My trusty old iPod, which I bought about two and a half years ago, finally started succumbing to the daily drudgery of being carried in my pocket without a case about a month ago.
I waited patiently for MacWorld as it deteriorated further and further, but when no new standalone iPod* was introduced, I could justify waiting no longer.
And so it was, I walked into the shiny shiny Apple store yesterday and walked out significantly lighter of wallet with a shiny shiny new black 80gb 5.5gen iPod.
Yes, I know I’m a trendy schmuck for going with the black, but there’s some trick of the eye that makes video look better on it, so I went for it. Plus: Shiny!
The best news that comes from doubling my music capacity is that I can now carry my entire music collection around with me again, something I haven’t been able to do since I filled the my old iPod up three months after I got it.
I also now have a little free space to try these things the kids are calling “podcasts,” so if anyone has any to recommend (I’m already subscribed to the NPR All Songs Considered one), please do.
*- On the iPhone, I only have two words: Fuck Cingular.