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Old 09-16-2007, 02:22 PM
Trunk666 Trunk666 is offline
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Default Incorrect Size Information

I just registered so I could give back to the community with a quick heads up. The Pilot's dimensions are incorrectly listed on and BB's website list it as:
3.3 x 1.6 x 0.4"

These are the Sport's dimensions and definitely wrong for the Pilot. I went to BB today expecting something shorter, (yet thicker) than the 1g/2g Nano and was very disappointed to see that the Pilot was larger in all dimensions.

The true dimensions are more like:
3.875 x 1.875 x 0.5"

It doesn't seem too off on paper, but realistically, it turns the Pilot from a Nano-sized player (like the new Sport is) to something more like a candybar cell phone or portable Sirius unit.

Just so you know I'm not making this up:

Even though the ruler is crooked in the picture, you can see the length of the unit clearly surpasses the 3.3" mark.

Edit: Oops. I kinda fudged the dimensions because the unit was still in the package. Had I flipped it over, I would have seen the manufacturer's dimensions on the other side of the top Insignia flag. They read:
0.43 x 1.96 x 3.9"

Yowza. It's a far cry from a Nano as far as perceived size goes (sorry I don't have one to take a picture of). Howver, holding it in my hand, it's still VERY slim and light (mostly plastic & no HDD). In fact, it almost reminds me of holding a Nano. It doesn't take up my whole palm like the original iPod did, which is nice. I kinda miss the heft, though. It makes it feel more delicate. However, my iPod's HDD lasted two years. We'll see which is more delicate in the long run. Oh, plus... one year warranty. In my opinion, that almost makes this thing disposable. By this time next year, I'll want something else even if this thing still works.

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