I was recently talking within my group of friends about my sister's favorite topic: Shoes. In my opinion, shoes are more about getting the wearer from one place to another. Personally, I only have two pairs of shoes: One formal pair for all the fancier events I attend, and a pair of runners. I would possibly add one or two more pairs, which would consist of a pair of boots for the deep winter snows we get in Calgary, and another casual pair of shoes for variety's sake, but that would be it. On the other hand, I am pretty sure I am the odd one out, as there are many people with a lot more shoes than me. For example, I have a friend who owns fifty pairs of shoes, and is still in the hunt to get more. (Editor's note: The reason why she "only" has fifty pairs? "Poor student.") Another one of my friends - who owns a much more conservative number of shoes at eleven -- told me about her pair of "boots" she bought that went only as high as her ankles. The first question in response was, "Why?". I have always imagined boots to be worn in rougher weather, but with these shoes, snow or rain can easily get in, which would make for an uncomfortable experience. While I was reassured these boots could somehow still function well, I could tell she mainly purchased it for the looks. One thing I can agree on is I would never buy ugly shoes, even if they are to function better than anything else available. The fact of the matter is there needs to be a balance between form and function. These two go hand in hand when it comes to product design. When I received the Silicon Power Jewel J80 32GB, this was the first thing I wondered. It is clear to say the Jewel J80 brings the form, but does it play functionally too? And will it blend? Hopefully, this review will clear these issues and more things up.