I wish Microsoft would release something kickass.
Apple's iPod product is so lacking. It's basically the Nickelback of gadgets.. very accessible with very little substance.
My only hope lies in Microsoft (who instead of trying to beat Apple is trying to imitate them.. uhg) and Google, who can do anything if they try. I'm waiting for Google to take this venture.
Until then we're stuck with Apple's generic, lacking, mainstream device. Excuse me while I load up the Hawthorne Heights and Hinder on it.
Hahahaha. Funny guy.
Lacking? Do you even understand Apple's offering. I mean they only offer up the iPod Touch with the ability to have an almost unlimited amount of functionality in one device. Streaming music, stream your entire collection from your computer, et al.
You want seemingly something very few people want, and in this day and age being an audiophile is pretty ridiculous anyway (due to every record being mixed and mastered with computer playback as the standard). Why not use the iPod dock connection and get a direct out that isn't compressed AT ALL and then do with the audio what you like?
I'm happy there are plenty of people out there who love Microsoft and it's products and can't stand Apple. If everyone had as great of taste as me, I wouldn't be nearly as awesome. ;)