Same options as the iPod of comparable capacity, etc. and lots cheaper. I've never had an iPod but I'm not really a fan of Apple products due to the seeming restrictions of seen which others go through. Creative's product is much more user friendly, similar to any portable jump drive or plug and play product. I've very satisfied and happy with my purchase. But be careful the beautiful shiny screen will scratch VERY easily so I'd definitely recommend using the carrying bag that comes with it.