iPod number 2 dies.. is it time to move on?

My ipod is dead again. I’ve got about two weeks on my warranty so I guess I’ll go down to John Lewis again and get them to take it away and send me back a new one. I can’t say I’ve got much faith in another replacement ipod since my current one only survived about 3 months and the paperwork came back with little disclaimers saying that this ipod only has the rest of the warranty my original one had.

So I’m left thinking about what I’ll do when my ipod dies again when it’s out of warranty. I’m a little tempted to get a video ipod, but do I really want to be in the business of renting ipods from apple for £200/year?

The only problem with going somewhere else is where else do I go? Apart from the fact that I’m onto my third ipod already I absolutely love the thing. The design is lovely. It’s nice to look at and nice to hold in my hand. It’s the right size to just throw into my bag when I’m going on the train. The lovely colour screen displays the album art that my boyfriend has encoded into our mp3s. The podcasting stuff they added in the last firmware upgrade that remembers where you are in the podcast so you don’t have to listen to the whole thing at once is wonderful.

The Sony and the Creative alternatives are ugly. It would take a lot for me to want to buy a Sony mp3 player anyway because they were so dismissive of what their users actually wanted that it took them so long to even offer mp3 compatibility. I don’t want a memory card player because I like having loads of storage. Not having an MP3 player isn’t an option anymore either. :)

Posted on 04 Mar 06 by Helen Emerson (last updated on 04 Sep 11).
Filed under Programming