my mom one for Christmas, and set it up for her too. She loves it too. Even an old lady like her can use it.
So in essence I've set up 3 ipods (2 of mine cause I got a new one after I sent it in, and my mothers). All times- no problems. Those Christmas recipients who had problems setting it up have no excuses, you probably did something wrong. Its really easy to use and I recommend this 150%
You truly get what you pay for. iPod mini is worth every penny. If you're thinking of getting a portable music device, you should really get the iPod mini. Don't let the negative reviews scare you; I know they are potent, but false. The sense of you joy you get from it is priceless.
Summary: Poor battery: approx 5.5 hours
Review: I don't usually write reviews but I was so badly treated (or rather: ignored) by Apple's service that I felt I should warn others. Beware of the battery rating. "8 hours" means one song played over and over. Under ordinary circumstances you will average about 5.5 hours. And, heaven forbid, you should skip to the next song, you can drive the battery down to 4 hours or less.
On the positive side: the wheel interface is very good.
Summary: iPod mini
Review: I heard of the iPod mini. I know it's smaller than my iPod (3.6 x 2.0 x 0.5 inches), it's also lightweight (only 3.6 ounces). I've been taking a look at this item in like couple of stores, like CompUSA, Portland Mac Store, Apple store in Washington Square, it's a good design, I also liked the ClickWheel. If I buy the iPod mini, I will prefer pink. The only bad about this thing is my girl-friends, like Kaylene, Christina, Danielle, Sarah, Victoria, Ashley Brown, Chantay, and April, they won't let me bring it with me when I go to their house. If these girls catch me listen to my iPod mini, guess what? They'll take it away from me, because you're there to talk, socialize, communicate with them. Also, pink is a girl color and I'm not a girl. So boys, please don't bring it with you when you go out and chase girls.
Summary: Great product,bad battery
Review: I recieved my silver mini for my birthday two weeks ago, and I have had no problems with it.Here are the pros and cons.
good 4gb hard drive
games(solitare,music quiz,parachute,and brick)
a lot of add-ons
stylish and compact design
battery is much lower than 8 hours
should support WMA,but since it is made by apple,it doesn't
sort-of slow transfer from wma to mp3 or aac
Summary: a rip-off
Review: I'm sorry to say this is not worth 250! your only paying for a small design. think about it. you can buy 20Gb for 300. if you would by 20 gb total of ipod minis, it would cost 1000 dollars. go figure. buy the full sized or the U2 ipod.
Summary: Mini vs. Standard
Review: My 3G 40 GB froze and went into Apple Care. So I bought a Silver Mini. Maybe it is my current infatuation, maybe I'm just glad to be back in the Ipods. But this is a superior unit. Much more solid. Love how I can put it in the front pocket of my jeans. My old pod felt like a brick in comparison. As far as storage goes, one really should store their music collection on a computer or external hard drive and off-load onto the pod. A Thousand songs should be plenty. Of course, if you have songs and audiobooks on there, you might start to get space conscious. The ergonomics of this unit are so far superior....its similar to the difference between one of those 5 year old cell phones compared and a sleek and sweet Samsung. My point deduction is for those Apple earbuds. They irritate my ears and basically suck. They really should be wireless. In any event, they should be much more comfortable and have better sound. The shuffle is a toy. The standard is a brick. The Mini is mine.