Which iPod® is right for me?
If you’re wondering which iPod model to choose – the iPod touch®, iPod classic®, iPod nano®, or
the iPod shuffle® – first check out our handy
iPod comparison chart.
Next, consider these general guidelines: If you want to carry as much music and video as
possible, an iPod classic will best suit your needs. If you plan on watching a lot of video and on
surfing the Internet, check out the iPod touch. If you want a small, rugged, and budget-friendly iPod,
then the iPod shuffle is the way to go. The iPod nano is a great all-around choice that balances
good capacity with a compact size, a number of colors to choose from, and a reasonable price tag.
For more info, check out our article on
How to Choose an iPod.
What should I look for in a GPS navigation unit?
When shopping for a GPS (Global Positioning System) navigation device, first consider the type of
unit you want: car GPS, portable (also called plug-and-play) GPS, marine GPS, or handheld GPS?
Portable, plug-and-play GPS models are versatile devices that can be moved quickly from car to
car, and often used on the go. For in-car navigation, look for features like text-to-speech
(voice prompts), live traffic service, and the ability to program multiple destinations into a
single itinerary. Many GPS models also now incorporate capabilities such as MP3 playback,
photo viewing, Bluetooth® wireless technology for hands-free calling, and even video playback.
Check out our
Introduction to GPS Navigation
for more information on how to choose a GPS system.
What are noise-canceling headphones?
Active noise-canceling headphones, such as the popular Bose® QuietComfort® series, use tiny microphones
to pick up ambient noise and then play an out-of-phase signal to effectively cancel out the noise. Bose
Corporation first introduced Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphone technology as a way to counteract the
loud engine noise on airline flights – but now many people also use noise-canceling headphones for listening
to music and movies.
are available from a variety of manufacturers, including Bose, Sennheiser, AKG, and Monster. Read our
article about choosing headphones
for more information on the different types of headphones.