My ipod is now almost 2 years old and is starting to show signs of age. It has always suffered from the poor battery perfomance issues that plagued my generations series – I’m lucky to get 3 hours of play but it’s gotten worse. Because I’m not using it as often due to the changes in my transportation it has started to go in to deep sleep more often (when you see the apple sign that indicates no battery) and loses it’s time. This has horrid effects on my recently played lists and is so frustrating because I have no real idea of how much juice I have left. I’m considering ditching the standard apple battery that comes with it and replacing it with one of the truepower batteries that I’ve seen around the place. The thing that is scary about it is that I have to open up the ipod and fiddle which could wreck it completely.
At the same time I’ve been having real problems with apple ear buds. I’ve now gone through two pairs of the white headphones which tend to die in the left ear after prolonged usage. This isn’t strictly an apple issue as I’ve experienced it with other sony headphones I’ve had but I always find it strange that it is without fail the left one. I’ve resorted to using my Koss 55 headphones which are a bit uncomfortable around the back of my head and has disintegrating foam. The black cushion material is falling apart so that I have to keep brushing black dandruff off my shoulders because of it. Very attractive.
This doesn’t lessen my love for the gadget any less, it’s just that it’s turning in to one of those old cars you have that needs you to twist the cigarette lighter 3 times to get it to start. Should I consider moving on after eyeing off those sexy new nanopods? Would I be the husband who ditches the wife with kids for the shiny new trophy wife?
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We got the new NanoPods in at work yesterday and I got to play with a black one… I don’t believe there are words to describe just how cool it is! It’s so tiny and the screen looks great.
You might check on the recent Apple settlement that grants recent iPod users either a gift cert to Apple or a new battery for gen 3 iPods that are haveing batterly life issues.
See this link: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/06/02/tech/main699324.shtml
And if you’re still thinking about the iPod nano you should check out this Ars review… http://arstechnica.com/reviews/hardware/nano.ars/3
Particularly helpful if you’re going to be running over your new nano in the car…
geez, that little gem of a mp3 player can sure take some beating!
Did I ever mention that I dropped my 3rd gen down an escalator and it survived?
Also, I have applied for that cashback, I keep looking in the mail for it. 🙂
The Sennheiser PX 100 headphones get great reviews. They are around $100 in Australia and are way better than the PX 200 which are about double that price. But then how are you going to wear them in your scooter helmet?