Wrong! Creative was the first company to produce the hard drive based MP3 player
Actually I knew that I got this wrong.. creative made the first HDD mps player... but you could have probably built houses with that thing...it wasn't nice... and the storag capacity was very limited...
finally someone who agrees with me. who wants 20000 songs around with them at one time? who wants a plain boring square mp3 player? i would rather buy a cheap 1gb mp3 usb stick which is what i have and does the job perfectly or if they want 20000 then why not get a creative zen or something that looks decent
I have a 1GB Ipod Shuffle, (I didn't buy it it was given to me as a leaving present at the last place I worked).
I have some 15GB of stuff on my computer, -pretty much nothing is illegally downloaded, so I've liked everything that it on there enough to have gone out and bought it...
I only really use my Ipod (mp3 player) either at the gym, or when I'm driving using a tape adapter...
and I don't want to have to update my player twice a week, or every other day with a new play list just because I want to be able to access more of the songs I like...
also bear in mind that the original Ipod was (for a while) the largest self powered portable hard drive that money could reasonably buy.
the only plus side to the Ipod shuffle (and other USB stick based items) is that they charge via the USB -though sometime it's be ince to be able to change the battery or be able to carry a spare battery, and they are light enough that when(if) they fall out of your pockets that they hang from the headphone wire without yanking the phones out of your ears!!