updated 09:20 pm EDT, Wed June 2, 2004
CoCoPod vs. iPod
, the CoCoPod, sells for the same price as the 20GB iPod, but offers more functionality: "Weighing in at 158g (including the built-in, rechargeable Lithium-ion battery) and measuring 11.1 x 6.9 x 2.2cm, the unit is a comfortable pocket companion for day-to-day use. It doesn't match the build quality of the iPod, and navigating with the roll-and-click type scroll wheel isn't anywhere near as elegant as the iPod's circular touchpad, but it works well. Support is provided for MP3, WMA and WAV files, as well as the ability to record on-the-fly and from the FM receiver in the MP3 format. The unit also includes an SD/MMC reader, a built-in microphone for voice notes, and a line-in connection for recording from sources such as a stereo system or mixing deck," according to APC Magazine.