The Next Track, Episode #22 – In Praise of the iPod Classic

The Next Track Blue Flat Button2 400pxDoug and Kirk wax nostalgic about the iPod classic, and other one trick pony music players. And Bob Dylan.

Listen to The Next Track: Episode #22 – In Praise of the iPod Classic.

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4 thoughts on “The Next Track, Episode #22 – In Praise of the iPod Classic

  1. I love my iPod Classic, though I usually use it on long drives in the car. I assume that the iPhone has taken over music playing, and that’s why the iPod was discontinued. Putting a large library on an iPhone makes it a very expensive proposition, so I was wondering, now that my iPod is faltering, even after repairs, is there anything I can adapt to playing music in my car, that is independent of wireless, and iPhone…I’m thinking a flash drive, a small hard drive, etc. Might be retro, but many of us can’t buy as much equipment as you and Doug, or think disposing of endless electronic equipment every couple of months is a good thing.

    • There are non-Apple music players. A Chinese company called Fiio makes a number of such devices that all accept SD cards, so you can add storage at a low price. However, their interfaces are quite rudimentary.

  2. I love my iPod Classic, though I usually use it on long drives in the car. I assume that the iPhone has taken over music playing, and that’s why the iPod was discontinued. Putting a large library on an iPhone makes it a very expensive proposition, so I was wondering, now that my iPod is faltering, even after repairs, is there anything I can adapt to playing music in my car, that is independent of wireless, and iPhone…I’m thinking a flash drive, a small hard drive, etc. Might be retro, but many of us can’t buy as much equipment as you and Doug, or think disposing of endless electronic equipment every couple of months is a good thing.

    • There are non-Apple music players. A Chinese company called Fiio makes a number of such devices that all accept SD cards, so you can add storage at a low price. However, their interfaces are quite rudimentary.

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