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Life With The iPod Touch

I just got an iPod Touch last week. I bought it because I was working on a project and I needed the iPod Touch for the project. I’ve seen and played with the iPod Touch when it first came out but I didn’t “live” with it.

I guess I didn’t appreciate the iPod Touch as much as I do now. It’s really like a mini-computer that fits at the palm of your hand.

In the week that I’ve had my touch, I barely used the music features of it. I used mostly the internet features of the touch. From surfing, chat all the way to checking email. The Touch made it so convenient for me.

Although I didn’t use the music features a lot, I did use the video features. It was also a great coincidence that I got iTunes GCs as a present from my dad. I loved the fact that I could rent a motion picture on iTunes, begin watching it on my Mac, transfer it to my iPod Touch, watch it there some more and transfer it back to my Mac if needed. This feature really came in handy during my hospital visit.

What really got me was the ton of apps I could install on my Touch. My favorite is TouchPad Pro. It allows you to control your Mac via VNC. While there’s a lag, it’s good as a remote control. It needs some work but it’s really a great tool.

The apps really got me excited for the launching of the App store. I can’t wait to see the apps that will be available.

Now after living with an iPod Touch, I can’t see my life without it. I realized I don’t need the huge storage space that the Classic has. I need the features of the Touch more.


Griffin WindowSeat – windshield mount for iPhone & iPod

Griffin WindowSeat - windshield mount for iPhone & iPod

What good is your iPhone or iPod touch if you can’t get to it? WindowSeat gives your device the best seat in the car by mounting handily at eye level on your car’s windshield or dashboard, putting all of your street maps, directions etc. safely in view and easily within reach. Attaches with silicone suction pads and allows easy access to dock connector and headphone jack. When you leave the vehicle, there’s a convenient corner-release which lets you easily detach your device to take it with you, while leaving the mount safely in place. A nice touch is the swiveling ball-and-socket joint which makes it easy to adjust the angle.

Conveniently, it can be used in conjunction with Griffin Technologys PowerJolt charger for iPhone and iPods.

Just out, you can pick it up for $29.99 at Griffin. Also available at Amazon.Griffin WindowSeat - windshield mount for iPhone & iPod


Apple iPod Shuffle 1 GB MP3 Player

Apple iPod Shuffle 1 GB MP3 PlayerThis compact device will store your favorite music for you to listen to whenever you feel like it. Don’t let this tiny shuffle fool you. Despite it’s size, it still manages to keep the maximum durability and memory size your looking for in an MP3 player. So don’t worry about dropping it a few times, it’s last, and it even has a 1 year warranty to assure you that it will.

The 1 GB capacity will give you the ability to store 250 songs in the player. That’s more than enough to keep all of your favorite songs with you at all times. Besides MP3, it can also play WAV, AAC and MP3 VBR files. You recharge the device by simple plugging it in to the computer, since it is rechargeable via USB cable. This will give it a life of 12 hours, when it is fully charged. The specifics are that it weighs under a single ounce, a width of one inch and three inches of height.