Originally Posted by tubemonkey
I prefer several tiny devices to one large device. That way I can stash them about - home, carry, car, work - and never be without one. 4 x $250 = $1,000 vs 4 x $30 = $120. Besides, a Clip fits easily in the coin pocket of my jeans. Not so with the iPod classic.
Additionally, the Clips offer a large feature set - MP3, WMA, Audible, Ogg, FLAC, AAC (Zip only), FM radio, voice & FM recorders, stopwatch (Zip only), mSD card slot.
Don't get me wrong, I have more than one iPod too. All of them I've received as gifts so...I have several generations of the Classic each one successively bigger and the 5th & 6th gen Nanos. I use mostly the 6th gen Nano now as a watch.
I don't want to bring my Classic to work so using the 6th gen Nano as a watch gives me access to all kinds of things - a watch, calendar, podcasts, music, FM radio, pictures, fitness etc. And the 5th gen Nano has a bigger screen for watching videos. And yes, cheaper than losing or having the $250 unit stolen.
On extremely stressful days when I typically forget my iPod at home I know I always have music with my Nano watch.
I just have to remember to keep headphones in my purse. My music carries me away from dealing with the stupid people at work.