As anyone who’s been hanging around me will know for the last two weeks, I’ve been agonising – AGONISING – over whether to waste good old-fashioned dollars on an iPod, or a PDA/iPaq. In other words, whether to go for a well-designed, and trendy but hideously expensive way to listen to music – or to go for a market-price-led item that’ll be useful and allow me to maintain my contacts and calendar.
After a sweat-inducing moment at CompUSA and Circuit City, I walked away with an open-box 15Gig iPod for US$219 – which is a veritable bargain compared to UK prices.
Having loaded 4G of MP3s onto it, I have to say it’s quite possibly one of the coolest devices ever. Fundamentally useless unless you want to listen to music – but the music sounds great, syncing is a relative doddle and it just says use me. The only fault I’ve found so far is that the earphones crap out on a high volume – but I guess I just need to buy replacement earphones if I want that whiteness “Look at me! I have an iPod and am ultra cool – please mug me!” functionality.
A few questions:
What is the difference between a first-gen, second-gen and third-gen version of iPods, in terms of usability?
How do I link iTunes up with a blog?
There must be easier ways to sync it up with a calendar!