knob wrote (View Post
I would agree with that. I think it's getting hard for Apple to justify the high price for Ipods now, memory prices have got lower and things have moved on.
Another thing I like is I dont need to have a another special USB connector, it's a stanadard mini USB on a Rockchip, same as my camera and other stuff.
At the risk of making you and _Odyssey mad, I'd like to point out a couple of things:
First, I like my rockchip players. Really. But I also like my iPods. I don't have a video capable iPod, and wont, as I can't justify laying down that kind of cash for a third one. That's how I got introduced to these other ones.
Hard for Apple to justify the price? Except for the nano and shuffle, full sized iPods are not flash based. And as for the two that are, when was the last time you saw folks posting that the memory was "hacked"? Wait, I guess if we consider the iPhone an iPod (iDon't) then that would be three kinds.
Wrestle with iTunes? Only if you are trying to make it work like another app, like MusicMatch. I do understand, some folks are just not iTunes compatible, and I often suggest they use a third party app that meets their needs. I believe there are even third party apps that let you drag and drop. Personally, I do that into a playlist that is then automatically synced when I plug in my aging 1st and 3rd gen iPods to charge.
For me, the "nonstandard" cord was the mini USB. When the one I got with my player was defective, I had no others in the house to substitute...believe it or not. And there was a time when iPods didn't have dock connectors. My first gen is run over a firewire cable. Not PC centric, maybe, but definitely a standard cable
I'm saying this with a big smile on my face. I understand your points, and as an owner of both am happy with both for what they do.
I don't want my iPod to play video. It's a hard disk full of music and will be that for me always. And even though the sound is great, my rockchip mp4 player is primarily for video playback. I'd rather have a $50 player go missing when traveling or while waiting than a $300 iPod!
So, Ruriko: I wholeheartedly endorse the rockchip players. But as for being "better" or a replacement for the ones you mentioned? Nah, they're just different critters.