Looking back, it's hard to remember how revolutionary iPods were when they first hit shelves 15 years ago. We had been struggling with Walkmans and Discmans for years:cassettes could only hold a handful of music, and CDs would skip every few seconds.
iPods changed everything. Suddenly we were able to walk around with 10GB of music in our pocket. Remember, this happened at a time when services like Napster and LimeWire were the kings of 5 Incredible Tech Lawsuits That Shaped the Digital World. 5 Incredible Technology Lawsuits That Shaped The Digital World. of software. Here are some cases that were very important, we are still feeling the effects today. Read more . It was heaven.
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If you want an iPod as a technological memory to remember forever, time is running out, but it's not too late! Here are three places where you can buy an old-school iPod.
Not only is Amazon stocking the recently killed Nano and Shuffle, but you can find older stuff as well. I found a fifth generation iPod with 80 GB of space for $229 and a seventh generation iPod with 170 GB for $399. You can pick up a Nano for around $150 and a deck of cards for around $100.
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If you buy your device from Amazon, you won't be buying directly from Apple, which means you won't have to buy protection. If you want to lower your risk a bit, check out Best Buy, which offers the 16GB 8th-gen iPod Nano for $149 and the 2GB 6th-gen iPod Shuffle for $49.
If it's out of stock anywhere else when you're ready to buy, check GameStop. A refurbished iPod Nano is $89 and a refurbished iPod Shuffle is $29.
Will you buy an iPod for old times sake? Let us know in the comments.