I bought myself the Ipod pink mini as a gift to myself before a trip. I wanted to take my music with me since I was traveling with my mother in law. We were staying in a trailer for this trip so it had to be small and personal.
It was very easy to download I-tunes to my desktop computer. From there I loaded in my Cd's and made my play lists. I love the play list feature as I can make different ones to listen to based on my mood. I put in all the Cd's and music off I-tunes I wanted and I still have plenty of room to spare! The click wheel can take a few turns to get used to, I kept rolling too far at first and missed the song or list I wanted. The screen is small but adequate. I turned off the backlight feature to make the battery last longer. I also love the alarm and sleep features, I can fall asleep to my ipod and not have the battery run down all night. One a 4 night trip I used it every night to fall asleep and to get ready in the morning and I still had a battery charge. So I give it a good battery life review!