I was able to score an iPod mini for this trip. We have a Sony mini-disc and a 1st generation iPod already, but my girlfriend couldn’t resist the draw of a pink mini. I thought it was redundant, but she insisted she had to have one. She was right.
The mini just nails the market. It’s easy to stow in an access pocket of your gear, sounds great, and just feels good in your hand. These babies are sold out for a reason.