Originally Posted by progprog
+100 Especially the "makes your music fun" part.
(I think any
external system is an upgrade over the AVP's music streamer.)
Well people will all have their 'aha' moment when it comes to streaming, I have owned the first mp3 player released (all 32megs of it) and it was a replacement for a 'cd' player at best. Once the ipod was released i had my aha moment its all about :
Having all or a large part of your music
being able to move FAST in lists
Mix up and jump quickly to a new song that pops into your head
Its amazing really how many still fail on number 2, i have tested several 'media players' over the last few weeks and most fail in speed once you give it
say 1000+ songs amazing even in 2010.
The first external player i had that was ok (and i used for several years) was one from request (www.request.com
) worked fine developed some stuff for it but it just doesn't make it in the same 'fun' factor the apple products have.
Why can't other brands see why the clickwheel (for example) was so important for speed or coverflow or other silly things like the page flipping on the ipad. Its the combi between near perfect useable gui's a tactile feel and a good level of useless eyecandy that makes us passionate about a product.
And this is not just me, i am a hardcode commandline freak as do most of the people i worked with over the years but we become little kids when its combined with eyecandy and a good doses of fun.