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I bought a Creative Labs Nomad II back when MP3 players were first coming out -- before the iPod. It worked for a week or two. I returned it to CompUSA, and after paying a 15% restocking fee, I had a new one. This one worked for about 2 days, and CompUSA told me to call the manufacturer. I called Creative, at my expense (no toll-free number) and waited 40 minutes in queue. They replaced it by swap-ship, for which I had to pay. My third Nomad stopped working 2 days after receiving it. I called and shipped again (both at my expense). The fourth one arrived DOA. I wrote Creative a nasty letter then I threw the Nomad in the trash.I bought the original 5GB iPod the week they came out, and it's been working great ever since.I won't go as far to say everything else is second-rate, but the Apple players have clearly set the pace and anything else that comes along will be measured harshly. Too-often for it to matter anymore, I've heard the term "iPod Killer" mentioned at least quarterly in vapor-ware announcements from Microsoft.
damn straight. i have a 3g 15 gig ipod that still works like a charm. banged up, thicker than its younger brothers, but bad ass just the same.
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