I had quite a dilemma with this choice a few weeks back, but thanks to your good advice and some money I was able to settle on the 30Gb video iPod. The nano might be practical for the run of the mill gym rat, but for those of you gypsies and hardcore travelers out there the 30Gb video iPod is the way to go.

  • For the same price you get 30 gigs instead of 8 gigs for the best iPod nano. Now both hold a ton of songs, but on that flight from New York to Hong Kong you’ll wish you could use some of that memory for something else other than music.
  • The nano is smaller and other than the reason that I just like to have something solid in my hand, you could easily lose it (the nano) amongst your junk while in a hurry at the airport.
  • For business type travelers or those who can’t stand watching fuzzy porno in hotels across the world, you can plug in your video iPod to almost any TV using a A/V cable. (I always travel with extra USB, A/V, and Ethernet cables and if you think that is dorky, I can’t list how many times they come in handy 🙂
    • Click here to find out how.
  • The video iPod can double up as a significant capacity second hard drive. Some places (for example Israel) are well known to confiscate electronic devices such as laptops and blackberries. If you must travel with a (work or otherwise) laptop, you can store sensitive information on your video iPod just in case. Imagine how cool you’ll be at that business meeting 😉
  • Video Podcasts. There are some very good free ones, they make long flights, train rides, etc. easier to digest – trust me. The best free one I’d recommend is the series by Ricky Gervais (which also happens to be the most popular podcast downloaded). Want to laugh? Get it here.
    • Have DVDs you want to watch? Convert them to the right format using Videora.
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Thanks to everyone who commented and emailed me about this. If you’ve got other things you’d like to add, or completely disagree with, let us know in the comments! 😉