I spent a significant portion of my day doing research on Creative and iPod comparing products. I confess that having the U2 Special Edition iPod would be cool, but I can’t really justify it. So I thought about what I really want in an mp3 player. For example do I really need to watch video? Yeah it would be nice, but when would I use it? I know I’m not gonna pay money to download music videos. While 30 gig of space seems nice, 8 will hold approximately 4,0000 songs. Do I really need to have more than 4,000 with me? Do I even have 4,000 songs? Well, I think I’ve found a compromise, the Microphoto from Creative, its 8 gig, a hell of lot cheaper than the iPod Nano‘s 4 gig version. It might be slightly bigger but that’s not saying much given how small the nano is and it comes in 10 cool colors. No video option but I can’t imagine how I’ll miss having it. Now I just need to decide purple, orange or green?