Being an early adopter I ordered an iPod Photo 60GB last Tuesday. I was surprised that despite being shipped from China that it arrived on Thursday. A couple of quick observations on this excellent new iPod… Read More…
Slashdot posted a story about to a guy who dressed as a (working) iPod for Halloween:
“I decided to be an iPod for Halloween this year. I didn’t just want to be walking around in a box, so I made it a fully functional costume. I finally found a good use for a tablet PC, and used that for the display. A rewired USB mouse served as the ‘Forward,’ ‘Reverse,’ ‘Play/Pause’ buttons, and a bit of Java code played and displayed the MP3s. Some battery powered speakers provided the sound. It all worked out well, and I even won the costume contest!”
Links and more after the jump…
iPodlounge has an article discussing the presence of the “same audio defect widely reported in the fourth-generation iPod shortly after its release.” The defect appears in the form of static that can be heard in headphones when the iPod Photo’s hard drive reloads its music memory buffer. If you have an iPod Photo the site urges you to read the prior reports and testing procedure and add comments to this story’s thread.
Remember how some people claimed that porn was a large contributor to the advancement of Web technology? Well, this article in Wired discusses a Yankee Group study released Monday that predicts a $1 billion global market for mobile porn by 2008.
Apple’s new photo iPod — which one Slashdot wag dubs the iPorn — maxes out at 25,000 pictures or 15,000 songs. It’s a triple-X theater in your pocket, even if it’s only for slide shows. But you know video is next, along with image capture. The iPod already has a microphone attachment that enables you to record audio. (I use it to record the bad country songs I compose in my spare time.)
Cell phones, PDAs, browsers, e-mail clients, cameras and video recorders converged into single handheld devices years ago (did I mention I want a Treo?); the Apple brand will just make it cooler to have one. I imagine the iStudio or iLife is not that far off. Or maybe they’ll call it the miniMac.