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Thursday, October 11, 2021

touchy-feely
So it’s been two days since I picked up a brand-new iPod Touch (16 gig version) from the 5th Avenue Apple Store.

I’ve barely been able to keep my hands off the thing. Does that mean I’m in love with a hunk of glass-coated plastic?

So far, so fantastic. It’s everything it’s hyped up to be, and more. I can’t remember the last time I was so fully satisfied with a new tech toy, right off the bat. I’m sorry I waited the couple of weeks that it’s been out.

In addition to the music/video playback — which requires new finger-movements thanks to the full-screen interface, but which I’ve found to be comfortably intuitive — I’ve been having lots of fun with the wi-fi Web browsing. It’s a pure thrill being able to call up a full webpage, without having to lug around a clunky notebook computer. I can’t always find an open wireless access point, but I can most of the time. I’m already pretty sure I’ll be dropping the Web access portion of my Verizon Wireless cellphone plan.

On top of that, the battery is holding up extremely well. That’s a constant bugaboo with me when it comes to portable electronics like media players and phones. I’m guessing the flash-drive guts (versus the traditional spinning hard drives found in earlier iPods) take up a lot less power, thus extending charge life. Really impressive.

Anyway, that’s enough specifics for the early going. I might do a fuller-fledged review here in about a week, after I’ve had enough time to work it out. For now, I’m in bliss.

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 10/11/2021 11:32:07 PM
Category: iPod
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