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iPod mini (First Generation)

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At a Glance
  • Apple iPod mini (First Generation)

If you've got a huge music library and rely on picking an obscure track from an even more obscure artist at random while you're on the bus, the iPod mini is not for you. If you've got a smaller library, or if you don't need the massive opportunity for serendipity that the larger iPods offer, the mini's 4GB of space will do just fine.

(See our full review at the link below.)--Jason Snell

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At a Glance
  • This ultra-small iPod features 4GB of storage (enough for 1,000 songs or so) and a delightful anodized aluminum case in five fashion colors.

    Pros

    • Attractive colors
    • Clickable scroll wheel
    • Extremely small and light

    Cons

    • Two-line Now Playing screen, incompatible with media-reading and voice-recording add-ons
    • No remote control included
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