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Ken Tanaka October 26th, 2004 12:48 PM

The New iPod Photo
Well we knew a color display with a higher, multi-function resolution was coming to the iPod. Here it is just in time for Christmas!

Can a video-capable version be far behind?

Tommy Haupfear October 26th, 2004 08:01 PM

Or you could just go out and pick up the Archos AV480 that sports a 80GB hard drive for video recording/playback and even has a Compact Flash slot to transfer pics from your camera to the hard drive.


Rob Lohman October 31st, 2004 07:44 AM

I was wondering whether this was like an "imagetank", but I
guess the iPod Photo ain't? (ie, it doesn't read memory cards)

Ken Tanaka October 31st, 2004 12:18 PM

Nope. The iPod is strictly a hard disk device.

Jeff Price November 15th, 2004 03:40 PM

You need a separate adaptor (made by Belkin) to read the memory cards (it reads the 6 major types if memory serves).

Tommy Haupfear November 15th, 2004 08:08 PM

I saw the memory reader by Belkin but its external, requires batteries, slow, and is $100!

I finally got to spend some time with super small Archos AV480 and I think its what I'll buy for backing up photos on the go.

Jeff Donald November 15th, 2004 08:40 PM

If I were looking for a card reader/portable storage device, I'd give serious consideration to this. I've heard nothing but positive feedback from other users. The best part is it uses 4 x AA batteries and can transfer 35GB of data on a single charge. The transfer rate (depending on the drive used) is very fast, at up to 4MB/s.

Jeff Price November 16th, 2004 10:11 AM

Take care in looking at the prices. It looks like a really nice unit but some of the prices are for the unit without the hard drive. So, the unit with the hard drive starts getting pretty expensive (though cheaper than an iPod photo).

Has anyone tried the standalone CDR units? Plug in the card and burn a CD?

As for a video iPod. I'd much rather see someone write the code that would let me use the iPod to capture video straight from the camera ala a Firestore.

Jeff Donald November 16th, 2004 11:15 AM

It's not a matter of different code for the iPod. It needs a controller to be a "smart device." Apple will need to make a new model and I doubt that is the direction Jobs sees for the device.

They aren't that expensive when when you compare the speed and size drives compared to other devices. Burning CD's from my 4 GB microdrives would be a real inconvenience.

Tommy Haupfear November 16th, 2004 11:28 AM


If I were looking for a card reader/portable storage device, I'd give serious consideration to this.
Oddly enough I have a spare 60GB 5400RPM 2.5" notebook hard drive just wasting away on my desk. $99 for 60GB would be most excellent!

Jeff Donald November 16th, 2004 01:36 PM

That sounds right up your alley Tommy. I'm interested in hearing your impressions.

John Garcia November 16th, 2004 03:30 PM

i have a 20 gig x's drive II and it works just great!

John Locke November 24th, 2004 06:54 AM

As soon as iPod is video-capable, audio record-capable (without the external attachment), and satellite radio-ready... I'll make the plunge and buy one.

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