Apple Computer recently launched its iPod MP3 music player, which boasts the ability to pack up to 1000 songs into an ultraportable, 6.5-ounce device that can fit into a pocket. It comes with a 5GB hard drive and features up to 20 minutes of shock protection for non-stop playback when running or biking, for example.
The iPod has a built-in FireWire port, and Apple says you can download an entire CD into the device in less than 10 seconds and 1000 songs in less than 10 minutes. The device can only plug into a Macintosh with a FireWire port.
The iPod will be available from November 10 for $US400 at www.apple.com, Apple retail stores and Apple resellers. The device comes with the iTunes 2 software, earbud-style headphones, a FireWire cable and FireWire-based power adapter.