The Ipod has become a worldwide craze and for good reason because the ability to download and play thousands and thousands of songs like a CD player is absolutely awesome. The sound is always clear as a bell, the simple light touch of the scroller to crank up or lighten the sound, the ease of navigating through menus to sort songs or play games, and the ability even to function as a personal flashlight always comes in handy. The storage has to be the most revolutionary part of the Ipod because of the many variety's of Ipod's with large to quite small memory capacity. The 30 gig allows up to 2, 000 songs I believe maybe even more. As of right now I have about 350 songs and still only occupy 18% of the entire space which always serves a better deal than a CD player. The earbuds make for convenient storage in anyone's pocket when on the go as does the compact size of the Ipod to prevent breaking or scratching of the screen or Ipod in whole. The only real downfall to the Ipod is the battery life can change from time to time but as I have come to realize this is easily overridden by toning down the screen brightness and volume to conserve energy. However, storage of large amounts of songs can also cause a drain in battery life to only a few hours thats why its handy to recharge whenever possible.