If you could hold 10 - 40 GB of MP3's
I don't have this many MP3s. Most music is crap, so there is very little that I want to have. Even then, a CD can hold enough for me to be able to change it easily when I need to. It's not like compact discs are made of bricks.
all in your pocket on a device that is thin
My CD MP3 player is about as thick as a CD and a AA battery underneath it. It fits easily in one of my coat pockets.
It must not be too reliable if the batteries die after a year and you can't replace them too easily. I'm content to burn through a pair of AA's every month.
have software to interface with it
I don't need software to interface with a normal CDROM with MP3s on it. I simply pull out the disk and put it into any computer I want or into my car stereo which is also an MP3 player. I can use whatever CD burning software I want and don't have to depend on a specific company to produce the software I would want.
not to mention it can act as a bootable disk and a regular firewire harddrive, you would see what you where missing.
Most computers these days can boot off of CDs, but even then I don't need it. I don't really have much use for a portable hard drive either. I can simply transfer things over a network and not have to carry equipment around if I need it.
Is it worth $300.00? Fuck Yeah.
To you, perhaps. To me it's a waste just to listen to music. I can buy a round trip plane ticket to visit my parents across the country for that price. I can probably even get a special deal on a flight to Mexico for that price. People have different ideas of value, so I can see why it might be worth it to you and not to me.
I am glad you like your purchase, but for me it's simply not worth it to pay $300 for something "cool" when I can pay less than $100 for the functionality that I would use.
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