South Royalton, Vt.-based NimbleMusic LLC is the latest company to offer iPod owners with a way of getting their music onto their player without having to load in CD after CD. They’ll do it for you, for prices starting at $75. They call the new service “ SmartRip.”
NimbleMusic converts your audio CD collection into an MP3 music library, and then loads the MP3s onto your iPod (or other music player). The company includes CD and song indices with album art, and backup all of your digital music files on DVD data discs just in case something happens. Optionally, you can buy a hard disk with a backup of your music on it.
The cost of SmartRip depends on the number of discs — 50 or fewer cost $75 or $1.50 per CD; 500 CDs cost $375 or $.75 per CD. Customers receive a custom packing kit and pre-paid return label for shipping with UPS; the package is ensured. A week later, you get back the loaded iPod and DVD or hard disk with MP3 backup.