Thinking about buying an iPod? Don't be a fool. You need a minidisc player. Sure, they sound a bit wonky and you need to carry around loads of discs, but this one (Sony's Qualia Q017-MD1) comes in silver and gold, made of brass, coated with Palladium. And it only costs $2,399. So, for the price of TEN new iPods, you could have it. And that's not a dock, it's sitting in, it's a 'Charge Pond'. You have to admire whoever wrote the press release, talking about "a great model for future MD players".