The buzz word in technology today is wireless. First there were remote controls for TVs followed by cordless phones and cellphones. Even our entertainment systems are predominantly wireless these days. As if wireless technology wasn't enough, the size of electronic gadgets has decreased dramatically too. All these factors have made Apple iPods extremely popular and very lucrative for Apple.

The iPod's popularity is mostly due to its small size which makes it a portable entertainment center more powerful than the televisions and stereos of the ‘s combined. And it fits in your pocket or purse! Massive storage capacity of up to 60GB+ allows iPod owners to transfer their entire CD and DVD collections to the iPod and make it a mobile entertainment center. But the convenience of an iPod does not carry a small price tag. As a matter of fact, the iPod's price tag is the main reason why many people don't own one. Let's see if we can't fix that.

Certainly the iPod is a luxury item and not as necessary as a cellphone might be. Cellphones can be a cheap insurance policy to help you escape potentially dangerous situations when help is only a phone call away. Still, it's nice to enjoy the finer things in life.

You may be surprised if you think you can't afford an iPod. With so many verions of the iPod, there's sure to be one that fits into your budget. Half the battle is understanding all the choices available when it comes to iPods.

The 512 MB iPod shuffle is the most affordable iPod available. When it comes to storing music, the iPod Shuffle is no slouch. It can hold up to 8 hours of music which is about 120 songs. Sure it would be nice to have hours of music, but do you really need it? 8 hours of music will be more than enough for most people. The Apple iPod shuffle costs about dollars as opposed to + for the latest model video iPod.

The more storage you want in your iPod, the more you'll pay for it. Differences in the amount of storage capcity drive the price. You'll pay more for 60GB than for 1GB obviously.

If songs isn't quite enough for you, consider stepping up to the GB iPod shuffle. The extra storage space is worth the small price increase. Now your iPod will be able to hold 16 hours of music – that's 240 4 minute songs. For a small price you can double your listening pleasure. And that's a good investment.

Here's the bottom line:. You can in fact enjoy the benefits of owning an iPod for a fraction of the cost…if you know how to find a budget Apple iPod. And now you know how to find a budge iPod.

Source by Robert Andrews II