There are, without a doubt, a majority of iPod owners who just loath the idea of ripping every CD into their iPod. Well the iLoad from Wingspan makes life just a little easier. The iLoad is a standalone device which rips your CDs directly to the iPod, no need for a computer, no sample rates selections, no tag editing, just slide in the CD and let the iLoad do the work.
In just under 8 minutes (avg time) your CD will be stored, cataloged and ready to use with your iPod or iTunes software. You can select individual tracks, or rip the entire CD, it’s your choice. iLoad has a 1.8 million track listing database which is also updated daily for absolute most current tag information. When sync’d with pre existing iTunes software nothing is lost and all your songs are still there (dah, of course).
The only thing we couldn’t determine is if the iLoad unit can pull the album artwork, if it can’t might be a BIG negative. iLoad will be available for about $250USD in November.