I finally got my Mini after waiting for about a month, but it was worth it! This is the first piece of Apple equipment that I've ever owned (don't hit me Speedy), and I'm very impressed so far. Sorry that the lighting in the picture isn't so great... I also ordered the armband and the iTrip which are both pictured. I also put my cellphone in the pic to give an idea of how small the Mini actually is. I've used the iTrip a couple of times so far, and it is the coolest accessory! It transmits music from the iPod through an FM signal to the radio, which provides a lot of flexibility in cases where there isn't a CD player available, etc. Anyhow, I've got nothing but great things to say about it so far, and the battery-life isn't an issue with this model so there's no need to go into that bit.