updated 05:15 pm EDT, Tue May 24, 2005
RipDigital to sell iPods
, a CD-to-MP3 conversion service, today announced that it is selling a variety of iPods pre-loaded with customers' CD collections in time for Father's Day. "By combining the leading digital music player and leading CD conversion service, RipDigital has created the easiest and fastest way to make the jump to digital music." RipDigital takes customers' CDs, encodes them as MP3s, and uploads them to the customer's iPod. Today's announcement takes the service one step further by selling new iPods to customers who don't already own one. "Instead of spending this summer with a to-do-list that still includes 'convert CD collection' on it or 'get a new iPod', let us help you with both in one shot." The service costs approximately $1 per album.