The ViPod Leaves Shanghai
My ViPod left Shanghai yesterday according to Apple, and because I ponied up $11 for the expedited shipping, it will be here on Monday already. After many of my readers emailed to tell me I was being ridiculous and over-thinking the whole engraving thing, I went with their advice and had it engraved with "You bet."
Now, I'm preparing myself to be disappointed. Apparently, not only will the 5G iPod no longer sync via FireWire (only using USB 2.0, something I do not have), it also does not come with a dock or even a wall charger. Chintzy. I believe I have finagled a way to make it work with my 3G dock, which I will illustrate here once the actual iPod arrives. But the prospect of taking 4 hours to move 38GB of music onto it is not exciting, especially when I can do it in 20 minutes on my 2-1/2 year old model.
Polyfro reader BanjoBo (that's his email handle) admonished me for ordering an iPod now, when all the rumor sites say a new "Touch Screen" version of the iPod is due to come out next month. Apparently its going to be nothing but screen, and when you touch it a virtual click wheel appears. Sounds cool, but I'm not terribly interested in watching video on a little tiny screen. If I had to ride public transportation every day, sure, but as it stands now, anytime I want to watch a movie or show, I'll just watch it on TV thank you.
No, the real reason I needed a new iPod is I simply have too much music. I was down to just under 1GB free on my old 40GB model. Plus, I want to be able to see the album art next to the title. So sure, it can play videos, but who cares? I just want it to be a music player.
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