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Detroit Free Press: iPod Mini is Gadget of the Year

Detroit Free Press: iPod Mini is Gadget of the Year

by , 7:30 AM EST, December 10th, 2004

Writing from his pulpit at the Detroit Free Press, technology columnist Mike Wendland has named Apple's iPod mini as the Gadget of the Year for 2004. Mr. Wendland has often commented on issues pertaining to Apple, and is no stranger to praising the iPod. In his newest column, Mr. Wendland tells his Detroit readers that the iPod mini is slick, delivers high quality sound, and is hot, as in popular. From the column:

The Apple iPod mini, at $249, is my choice as 2004's hottest high-tech gadget.

All of the iPods are awesome. But this little package, weighing in at 3.6 ounces, a half-inch thick and the size of a business card, is so slick and so sleek that all I can say is: Sweet.

There is more in the full column, including comments Apple's [lack of] quality competition.

The Mac Observer Spin:

More good press for Apple, just in time for Mr. Wendland's mainstream readership to buy something with an Apple logo on it for the holidays. That's always a good thing.

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