Originally Posted by floeezy
Always here to help .
I was just wondering ... what is holding you back from purchasing your J3? Are you like me and want to make sure that everything is speck-on and just they way you want it, before purchasing? I think this information might help my indecisiveness.
Floeezy, in a word: yes.
One thing I really want to make sure is that there are absolutely no better alternatives. I was thinking of waiting for the D3, but I can't honestly think of what I'd want it to have, that the J3 doesn't (except maybe a standard USB connector, but that's no big deal). If the next iPod has hardware comparable to the iPhone 4, it will be alluring, but I remind myself how much of a pain iTunes was, and how much I love MediaMonkey. ZuneHD is so goddamn sexy, I was about to bid on it on eBay on multiple occasions. However, I'm currently using a Zune 30 (I keep stuff forever, which is why I'm always cautious when buying new stuff) and I really don't like the Zune software. The X series doesn't play FLAC and doesn't do lots of video formats either. The YP-M1 definitely looks like it does video better than the J3, but it's battery life is significantly lower.
Overall, though, the iPod is still the main competitor in my eyes. I don't care about the Apps or Wifi, but there were certain things that made it super convenient (timer, prominent clock, notepad) as a pocket device.
So, I'm basically "selling" the device to myself. A good friend who I talk to over email loves his J3, and didn't really like the S9. This is awesome because it makes the price disparity between the 32GB S9 and J3 understandable.
I don't know if that's why you're indecisive, but that's why I'm a little hesitant. Also, since I'm in California right now, it's going to cost me ~330$, so I'm waiting on Amazon, and hope that the tax doesn't kick in. Even if it does, I know from friends'/family's experience that Amazon has an unbeatable no-questions-asked returns system, and if you save the original box, it doesn't cost you postage.
Right now, I'm just checking how I would sync/organize my music on the J3 (using MediaMonkey, since I have too much to just drag and drop), and the fact that you can delete stuff on the player itself is awesome (I sometimes want to delete stuff, but forget what it was by the time I'm at my computer). All that's left is investigating whether or not there's a 'Notepad' like there is on an iPod (there seems to be a user-made flash program called Gnotepad), but I could totally use the recorder for recording voice-notes to myself (something I couldn't do without an attachment on the iPod...).
Now, the big question is which color to get! Black looks hard to go wrong with, but silver has a certain allure, especially in a lot of the pictures. The white plastic back might get old/reveal blemishes more, but I'm torn! What do you think floeezy/everyone else?