Here’s the problem with iPods. There’s a 4 GB nano, right? Well, that’s not enough space to store all of my music. Meanwhile, the smallest full-size iPod model, as of yesterday, is 30 GB, which is way more than I need. My old-school 10 GB, which died recently, was perfect. Isn’t the iPod no man’s land between 4 and 30 GB a little too large? Surely I can’t be the only one who would be willing to pay two-thirds of the price for one-third of the storage space. I think it’s great that Apple is innovating, but the sad truth is that I am never, ever going to watch video on my iPod. Basically, they’re forcing me to spend $300 for features I don’t want or need.
In any event, my dad has given me his used Creative Zen (20 GB — still more than I need, but closer), so my iPod days appear to be over for now. I still covet that nano, though. How ’bout this: If I get one, I’ll sacrifice some of my EBN-OZN collection.