Apple iPod Mini

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Gadget of the Week

Apple iPod Mini



4GB storage capable of storing up to 1,000 songs

Compatible with PC and Mac OS X

Small and light (103g)


Intuitive user interface

Plays MP3, AAC and Apple Lossless music files

Compatible with both FireWire and USB 2.0 cables

Can be used as a portable hard drive to store non-music files

Its an iPod!



Full sized iPods can hold up to ten times as many songs

Cant record or encode sound itself

No built-in microphone

No built-in radio

Not compatible with WMA, Ogg Vobis sound files etc

Screen is not colour


List Price: £179 inc. VAT

Good Internet price: c £169  inc. VAT


Star Rating: 8 stars  Halfway between small solid state players and larger hard drive machines.