For over a year, my portable audio player of choice has been a 60GB iPod Photo which I have loaded a good chunk of my music collection and podcasts that I have been downloading (manually I might add; I have yet to find a podcast download tool that fits my requirements). Unfortunately, I started running out of space on the iPod about 6 months ago and have been juggling podcasts and albums in order to keep a little bit of free space on it.
During Apple’s recent iPod announcements, I had been hoping for an iPod that could hold more than 80GB of storage. Thankfully, a 160GB iPod Classic was announced, and while the iPod Touch was enticing, the limited storage (8GB and 16GB) put it off my list immediately. Sure, the other option would be an Archos 705 player with a large touch screen, WiFi, various video codec support and a 160GB model, but I didn’t care much for portable videos and didn’t really like the feel of the previous model. Continue reading