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Never buying an iPod again
on August 7, 2012
I have the black version of this MP3 player, but it has the same functionality as far as I know. I also have an iPod that I now use almost entirely for podcasts instead of music. The audio quality in the two MP3 players is the same.
The GPX is smaller and more lightweight, but has less carrying capacity - 4 GB to my iPod's 30. But I don't really need to have all of my music with me everywhere I go, and the lightweight nature of this MP3 player is ideal for running.
Syncing the music with this player is more time-consuming - it is simply a drag-and-drop process. It features many different shuffle modes, but I haven't been able to set up a playlist yet. It also has different audio settings for playing different types of music, like a radio.
The main selling points of this player for me are price, which is an affordable $20 in the store, and the fact that it uses a single AAA battery instead of the iPod's weak internal battery, which in my experience only gets 4 hours of lifespan and wears down over time. My iPod currently gets around three hours of battery life on a full charge, and that's if I don't skip anything and turn off the backlight. In contrast, these AAA's get around 12 hours. It's a no brainer.
Another smart feature is the start-up - instead of coming on at a click, the button must be held down. This keeps it from wasting battery life.
Overall, I'm extremely satisfied with this purchase. Simple is better. This GPX player gives me no headaches, while my iPod frequently loses its charge for no reason. Most of what you're paying for with an iPod is brand recognition, anyway. Don't be a sucker.