do firewire mp3 players still exist ?

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  1. IlllI

    IlllI Diamond Member

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    just wondering... b/c a couple years back i remember seeing some... but it seems like its nothing but usb out there now






     
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    iPods still have a FireWire cable.
     
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    Check here to start and follow links.

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    really? i was under the impression they did away w/ the firewire and went strictly to usb



     
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    corkyg Elite Member<br>Super Moderator <br>Peripherals
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    That is correct. But it only means the cable is no longer provided. The port can still be there.
    iPod There are other choices that have Firewire ports.
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    i actually read that article after the comment about it here... but i didnt know if it was still valid b/c it was written 2yrs ago, back in 05 :)

     
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    The hardware still exists. See EBay
     
  9. IlllI

    IlllI Diamond Member

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    but theres nothing 'current'.. is there? as in.. released in the last year?

     
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    Start here and browse.

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    IlllI Diamond Member

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    umm..well i had already done several searches like that before i even posted on here. i didnt find anything substantial. either links to old, outdated models, or links to accessories. thats about it.
    as far as i can tell there are no firewire-based mp3 players being made today. but i wasnt sure, so i thought i'd post here and ask.



     
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    Seeing as how Apple owns the Firewire connection, it would make more sense for a company to not have to buy the license to use it, and for them just to stick with USB.
     
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    that may be true. but i dont think that even apple doesnt uses firewire anymore. the last ipod that i could confirm still using it was i believe the ipod photo :/

    oh well. i was just looking for something 'different' than the normal, typical usb-type

     
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    Firewire became almost only pro audio solution for a set of reasons. Now anything with firewire is more expensive then usb version
    (audio mixers, portable harddrives) Not that Firewire would be worse then usb 2 for an mp3 player.
    In fact Firewire 2 with doubled transfer rate of regular firewire would be indeed, erm... faster?

    I guess everyone is after wireless connection even if this is at the cost of transfer rate. Only today I saw a review of a new Archos player with wireless. ..
    This is probobly the direction they invest their R&D money, apples and the likes, they seem to have ditched firewire altogether - except for pro stuff sold at premium prices...