Alternative for ipod classic?

joe159joe159 Decatur, IL.Posts: 61
I have an ipod classic 160gb with thousands of songs on it. I love this thing, it's great to be able to plug it in my car and have all that music on the go but I've had it for years and I know one day it will stop working. I'm not the most tech savvy so I'm not sure what a good alternative would be since they no longer make the ipod classic. Any suggestions?

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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 9,515
    I'm in the same boat.  I love it and laugh when people joke about it.  Pretty much out of space on it but the thing rocks.  It re-set a few times but always comes back to life.  Should have purchased another before they discontinued them.  Most times I can use google music to access everything on it but w/o access I still want to have that iPod.
    Rob
    Seattle

    Berkeley 10/31/93,Indio 11/5/93,San Diego 11/7/95,Irvine 6/3/03,LA 7/10/06,Universal City 10/7/09,Long Beach 7/6/11 (EV),Vancouver 9/25/11, Philly 9/2/12,Wrigley 7/19/13,Philly 1 & 2,10/21/13,10/22/13, Cincy 10/1/14, GCF 9/26/15, Philly 1/2 4/28/16, 4/29/16, MSG 1/2 5/1/16, 5/2/16, Fenway2 8/7/16
  • joe159joe159 Decatur, IL.Posts: 61
    I'm in the same boat.  I love it and laugh when people joke about it.  Pretty much out of space on it but the thing rocks.  It re-set a few times but always comes back to life.  Should have purchased another before they discontinued them.  Most times I can use google music to access everything on it but w/o access I still want to have that iPod.
    Yeah before they discontinued it I kept thinking I really need to get another one but I was too late lol.
  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 8,760
    I was lucky enough to grab a 120gb classic for $100 last spring when my old 60gb video was stolen.  I was also pissed though because the 60gb was still working like a charm at 10+ years old.

    The iPod touch goes up to 128gb in capacity now, which would probably be the best replacement for a classic.  I don't really understand the concept of the iPod touch though, when most people who own an iPod probably own an iPhone as well, and all those extra features on the touch are on the phone.  I was pretty disappointed when Apple discontinued the classic.

    It would be great if they made a nano with large capacity.  Give us people, who just want a music bank, a practical device.
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 11,856
    I'm in the same boat.  I love it and laugh when people joke about it.  Pretty much out of space on it but the thing rocks.  It re-set a few times but always comes back to life.  Should have purchased another before they discontinued them.  Most times I can use google music to access everything on it but w/o access I still want to have that iPod.

    I used to feel the same way about my iPod classic.  It died awhile back and I just upgraded to the 256GB iPhone....it's actually really nice to have everything in one spot now and not always bring my phone and ipod when I get in my car.
    6/18/03, 5/17/06, 6/30/06, 8/5/07, 6/22/08, 8/23/09, 8/24/09, 5/7/10, 9/3/11, 9/4/11, 7/19/13, 11/21/13, 11/23/13, 11/24/13, 10/17/14, 10/20/14, 4/18/16, 4/20/16, 5/2/16, 5/3/16, 8/20/16, 8/22/16
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 9,515
    I'm in the same boat.  I love it and laugh when people joke about it.  Pretty much out of space on it but the thing rocks.  It re-set a few times but always comes back to life.  Should have purchased another before they discontinued them.  Most times I can use google music to access everything on it but w/o access I still want to have that iPod.

    I used to feel the same way about my iPod classic.  It died awhile back and I just upgraded to the 256GB iPhone....it's actually really nice to have everything in one spot now and not always bring my phone and ipod when I get in my car.
    Mmm.  The only pieces of Apple equipment I own -- the AirPort and the iPod 160GB Classic - are the only items from Apple I plan to own.  Will have to see what the options are for my phone if the iPod breaks down.  (I kind of like having them separate right now...dont want another thing dependent on my battery charge for my phone.)

    Rob
    Seattle

    Berkeley 10/31/93,Indio 11/5/93,San Diego 11/7/95,Irvine 6/3/03,LA 7/10/06,Universal City 10/7/09,Long Beach 7/6/11 (EV),Vancouver 9/25/11, Philly 9/2/12,Wrigley 7/19/13,Philly 1 & 2,10/21/13,10/22/13, Cincy 10/1/14, GCF 9/26/15, Philly 1/2 4/28/16, 4/29/16, MSG 1/2 5/1/16, 5/2/16, Fenway2 8/7/16
  • 2-feign-reluctance2-feign-reluctance Posts: 15,900
    The flash drive ones should last much longer. The ones before it, not so much. Mine 2005 video classic lasted 4 years. I think all the trans-Pacific flying I did during that time killed it. 
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  • toddiet123toddiet123 Posts: 267
    I've heard really good things about the FiiO X1 for example.  You can add space, they seem easy to use etc.  I am on a live tapers forum and people raved about it.
    my blog w/trade page stuff:
    http://toddiet123.blogspot.com/
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