updated 03:20 pm EST, Wed December 28, 2005
Digital music guide
Kiplinger's today published a , and Apple's iPod is the MP3 player of choice due to desirable features, the seamless experience offered by iTunes, and because it has the "coolest" look. The guide describes the process and convenience of purchasing music online, as well as the availability of audio books to accompany music collections. Touching on wireless transfer of songs, Sprint Nextel's wireless service--which allows mobile phone users to purchase songs over-the-air directly to their handsets--is cited as a possible future avenue for digital music, and if this occurs Apple is expected to follow suit. Finally, the guide touches on each of Apple's currently available iPod models with respect to features, capacity, and price.