Re: iPod, Classic or Touch?
- From: thewildrover@xxxxxx (Andy Hewitt)
- Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2008 00:17:25 +0100
Flavio Matani <flavio_mataniTAKETHISBITOUT@xxxxxxx> wrote:
I dislike the navigation on the touch. Everytime I want to skip a track
and I take it out of my pocket the screen is horizontal. In that mode
there is no way to navigate. Turning the screen in the right direction
takes me about 15 tot 20 seconds or 6 to 8 turns of the iPod. For music,
the Classic, or any iPod with a clickwheel, is the best iPod to buy
IMHO. But having access to Safari, Mail is worth a lot to me, so much
that I accept the quirks of the touch when in iPod mode.
I use the space in mine in nearly the opposite way; I have nearly 4 GB
worth of music, around 2 for video, half a GB in photos, etc, and 275MB
'Other' (data, I should imagine, and applications). As for the iPod-bit
interface, the only time I find it annoying is when I'm driving, when I
wouldn't really fiddle with the Touch -you cannot do anything by.. yes,
by touch, you have to take your eyes off the road and look. This
wouldn't apply in this case, though, unless she listens to music while
cycling to school or summat.
No, takes the bus.
Personally I can't be having with minuscule sound boxes with tinny
sound. I have a fairly good sound system at home (Yamaha Amp, CD and
tape, Technics SL turntable, and Castle Severn speakers) and when I want
to listen to music, I listen. I don't very often have background music
I do feed audio in from my MacBook using Airtunes, but even on my
system, it sounds bloody good to me. If I want to be fussy, I play CDs,
I rarely use headphones, and when I do it's a pair of Grados. Even going
back to the days of the first Sony Walkmans, I could never really find
myself getting excited about portable audio.
As for space available, etc, it does work for me, I have pretty much all
the music I could want to have with me while on the hoof and it is very
rare that I suddenly fancy something that is only in the mothership Mac
at home. Of course, I am not a teen-ager (no, really). Even if my
ex-girlfriend still says I'm very young at heart (... 12, but then she
says all men are 12 years of age at heart..)
I think I'll agree with that (hmm, building a model railway in the
shed.... have a small collection of Airfix models..... dying to get my
Scalextric set up again...)
And of course I wouldn't underestimate the 'cool' factor in the
circumstance, the happy recipient being a 14 year old girl ..
So I would vote iPT, but it may need some more discussing with the
recippient, only she knows, I s'pose...
I'm as sure as can be about her real 'want' in this matter :-)
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