My Son's 13 In 4 Days & Wants A I pod....clueless...
Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:55 PM
Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:59 PM
Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:30 PM
regular old mp3 player shows up as a usb drive and you just drag and drop your music on it. the problem is music purchased from itunes wont play on these devices unless you remove the itunes protection.
Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:56 PM
Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:00 PM
Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:05 PM
Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:20 PM
For what its worth, the music doesn't have to be purchased on itunes to use on a ipod. It just has to be in iTunes (im sure theres some back way around it but i don't know it or do it). You can load CDs in to iTunes, there are also programs (at least there used to be) to convert MP3 files into iTunes. Pretty easy stuff.
In terms of syncing, you can only sync the iPod with one library. So if he is using his brother's library he would just sync it there.
Size wise, I believe the 5th gen (the current one) comes in a 32gb and a 64gb... the 32 I would suspect would be plenty big enough. You can also save money by going with the 4th gen. The 4th gen touch is still nice it just doesnt have as fast of a processor, as nice of a screen, camera, etc. Really still has most of the bells and whistles just not as advanced. They have a 16 and a 32 on the site. The 32 is only $50 less than the 5th gen though.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:59 AM
Given that, this ipod/zune is going to have to wait until Christmas. If we were town folk with unlimited access to the internet it would be a no brainer.
Once again thanks for your help!
He is receiving a pretty sweet gift as it is.
Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:05 PM
Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:14 AM
Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:31 AM
Agree with the Doc on this one. Probably makes more sense to go with the iPhone. Agree that it will require more monitoring as far as the phone/text use. But iPhones can hold a lot of music. Although I'm not a parent, I can see where a phone "can" be a good thing for a 13 year old if it's properly monitored. It's a potential safety device. I believe there are methods/apps that allow you to monitor the kid's position at any time using the built-in GPS. It IS something to consider.