Originally Posted by Reswob
And for $50 you can get a 2GB with a small screen.
Creative Labs > crApple
But Creative Labs doesn't give you the Apple dock connector, which has been relatively stable and standard for years.
For that very reason, there is aftermarket support for the iPod that nothing else can match.
For example if you were fortunate enough to own an Audi - you can get an integration kit that puts all your iPod songs on the info cluster right next to your speedometer, and you can navigate the iPod using the steering wheel buttons.
Or... if you're only worried about your Jeep... countless 1-DIN aftermarket head units have support for iPod integration.
House hold accessories? You can get dock cradles etc for your stereo... your TV... your toilet roll holder... everything.
I used to hate the iPod... My old Sony had a bigger capacity... it had longer battery life... then I hated how even Sony didn't make a 1-DIN radio that supported it.