the iPod Shuffle

iPod Shuffle

I don’t know why I finally decided to get the iPod.

I normally don’t get things just because others have them, but when I saw the price of the iPod shuffle over the Apple Online Store, with the ‘free’ laser engraving, and the ‘free’ shipping, I purchased it without much consideration.

Regret?? Uhh…. Not really.. but yeah, a tiny bit of me does say “I shouldn’t have.”

iPod Shuffle in the box

You see… the iPod Shuffle does come in this new sleek silvery design.  But it cost a whamming RM309 for a 4GB storage space.  Upon seeing the nice sleek design, I was tempted, but a storage space of 4GB @ RM309?? Who the hell need’s 4GB for storing songs??   At RM309, it seems unnecessary, and so I opted for the 2nd Generation iPod Shuffle which cost about RM189 for a 1GB storage space.  1GB is more than enough for me, and the design, well.. it works for me though I do wished the iPod I was buying had the ‘talking ability’.  But yeah… think practicality and saving..

So,  I was gleaming I should say.  After previously wanting an iPod Touch, or an iPhone…I can now say I have joined millions to be one of the owner of an Apple product, although it’s just the iPod Shuffle, Second generation.

I belong to Cyril Dason since Mac 2009

I love the idea of having a personalized engraving on this mini gadget, and so I wanted something unique and something personal.  Finally, I opted for these words; “I belong to Cyril Dason since Mac 2009“.  It’s lame and ordinary, but at the rate of my brain drain that day… it was what I could come up with.  Sadly, the word ‘Mac’ should have been March.  Damn!! Damn!! Damn!!  By the time I realized it, the iPod was already in KL, and there was nothing I could do to change it.   Told you I was doing something without much consideration.

Product Red on the iPod Shuffle

Anyway, I was very excited when I got the iPod, but soon.. all those feelings turned into regrets.  Why??

Well.. to input songs into the iPod, you need to install this software you call ‘iTunes’.  It’s a handy software, but I dislike installing a software which only functions for one device.  It’s a waste of space, and computer capability.  Then, there is this thing they call ‘synchronizing’ which really isn’t much help because it only allows one computer to input your songs into the iPod for best performance.  This sucks!  I have two computers, and it’s troublesome to use only one.

Then, the iPod only plays music.  Yep.  Only music.  No radio.  This sucks. I love listening to the radio.  Listening to just music can be boring you know… In addition to that, there is no volume equalizer, like changing the sound to have more bass, or to make it sharp etc.  Really, it’s like a device just meant to play music, and do nothing more!!  Uhhhgghh…. I should have got some other MP3 player which has the radio capability, and does away with those ‘specific’ software… but it’s done. I now have the iPod in my hands.

iPod Shuffle: Out of the box

Anyway, on a positive note, the iPod is all about quality.  It’s compact, and seems to be durable.  The cover is also made out of steel or aluminum, and not plastic.  The design is also pretty nice, and it is handy for jogging, or hiking or going somewhere because it is so light, and so puny, that you wouldn’t feel it’s around.  It also looks really nice and expensive(yet it is expensive). I have a good feeling the iPod will last for a long-long time.

So, my verdict?? Ermm… I’ve just thrown RM189 down the drain, because I can’t figure out when I will actually use the iPod, esspecially since I don’t jog, and I don’t go anywhere much these days.

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