Apple's wildly successful iPod created the portable digital music player industry, but it didn't stop there. The spin-off products -- and even occupations -- inspired by the little white player can barely be counted. Alex G takes a look at this cash cow, and considers how much longer it will last.
Hurry up and join the accessories bandwagon before it’s too late!
How do you take your music? Whether it's at home, at work or on the go, one thing is for certain: every one of us is sick of repetitive radio station programming and wants to have a personalized playlist. With tapes a thing of the past and CDs getting cheaper by the minute, a whole new world of portable music listening opens up to us.
From the never-ending sea of portable digital audio players of all flavors, one stands out in a category of its own. Yes, we are talking about the phenomenon of the iPod from Apple. It’s working miracles for their bottom line. And they’re not alone.
Much has been said about this ubiquitous gadget and the air is still being stirred around it like never before. Let's just take a look at some facts and speculations.
Style is of the essence
"Sexy..." ; "Absolutely amazing..." ; " I love it..." - just ask the iPOD users what they think of the player's design. Most of us who are prepared to shell out $300-400 on an MP3 player want to make sure it doesn't look like something we wouldn't want to be caught dead with. There's no disappointment here: iPOD as well as most of Apple's late products could match almost anybody's picky taste.
If silver is the new black, then white is the new silver. Manufacturers all over such as: Belkin, Altec, Bose, Monster and others are producing accessories to match Apple's new multimedia design scheme. Following the white and silver color scheme are many little knick-knacks made by various companies, designed to appeal to anyone who is thinking about enhancing their iPOD experience.
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