My family have a long history with ipods now. In fact, the latest versions, enabling Facetime functionality via WiFi provides some exciting options for the younger generation who can delay their commitment to monthly networking bills for the rest of their lives just a little longer.
However, for those of us looking for the cheapest device to play music in our businesses these devices provide realistic alternatives to using a mobile phone to play music and to an ipod which otherwise would be the only option for an app based royalty free music playing system. In addition, they provide an even cheaper way get background music into your business.
An article here covers some of the current possible alternatives to the ipod, which is great for the customer in terms of competition. Considering the need for businesses to look at delivering a system for background mood music and the potential for the need for a large budget, it is great to see the combination of an Android music player linked with a bluetooth sound system playing Melody Pods music.
Why spend thousands on a dedicated music storage player with traditional performance and copyright licenses when you can get all you need from an Android mp3 player or an ipod either running the MelodyPods player app and a Melody Pods subscription ?
Soon we will be doing some design exercises into creating solutions for small businesses around budget mobile devices that highlight the reduction in costs that achieve the same objective of much more expensive and more complicated solutions.