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?