Tuesday, April 22, 2008

iPod sadness into iPod joy

Not long after I bought my 60Gb iPod, Apple announced the new iPod Touch and the revamped "Classic" iPod, discontinuing the model I had just bought. Brilliant. They also slashed the price of the Classic almost in half, whilst more than doubling the lowest gigabyte amount you buy (80, up from 30). I was annoyed but I still loved my iPod and when my friend Eric bought a Classic while I was visiting him in NYC, I was jealous, but I still loved my iPod.

But lately I have been thinking bad, unfair thoughts about my iPod and how I really really wanted an 80Gb Classic. I think it heard me and one day last week I put my headphones in as I was leaving the house for my daily 30 minute walk to work and the sound came out of just the one channel. I was PISSED and looked into getting it fixed. Not cheap. Not massively costly or anything, but not cheap. However, due to my own idiocy when doing the initial charge on the iPod's battery when first purchased, I never got more than about 8 hours out of it, and sooner rather than later, that fucker would need to be replaced too. More cost. But, I have an iPod stereo at home which charges the battery when the iPod is connected and has no use for the headphone jack. So I rationalised it to myself and became a 2 iPod person. I have the 80Gb Classic for being out and about, the old 60Gb at home as my stereo.

I do love the new Classic. Having spent the better part of a weekend transferring all the music across and then the better part of a morning fixing the issues with the Cover Flow feature, it is now officially a thing of beauty. I also, as you can see from the widget at the top of the blog, got myself an iTunes account. Frankly, I don't know what took me so long. However, it could also be the undoing of me as something about it doesn't seem like spending real money, you know? It's like the one click purchase feature on Amazon, only so much worse. Anyway, the widget is there for any and all of you to cast your critical gaze over my musical tastes.

One last thing, I haven't forgotten about spilling the rest of the beans about my B plan. That entry is coming, I promise.

1 comment:

Southern Boy said...

Well, you know, I now have the Classic sittng on my desk and the iPhone carrying around.
At first, I thought I'd hate not having the space, but I have 10gigs free here. My headset listening is mostly podcasts and then watching movies and tv shows (which the iPhone is better for), so I just have one playlist that I update to transfer to my phone and keep several hundred songs on. It's easily interchangeable and I rarely listen to the several thousand songs I had on my iPod.