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Is the iPod the Greatest Gadget of All Time?

The iPod was recently voted the greatest gadget of all time at the 2007 T3 Gadget Awards prompting me to wonder: Is it really that great? Sure we've started integrating them into our clothes and even powering them via our bikinis, but is the device really the most impressive and innovative gadget of all time? Doesn't the widespread use of the personal computer warrant more of a fuss? In case you're wondering, the Apple iPhone was voted the "Most Anticipated Gadget of 2007" and the BlackBerry was voted the "Most Addictive Gadget of 2007." Do you think the iPod measures up?

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coachluvr33 coachluvr33 9 years
I love my ipod. Love it!!!
macgirl macgirl 9 years
Is a computer still a gadget? I think gadget implies it's a smaller than a computer... The portable mp3 player was definitely revolutionary. I think where the iPod comes out on top is before it there wasn't anything like it. 6 months before the release of the first iPod I bought a 256MB Rio mp3 player. It cost me $299. There were other bigger mp3 players out but I chose the Rio for its portable size. I think there was a 10GB player out but it was HUGE and had a full sized 3.5" hard drive in it! So the release of the 5GB iPod with a screen and it didn't skip when you ran with it was such a leap in the technology at the time. I think it isn't a bad choice for the award. I however would pick Cell Phone as the best gadget. I can go a day without my iPod but my cell phone is a much more necessary item in my life. I would go so far as to say the iPhone should take the top honor. Until it is available on various service providers it probably won't get the votes.
ispyemo ispyemo 9 years
i love it. yet i have never owned a tivo.
s0sarasaid s0sarasaid 9 years
I vote for TiVO.
i-heart-monster i-heart-monster 9 years
I kinda think the invention of cellular technology and the cell phone is the greatest of all time personally.
controlledspin controlledspin 9 years
I think it is, to me. I listen to music every day at work, and to whoever said about listening to your own thoughts - I do, but I listen to music at work to avoid listening to 60+ other people's thoughts ;)
glynislily glynislily 9 years
I believe that computers are the greatest gadget. I think number two would be more in the way of cell phones. Then maybe MP3 players. But in my opinion video game consoles,cell phones, and laptops trump my MP3 player. I would save those three things before my MP3 player out of a burning house.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
Computer first, without those no online shopping!
SugarKat SugarKat 9 years
I think all the fun cell phones are the greatest gadgets lately. The computer doesn't seem like a gadget to's a staple, but that's just me... I love my enV phone!!!
lala788 lala788 9 years
i don't know if the ipod is the greatest gadget of all time but, i know he is for me one of the best.
MichMirags MichMirags 9 years
Definately one of my favorites, but the personal computer and cellphones have changed the way we live. I don't remember the last time I left my house without a cellphone...
SummerBaby SummerBaby 9 years
ipod.. they are pretty awesome.. i dunno about BEST.. but let me tell you mine has saved me many many times at the gym! i mean i have a mp3 phone, but i would much rather use an ipod so the phone doesn't die.. n i have a connecter in my car.. which has also saved my on long trips when those good old cd's run out!... soo like i said maybe not the BEST ever.. but its pretty damn good! :love:
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
No, I don't think it is! I think more better things are to come!!! Hoenstly, I don't think iPODS are alll THAT great...they're pretty cool but they don't fasinate me.
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
Oh, the best gadget? I'd say computers, hands down. If by gadget you mean something smaller and possibly hand-held, I'd say calculators!
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
Absolutely not--they just have the best advertising and fan base! iPods were not the first MP3 players and some would argue not even the best. There are cheaper, better looking MP3 players out there, and they have more/better features, too! Of course, it's not cool it's not iCool. I never understood the popularity of the ugly, white, plain, not-even-in-color older generation of iPods. Then they got cute, but I still think there are much better looking, better performing ones out there. With that said, I have a shuffle, a nano, a video, and an iPhone. :)
Leopardcc Leopardcc 9 years
No, not the greatest, but it's up there.
syako syako 9 years
when all of you ipod lovers have hearing damage in ten years and are wearing hearing aids - let me know if you still think it's the greatest gadget of all time. Whatever happened to walking around and just listening to your own thoughts? Why does it always have to be music music music?
jdots24 jdots24 9 years
Yes it's the great gadget of all time. I think mostly because it set a standard. After that gadgets had to be smaller, multi functional, look prettier, etc.
Lanfear Lanfear 9 years
Mp3 players in general maybe, but I agree with mediafreak that ipod were not the first and most likely not the last. In Germany the ipod has a share of only 25%-29% in the mp3 player market and as far as I hear the share in the US is declining - definitely does not count as greatest gadget for me. It sure is pretty but I am quite happy with my Sony player that cost less, is pretty too and has far less restrictions concerning DRM.
crazygirl93 crazygirl93 9 years
Computer first!!!
Kaki Kaki 9 years
I agree with Meg. I loove my iPod touch but I'm not sure if it's the Greatest Gadget but I still love it. Oh, I hate when people talk about Mp3 players and mean iPod. It's iPod, not just Mp3 player :P
Meg1010 Meg1010 9 years
The iPod touch is my fav idea for a gadget. I like having just a basic phone so video, photo, music and web are all I need in one! I didn't even consider the computer as a gadget!
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 9 years
Absolutely not! I think it's the lamest thing i've ever seen, but knowing how i am, i'm cognizant that im the type of person to swim against the current. This device doesn't even exist to me.
PattyLauren PattyLauren 9 years
No, I think the iPhone is the greatest gadget of all time!!
Lamaze1 Lamaze1 9 years
Are you kidding me? Computers can do way more... I can live without my iPod, but there's no way I can survive without my laptop!
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