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The pod

12/06/05 | by [mail] | Categories: computer/tech

My new toySanta Claus came to my house today, riding in a white FedEx truck. He brought me a small package that held my new toy, a white 60GB 5th generation iPod. I ordered it on Sunday afternoon and it arrived Tuesday at about noon. I just did the standard free shipping, but it made the trip from Shanghai, China to my front door in just about 36 hours. I ordered one for my brother, too. It's a Christmas+birthday present from our parents. His is a 30GB white but I ordered it separately because he had it engraved. I managed to copy a few songs and one video onto my new iPod before I had to go back to work. I showed the video playback to a few coworkers and they were surprised at how good the video looked on the little screen. I haven't tried it on a TV yet. I'll be right back. I played back a movie I made in iMovie and it looks pretty ok. I could see some compression artifacts if I looked for them. But I did have to look for them. I would say it's very watchable. By the way, I didn't pay $20 for an Apple iPod A/V cable. I used this little trick with the standard cable from my video camera.

I don't get gadgets very often (Exhibit A: I still have no cell phone), so I'm pretty excited. I do need to find a case. I already put some tiny scratches on the metal part on the back of the device. In a very related story, is anyone interested in a slightly used Toshiba e350 Pocket PC with case and SD card? If I don't hear anything in the next week it's going up on eBay.



Is that the little thing you had your bible on? How much are you asking for it? Oh, and what would I do with it?

[Member]  12/07/05 @ 09:07

Did you get your IPOD from a chinese source on ebay? If so did you have any problems?

[Member]  12/07/05 @ 09:33
[Member]  http://www.brendoman.com/12/07/05 @ 13:23

i hate you…enough said!

jen [Visitor]12/07/05 @ 15:57

I hope it breaks.

Jon [Visitor]  12/21/06 @ 17:00

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